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Sorella, San Francisco, CA

Sorella

4.6
4.6
310 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Meet Sorella, a spirited new Italian restaurant from the team behind Acquerello. Grounded in tradition but contemporary in style, Sorella is a convivial restaurant and bar from a group of deeply passionate hospitality professionals that value warmth and gracious hospitality.

With a dynamic kitchen led by Chef Denise St. Onge, overseen by our esteemed Executive Chef Suzette Gresham and an innovative cocktail program highlighting many of the unique spirits of Italy, Sorella is an exciting addition to the Bay Area culinary scene. Located at the crest of Polk, Sorella incorporates the history and legacy of Italy into a vibrant, modern-day bar and restaurant.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 359-1212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Denise St. Onge

  • Neighborhood

    Russian Hill

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    Should you have trouble finding parking, there is the Old First Parking Garage (1725 Sacramento Street, between Polk St. and Van Ness) located approximately two blocks from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Thank you for joining us to ring in the new year! We will be offering an exclusive pre fixed menu for $125 per person with optional wine pairings at $75 per person, and white truffle + Wagu Beef supplements for an additional cost. See photo section for details. Kindly let us know of any dietary restrictions in your party as soon as possible to allow us the most time to accommodate. Please note our cancellation policy will differ for these reservations and is as follows: A minimum of 72 hours notice is required to avoid a cancellation fee of $50 a person. Any cancellation within 24 hours will be charged the full set menu price per person.

What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. F

    Frequentdiner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place! Great food, excellent service, fun atmosphere!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Craft cocktails. Every dish should is packed with flavor! Great, friendly service. One of my fav restaurants in SF!!!
  3. PS

    PriscillaS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    We arrived at the time of our reservation and had to wait for our table for 40 minutes. Then we told the staff it was our anniversary, which they didn't care. When they brought the check, there was $19 in the bill for drinks we had never consumed. Very disappointing.
  4. A

    Ashi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Sorella. The place has a timeless feel to it. The food and vibe is amazing. Sean and his team are exceptional in the way they show up to create a memorable experience. I would visit again in a heartbeat.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & atmosphere. I could of eaten much more & will need to come back to try their other dishes. Everything was delicious, I had the veal tartare & egg yolk Tonnarelli (uni pasta with salmon caviar).
  6. JM

    JackieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing staff, phenomenal ambience. But damn is the menu expensive
  7. S

    Snowflake

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We arrived 10 minutes early but had to wait till 5:30 pm before allowed in. It was very cold waiting outside. We were the first customer in but yet they seated up in the back booth just in front of the service station. I asked to be seated away from the service station. The waitress seemed a bit miffed that I was not pleased where we were seated. Not off to a good start. Ambience was okay but seemed a bit cold. Our Italian waiter from Rome was delightful tho which made an uncomfortable situation more bearable. As for the dishes, we were underwhelmed. The manager came over to check on us & I shared my feelings about the waitress’s attitude. He asked about the food & I said it was just okay. We dine out often and travel abroad dining in Michelin star restaurants. We would not return to this restaurant even tho we are dining tomorrow at Acquerello with our friends.
  8. DW

    DeanW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Completely don’t understand the high ratings on this restaurant. I’m pretty forgiving, but the food was less than mediocre, especially for the prices. Bartenders were surly, waiter was good however, but the food was a huge disappointment. My daughter thought the cooks were very cute however, lol.
  9. SB

    SarahB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'd never been to Sorella but decided to book to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Going strictly off of reviews I was taking a risk and nervous I could end up regretting it. Au contraire....BEST decision I could have made! Let me just say, my boyfriend is French so when it comes to dining out he has pretty high standards. We both absolutely loved it! The menu is small, which I've always preferred - better to have a handful of dishes done really well than a 4 page menu of so-so items. There's a long bar on one side of the room to have drinks before (if there's a spot), and the dining room is just the right size to fill up the space without getting too loud. The service was on point! The meatballs were one of the best I've ever had, and my family is Italian so that's saying something :) The minestrone soup, delightful. The pasta dishes were delicious and just how they're supposed to be...not huge portions, no heavy sauces, fresh ingredients, the Chef really lets the flavors shine. Lastly, we both got desserts and they were SO good. Seriously, do yourself a favor and order the Pavlova - out of this world!!! WOW.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails and perfect service. Manager checked on us numerous times, and the busboy Nelson? was so friendly and attentive. Well done Sorella!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Won’t drag anyone through the mud, but it seems the staff doesn’t even like working for the man in charge. After dining at Acquerello multiple times I was excited to finally try their sister restaurant, extremely disappointed to say the least, but the food was good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice and humorous waiter…forgot the name:-(. Food was delicious. Great recommendations from our waitress…Rebecca.
  13. PC

