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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

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Sociale is pleased to invite you to join us in a New Years Eve Celebration!

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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

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Cozy (22)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was terrible. Service was okay. Restaurant decor was nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

THe food was amazing. Our server, Steve, was kind, patient with my elderly Mother and very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Sociale is a great place for date night and a place to bring out of town guests. It is a true neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

WE just discovered Sociale, only to learn it's been there for 15 years! It's tucked away in an alley and in a location that used to be the stable for the fire station across the street 100 years ago.

The food was delicious, and the service was, to my taste, superb. Our waiter was completely relaxed and unpretentious, attentive without hovering. He let us take our time ordering and even gleaned from snippets of our converstaion, or perhaps by spotting the cards, that we were celebrating something so he brought us a birthday dessert on the house. Truly outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Came for the bone marrow and was not disappointed. Great for sharing all the courses to get a sense for all they serve, which was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Doesn't live up to the hype. I ordered their famous polenta fries as an extra side dish. When I told the waiter that they were flavorless, his response was, "Yeah...a lot of people have been saying that", and then he just walked away. There was no offer to bring a replacement or to remove the fries from our bill. The rest of the meal was mediocre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Sociale never disappoints. Elegant but cozy, wonderful food, wine and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

A surprisingly lovely environment with great service. Good fresh and expertly executed dishes. Happy staff. A delight in every way.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We were seated in the overflow room, with a view of the door and the computer. One table left, only one other couple were in the room. Old lounge music was not great. It felt dreary. The service was very slow, but the food was quite good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

A hidden gem in SF with lovely outdoor eating area protected from the fog!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Sociale is one of those great neighborhood restaurants where you can actually find parking since it is located in Presideo Heights. The dishes are very creative and feature fresh ingredients of the season. The atmosphere is cozy and not stuffy. The staff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I've walked by this place a million times and never gone in. Just a nice local old-school type of place with great service and very good food. Not a super hot or trendy SF restaurant and no $12 valet line like Spruce across the street. Just feel authentic. If I lived nearby I would be there all the time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We love Sociale. It's tucked away in Presidio Heights where parking can always be easily found. The welcome is warm and comforting; the food is great (love the polenta fries); the service is good; the price is not outrageous. It has become our go-to spot when we're in the neighborhood .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Quaint and tucked away location. Great food and wine. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I had the duck papradelle and chocolate cake for dessert; both were superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Lovely atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food very good.
Location very nice in a beautiful quiet neighborhood with great on street parking. Would recommend it !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We were able to sit outside, so the noise level was very, very accommodating. The outside, too, is very romantic. The server made excellent suggestions for choosing wines by the glass.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Always great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my roommate at her favorite place. Fortunately, it reopened after repairs for water damage just in time. The restaurant is lovely at night with that wonderful ambiance of laid back but sophisticated diners enjoying great conversation and good food. Our service couldn't have been better from the bus boy, to the waiter to the wine steward. They treated us with attention, care and like old friends (in a professional manner). Food was delicious: we had scallops and bone marrow for the first, then the pici and pappardelle pastas, the flounder and two lovely desserts - the chocolate oblivion cake (gratis for the birthday) and a banana concoction that I had doubts about choosing but it was scrumptious. Will return many times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Overall experience was pleasant enough but food is only good, not great. It doesn't inspire me to return. The dining spaces are pleasant and it's loud but one can still converse. So nothing objectionable but nothing compelling.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Best food in San Francisco

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was incredible. Awesome recommendations, and catered to an allergy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Beautiful little hidden gem down a small alleyway. Loved the outdoor seating. Super romantic, great food, great wine... Amazing way to spend Valentine's Day!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything at Sociale is always perfect. Oceano is fantastic in everyway and always takes care of us. We're so glad to have Sociale in our neighborhood and look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful evening, great food, great service, great outdoor space too...

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was disappointing and a poor value all the way around. This is a place you go to reluctantly with your grandparents...for no obvious other reasons. I wouldn't...

