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Sorella, San Francisco, CA

Sorella

4.7
4.7
216 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

9:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

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

What 216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. d

    disappointed

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I was so hopeful but amongst the 3 starters, 3 primi, and 2 secondi, I would only order 1. The rest was unremarkable.
  2. SP

    SamanthaP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Cocktails and appetizers were great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida, el servicio de 10 y el lugar super acogedor! Me encantó!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I went to Sorella because of the good reviews I read and the fact that it was the little sister of Aquarello. I was disappointed in the service, the ambiance and the food. Portions were small and prices were high.
  5. JD

    JilD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorella is a 15 on a scale of 1-10. The space is soaring, with lovely ambient lighting and a killer bar. Booths are roomy and comfortable. The FOOD. OMG, the FOOD! Pork chop was succulent and delicious with amazing creamed corn. Stuffed squid was a revelation. The budino with truffles was life changing. Sean, the somm, was knowledgeable, upbeat, and fun. Winelist was large and varied. Brian, our server, was attentive, laid back, and terrific. Owner Giancarlo floated among the guests with his elegant elan. Just GO everone!!
  6. SF

    SFNOrth

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Second time back and just as good as the first. Service is top notch and food is consistent and delicious from the bar bites, to the appetizers to the main course, to dessert.
  7. KP

    KirkP

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean (sp?) is the most friendly somm we’ve ever encountered. He always makes us feel so welcome.
  8. E

    Elena

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was great, friendly staff & fresh ingredients
  9. J

    Jeffsonica

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good Italian food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The parmesan budino was amazing - it is unique and definitely a must try. The other dishes were good but not necessarily revolutionary - we had the veal meatballs (actually came out on a drier end), corn ravioli, and dry aged beef timballo. I may have went with higher expectations! For drinks, we really enjoyed fratello as our cocktail! Something strange that happened was that I had noted we had come to celebrate a birthday. Upon arrival the hostess had asked us whose birthday it was, and I told her it was my partner’s. Throughout the whole dining experience though, the server didn’t acknowledge the birthday, even though we had ordered dessert. I don’t think it was necessary to celebrate the birthday - just thought it was odd since the hostess had specifically asked.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very good. Excited to go back and try some of the other items on the menu
  12. JH

    JenniferH

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. The best Italian food I have ever had! My dinner date had just spent a month in Italy and he was blown away by how delicious this meal was. Its currently one of my favorite restaurants!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was great. Our server was attentive and the busser made us laugh. The ambiance is what I expected. Not a place for romantic dinners. The food was okay. My recommendation would be based on what we ordered - order the oysters, veal meatballs, the focaccia bread; skip the salad, linguine; if you love corn, order the ravioli.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service.
  15. s

    stuyboy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Floats between Acquerello and Original Joe's, but achieves neither.
  16. GE

    GEOFFM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was greeted and sat quickly. Service and food excellent. Would love to eat there again.
  17. AG

    AndrewG

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was very good and inventive. The hostess acknowledged that we had a birthday in the party but I don’t believe the server got the memo. He was excellent besides that but a candle on the birthday’s celebrant dessert would have been nice.
  18. SB

    SeanB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food and outstanding, friendly service.
  19. CT

    CarolT

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I wish I remembered our server’s name because she was the best. She made sure our experience at Sorella was equal to the food.
  20. JB

    JodiB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! The flavors were amazing in each dish we had and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend the Artichoke starter and Squid Pasta Lobster dish. Chocolate Budino dessert as well. Will definitely go back!
  21. r

    roseg

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I've had in the last 3 years. Love the fact that they have ceccetti. This is something you hardly ever see in SF. I hope to go back really soon and try things that we didn't have last night. The gelato and sorbetto were also amazing.
  22. N

