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L'Ottavo Ristorante

$$ - $$$
Union Square
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692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018 (Taylor)
+1 415-922-3944
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated on Sutter street San Francisco this restaurant serves fair portions of good tasty Italian food and is conveniently situated close to hotels and shopping areas. Friendly staff all round and the menu is quite diverse in choices. If in San Francisco and feel like Italian food you won't go wrong here. Ennio and Joey

1 Thank Bedfordview
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice New Years dinner here. Ordered risotto, l'ottavo pasta and lobster ravioli. All were very nice. Also had good wine. It wasn't overpriced or crowded. Good option for a quiet dinner.

Thank Daniela M
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to L'Ottavo and confirms our prior experience. Its an easy walk from Union Square, theatres and several large SF hotels. Wonderfully small, intimate restaurant with a charming Italian décor, good menu and excellent service. One tip - ask for a table in the front of the restaurant near the front door. The bathrooms are in... More 

Thank gjuarez2016
Clermont, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured out on a chilly evening for Italian in San Francisco. Lured by praise from our Concierge and moderately priced along with close walking distance we decided to give it a go. We had bruschetta which was nice but bland. Lasagna's texture was good but sauce was not to my liking. Gnocchi was good but again sauce was very... More 

Thank Sharon B
Fort Worth, Texas
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309 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at L'Ottavo several years ago (we don't live in SF) and were happy to return. I like the ambiance; it's a warm and cozy environment, very similar to many restaurants in Italy. Our service was great and the food was very good. Three of us shared the antipasto for 2 and it was ample. I had the fettuccine... More 

Thank Clare46408
Danville, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is our third time eating at L'Ottavo's during a visit to SF. The food and service is consistently good. The food while not great is very good. The setting is cozy. The restaurant is small so I recommend making a reservation on the weekends. 3 of 4 in our party had the Seafood Pescatore and it was delicious.

1 Thank SportsMom_11
Austin, Texas
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Had dinner here one night, without a reservation. I was quickly seated. The waiter offered helpful comments on the menu. There is an interesting salad with fruit, cheese and nuts -- it made a great entree with a bowl of soup. It would also be nice to share.

1 Thank chemtex
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I'll start off by saying that I've been to Italy several times, and Italian food is my favorite, so I'm always the hardest on Italian restaurants. Call me spoiled, but in a time where the world is getting "smaller", ingredients and authenticity are everything. We found this restaurant on the way back from the bus stop to our hotel, and... More 

Thank Leeja E
Bloomington, Illinois
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This small Italian restaurant had good food (I had the red snapper special which was delicious) and a nice atmosphere. It was a little noisy as it filled up and the wine was mediocre, but overall it was good.

1 Thank Sally P
Atlanta, Ga
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Went on recommendation from Wyndham Canterbury. We each rec'd a complimentary glass of wine. Entres were very good. Bread just okay. Loved cozy Italian atmosphere. Small place- we called ahead for table.

Thank psl126

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-3944

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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