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About Sociale

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!

3665 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Locust St./Spruce St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 921-3200

Website:
http://www.caffesociale.com/

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

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

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

Executive Chef:
Tia Harrison

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Sociale is pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating Valentine's Day. Chef Tia Harrison as prepared a lovely four course dinner. $95 per person -$65 wine pairing
Looking forward to a magical night.
No a'la cart will be available

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Private Dining

Sociale is the perfect place for an intimate, private affair of 55 people or fewer for a full sit-down dinner or 75 for a standing cocktail reception.

Sociale Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Romantic (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
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Cozy (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
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Special Occasion (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I absolutely love coming to Sociale and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a special place to dine. Fantastic service and vibe!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome. Josh was great with the wines!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very nice place for having a dinner. Good variety of wines, great service and delicious food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was so delicious, service so personable and the sommelier so much fun to talk wine with - a great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I've eaten many noodles and all over the world, but the pappardelle with duck was quintessential Italian pasta, trickled down with a Barbera.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent menu and service in a very enjoyable atmosphere

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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💜

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A nice retvisit, romantic ambience, food was delicious. Sociale is still an lovely restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

After enjoying Sociale on multiple occasions over the past ten years, we were disappointed in our dining experience over the weekend. The hostess sat us at a central table, close to the bar and close to the six-top high-level table near the hostess station. Big mistake: the noise where we had been seated was so loud that our entire evening was ruined. We should have been seated in one of the other rooms and there was an empty four-top in the alcove to the right as you enter. We think that room would have been much quieter. But when we complained about the noise after sitting down, the hostess would not move us to that table, though we're not sure why.

The noise level in Sociale has gotten so annoyingly loud that we'll never go back again.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Food, service, ambience. Will be going back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very cozy and warm atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Noise level -- a little high inside during peak times. Very comfortable noise level outside, and warm with heat lamps.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent Italian fare and wine list. Seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients imaginatively prepared. Cozy space with a covered outdoor patio that is quite nice, and a private space that looks out on the patio. Service is professional and never lacking.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Noise level impossible. Wine pouring meager. Food good, but not unusually so. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been going to Sociale for 15 years and it never disappoints! You can count on the amazing food and delicious wines every time. Truly one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and service and ambience ..................

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Quaint location, felt like I was in Europe. Nice menu, service was very good. Valet parking (reasonably priced) stand across the street was very convenient.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Have dined here many times in the past-& can say that the food here is consistently good
Their fried olives are to die for & their pasta is amazing.
We are so very lucky to have Sociale in the neighborhood

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service was remarkable & gracious. Greatly appreciated service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always, a great meal and great service. A “hidden” gem.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service was very nice - our waiter was kind and cognizant of our dietary restrictions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I love Sociale. it's intimate and so charming. our server was great and so was the food. it was a lovely experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our best meal ever at Sociale. Terrific salads, good standby entrees such as pici bolognese and halibut plus good additions such as salmon ravioli. Our 10 year old grand daughter thinks it offers the best pasta anywhere. We hope they reopen for lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We celebrated our 1st and 2nd anniversaries at Sociale. The staff was wonderful and very attentive. Perfect location to bring those closest to you for a great dinner and long conversations w/ bottles of wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great spot! I recommend the patio. Great for an anniversary date.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I love Sociale. It is always delicious and the service is terrific.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and the wait staff was very accommodating especially with having half pasta orders to try several different kinds

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