About Cioppino's

A Fisherman’s Wharf tradition. Cioppino’s is located across the street from the historic Cannery Building in the heart of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Owned and operated by 5th generation San Franciscan’s, Cioppino’s offers fresh, quality seafood and classic Italian dishes along with exemplary service. Join us at the bar for happy-hour or come for lunch or dinner and try our Award-Winning Clam Chowder or our Signature dish, the Cioppino.

400 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Leavenworth

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 775-9311

Website:
http://www.cioppinosf.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking or validation at Triangle Parking Lot on Jefferson at Taylor streets.

Public Transit:
Hyde Street Cable Car - 1 block
F Line - 1 block
#19 Bus - 2 blocks
#30 Bus - 2 blocks
#47 Bus - 2 blocks

Private Party Facilities:
Private and semi-private banquet facilities available for groups of 20 or more. The Banquet room accommodates up to 80 seated and 125 standing. Group menus available starting at $33/person lunch and $49/person dinner. Buyout available. A/V hookups provided at no extra charge.

Private Party Contact:
Adrienne Leader: (415) 946-8154

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for special events up to 220 persons. Group dining menus starting at just $33 per person.

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Cioppino's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Authentic (6)
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Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Waterfront (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing! All in my party ordered pasta and was served hot and delicious! Actually, The best pasta I had had in years! Perfection! Kudos to chef! Service was wonderful too! Highest ratings!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious with attentive service! We enjoyed out visit and loved that they validate parking!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was the second time we had been to the restaurant. The first experience we had was wonderful, this time, we were a bit disappointed. My husband and I had come over for the weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day. We had made a reservation and were able to get in a bit early but once we were there our server came to the table a total of 3 times, once to take our order, once to bring the check and once to take the check for payment. He was not very personable. The food was wonderful but I'm not sure we will be returning in the future.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I was on a girl's trip visiting San Francisco when I saw Cioppino's on Pier 39 and thought to try it. Our waiter was great, and the food tasted amazing. Being from Colorado I don't get to experience such fresh seafood, so when I bit into the calamari and it melted in my mouth, it was fantastic! Great place to eat!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wait service was attentive; food was delicious
Casual dining atmosphere
Restrooms were in urgent need of attention when we were there Saturday night.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were a party of 10. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The service was excellent - ask for Andrew. The food was very good. We had a variety of entrees - everybody enjoyed their food choices.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great service! Fantastic pan fried calamari! Friendly staff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Cioppino's was our first night in San Francisco and it was a really good feed! On entering the restaurant we were welcomed in and quickly shown to our seats! Service was good as our server didn't hover but was always near if we needed something! Food was enjoyable, my wife had the seafood risotto which she wouldn't stop talking about how good it was! Overall a great night and would recommend to others!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food!! Nice service!! Good atmosphere!! Loved the food !! Totally worth the value . Definitely going back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We visit Ciipinnos every year while vacationing in San Francisco. We love the food. Waiters, leave you only to enjoy and eat your food without bothering you every five minutes.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Xmas Eve was great at ciuppinos

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Although the restaurant naturally attracts tourist because of its proximity to the wharf, it did not take away for our dining experience. We were seated next to the bar at a window table. We arrived early for our reservation...hostess asked for a minute to get table ready and quickly seated us. Our waiter, Rolando, was friendly and attentive. Our meals were delicious (grilled salmon, blackened salmon, cioppino, fish and chips, and clam chowder)...fresh sourdough bread, excellent! We were not disappointed!

Tags: Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our family has a tradition of going to San Francisco before Christmas. The city is always beautiful, but thus time of year it truly dazzles. The past few years, we've had dinner at Cioppino's as part if our tradition. The food is wonderful, prices are reasonable, and they are well suited to accommodate our large party. This time we were taken aback, and disappointed by our reception. I made a 5 pm reservation, and we arrived a little early. The hostess who checked us in said, with a frown and a sigh, "It's 4:52. Your table isn't ready. Go sit in the bar and we'll call you."
So this review isn't about our food, which was all quite delicious: fantastic SF sourdough, creamy perfectly seasoned lobster and clam chowder, tasty seafood pasta and risotto, all chock full of seafood. Really good thin crust pizza. No. It's that greeting that put a real damper on our whole time there, and makes me think I'll look for a different restaurant next year.
the restaurant wasn't crowded. There were plenty of staff. (After that greeting when we went to wait, I saw 7 wait staff congregate at the hostess desk, and watched her seat several parties of 2 and 4. There were many open tables all through the restaurant.) It's about hospitality. Customer service and making us feel welcome from the minute we arrived. That didn't happen and I think it's unacceptable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A waiter was delivering food and spilled a salad with balsamic vinaigrette onto my coat that was on my chair. I was in the restroom at the time. But when I returned I was very surprised on what happened. I thought for sure my night was ruined but the manager and service staff was extraordinary. They took care of the mess and my meal. The manager also offered to pay for my dry cleaning!!!

The food was outstanding btw. I recommend this place if you come to Fisherman’s Ward!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very disappointed in the waitstaff. The hostess had a sour attitude from the moment we walked in - no smile, just grabbed menus and directed us to our seats, to her sourpuss face when we left. It gave the impression that she didn't want to be there and could care less about hiding the fact.

Our waitress didn't take the time to notice that we only had 1 place setting between the two of us. Had to ask her twice for another place setting. Then, she just seemed either forgetful or too busy to take our order.

The food, it was great. But I would think twice if I was hoping for a well-rounded experience that reflects the perception one would have of such a wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Don’t order the house Chianti at 36.00. It tasted like a two dollar bottle. The cioppinno was good. A little to much tomato puree for my taste. I prefer a more broth style.
All in all it was pleasant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Visiting San Francisco with Family. This restaurant was recommended by a local bicycle rental shop owner. Close to the Cannery and only about 2 1/2 blocks from our Hyatt Centric hotel.
Each of the four meals was excellent. I had the Pacific Snapper and my wife had a crabmeat sandwich. I cannot remember the other two meals as there was wine involved. Excellent meal...
I would eat there regularly if I lived in San Francisco!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Highly disappointed to order the special which was a seafood fettuccine dish only to discover it has (and I counted twice) ONE shrimp and 2 1/2 scallops!!! Tht was a wasted $27and I will never return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great atmosphere and the food was outstanding! Wayne from Mississippi!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cioppino was So Good!
The food was very good and the Cioppino it was named for is excellent. Service was just ok as they are in a high tourist area and their goal is to get people in and out quickly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was very disappointed with this restaurant. The food was not very good and it was overpriced. Very much a “tourist trap”. The service was also very slow and when you did finally have a server come over they felt like they were rushing you.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our last night in SF so we wanted something special. Didn’t disappoint.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place with a nice diverse menu and good service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service was slow. Food menu needs serious updating. The "warm apple dumpling" was ice cold so the ala mode never melted. My fettacini noodle dish had spaghetti noodles mixed in. Don't waste your money

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 (México)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Clam chowder was great! And everything else we ordered wss really good as well.
The service could
definetely be improved on. Our waitress seemed to be in a constant rush (despite the place not being full) and getting the waitstaff’s attention was hard. The meals did come out fast though.
Overall I would recommend that someone go if they asked, I wouldn’t consider it a “must” restaurant though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was very good and priced right

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wait staff was great and offered suggestions. Waiter checked on me periodically to make sure I did not need anything. Place was clean and had an inviting look to it from the outside. I was visiting so it was my first time there and a good experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The Cioppino’s signature meal was AMAZING! My boyfriend is nearly full Italian and he approved of this. Great meal for a good price.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Flew into San Francisco for a day with the girlfriend for the first time from San Diego. We're both from the east coast and haven't experienced authentic Italian food since the move, as it's not incredibly easy to find. This reminded us of our family, our heritage, and the amazing food that stems from it. Even with all of the amazing views and experiences, coming to Cioppino's was still one of our favorite parts of the vacation. Thanks for your services! I'll be coming back for more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Got there around 7 on a Friday night. Busy, but still available seating. We had the Chicken Farfalle pasta and the special, Cajun Seafood pasta. Love their fresh sourdough bread! Food was quick and delicious.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The atmosphere was very inviting and not too loud even with many people around. The service was terrific and it’s unfortunate that I can’t give it more stars because MY meal was amazing and very delicious but everyone that didn’t order one of the “signature” dishes (the crab, the Cioppino or the seafood feast), was quite unimpressed with their meal. They had the chicken parm and the fish and chips. That was disappointing. I’d definitely recommend this place if you plan on getting one of their delicious specialities.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Everything was great. They had a wine list, but it was limited at best. Food of this quality should have been paired with a better list. Other than that, great place for good food.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unfortunately the fish was over cooked and dry. The rest of the meal was not really worth the price.

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 (Dunbartonshire)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was ok, service was friendly enough. Just not amazing.

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The location of the restaurant was great, but the food was just ok. Service was very fast and the staff were friendly.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great experience. Crowded Saturday night on a holiday weekend but we were seated as soon as we checked in. Best shrimp scampi linguini I ever had...light sauce bursting with flavor, shrimp cooked perfectly. Excellent appetizers also - we had olives (buttery taste!) , crab cocktail , and bruschetta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food and service were good, but the restaurant was warm (a/c finally turned on when our dessert course arrived!--and the back room we were in filled completely--despite us having mentioned the heat to the waiter when we were first seated). The food was good (nothing fantastic), but a great selection for all the picky eaters in our group. Our party of 7 got seated with our reservation quickly.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It took FOREVER to get even a glass of water here! But once someone came over, the food came quickly. The cocktails were less than spectacular. The Cioppino and the sausage pizza were delicious though! It was extremely loud inside. The food was great, but everything else was just ok.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

On a fairly slow night it took far too long to be served. Our appetizer was barely warm and just ok. It was a crab dip that came with only 4 skimpy pieces of bread.
Our lasagna was ok...we've had much better.
The wine, like most places in CA, was overpriced but decent.

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