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Sociale - San Francisco

4.8
4.8
2183 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Sociale (say - "SO-SHEE-AH-LAY!") was born in the bistros of Florence and raised here in Presidio heights. Laughter and Italian music are heard floating up from the star-lit, heated patio greeting you from the discreet garden alley below. Families and friends leaving the frenetic pace of the city behind can experience a lighter and decidedly more Italian mood celebrating in our new private dining room, the traditional room or on the patio as the irresistible scents of warm pastas, herb-infused meats, and the sweet honey and nut coated sfingi with vanilla bean gelato shake permeate the surrounding space. Bewitching and eclectic wines from Italy and California complement the weekly changing menus that Chef Julio Mis crafts with joy and delight for our neighborhood friends!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 921-3200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Julio Mis

  • Catering

    Please contact the General Manager for a conversation on the details of your unique event.

  • Private party facilities

    Sociale is the perfect place for an intimate, private affair in our private dining room (The Family Room) for 20 people or fewer. We can also accommodate up to 50 people in our main dining room and patio for a larger event or even up to 75 people for a standing cocktail reception.

  • Private party contact

    General Manager: (888) 638-0521

  • Neighborhood

    Presidio Heights

  • Cross street

    Locust St./Spruce St.

  • Parking details

    Very easy to park on the street close to the restaurant most every evening.

  • Public transit

    MUNI: 1 California, 33 Ashbury, 43 Masonic

  • Entertainment

    The staff is very entertaining as well as very knowledgeable dining consultants!

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. h

    hills

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited w/ 4 friends returning to Australia after 3 weeks touring the US. They absolutely loved the neighborhood vibe, fabulous menu, & “great” wine list. SOCIALE is a definite getaway for me from urban hustle. Service was so friend,y & attentive, and the 5 of us each had one of the desserts on today’s menu, and didn’t even share. That’s how sure we were w/ our choices and absolutely nothing disappointed. I could not have made a better choice. Thanks so much!
  2. T

    Tommy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    We made reservations for outdoors and arrived on time, but they weren't able to honor the outdoor seating as they had given it all away. Very disappointing.
  3. AR

    AnnR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy eating here. Their outside dining really works well and the service is fantastic.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable restaurant. They made us feel so comfortable. Service was great. Very romantic.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!
  6. MD

    MichaelD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sociale consistently delivers a great dining experience
  7. M

    Mikey

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with exceptional layers of flavors! Great presentation and service!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The sommelier pretty much ruined the evening for us. We ordered our dinner with the waitress and asked her for help with wine selection. She told us that she would ask the sommelier to come over to help with the wine. We waited and waited and even saw the sommelier attend to a table that had just been seated. He walked around our table to get to the table that was just seated - he did not even peep a sound or signal or anything to us to acknowledge us. We decided to pick our own wine and the waitress apologized about the lack of attention. You would think the sommelier would come and say something like hey you picked great wines and I am sorry for not coming to you or anything. No, he continued to ignore us which was fine. I expect the waitress to take control and set things right but she seemed helpless, perhaps because she was afraid of him. The food was good. The wine list looked very nice but the restaurant needs better management and oversight.
  9. DP

    DavidP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food. helpful soomalier
  10. W

    Worldly

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool place to eat and great food
  11. CC

    ChrisCC

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the lively, but romantic vibe. Last night we ate indoors which was cozy, but the outside patio with heaters is very inviting as well. The food and service is stellar, as is the wine list. One of our favorite restaurants in SF.
  12. J

    nancyJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious New Year’s Eve dinner! Great service too.
  13. j

    janeg

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was really just so so. Ate there recently and it was outstanding so decided to treat my boyfriend to their New Years Eve dinner. Main course of halibut was so small. Only large dish was desert. Pasta with truffles was very bland. Will go back another time and order pasta, just not that one.
  14. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the indoor courtyard of Sociale for it's charm, warmth (great heat lamps) and sturdy awning. It was raining an atmospheric river for our anniversary dinner on Dec 30th this year, yet we were able to enjoy a cozy dinner outside. The waiter was gracious. We were greeted with delicious complimentary champagne and each dish that followed was delightful. I wish we had a Sociale where we live.
  15. JZ

    JimZ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Terrific food and service
  16. l

    lieselw

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a great experience. You cant go wrong with this place
  17. GB

    GerryB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and meal. It was just a little chilly in spite of Being inside. Tough to control the temp with the open doors.
  18. DO

    DONALDS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Shrimp was mushy, short rib dry, cheese platter bad - noticeable decline in overall quality of food. Scallops were only good dish our group had.
  19. LA

    LuanneA

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a good spot. Overall meals were excellent. My only complaint was the rotini pasta with pork had a very gamy taste to it with overwhelming pork flavor. The eggplant was sublime and the duck as well but I think the pasta with pork needs to be blended with meat or other element or seasoned better or a fresher pork. Service is impeccable and the salads and desserts excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiters were very knowledgeable about the dinner and wine selections. Took proud in their craft and made sure your experience was perfect. Fantastic experience overall.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming courtyard, warm service, delicious food.
  22. R