    Nicolagiambra

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I dined at Sorella on July 10th, it was a top notch experience from start to finish! Make sure to visit Sean at the bar, he is a true pro. My wifey and I rarely sit in the main dining room when we go out to eat, we just love the energy at the bar and the personal connection you make with the service team. Seam exemplifies this perfectly. Chef Denise and her team put together a beautiful menu of classic, seasonal Italian dishes that leave you wanting to try everything on the menu. We couldn't do it in one trip so we will just have to go back. Again and again... and again. Grazie Mille
  23. SM

    ScottM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was excellent. The sauces in all of the dishes we had were perfect. I’d say if there a minor nit pick it would be the truffle on the ravioli was not very flavorful, and a bit of disappointment for $30 upcharge. Grilled calamari and Short rib agnolotti were some of the best bites we’ve had in sf. Sourdough to sop up said amazing sauces highly rec. Cheesecake and malted ice cream was a perfect finish.
  24. G

    Gary

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very excited to hear of Sorella, a "sister" restaurant to Acquerello, where I've been there for 30 years. At Sorella I was extremely happy with the great food (the pastas were amazing). the wines and the cocktails were exceptional. I will definitely come back.
  25. JL

    JerichoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff. Great drinks. Food is delicious. A fun and casual "nice spot" to catch up with friends and family or take a date.
  26. d

    delr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place to dine. Enjoyed the pastas. Will definitely come back.
  27. JB

    JulieB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals that we have experienced and will surely return again. Doug is a master at making the guests feel at home, patient with explanations of their delicious choices and such a delightful and happy person! Thank you thank you!
  28. KF

    KevinF

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will keep coming back whenever in town. Delicious
  29. SJ

    SaraJ

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing I would warn anyone about is to NOT get the black truffle add on. They are basically "summer" black truffles and while they look like truffles, they don't smell or taste like anything. :( Otherwise - amazing food. Agnolotti is my favorite and this one was amazing - stuffed with lamb and with morel mushroom sauce. Very rich! Others got the corn ravioli (surprisingly rich but light at the same time) and budino and everyone was very happy. Service was great. Can't wait to eat my leftover agnolotti tonight!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dishes across the board. We also tried various cocktails, all were well balanced, beautifully presented, and delicious. Bravo
  31. RI

    RICONO

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make Sorella your restaurant destination for a delectable eating experience!
  32. K

    Karen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Loved the egg yolk tonnarelli and dark chocolate bucino. A very welcoming atmosphere and friendly service. Minimalist interiors makes a calming and sophisticated dining experience. Will definitely be returning!
  33. LU

    LuckyU

    Edmonton

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a busy place so definitely have to make reservations. The food was amazing! If you get the chance to have Nelson help/serve you then you’re in for a treat, fantastic service. The Oso Buco melt in your mouth, no need for a knife! The squid ink pasta was the best dish of the night! Just the right amount of spice and nice pieces of seafood. Drinks took a little long but that’s just the busyness of the place. Well worth the trip!!
  34. HS

    HappyinSF

    San Francisco

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding cuisine. Excellent service. All the appetizers are delicious. Main dishes are wonderful. Good wine list.
  35. M

    Michellew202

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent innovative menu. Superb service. Will be back.
  36. AA

    AlyssaA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! From the moment we walked in, the staff is extremely friendly and attentive. We had the focaccia which so tasty and perfect amount of salt, the parmesean pudino which was such a delightful and soft antipasti, then two pastas (squid ink with the best sauce/broth, and the lasagna like timballo which had a French cheese that was on the stronger side but balanced beautifully with the tomato sauce. I can't wait to go back because I want to try more items on the menu!
  37. IF

    ItalianFoodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The place is good, but I wouldn’t necessarily go back. Portions are moderate in size, but the chef’s take on many classics didn’t fit our style. Drinks were superb and the service was amazing. Overall, a solid place but nothing to write home about.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new fav place!
  39. P

    Plad

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a romantic dinner at Sorella. Service was outstanding. All the staff where super nice, and the food was really good. Will definitely recommend.
  40. FB

    FoodieB

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food in a sophisticatedly casual space. Good service.

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 4.7 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
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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