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The wait staff was wonderfully trained...he did not hover but was incredibly attentive. He brought us a taste of wine because we had been asking about it...despite the fact we ordered another wine. The food was beautifully presented as well as delicious. Nothing was rushed. We had a delightful evening with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Had brunch for the first time at Sociale on Saturday. Cozy decor. Nice menu. We had the crab and avocado appetizer with pea shoot ribbons - delicious. I had the chicken salad, which was pretty good. Nothing special and quite small (at $18). My friends both had seafood stew, which was tasty. Wine list is high end, so we went for a carafe of one of the whites - fine for brunch. Overall we found the service a bit lacking, low attention, and we were abut taken aback when they essentially kicked us out to close after lunch, even though there were several customers still eating. Not a good way to end the meal. 😔

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Lovely cozy and warm place. Great personal service, friendly and not rushed. Delicious hen with fried kale and Brussels sprouts. Interesting wine list. The wine expert knew his wines.
The cheese plate could have used a little more diverse flavors but textures were varied. I can hardly wait to return.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We were a table of five. Two of us ordered the butternut squash gnocchi and the other three ordered the special pork shoulder, the lamb, the duck pappardelle. The gnocchi was extremely undercooked, heavy, chewy, and very dry, with almost no sauce or flavor. It took some time to attract the waiter, but he did immediately offer to prepare something else. I asked my table if they had a dish to recommend. Not one highly recommended the dish they had; the duck and the lamb were the favorites. They did not charge for the gnocchi. Sociale did everything to correct it but the food needs to be better. We haven't been there for awhile, so maybe it was a bad night.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great wine recommendations and service. Food cooked to order.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great food, attentive and knowledgeable service, warm and inviting ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great place tucked away in a lovely neighborhood in SF. Great service. Food was great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

The dining room seems tired, with cracked leather on the banquet and old wall coverings/lights/furniture. Sociale is in need of a facelift. Food was OK, but not memorable. Wine, at $17 per glass, was expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

The service was really great: we got recommended wines based on our preferences and got tastes of a bunch before we made our pick. He spent a lot of time going over each one, and was just very thoughtful and patient. Our waiter was also really nice and attentive, and gave us good recommendations and was always there ready for any questions or comments.

The food was also really delicious. The mushroom risotto was the best, it was the most umami taste I've ever experienced in a meal. Spaghetti was also good, and the appetizers were solid. You can't really go wrong with sea salt chocolate cake, but this one also went really right, and wasn't too sweet, and the texture was just so consistent and smooth.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Everything was great - truly excellent - all the way up to the end of the meal. We had finished our coffees and paid the bill. We wanted to sit and chat some more...the restaurant wasn't crowded, there were a few empty tables and no one was waiting at the door. Two separate times someone came by to ask if we needed anything further. By the second time, we got upset and got up and left. It felt like we were being hurried. It is perfectly fine to say, i'm sorry, there's actually another party coming in and we'll need your table. But this passive-aggressive tactic was unpleasant. We have been customers for years and love it here. Please consider a different tactic next time - thank you.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Went there for restaurant week. Had the scallops as first course. Too salty and the vegetables that came with it were COLD. Had the quail for main course. It was ok. Polenta and veggies that came with it were too rich.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

We dined here during SF Restaurant Week and lunch was outstanding. We chose the seared scallops to start followed by the pork giglia (5 stars) and fish stew (3 stars) and finished with a pear apple pudding (4 stars)...excellent wine list with decent wine pours by the glass. Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I've never felt so rushed through my meal before. The guy kept coming to grab our plates before we were even done. It made it very hard to enjoy our meal and celebrate an engagement.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great ambience and service. Food very good- not outstanding- expensive for quality.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2017

I hadn't been in years but my husband and I had an appointment in the neighborhood and decided to go for lunch. It's just as charming and all around good as I remembered!

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