    Roberto

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Starts at the front end with Stephanie, who makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is friendly, professional, and very knowledgable. My family has been coming for years and feel like family as soon as we walk down the entrance ally to the beautiful courtyard. We always can't wait for the special and revisiting our go to favorites. Sociale is your perfect neighborhood restaurant with 4-star food delights.
  23. M

    Maggie

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always a winner!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Both the fish and meat we ordered were over cooked.
  25. BF

    BruceF

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, outdoor dining
  26. R

    Ravishasta

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    sociale is my favorite restaurant i love the place
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing little spot! So cute for a date
  28. l

    lovegoodfood

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wine list eclectic with broad high quality selections. Josh, the sommelier first class. So incredibly knowledgable. Much enhanced the evening. Dining room quiet - a pleasure.
  29. RD

    RDubB

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    For neighborhood gems this is a diamond. Quaint, tucked away in quiet neighborhood. Great Italian wine selection with knowledgeable sommelier and il cibo e squisito.
  30. J

    Jonathan

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Not their night. Have been going there for years and usually it’s on its game. Scallop appetizer delish but unfortunately prawns over cooked and cannellini beans under. My wife had linguine with clams that was rather bland and included half dozen whole garlic cloves that if sliced might have helped enhance flavor. Table next to us seemed to have same reaction. Ordered half bottle of Gavi di Gavi, and the second time in as many visits the year on menu was wrong. When I pointed out the discrepancy, the Som was a bit rude. How hard is it to let your guest know that the year is different from what’s on the menu. I don’t know the difference between 2018 vs 2019 but it was not an inexpensive half bottle. Sad to say, it will be awhile for our next visit.
  31. f

    frequentfoodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply menu but always on-point. The Eggplant Parmesan was delish! Fun ambiance.
  32. O

    Omnivore

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose this place for a weekday lunch as 1 friend needed to be in the neighborhood. Each of us has lived & traveled extensively overseas, including 2 who spent years in Italy, so we are all a bit discriminating about food quality. We all enjoyed our various choices & agreed the venue is charming. While nothing stood out as a revelation, the preparations were quite satisfying. Each of us had a drink, an app, a pasta, a dessert & coffee; splitting the bill including a generous tip came to $77 pp. Parking in the neighborhood can be a challenge, but 2 found a spot in the same block & no one parked more than 2 blocks away. An evening meal in the enclosed patio under the string lights also feels special. A good spot for a romantic date or a casual gathering.
  33. PH

    PatriciaH

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Italian food and stellar service. My friend had just returned from Italy and said that the food was better than she had in Italy.
  34. L

    Linda

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The maitre d' and wait staff were fantastic. The atmosphere excellent. To be fair, I used to love Sociale. It was one of my go to restaurants prior to the pandemic. In fact, I haven't eaten here for years, and have to say we were both disappointed. The scallops appetizer and rolls were the best thing about the entire meal next to the fab waitress. The game hen was almost tasteless and rather than a crispy skin it was fatty. The fish? In a word rubbery. The food was so disappointing I doubt we'll be back. What happened Sociale? Did you fire your chef? Or, was this a really off night?
  35. d

    djsf

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional team, menu and wine list. Sociale never disappoints!
  36. W

    Werty

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed Sociale. They went out of their way to make my friend feel special for her promotion. The rigatoni, ravioli, and eggplant parm were nice. The chocolate cake and the chocolate bread pudding are amazing!
  37. JS

    JanS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the heated patio, and our dinner was magical. Salads and entrees were delicious, as was the wine. Highly recommended.
  38. AM

    AMac

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to have a cozy dinner with friends. The outside courtyard is lovely and was completely protected from the rainstorm. The food was fantastic!
  39. J

    Josh

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance.
  40. LD

    LukesDad

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took my parents to Sociale and had a terrific evening. My Dad has a lot of dietary restrictions and they accommodated him beautifully. Everyone was happy with their starters, mains and dessert. The wine recommendations were also spot on.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Sociale - San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 921-3200.

Sociale - San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 2183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Sociale - San Francisco

3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Locust St./Spruce St.

  • Neighborhood

    Presidio Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Very easy to park on the street close to the restaurant most every evening.

  • Public transit

    MUNI: 1 California, 33 Ashbury, 43 Masonic

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Julio Mis

  • Entertainment

    The staff is very entertaining as well as very knowledgeable dining consultants!

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 921-3200

  • Catering

    Please contact the General Manager for a conversation on the details of your unique event.

  • Private party facilities

    Sociale is the perfect place for an intimate, private affair in our private dining room (The Family Room) for 20 people or fewer. We can also accommodate up to 50 people in our main dining room and patio for a larger event or even up to 75 people for a standing cocktail reception.

  • Private party contact

    General Manager: (888) 638-0521

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