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Sorella, San Francisco, CA

Sorella

4.7
4.7
378 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

9:00 PM


Booked 33 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 378 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE sorella. Our go-to spot. The food is impeccable and the staff are so amazing and kind
  2. Tailgater

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food good especially calamari Menu limited Service was outstanding
  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff are both fabulous . A great neighborhood spot.
  4. alix

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorella lives up to the hype. We loved the food overall, but our favorites were the calamari stuffed with nduja, the parmesan budino, a pasta special (braised lamb neck with pappardelle with herbs pressed into it), and the ethereal pavlova with apples and quince. We had the best waiter, Carlo from a city near Rome, who gave us great recommendations, and a very friendly, playful busser. The room is spacious and the tables are far enough apart to prevent accidental eavesdropping. We will definitely be back!
  5. kala

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I wish they had a higher quality single malt scotch
  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot!! Food was amazing and service was wonderful!
  7. wilthefinn

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, one of the best meals we’ve had recently. Amazing wine list, clearly curated by an exquisite palate. Cocktails are very composed, wine by the glass has great choices. Soft warm focaccia, amazing oysters, outstanding crudo, award winning sea urchin pasta, delicious veal tartare, and a timballo from heaven. There’s so much to choose, must return. Excellent service. Good prices. A solid winner. Enjoy!
  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for a solo date with myself and it was lovely
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Carlo was super attentive and provided excellent service as well as recommendations. Wine mark-up seemed high. Corkage fee is $30. Thank you for a fabulous evening!
  10. RachelN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had dinner at Sorella last night and it did not disappoint. The ambience and service was absolutely amazing across the board. We did not recognize the wines on their list and they gave great recommendations. We ordered the: (1) grilled calamari 'diavolicchio', (2) warm parmesan budino, (3) short rib agnolotti, (4) crispy branzino, and for dessert the: (5) tiramisu and (6) bourbon caramel semifreddo. We had extra sauce left from the calamari which paired really well with the focaccia. My favorite of everything, even though each dish was stellar, was definitely the agnolotti. Highly, highly recommend you give it a try. We will certainly be returning.
  11. HelenF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute you walk in to the time you leave, every staff member in the restaurant is super friendly and accommodating, without being over-bearing. What a delightful evening we had. It was our second time there, both the maitre'd and the waiter remember us! I find that amazingly refreshing. The space is beautiful and serene, the seating is comfortable and nicely spaced apart, the menu is tempting, the waiter was fun and knowledgeable, the food was well thought out and delicious. We have already recommended Sorella to food-loving friends and family. We will certainly be back.
  12. TomC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Wonderful and attentive service, ok flavor but very good, interesting, and and unique textures. Im not unhappy, but I felt that it was at a high enough price point that I expected better. I would have been extremely satisfied if I came to take pictures because everything looked fantastic. Interesting experience, not sure I would return or recommend.
  13. Michaelinsf

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, service and ambiance. Love the updated '50s supper club vibe and the big windows out to the street. Everything we had, especially the pastas, were delicious. Portions are on the smaller side, so take that into account.
  14. AGinNoCal

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good dishes, from starters to pastas (great regional ones, not often seen on menus), to the delicious entrees. Very friendly and competent service and an obviously highly skilled kitchen. It really is a wonderful, casual place, not surprising considering its lineage.
  15. SarahB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at sorella was an amazing experience! We arrived early, ordered drinks at the bar that we took to our table. The food was incredible and the service immaculate. Everyone was so kind, answered all our questions, and were a joy to be around. 10/10 would recommend and I’ll be going again soon hopefully :)
  16. SanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    wish the pasta was warmer. food was very yummy overall.
  17. MattS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved this place. The old fashion was amazing. The wine recommendations were perfect. The food was excellent.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was cold and surprisingly disappointing with bland sauces, hard pasta
  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience at this restaurant! They were extremely welcoming and attentive, and the food was absolutely amazing. Everything we ordered was top notch, but the Parmesan budino in particular is truly not to be missed. Enjoy!
  20. NileR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the combinations of flavors and presentations were over the top great! Loved every minute. Service impeccable. The server knew the right times to come, and stay away. The food was times perfectly. And best of all our servers made great recommendations for dishes to try. The restaurant gets an A+z.
  21. GreatMexican

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with great food and wines. I would go here again.
  22. HelenF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    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.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gnudi were excellent- tender and plump with ricotta. The service was attentive and caring
  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going here since it opened. We live about two hours away and every time we come to the city we make it a point to come here and enjoy the delicious food and great ambiance. I recommend this place very highly. Never disappointed when we come in for dinner.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

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

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, lovely food and good service. Very relaxed feeling to the restaurant. Highly recommend.
  27. Amanda86

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable meal. Attentive service and outstanding food.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. fromca

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Need more menu options other than pasta for entree
  32. 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!
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. DouglasF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  40. 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....

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 378 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 33 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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