Cioppino's

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Fresh seafood and classic Italian dishes served in a bustling, family-friendly atmosphere. Try the award-winning Clam Chowder or the signature dish, Cioppino. A Fisherman's Wharf destination, owned and operated by 5th generation San Franciscans.
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KC
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food was OK, the service was lagging we didn’t get our salad that we ordered until after dinner was served. That was disappointing considering the restaurant was pretty much empty.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful risoto. Very good wines. Aproved

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. We were visiting from out of town. The twinkle lights everywhere were pretty. The service was excellent. And the food was superb. It was our first time there and every time we visit SF which is at least once a year we will make sure to visit Cioppino’s!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good experience. Food was great. Service was exceptional.

BA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s become a family tradition. Anytime we meet up with family or friends in San Francisco we go to Cioppino’s. We met with family for Thanksgiving and so grateful our favorite restaurant available. Thank you for the wonderful food and the amazing customer service considering such a busy day our waitress was very attentive and friendly.

LC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

They added an unexpected 4.5% to the bill stating it was to help off-set employer costs. Otherwise everything was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

CO
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Restaurant in San Francisco, Chris from Atlanta

L
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good and the menu is very extensive. Great for groups with something on the menu to please everyone .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice of food, good service,

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was a nice place. Crowded, but nice. I had the cheese tortellini and it was the perfect dish!

LA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service ok. Long wait times. Too noisy to have a conversation around our table if 7.

D
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First night in SF and perfect for family dining. The food was great and we were able to share dishes because portions are so large.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the dinner. Had a coupon to eat there but forgot to use it. Loved the Scampi Linguine!

F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the seafood. Great prices.

MD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Cioppino was terrific. Luis our Waiter made the experience fantastic.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love coming here I could drink their sangria all day and the roasted garlic crab is seasoned perfectly. Everything we had was delicious. This is definitely in my rotation of restaurants I frequent.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fast service.

b
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! We even went back as it was so good!!!

OT
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While the food is consistent and hot and served fast, the taste is very average and not exciting at all. Good street food is how I would describe it. For the money I think it is a good spot for tourists with families.

KH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, great experience . Right in the hub of active. Definitely would eat here again

Q
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I had the Cioppino and my husband had the Crab.
Our server was very attentive and pleasant!!

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for fresh seafood. We ordered the fried calamari appetizer which was great. The mussel appetizer (tomato and ?prosciutto) was fresh but a bit too salty. Highlight was the cioppino. The additional $5 is worth it to have them take the crab meat out of the shell.

KB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the last meal of our vacation so we splurged a bit. Food was excellent and our server was fantastic!

SF
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best food at the Wharf. Salmon Caesar and crab Louie are my favorites.

FM
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great service. Foods might not be the best, but pretty good. We ordered Cioppino’s, clam chowder, seafood pizza, and seafood pasta. If the restaurant was located at the Union Square, I would revisit it.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Signature dish was excellent, many reasonably priced dishes. Good service. Enough alcohol in drinks. Not as fancy as some other choices, but that can be a plus.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my bday after coming here for a friend's birthday 2 weeks prior and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The garlic crab, sangria and good service did not disappoint. Our server Nuno was great!!! Will definitely come back often.

SC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went there as a big group. The staff was extremely attentive and patient with us as we were really taking time ordering and it was a long meal. My friend said their signature Cioppino was good. Crab fries were pretty good but they might be better off making it smaller as an appetizer instead of a meal, which none of my two friends could make it even half way. Seafood Risotto has plenty of seafood. Risotto was a bit undercooked but still edible. Great value as it is less expensive than the other restaurants in the area, but taste wise, it was just ok. One would think they would validate the parking across the street, but nope, it is the garage a few blocks down. Paid $60 for our share (2 ppl with non-A drinks) but $45 just for parking.

AF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We tried it on a whim and were very much surprised and pleased with the results. We had a table of 10 which they handled easily. The service was great, the food was great, and my only complaint was that it was a little loud. Not terrible, but enough to make conversations a little tricky. I will definitely be going back the next chance I get!

FA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was mediocre. Service was not great. Had to ask for water several times. No ambiance at all.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Jazz music was a nice addition but a little too loud. Maître d' was pushier than we like and deliberately vague regarding pricing in his suggestions - trying to sell us a third entree while couching it as an appetizer. Presentation of entrees were not as expected. The restaurant and restrooms were clean and pleasant. Liked that we could be casually dressed and they encouraged disuse of electronic devices.

A
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite place to eat in San Francisco!!! Had a cup of the clam chowder and the Cioppino, of course. Great service, as always!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoyed whenever we come to dine at Cioppino. Food came fast and it is delicious as expected.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Accommodating for our 3yo granddaughter with an individual kids size pizza.

JB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Came highly recommended. Service was awesome and the location was great. Loved sitting on the street. I just wasn't impressed with the food. Maybe I didn't get the right thing. Probably should have had the cioppino. We had the crab cakes (really great), shrimp/crab cocktail (basic) and bacon wrapped shrimp (too much bacon, something I never thought I'd find myself saying) . I might go back but I also might just try one of the man other italian/seafood type restaurants in Fisherman's Wharf

AM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good seafood, we take their flagship play, was really good, and we Italians are very critical about food

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server Mark was attentive, friendly, and checked on us often. We love coming here whenever we’re in town- it’s one of our favorites!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pre theater at the aquatic park (Eugene O’Neill)

JM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too touristy...everything was average. Only good thing was it was near the hotel.