Sociale - San Francisco

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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 Tia Harrison crafts with joy and delight for our neighborhood friends!
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SF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went to dinner on Saturday. It was a little bit disappointing. The starter, Frissee and fried olives were good. But the main course was not so good compared to several times when we had dinner here in the past. I ordered scallops. They were not over cooked but they were sandy and the sauce was very salty. Risotto under the scallops had almost no taste. The salty sauce might killed the taste of risotto. The service of our waiter was very good. I think this was a bad time for them in the kitchen.

DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A neighborhood favorite. Great food and service as always....and a place where you can actually have a conversation. Our server was also great on handling an older bottle of wine which we brought.

DL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our excellent neighborhood place

BF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I have been going there for over 20 years👍

F
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant the food is creative and delicious and the wine list extensive and its a local

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cute setting!

AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat here, I realize that I want to do it more often.

Y
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Two of us had pasta dishes that were disappointing. Less than average in our opinion. Caesar salads were quite good. Wine recommendation also very good.

LF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place with excellent ambiance and food. One of our favorites in the neighborhood.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely place, the patio is very romantic. The food was good but not excellent. We will still be returning because it was just a wonderful place to eat!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great atmosphere, attentive service and great food.

JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great portions and amza

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steve is wonderful!

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience overall. I recommend dining outside on the patio.

RL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. The menu and offerings were delicious.

a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant with good food. Nice ambiance

NY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and sommelier. The mushroom ravioli and banana bread pudding were excellent. The sommelier was knowledgable, approachable, and friendly.

DL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

as always great food, wine and ambiance. pasta was a little overcooked this time. it still tasted good.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was very cozy and romantic. Delightful menu selections. Staff were friendly and attentive. Love their location.

CP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quiet and pleasant venue with good service and very nice food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service with great ambiance

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

S
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the finest meal I have ever had. Exquisite.

B
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful service and delicious food. I always start with the fried olives which are amazing! Very comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are big fans of Chirarellos restraurants, particularly Bottega in Napa. The pasta I ordered was every bit as good. If you love a hearty winter pasta, do not miss the pappardelle with braised duck. I also tasted the mushroom ravioli and the special truffle pasta, delicious!. The desserts were fantastic. The blood orange flan is surpising and bright and creamy. The chocolate oblivion inclcludes olive oil and sea salt which are a tasty contrast with rich chocolate. I plan visit again soon and ask for a table on the patio. Such a treat to sit outside, Social keeps the patio very warm and it is lit with romantic pin lights.

2
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great location and ambience, but the food was very disappointing for the most part. The entrées were way too heavy and not enjoyable. We won’t return.

LD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! The house prosecco is beautiful, my favorite of all time. Extensive wine list. We had the fried olives--really unique and delicious. The halibut melts in your mouth. The chocolate oblivion cake is yummy. And the Sicilian fried dough is so good! The restaurant itself has a warm and welcoming, yet refined vibe. Service excellent. Parking easy. Highly recommend.

J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Cutest restaurant in SF. Josh the Sommelier is great. And Hollie the wonderful waitress. Owner and chef must be wonderful too!!! Don’t miss!!

SB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great ambiance! We had fried olives, risotto w/mushrooms, and the butternut squash ravioli. Of these, the risotto was our favorite but all were tasty. The wine selection was good and the service perfect. We will be back! Great for a neighborhood dinner with friends and family. The garden is lovely and the location almost secret. Lovely!

m
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Sociale. The ambiance is wonderful.

L
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, and fantastic food - and easy street parking. This place is a gem. The pasta is perfect, fresh, and full of flavor. The shortrib falls off the bone and is luxurious.

FE
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The braised duck pappardelle was succulent with a savory gravy. Everything was excellent including the service.

RR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance and the very good food. I would certainly expect to return. My only problem was finding the entrance which is down a mid block alley since this was my first visit.

HK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been going there for almost 20 years and look forward to our next visit.

F
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another delicious meal...a true neighborhood gem!

l
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of their game... quality, taste, selection. Continue to have particularly fine wine by the glass selection.

a
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why did i not receive points for this reservation?

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL!!

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GK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time here and we haven’t been disappointed yet! The ambiance was lovely, the food was cooked and seasoned perfectly, and the staff was warm and inviting. The big standout of the night was Josh, our sommelier, who became an integral part of our experience with his witty banter and charm. I give two big thumbs up for Sociale!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was top notch. The quality of the food and service was amazing.