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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Sociale is pleased to invite you to join us in a New Year's Eve Celebration! We will be serving a four course dinner to bring in the New Year. Chef Tia Harrison has prepared many selections within each course to choose from.
$95 per person $65 wine pairing.
Ala cart will not 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Romantic (23)
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Notable Wine List (14)
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Authentic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Casual (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent menu and service in a very enjoyable atmosphere

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service was remarkable & gracious. Greatly appreciated service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always a favorite for a spot to go where you can actually talk to your dining companion. Not overrun with youngsters; no blaring (rock etc.) music. Enjoyable ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is my third time eating at sociale in the last several weeks. The food is going been consistently outstanding. The service is been consistently subpar. They are simply understaffed there's a wait to get in you can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes for somebody even show up at your table and the food is brought out at a irregular intervals knowing that I'd still go back because the food was absolutely delicious on all three occasions

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We shared the fried olives stuffed with fontina cheese. I thought it was good, my friend thought the green olives were too bitter. Then we split a smoked trout panzanella salad with a half grilled artichoke under the salad and with aioli on the bottom. Not very good and the server did not offer to split the artichoke, so we had to struggle to do it and not send everything across the table. We both had the halibut, which was perfectly cooked, but served with like four spears of glazed yams, which means less than half a yam between the two plates, sort of skimpy for $32. I had the pineapple sorbet which was great. My friend had the banana cake which he liked. The service was somewhat over "attentive," which means I felt a little rushed. The wine list is for conniseurs. Least expensive glass of wine was $12 and bottle was $46. The rest of the wine list went sky high. Not exactly like restaurants in Italy, where there are always a few inexpensive house wines.
So the food was pretty good, except for that salad, but for the price, I didn't think it was a good value.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

For San Francisco, this is just a good restaurant tucked away in a quiet part of town. Our dinners were good but not excellent by any means. We were most wowed by the dessert, a flourless chocolate cake drizzled with olive oil, sea salt, and almond slivers - a surprisingly delicious taste combination!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delightful neighborhood place for a terrific meal. Good service and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was excellent but service spotty. We waited 10 minutes after being seated before anyone brought water or menus. Little attention throughout the meal. It was not crowded.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved this neighnorhood gem for brother's birthday. The pastas & mains here were absolutely nommy and the service at our table was on point! Thanks again for a great night :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great place, a favorite!

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Unfortunately we constantly felt rushed, hurried, and the food came too fast and the plates taken away before we were done. The worst part was the main course with sunchokes....the sunchokes were completely raw and inedible. Will not return

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was great and so was the ambience! Award winning chef, Tia Harrison cant beat her food! Top pick for Italian in sf for sure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Organic, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

i sent one via google. your place is not noisy at all . what makes it great are several factors, you cannot hear traffic, its quiet, you can talk in the place , the food is wonderful, their is not enough stars, should have 10 stars. great anniversary dinner we had. desert was great. the preparer and waiter did an excellent job. i can send pics via Facebook.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I was disappointed in the menu selections which had changed since I was last there. I ended up having the pappardelle with brazed duck which was quite good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Staff are friendly and courteous, but nobody came to pour my wine when the glass was empty. Also the service was out of order. They served the wine after we finished with our appetizers.

Food is on the salty side. We all ordered pastas, but none is awfully impressive. The pork chop special was tasty enough to save the night.

Overall, it maybe a good place for a business meal. But otherwise I would not recommend it.

Tags: Business Meals
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