La Ciccia

4.7
2266 reviews
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La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant located on the edge of Noe Valley. Husband and wife owners, Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan work together to take you to a culinary journey through the Italian island of Sardinia. The chef is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients from his native island, resulting in pungent, lively, flavorful food. The all Italian wine list,170 labels selection represent every Region with more than a quarter devote to Sardinia in order to pair the traditional earthy flavors as well seafood influence of Sardinia cuisine. La Ciccia is a tribute to Sardinia an experience not to be missed.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, they have down to Earth waiters and great ambiance.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pasta was fresh and delicious with every spoon full your taste buds would scream for more. The mozzarella with aragula and anchovies was a great appetizer. The waiter helped us with our choices and the wine. We liked everything but the sea bass was just ok we have tasteed better fish but the pasta was incredibly creamy and smooth.

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AS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service was excellent!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My ratings say it all... top quality, food, service and overall experience. Loved it. Will highly recommend.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the most original, inspiring food you will find in the city. Great wine list, knowledgeable friendly staff and an overall great experience. Highest recommendation.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekly dinner with my friend - absolutely wonderful food, the service was impeccable and they kept our glasses full. The recommendations were spot on. Very warm ambiance. A little loud at times, but I would love to go back again and again.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Ciccia never disappoints. The food is handling is excellent, utilizing quality ingredients and never over seasoning their dishes. My wife and I have eaten at La Ciccia numerous times view it as a destination restaurant whenever we visit San Francisco.

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Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of my favorite places in the city. Everyone should come.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter,Paulo, was superb, helpful, and knowledable.
The food was out of this world!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently superb Sardinian Italian. Unpretentious, reasonable prices, hefty portions. Baby octopus stew a must order, as are all their pastas. Unique wine list with many excellent Sardinian bottles.

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JN
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to La Ciccia for the first time last week. The Sardinian food, wine (Carignan blend), and service were all excellent. Even the olive oil for the table was spectacular. I had the special seafood soup in a rich tomato broth as an entree. My fiancée had the spaghetti because she is a vegetarian - the saffron tomato sauce tasted strange to us. Perhaps pass on that along with the espresso. Everything else was great. Great place for unique seafood dishes and wines from Sardinia.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic. Fresh ingredients were used and prepared in a great way. The attention to detail is incredible.
Will come again.

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London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt my favourite restaurant in SF, and why I’ve been coming back for years now. High quality and delicious food in a relaxed neighbourhood, out of the way of the hipster places with overpriced cocktails and hour long waits. Thank you for an amazing dining experience!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wine recommendations. Pasta portions were surprisingly large

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BA
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't be deceived by the short menu - every single item on there is a surprise and a delight. Make your reservation now - it's worth the wait!

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE La Ciccia. It was our go-to restaurant when we lived in San Francisco. Now that we have moved out of California we make a point of visiting there when we are in San Francisco! Delicious food and Lorella has compiled an incredible wine list.

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DR
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was way too salty, badly plated and uninteresting. Service was indifferent. Desserts were uninspired and presentation was poor. What on earth gives this place a good reputation ?

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b
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers and entree wow. Octopus salad, bottarga and celery, and spaghetti with bottarga. With Sardinian Monica wine. Could not be better.

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SK
Washington DC
140 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love La Ciccia! We come to San Fran very often and we always try to have a dinner there. This visit our dinner was really wonderful..... creative, fresh, and delicious. We always recommend this restaurant to our friends as well but because it is so popular and so small it is difficult to get a reservation.

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overrated and overhyped. Not worth the wait to get a reso. Food was ok, nothing stood out. Glad I tried the place but don’t see myself coming back.

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing Sardinian food. Fresh pasta, great seafood.

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LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was very good, but service was inattentive. While all were friendly, there were a couple of forgotten items that we had to ask for twice, and service was slow overall.

