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Sabella & La Torre

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94142
+1 415-673-2824
10:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Helena, Montana
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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 1 week ago 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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183 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sit down area of the eatery is truly simple; it may not be one chooses for romantic dinner. The attraction is the stall outside, good for lunch or quick grub. The sandwiches are surprisingly flavorful, seasoned well, and not drowned in mayo or some saucy concoctions like those neighboring stalls. The crab sandwich is particularly delightful. If that's not... More 

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

I can't tell you how much it means to us to hear how much you enjoyed our food here! It sounds like you ordered well -- the crab sandwich is one of my favorites, and of course, you can't go wrong with the squid salad. That said, I'm bummed that our ambiance knocked us so many points. We're all about... More 

Langley City, Canada
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The restaurant is in the Fishermans Wharf, so expect it to be very busy day in and day out. Seeing the waiters walking around fast and still carrying a smile was great. The clam chowder was tasty and was the best of all we ordered. The pastas were of big portion. The ingredients were fresh. The taste and presentation were... More 

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

We might be busy, but I'm glad you had a chance to stop by and say hello. It's awesome the clam chowder and pasta truly impressed you, Luther -- hope the rest of your trip went just as well. All the best, Tom More 

Perth, Australia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food was average but prices were also average. Very crowded because the restaurant claims to be one of the original Fisherman's Wharf restaurants. Maitre'd sat us at the toilet, which we're usually okay with but it smelled quite bad. The table did not have any place settings. Service was well below average, even for a crowded restaurant.

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

While I am glad you enjoyed the food overall, I wish it was the same story for service. I know we can be fairly busy being on the Wharf and all, but you should always expect attentive service from us. Likewise, if your seat truly bothered you, I know we would have looked into moving you somewhere else if you... More 

Skokie, IL
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107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The restaurant itself is unassuming - almost like a classic dinner or small-town restaurant. Basic booths and a bar along one wall. I went in alone on a Wed night about 6PM, and it wasn't too crowded and had a number of locals eating or at the bar. The atmosphere and the meal are more like basic fresh family cooking,... More 

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

Hey, I'm just glad you felt right at home with the locals on Wednesday! Sounds like the clam chowder and crab cakes were exactly what you were looking for, Scohn, so I'm thrilled to hear it. Thanks for stopping by while visiting the city -- I hope the rest of your trip went well. All the best, Tom More 

Melbourne, Australia
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This eatery offers Soups,Salads, Fresh Grilled & Broiled fish, a variety of the freshest Shellfish, Pasta, Steak & Chicken, Sour Dough sandwiches for walk up bites and all to die for. Great service with a smile and the portion sizes are substantial. A must visit for lunch or dinner.

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

Whether for lunch or dinner, I appreciate you always stopping by! Can't wait to welcome you back for more fish, pasta, and sandwiches. 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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 94142
  • 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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