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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Belmont, California
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated a block, or so, from Union Square. Fresh made pastas are a definite plus here. We had a variety of dishes which were all pretty good. The Risotto was fabulous!

Thank Thom D
Langley, Canada
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154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy Italian food and Sharon found L'Ottavo's on the internet. We did not have reservations, and were pleased that they were able to seat us immediately. They reluctantly seated us at a table for 4 at our request as the tables for two were too small and close together for our taste. This restaurant offers atmosphere, wide menu choices,... More 

1 Thank MPAnderson001
Beaumont, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Italian cuisine is tasty and well presented. An extensive menu, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, and the staff very attentive and pleasant. The house wine is quite acceptable, and we were given a free glass of house wine when ordering an entree. Water was free, as was bread and the dipping oil! Close to Union Square, and we... More 

1 Thank Harold L
Columbia, South Carolina
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216 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on the last evening of our trip and enjoyed the food. I had CARBONARA BACON, SWEET PEAS & FRESH HERBS IN A CREAMY EGG SAUCE and the Crab Bisque. Both were good. The pasta was a very good size portion and we probably should have split it. As some of the reviews suggested, it was extremely... More 

1 Thank RAZBW
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You can actually hear your dining partners in this quiet restaurant. The food is very good and the service is superb. A good place after a show in San Francisco. Worth hunting it out.

1 Thank surfngrandma
Luang Prabang, Laos
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I had the seafood linguine which was a special. It was great, came with lots of mussels and clams, 3 good sized shrimp and some fish. My wife had cannelloni which was excellent as well. House wine was fine, good service and ambiance. We've been coming here for 15 years and are always glad we did.

1 Thank Walter S
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

nice little restaurant, didn't booked just turned up, good reasonable priced food, lobster ravioli was good together with the Antipasta. good portions, good service, not over the top, recommended.

1 Thank KGD70
Duryea, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Last visited this restaurant about five years ago and was please to find they've maintained their standards. L'Ottavo is a small,quiet, dark restaurant. It's perfect for date night. There is a nice selection of Italian specialties a comprehensive list of Italian wines. Food was expertly prepared, and the service was great.

1 Thank David S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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