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Sorella, San Francisco, CA

Sorella

4.6
4.6
355 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 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

  • Valentines Day at Sorella

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Please join us this Valentine’s Day at Sorella! We will be serving a special celebratory 4-course tasting menu, priced at $125 per person. Vegetarian options will be available as well. More details to come! Cancellation policy: Cancellation with in 72 hours will result in a fee of $50 per person. Any cancellation within 24 hours will be charged the full set menu price per person

What 355 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. HF

    HelenF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most creative Italian food with the best prices, best service, best menu, best ambiance, etc.etc. We will definitely be back, and will be bringing friends too. I almost never give perfect scores, but this was perfect.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the best service I’ve had in a long time! Will definitely be back.
  3. TH

    ThomasH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, lovely food and good service. Very relaxed feeling to the restaurant. Highly recommend.
  4. A

    Amanda86

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable meal. Attentive service and outstanding food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was great and we loved the hamachi crudo appetizer. Yummy drinks. But my branzino was not great or worth the price. It had crushed peanuts on top which was overpowering and not the best flavor combo for fish. I thought it sounded worth a try but I wouldn’t get it again. I think they deviated too far from what works with branzino.
  6. a

    andrew

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The dining chairs are too hard to sit on for a 2+ hour meal. They are quite uncomfortable. Staff very friendly but a bit too over attentive. Too many questions. Rushed us a bit. I felt on a clock. Food was excellent. The star of the experience. Pasta top notch. Drinks very well done. Like most places there’s variability in seatings. Booths are awesome. Tables by the window and opposite the booths are good. Bar seats are pretty fun if you are solo or want to grab a quick bite with someone (but not linger). Then there are 3 oddly located tables next to the waiter station and in front of the kitchen. These feel uncomfortably located a bit in the middle of nowhere (where we sat). If I booked again I would request “not” one of these tables.
  7. SD

    SpencerD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic experience all around! Service was particularly good
  8. f

    fromca

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Need more menu options other than pasta for entree
  9. I

    Iberico4all

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a great time. Our servers were great! Food was very well made and tasty!the quail special was delicious and the potato gnocchi was pillowy and the sauce was good. Will definitely be back to try the next menu change!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, experience was first rate. Had a snafu on my end with a gift card that the manager handled graciously and expertly. Can’t wait to go back!
  11. CH

    ChristopherH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best service I can recall having in any restaurant. It was like two servers per table. Some great pasta there too.
  12. E

    Erica

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was underwhelming. There were a few standouts (Meatballs & Budino), but the pasta was average.
  13. DF

    DouglasF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Beautifully new and inspired tastes of classic dishes! Individualized and attentive service. Pleasant if plain decor. We went on a quiet night and loved it!
  14. JI

    JamesI

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! We had the New Year’s Prix Fixe and it was superb. Wagyu was to die for. I will definitely go back.
  15. AA

    AminaAH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The hostess was very friendly and made us feel very special (it was our anniversary). The table staff seemed a little inexperienced and had to go back to check on several questions we asked about the food/wine. They did give us complimentary glasses of Prosecco with dessert for our anniversary celebration. Very thoughtful. We had already finished off a bottle of wine and were enjoying Cappuccino so we were not able to enjoy those. Food Diary.. RIZE UP OG SOURDOUGH – It came room temp. They warmed it up at our request. WARM PARMESAN BUDINO – A cheese souffle – Very light and airy with a strong parmesan taste. Recommend SWISS CHARD MALFATTI – A little on the rich side for me, but the flavor was nice. CRISPY BRANZINO – It was a fillet (not a whole fish). Very light. The braised greens were yummy.. BOURBON CARAMEL SEMIFREDDO – Did not finish it. The dessert has to be really good, otherwise it is just empty calories. Wish I had ordered the Pavlova.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  17. j

    janes

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Everything was wonderful about this dining experience except one detail, which I think should be conveyed to the owner. The lighting in this restaurant is not good....it is the wrong type of lighting for dining. Everyone looks terrible, including the food which is excellent quality + it's hard on the eyes. Spending time with a lighting consultant who could guide you to the ideal lighting would be ideal. People do respond to a lighting quality that feels good....even if they are not sure why...subconsciously, it makes people want to be there and return. We will return, but try to sit at the bar, which looks like it might be better....
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is f as ntastic, Lights could be dimmed a bit; interior finishes are a little hard
  19. J

    Joanne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorella is my absolute new favorite in San Francisco. I ate there two times in a week! Denise is an incredible chef and Sean manages the house like no one else. They are both, along with their team, incredible. I look forward to next time!
  20. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Reservation at 7:30pm and got seated 10 minutes after. Was celebrating a birthday and they didnt do anything for that even though 3 tables away a table got theirs. Food was good. Rabbit ragu one was mediocre. Good food. Service was very good, as they were constantly switching out fresh clean dining wear. Only complaint was timeliness of reservation and the birthday celebration.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff was fantastic! Especially loved the amaro flights
  22. d

    davidm

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic pasta selections. Really well done.
  23. S

    Shan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had an excellent time at Sorella. The food was incredible and the service was just as good! Would come back and recommend it!
  24. A

    Ali72

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. The food was amazing, service was incredible, and great cocktails. Sorella exceeded our expectations and we’ll definitely be returning!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sexind flawless experience in a row. The food is inventive yet comfortable and always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Cocktails are quite well done. The service is always top notch too—attentive and makes you feel appreciated and special without being obsequious or precious. Exactly what a solid restaurant should be. Dining room is well done but could use a tiny bit more art, it feels a bit underdressed. Noise level is surprisingly decent despite the design and potential for echoey reverberations.
  26. j

    joytafty

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a casual datenight at Sorella. We showed up 20 mins early and luckily got seated right away. We ordered two pasta dishes (Squid ink linguini with lobster and potato gnocchi with duck ragu) and a side of roasted cauliflower with anchovy. The ingredients in each dish seem very decent and the food overall was delicious, the serving side is decent and not too overwhelming large and the individual dishes are very tasty without being too heavy. Overall it was a very pleasant casual dinner over really delicious. Highly recommended.
  27. C

    Caroline

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service in a nice setting! Food was very good but it was really the service that shined!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I called to confirm our reservation. But we were late (5-10mins over the time limit). At first they said that our table was given away. The receptionist girl went in to get the manager out & eventually they arranged another table for us. Food was great, we all enjoyed it.
  29. D

    Diana

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new fav restaurant! I highly recommend drink Pearadiso (rum, pear, cinnamon), short ribs in pillow-like pasta and semifreddo for dessert. Yummy! Fun decor and holiday music. Food and drinks are great all year long! This was our second time. Can’t wait to come back to try other items on the menu. Great service too!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. I’ll be back often.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was non traditional Italian but absolutely delicious none the less. Loved the staff.
  33. g

    gage

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and exceptional service. I would highly recommend Sorella!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our experience at Sorella! The food, atmosphere and service was wonderful! :)
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was perfect!!! you might want to consider putting candles out at the tables :-)
  36. C

    Clouie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The ambiance was nice. The service and the food was okay.
  37. F

    Foodiefirst

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing all around! Definitely worth a visit. We came from Vancouver, Canada and we’re not disappointed.
  38. DL

    DaveL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fantastic!
  39. TD

    TimD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed food and atmosphere. We were well looked after.
  40. N

    Nicole

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very nice and friendly service but food was okay, not excellent.

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 355 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 35 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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