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a
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Food was poor quality. The prawns were overcooked and placed on a bed of tasteless vegetables. Honestly, I do not know how this restaurant can have 4 + stars. The people were extremely kind. They should fix the food.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience as usual, with some of the best Italian wine selections for the type of cuisine offered. Make La Ciccia a staple and stable choice for a great dinner.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This is the second time we've tried La Ciccia, and while we weren't overly impressed, we wanted to give it another shot. Our second visit solidified for me that this is a mediocre Italian restaurant. The food is okay and some dishes can be good but not great. The flavors are interesting, but not balanced. I would go here for a quick casual dinner, but I'm very confused by how booked up it gets. In my humble opinion, Locanda in the Mission makes better pasta dishes.

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived at 10:30 pm after a basketball game & were greeted & seated immediately & had a fabulous meal!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great, and our waiter was very nice. My only problem was with the hostess. We were 15 minutes late for our table and called to let her know. Fifteen minutes is within the restaurant’s acceptable time period to keep a reservation. I apologized upon taking my table. The hostess didn’t respond and appeared to glare at me for several minutes after walking away in what I took as an effort to speed up my ordering. I also noticed she checked on every table’s meal except ours.

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BS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious!

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I have been a client here since La Ciccia first opened and have always put the restaurant in my Top 5 here in San Francisco. But this experience was not worthy of 5 stars, as it has been in the past. And the reason is the food. It was just mediocre this time. Perhaps it was because we were not able to get a booking until 9:30 pm and the lateness of the service caused the food to be just fair this time. The menu needs an update. I love this place so much and will give it another try in the Spring.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta dishes are all so wonderful. Complex and amazing flavors but simple at the same time, all done without butter, cream or cheese unlike most American-Italian restaurants. The squid appetizer was also outstanding, the shrimp main was comparatively less impressive but still good. Dining companions said lamb was some of the best they’ve tasted. Good wine selection, this is a place you want to return to often.

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WL
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco.
The octopus stew, this time for NYE, was transformed into a seafood stew, and included scallops, shrimp, mussels and clams. I nearly ate the entire bowl myself, it was soo delicious.
We had the squid ink pasta with lobster and it was awesome.
Lorella and Massimiliano are wonderful warm hosts that welcome you back with their charm and wonderful food and wine.
Wishing the restaurant a wonderful 2019.

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SP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years’Eve at La Ciccia! What can I say? Came from New Mexico just to eat here!!! Outstanding service, wait staff, chefs in the kitchen, lovely beautiful owner...pure theatre in every sense of the word! Food and wine...very special and prepared with love. Worth every bit and would come over and over again, were it not so far from us! Thank you for another marvelous experience! Excellente!
Bravo!
Happy New Year La Ciccia!♥️

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MM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always warm & friendly. It’s the Bottarga dish we coming back for👏👏

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D
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a hospitable hostess and host, excellent service, delicious food, excellent service and an exceptional wine list with choices you can’t find in other restaurants. Dining at La Ciccia is always a treat.

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Portugal
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really nice, we had a very good meal. And the price is honest.

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DT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect dining experience. Food bursting with flavors. Fresh clean Sicilian Chardonnay. cozy sexy

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V
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in San Francisco - we travel to SFO purely to eat here! Incredible experience every time!

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Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprisingly just OK. Of our 4 entrees, 2 were very good (pork scallopine and gamberini) and 2 were less than stellar (gnocchi and gnocchetti with truffles). Dessert was not good. The panna cotta was grossly dense (rubbery?) and ricotta was ‘meh’. Service was fine. Owner/hostess bustling around in a cramped seating area was distracting. While not a bad meal, it was not as nice as it could be. Disappointed because it didn’t meet expectations set by previous reviewers and recommender.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely small restaurant tucked into a neighborhood. Focus on Sardinian cuisine. Friendly impexkable service.

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TN
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were given the Specials for the day and when we had a chance to order one after waiting for over half hour we were told it was sold out. Imagine how upset my pregnant wife was. The waiter was overwhelmed, never offered us a drink until almost 40 minutes after arrival. The break was given to us almost 1 hour into our night, no butter was provided with the Bread. So we ate bread with Saliva. The place is very small and crowded. Not a great experience. I wouldn’t recommend this place, not even to my worst enemy. Very disappointing.

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