Disappointed with entrees - hen and quail both dry and late to the table. Olives and burrata were great as well as ambiance and service.
Great restaurant, amazing and friendly service! Food is delicious, as it has always been. Will be your go-to spot that is special and consistent! Fantastic all around!
Very disappointed with Sociale. Wait staff very attentive and professional; however, the food did not represent the prices being charged. For example, a pork meatloaf special smothered with barbecue sauce for $36--no way it was worth that amount. Everything ordered was just okay with the exception of the fried olives which were outstanding. If you're satisfied with a $35 corkage fee and mediocre food but great olives, this may be your next dinner reservation. Too many consistently very good S. F. restaurants to return to Sociale.
Birthday celebration, fine wine suggestions, great food.
Had not been to Sociale for a couple of years and left wondering why I had not returned to Sociale on a regular basis. The service was great, the waiter was knowledgeable on the menu and attentive but not invasive. The wine expert spent a great deal of time with me and helped me select a red wine that I could appreciate even with a severe head cold. The choice was right on. The food was better than I had remembered. Each of the 4 at our table had a different entree and they were all outstanding and very fresh. Sociale is now in my regular rotation.
Sociale is one of the great neighborhood restaurants on Sacramento Street. Just the best. Been going there for years. Never disappointed, and always enjoyable. The staff is outstanding; very attentive.
I can't even count how many times I've been to Social in the 18 years I've lived here - for date night, ladies nights, baby shower, valentine's day - you name it! A true neighborhood gem with fabulous Italian food - when you really want to have a lovely, quiet evening with loved ones - this is the place to go!
Wonderful experience. The food was amazing, you could taste every ingredient, pasta was cooked perfectly. The portions were on the small size for the price. The waiter seemed to not give our table quite as much attention as his other tables, perhaps that was because we were in the corner? But overall very pleasant evening and I would go back.
new side room is quiet and had a terrific wait staff. Wonderful appetizers and Italian wine selection. I will return!
Excellent wine selection, Davide was superb
Were trying to figure out where to go on a late night Friday night dinner... made reservation on the ride over, and quickly seated outdoors in a beautiful space. Food was delicious as always (glad to see nothing has changed since it re-opened!)... only minor thought: it seemed they were ushering us out (literally clearing off all the tables) at 10:15 pm and we were enjoying ourselves and would have sat longer, but felt bad so left only to see people in the other dining room still eating.
My favorite SF restaurant!
I enjoyed the excellent service and wonderful menu but found it a touch loud. All I all I liked the experience very much.
Charming neighborhood spot with delicious home cooking.
Simply outstanding! Why do I have to submit 50 characters?
Though more noisier in the original main dining room than the other times, the meal and serve was superb. It was a dinner that required discussion and we had to make a real effort to listen due to all the chatter in the room.
My husband and I had a great time at Sociale for his birthday dinner. The food was great, and the service was impeccable. They even brought him out a piece of cake with a candle on it (on the house), without me asking. I will definitely be coming back!
Well,... this was one of our more favorite restaurants, however this time... not so much! Perhaps it was simply a bad night, but... to start, the waiter had a difficult time with basic English when explaining the dishes. The starter of olives, which I generally love, was not particularly crispy and fresh. Then, I had the duck beast which was basically raw (not rare), with sides that didn't particularly match. My partner had the halibut with similar results. Then, while ordering a Tuscan $300 wine, the somalier mentioned that they had another year of the same wine in stock,.. '10 instead of an '08. So we decided to try the newer vintage. The '08, which we had before in Italy, was better. However, he failed to mention that the '10 cost $600, not $300... AFTER we drank the wine!!! ... A HUGE no no in our book! So,... definitely not a good experience. If this were the first time visiting there, we would never have returned!
The service was some of the worst I have had in recent memory.
We had a team dinner on MLK holiday evening in this little neighborhood gem. Great appetizer bruschetta, great special salad that night, entrees were classic Italian dishes that were wonderful. Wine list is almost entirely Italian so you should have an idea of what you are looking for or ask for help. Staff was wonderful and service was perfect. I look forward to going back.
The service is good. The ambiance is fine. The food is okay , nothing spectacular. Our coffee was served warm instead of hot like what we requested.
I absolutely love coming to Sociale and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a special place to dine. Fantastic service and vibe!
Everything was great except for service which was just ok. Our waiter was unfailingly polite but they forgot or didn’t hear 3 separate items over 2 courses (he was genuine in his apologies). But 1 is a non- event, 2 an accident, but 3?
In all still a very pleasant dinner at a neighborhood gem of a restaurant.
We have eaten at Sociale several times and always reliable. However, this time the kale salad was too salty (cheese was the culprit), and the clams linguine had sand. Service for the main courses took a long time and the restaurant was half empty, on a Saturday night, surprisingly.
It is beautifully decorated and very charming. But something has happened. very disappointed.
The Italian wine list was exceptional, the sommelier very knowledgeable and the food great. The cheese plate was less than I expected but the chicken under a brick and the pork chop was over the top.
Awesome. Josh was great with the wines!
Very nice place for having a dinner. Good variety of wines, great service and delicious food.
Everything was so delicious, service so personable and the sommelier so much fun to talk wine with - a great experience!
Small portions. Went home hungry after zucchini lasagne which was all pasta, very little zucchini. Menu options are lol too rich and don’t include many vegetables.
I've eaten many noodles and all over the world, but the pappardelle with duck was quintessential Italian pasta, trickled down with a Barbera.
Had a delicious meal with friends. The wine list was exceptional and our server, Jason, knew that we were having a hard time deciding on wine, so he let us sample several before we ordered! That was extraordinary. The ambiance was intimate, the atmosphere was serene, and the service was classy. Definite must.
Excellent menu and service in a very enjoyable atmosphere
Can't wait to go back! The food was amazing. So glad I tried a new place!
The Ambience here is AAA+ ! I found the menu options a bit limited, and I did not like my stuffed fish dish-which I think was poached -but our appetizer with pork belly was simply amazing! Definitely will give it another try next time I’m looking for a romantic spot-highly recommend sitting in the outdoor garden💜
We’ve eaten at Sociale before, always a pleasure, but 12/8/17 was the best yet. Just old friends sharing an early holiday meal, but comfy place, VERY attentive and professional service. My pasta bolognese was outstanding. Wine list a tad pricey but excellent. Perhaps our favorite place in SF.
We dined here before when the food was better. Last night was our 29th wedding anniversary, so we expected Sociale to deliver. The Cesar salad and fried olives were good. Both our main courses, however, were too salty. ( my wife had the stuffed pepper and I had sole.). When our waiter asked us how our food was, we leveled with him. He tried to make amends by offering to take our dishes back and asking the chef to re-– prepare it. However, we rejected his kind offer and he, instead, comped us desserts.
just fabulous, took my 2 sons for birthday dinner, and had a relaxing cozy dinner with simply delicious food, superb service and great ambiance. Highly recommend
Sociale definitely disappointed this time. Service started off good but then declined. Also food was not thoroughly hot all the way through. Should have sent it back. Was sorry I didn't when I saw the bill!
Enjoyed the food. It was a bit noisy. A large group came in after we were seated and was right behind us. Kids running around.
There were many outstanding moments in our dining experience. However, my entree was not the quality expected from a chef who prides herself on butchering her own hogs and who specializes in pork dishes. The wine steward was excellent; he really knows his wine list and is able to interpret patron's explanations of what they would like to taste and guide them to make a tasty choice. This was a friend's birthday celebration and we both said we would definitely go back!