Sorella, San Francisco



1760 Polk St

San Francisco, CA 94109

Sorella Website

Sorella, San Francisco

Sorella is an anxiously awaited casual sister restaurant to Michelin starred Acquerello. In fact it means sister in Italian! It is located where 1760 once was. Having this pedigree, we quickly added it to our must visit list. We’ve dined here twice, the last time at the end of 2022.

Sorella San Francisco inside interior decor

The menu is pretty wide ranging with a good assortment of starters, lots of pastas, and a couple large mains. They are able to accommodate a special pasta for vegans and gluten-free folks.

Service was better than expected. Very warm and friendly.

Sorella’s is an inviting Italian restaurant serving up really good food, especially the appetizers. It’s a hard reservation to make, so if you come early you can just sit at the bar. Prices add up fast as portion sizes are not big. This is not a value spot. It’s an appetizer, pasta, and dessert place. Parking is not easy in this neighborhood.

Food Picks
Mojito ($15) what’s strong and well done. Lots of ice though. 9/10

Sorella San Francisco green salad pea leaves focaccia bread

Potato leek focaccia bread ($6) is freshly made and top-notch. Need it to fill up on. 9.5/10

Sourdough bread ($6) is not worthy. It was mainly useful for cleaning our plates of the well done sauces. 6/10

Pea shoots ($14) it’s also top notch, with a slight bit of heat and elevated with the Botarga. 9.5/10

Salad ($14) was well-balanced and not overly dressed. Again highly recommended. 9.5/10

Crab Salad ($32)  with anchovy dressing is way expensive but definitely very good. 9/10

Oysters ($4.50) on the half shell and smaller ones pre configured with accompaniments.  Well done. 9/10

Sorella San Francisco calamari octopus

Calamari ($22) what’s recommended by the server in the have lived up to its reputation. They are stuffed with prawns, scallops and cooked perfectly. Must get. 9.5/10

Short rib Angoloti ($29) was recommended by our server and included 12 pillowy pieces of pasta filled with tender meat goodness. 9/10

Gnocchi with duck ($27) is definitely a star pasta.  Could have sworn it was beef. 9.5/10

Tonarelli ($35) is a very expensive pasta but proves it worth with lots of al denote pasta . 9/10

Sorella San Francisco pasta vegan agnolotti

Vegan gluten-free pasta ($22) was fantastic for folks needing this. They accommodate us with one of the better renditions. 9/10

Eggless Linguini with lobster ($33) , is another accommodation and hits close to the spot. The sauce is a bit on the watery and spicy side, very fine pasta is al dente. 8/10

Sorella San Francisco sorbets chocolate pineapple grapefruit

Sorbetto ($4 ea) chocolate, grapefruit, pineapple are clearly freshly homemade, refreshing, and worth the lower calories. 8.5/10

Pavloa ($15) is a fun meringue shell dessert. Light, not too sweet. 8/10

Restaurant Map:

Sorella Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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