Sorella

4.6
40 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 40 people are saying
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vipJamesJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

weak uneven pasta dishes, no balance of flavors in all dishes

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vipDrRicki
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific reinvention of this space! Menu appeals more broadly to both younger, hip diners & the “older generation” who seek less rich preparations for digestive ease. Some of the flavors & textures were the kind of delicious delights, from savory winter soup, to crab salad, pork chop, pasta (!) to dessert (yay for semifreddo!) and the cocktails & wines. Welcome back to this terrific address with all new awesome food & terrific service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and great ambiance! Service was a little slower, but we were there prime time on a Friday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner! Drinks and food - FANTASTIC!

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pelmeni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, super friendly staff and incredible food/cocktails!

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vipLizzieL
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Overrated. Bland. Very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best affordable Italian restaurant in SF. Great value, authentic end professionally managed by someone who has been running for three decades a legendary two Michelin star restaurant like Aquerello.

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vipMahal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing dining experience! We sat at the bar, ordered a bottle, then proceeded to order. For dinner we ordered, Budino added black truffles, Kingfish Crudo, striped bass, bucatini, Dungeness Crespelle and broccolini. Sorella did not disappoint. Very fun and lively atmosphere, friendly bartenders and host.

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vipSFBoy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall decent food. Very good osso bucco and nice antipasti. Bucatini was a little overdone, which was too bad. Ambiance is a little too bright - lighting a tad unpleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New in the neighborhood

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Melly
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such an amazing addition to Polk Street. Fantastic all around. Fun cocktails, amazing aps (anchovy toast was to die for), pumpkin pasta!!! GO GO GO

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vipmrmm
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

this is our 3rd visit. no ice tea; had to ask for hot water,tea bag and ice. they nicely complied. appetizer crudo was o,k. could have been better with some creativity; the sea bass with clams was a miserly portion and the broth totally unremarkable. the olive oil cake et al was a solid b.. for 100.00 this was a poor value as no ingredients or prep cost were justifyable for the cost. we dine out 6 nights a week and given our experience and the limited menu we will wait 6 mos to see if things improve

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DaveJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful well-sized meal served by a gracious and knowledgeable Mara. :)

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vipStef
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was tempted by every single item on the menu. We had the focaccia, 2 pastas, and a pork chop. All were to die for. I can’t wait to come back and try more things!

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year‘s eve with a nice drink and some caviar.

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JordanaM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really great and the dessert was probably one of the best we’ve had in a long time! I absolutely recommend trying the chocolate Budino if you want to experience a real treat!

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Murti
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was remarkable, the cocktails were great and really well balanced, the service was top notch! Sorella is going on my favorites list!

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vipBAHolt
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Sorella and we already have a reservation to return in a few weeks. The food and service were outstanding. We were able to sit in a booth and were very comfortable. The banquette looked a little "close".

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NicC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had a few antipasti; budino was good, the rest was okay. Ordered 4 primi, portions were appetizer sizes. They were good, but not outstanding. Pricey as well. Pork chop was very good, juicy and tender. The caponata and salsa verde accompaniment was good too. I understand everything is expensive nowadays, but if you charge that much for pasta, at least give more than just 4 bites. Not recommending to friends.

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SABH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had amazing meal, food was delicious, melt in your mouth pasta, best broccoli I’ve ever had. Cocktails were special, service was excellent. Will be back!!! Have to try everything on the menu!

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vipLovesfood
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Try both the savory and the sweet bundinos - fabulous.

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LindaB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about the experience was outstanding. We felt safe and taken care of. The food was next level and the service was really quite lovely.

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vipCarolineC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The exceptional food and service you would expect from the team at Acquarello. Highly recommend the Dry-Aged Beef Timballo, Warm Parmesan Budino and Dungeness Crab Salad. Looking forward to returning!

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MichaelM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and service was attentive. Parmesan budino and potato/artichoke ravioli were particularly noteworthy. Overall a wonderful experience.

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Delectable
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoughtful, original Italian-Californian starters and pastas. Lamb Osso buco was outstanding. Excellent wine list, cocktails.

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vipBerkleyS
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered the chicory winter salad (amazing!), the kingfish crudo (very good), the fennel pollen (good), and the bucatini (super disappointing). The server was very nice but didn’t get in on us enough. The staff definitely seemed to need training on best practices. They were more concerned with setting new tables no one was even being seated at then they were filling our water glasses (we did this ourselves every time) and checking in to see if we needed anything. This place has potential but they definitely need to step up!

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vipOverserved
San Francisco
177 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The Pig terrine was very flavorful and almost light for a terrine. The chard pasta was a surprise in that the chard was incorporated in the dumpling dough which made it very light in texture but big on flavor. It was to die for good! The Timballo was also very good with a nice tomato sauce. The truffle budino was also very good and a nice portion size, small enough to not be a heavy dish despite having cream in it. It had wonderful crunchy accoutrements that were a great contrast to the budino. I can’t recommend the pork chop enough. It was fabulous, perfectly cooked and I think brined so incredibly moist. The vegetables that accompanied the pork were perfect. For such a newly opened restaurant, things worked very smoothly. The staff was helpful and quite entertaining! We will be back!

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vipRiverQ
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good, portions small, prices high service good.

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GabrielaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Wonderful flavors and very friendly service.

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vipDBLUX
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant, service was phenomenal and food was delicious. Didn’t even realize they had only been open 4 nights. Will be back soon!

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mktgwiz1
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small menu, amazing homemade pastas, classy original cocktails, loved every sip and bite!

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vipShirley
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was all good but nothing spectacular. Easy pleasers with lots of cream and butter to make it delicious. Ingredients didn’t shine.

Good cocktails and nice ambiance.

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience from start to finish. Extremely friendly staff. Food was superb and interesting cocktails. Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was AMAZING! The food is delicious and subversive. The atmosphere is immaculate- it feels very NYC and glam. Couldn’t recommend enough.

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ChrisV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Sorella! Cocktails are outstanding - The Fratello, Sorella Sour, and Quintessential. The Pumpkin minsetrone is rich but light and packs wonderful fall flavor. The parmesan Budino is a must in the antipasti section, along with the pig head terrine. Gramigna and Timaballo shine from the pastas, but the star of the show was the Lamb Osso Buco with heirloom polenta. I'll definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

I went with 2 friends and we ended the night with Amari flights for each of us. We let them choose and they brought us 9 different Amari's to work our way through (They have ~40 to choose from).

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RSolo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and cocktails. Service was also great. Highly recommend!

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mike
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience, All the way from delicious cocktails to the antipasti to the pastas to the mains. Awesome bar snacks too. Our server was very knowledgeable about all of the food and walked us through descriptions of all the pastas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The cocktails were unique and tasty. Prices are reasonable and the services was excellent.
We plan to come back.

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vipVincentT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful new restaurant with a great menu. All the dishes, cocktails, and wines we had were A- or better and many A+++.
Make a reservation ASAP, they will sell out given how good they are.
A welcome addition of a good Italian restaurant not in North Beach.
Vince Tobkin

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Sorella is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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