    PaulC

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The food could have been very good but it came out cold, an indication that it sat for some time. Bothe the Fusili pasta and the duck were very good but very cold. the noise level is extreme and they have music blasting in the background. We come to a restaurant to eat and talk with our guests and the music just added to the noise there. I was going to take someone there to talk business but I am cancelling my reservation. I asked them to lower the music and they did but it was still too loud.
  14. KH

    KarenH

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service, unique menu choices, everything was delicious and served professionally . Music combined with full house made above average noise level.
  15. AM

    AprilM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service, wine, and cocktails. Very personable and knowledgeable staff. Food was overpriced and mediocre.
  16. J

    Jane

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was good. The food was OK – – kind of bland. I don’t know that I would go back as think it’s been overhyped.
  17. CC

    CalebC

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Staff was very friendly and made it more enjoyable than it already was!
  18. SK

    SandyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal for two couples both celebrating 52nd year wedding anniversaries, one flew in from NYC for this dinner. We loved Sorella!. Sean, Maddie and all team were outstanding and the food divine. Kudos! from Sandy , from Bay area and NYC
  19. SF

    SFSierra

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Thr food was either very bland or so spicy it was difficult to taste anything but the spice.
  20. JG

    JudithG

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service, AWESOME!
  21. F

    Foodbaby

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our chicory salad, parmesan budino, ravioli and lobster linguine. Everything was fresh and tasty. The atmosphere was fun and bustling and we could still have a conversation without screaming - loved that! We are going to make this place a regular haunt for us.
  22. KP

    KirkP

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gnocchi is our new favorite dish! Staff is as attentive as they come. Love this place!
  23. A

    Akshaya

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third time dining there. As always this place is outstanding! There is not a single thing that I've ordered that hasn't exceeded my expectations. My favorite is the Warm Parmesan Budino :)
  24. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, drinks and great service. Will definitely be going back!
  25. F

    Frequentdiner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Delicious food, great atmosphere, attentive, friendly and professional staff! Special acknowledgement to Mara who took great care of us last night! She made excellent wine and food recommendations and was friendly, welcoming and professional!
  26. BS

    BelSol2

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was excellent and the restaurant decor was lovely. The Tuna (appetizer), gnocchi and Tonnarelli were delicious. I was just disappointed of the oyster (appetizer). They were too cold and had NO taste. We didn’t have any second (Secondo) since we decided to cut our dinner short. The restaurant was very noisy. Tables were too close to each other and was impossible to escape conversations coming from around us.
  27. MK

    MichelleK

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful ambiance for a more casual evening that doesn’t feel rushed. Great service by all their servers. We are picky. This restaurant never disappoints.
  28. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely fantastic. A SF favorite
  29. F

    Foodiemissy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Had high Expectation for this restaurant but food was just ok except the calamari. Veal tartare was dull and dry. Uni pasta, pasta was too undone and didn’t have enough uni. Staff was great!
  30. MD

    MeganD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a wonderful evening with great food, attentive service and a lovely atmosphere. I definitely recommend you eat here.
  31. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, unique flavors, and great service! Would definitely come back again :)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails and excellent service
  33. CC

    CourtneyC

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and food was good, we got the lobster linguine (which was more like capellini or thin spaghetti) and the uni pasta. However, the portions were small for the price. Dessert was probably the best part of the meal.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at Sorella. We decided to celebrate my husband’s birthday there, and everything was perfect. Definitely will return!
  35. D

    Deena

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta ever! And the cocktails are awesome too.
  36. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Great staff. The gnocchi is to die for!
  37. AR

    AidaR

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, very very tasty. Service was implacable! Loved the place for sure we’ll be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great ambience Decent prices Friendly staff I’m definitely eating there when I’m in San Francisco again
  39. GW

    GidonW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good atmosphere, good food with very nice variety. Good service. Overall we really enjoyed the evening 👍😄
  40. m

    manojp

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great service needs improvement.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Sorella is rated 4.6 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sorella

1760 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    Russian Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Should you have trouble finding parking, there is the Old First Parking Garage (1725 Sacramento Street, between Polk St. and Van Ness) located approximately two blocks from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Denise St. Onge

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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