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Sabella & La Torre

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
+1 415-673-2824
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Overland Park, Kansas
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the shrimp alfredo and my daughter had the half crab. Both came with the choice of either clam chowder or a salad with shrimp. Both of our items were delicious. There was plenty of meat on the half crab. Our waitress was really good, although it was crazy busy and she was scrambling. The restaurant was clean.

Thank Dantandkinemom
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! It sounds like you ordered well -- the half crab is one of our favorite dishes, and I'm glad you both were pleased with your sides as well. We can get quite busy, but I'm happy to hear that your waitress was still on top of her game. With... More 

vancouver, canada
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just spent seven days in San Fran and basically gorged myself on crab salad sandwiches from this place. If you don't want to pay extra to sit inside the restaurant, just order from the take out bay right outside the restaurant. The seafood doesn't get any fresher OR cheaper for that matter! For 9.25 my soft sourdough bun was... More 

Thank suziem
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

You should always expect plenty of crab in a crab salad sandwich -- it's in the name! Glad we could really impress you with ours, Suzie. Hope the rest of your week trip to San Francisco went just as well. All the best, Tom More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate fish and chips in this restaurant both before and after a cruise. The restaurant was packed on both occasions. The service was fast, and the food, and beer good.

Thank 764HolidayBoss
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by twice on your journey. While things were packed, I appreciate that you took the time to enjoy our fish and chips. Hope you had fun on your cruise! All the best, Tom More 

Gagetown, Canada
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice 30 minute lunch here. From sitting down to paying the tip we done in 30 minutes with excellent service and good food. My wife had a sourdough crab salad sandwich that came with shrimp salad while I had the mussels with a cup of chowder. Both were lunch specials in the range of 13.95 each.With two... More 

Thank Randy S
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

Glad lunch really went well here, Randy. While the crab salad wasn't what your wife was expecting, it's wonderful the mussels could really impress. I hope the rest of your visit to the Wharf went just as well. All the best, Tom More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Am staying in Fishermans Wharf for business for the first time - usually stay in Union Square. Decided to take a little walk around and saw this unassuming spot. Real authentic place. Food was excellent, nice pour of wine from the super friendly bartender (who could tell immediately I was from out of town - no shock there!) huge generous... More 

Thank petrinikj
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

It's awesome you had a chance to visit while staying on the Wharf! I'm glad the bartender made you feel right at home as you enjoyed the wine and crab cakes. If you're still in the area for business, I'd love to welcome you back. All the best, Tom More 

Helena, Montana
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner at Sabella & LaTorre. Good service by Gian Paolo, our waiter. First we received a loaf of bread and plenty of butter. Then a small bowl of clam chowder. Finally salad and our main course. I had crab cake dinner, (love those crab cakes). We also purchased a bottle of merlot wine which was quite good. Meal was... More 

Thank Arnold S
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled you really enjoyed dinner here, Arnold! I'm lucky to have Gian Paolo on the team and know he'll appreciate your compliments just as much as I did. While we unfortunately missed you later for lunch, thank you for stopping by. Hope the rest of your trip went just as well. All the best, Tom More 

Round Rock, TX
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying I have had excellent food here over the past 7 years and I have written great reviews for this restaurant. Recently we went on a Sunday morning there was no crowd and we received poor service and average food. I worry that they've changed recipes or chefs. It literally took 10 minutes just to get... More 

Thank jcravey
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to hear about your most recent experience -- especially since you've been a fan of ours for quite some time. The delay for even water certainly isn't the norm here. And that's not even mentioning the quality of our food. I do appreciate you bringing this up, so rest assured that I will be following up with my... More 

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210 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had Dungeness crab, chowder and a come. Great Food, chowder is very rich, the crab was served with clarified butter. Nice service.

Thank MZHI
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

So great to hear the chowder, crab, and service were right up your alley -- thanks for the kind words! Knowing it was all top-notch is all I could ask for, and I hope we'll see you again someday! Take care, Tom More 

Le Morne
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Pasta let this one down. I'd be giving 5 stars if I had the clam chowder and crab like my partner did! We had the clam chowder to start which was lovely. Better than Bar Harbour in Maine! My partner had the half crab (warm not cold) and I had the fettuccini with shrimp. Crab was nice and fresh. The... More 

Thank Sean M
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

I'm sorry the pasta wasn't exactly what you were looking for, Sean. While I certainly want our guests to have plenty of pasta, I understand it isn't for everyone. Still, I hope that didn't take away from the clam chowder you and your partner really enjoyed. Next time you're around, I'd love to welcome you back for more. All the... More 

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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Went here while down at fishermen wharf. Had a decent lunch. Sat down at bar. Nice friendly staff. Food was ok. No thrills lunch.

Thank BillbonesLondon
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to visit us while on the Wharf. It sounds like you enjoyed your meal overall, so I'm thrilled to hear it. Hope the rest of your trip from London went just as well. All the best, Tom More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-2824
The freshest and most delicious seafood can always be found at Sabella & La Torre. What started as a crab stand is now everyones favorite seafood restaurant!

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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