We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood

552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
+1 415-398-3181
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cioppino” (659 reviews)
“sand dabs” (139 reviews)
“seafood” (522 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (2,115)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,744 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I ate here twice during our week stay in San Francisco. The Oysters on the half shell were fresh and flvorfull. The Shrimp and scallops saute was flavorful and well seasoned. The Halibut was equally well done and very tasty. Don't let...More

Thank alstack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small Italian seafood is a gem in San Francisco. We tried the famous cioppino and can only recommend this dish, it was excellent

Thank Thomas3460
Looking for a great restaurant?Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. I suggest you don’t show up without a reservation, we waited an hour and a half for a table but it was well worth it! Service was beyond!

Thank blope053
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant because of its great reviews but they do not allow parties of 2 to make a reservation. We waited 90 minutes which was supposed to be ‘first come first serve’ but other larger parties were seated before us. There are only...More

Thank Forbesca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really my favorite restaurant in the USA. I visited for the first time five years or so ago. I don’t come to San Fran without visiting, regardless of the wait. I have liked some dishes better than others, but I haven’t ordered anything...More

Thank jbbtrvlr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Bistrot like Italien Restaurant offers everythin a Seafood lover could ask for. Good ingredients with fresh an tasty fish, quick an effient service, nice lokal wines and fair prices. Try the Salmon as starter, it is delicious.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to make a reservation for this amazing North Beach restaurant. A neighborhood gem unequaled in the, SF Bay Area. The crab cioppino is the best I've ever had. The friendly owner adds a very special ambience: to a very special restaurant.

Thank Cliff L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant with an exceedingly generous and warm host, we had a most wonderful time taking in the atmosphere and watching the cooks. My wife ordered the sole and capers special which was divine. I ordered the Bay scallops fettuccine which was good but a...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here on a recent business trip to San Francisco. As much as I wanted the crab cioppino based on all the stellar reviews, it was enough for two people, so the server suggested the seafood linguine as a good Plan B for...More

Thank craiginnycNewYork_NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great little place! I took my husband here, then my parents, and even my business associates and have yet to be disappointed! The staff is beyond friendly and accommodating and the décor of the restaurant is absolutely adorable. There is even additional seating...More

Thank janetaylor674
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
Nearby HotelsSee all 231 hotels in San Francisco
Hotel Boheme
315 reviews
.05 km away
Royal Pacific Motor Inn
450 reviews
.22 km away
SW Hotel
373 reviews
.25 km away
Hotel North Beach
346 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Stella Pastry and Cafe
252 reviews
.06 km away
Golden Boy Pizza
332 reviews
.02 km away
Firenze By Night
428 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Little Italy
311 reviews
.01 km away
The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
27 reviews
.12 km away
Beach Blanket Babylon
1,842 reviews
.17 km away
Walk SF Tours
81 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Karen W
14 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Bellauno | Reviewed this property |
I think they will split a regular order for two persons, but I don’t think there are half orders. It’s very reasonably price and terrific.
12 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Kathryn L | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for parties of three or less. 6pm is a good walk in time.
30 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Darrin N | Reviewed this property |
There are several options all within walking distance of this restaurant. We ended up in a saloon that was 2 blocks last away that had some really fin blues bands playing. Once you find the restaurant, just walk around... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-3181
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing