If you teach a man to fish, he will likely be bored, wet, and full of hooks; if you give a man a fish, he will eat that fish and thank you. Be a better buddy with the help of today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fresh Italian seafoody fare and drinks at Cioppino's, right on Fisherman's Wharf.
Cioppino's menu of Italian cuisine has been refined over the past century and is filled to the gills with fresh catches from the Bay. Rev your seafood senses with a plate of sweet-potato fries served with chipotle-ranch dipping sauce ($6.95), fresh steamed clams swimming in a fennel broth with tomatoes, sambuca, and garlic ($15.95), or a combo cocktail of Dungeness crabmeat and bay shrimp over a bed of seasonal greens ($12.95). The restaurant's eponymous dish delivers a bountiful bowl of Dungeness crab, clams, mussels, snapper, calamari, shrimp, and tomatoes braised in a fennel-scented stew ($27.95). Diners looking to hit the land waves for some turfin' will enjoy a 12 oz. center-cut New York steak with truffled mashed potatoes and veggies ($27.95) or a plate of demi-glazed pork chops in a brandy reduction with shitake mushrooms ($18.95). Wash down your land- and water-fetched fare with a glass of Italian wine, frothy beer, a pint of marinara, or a specialty cocktail from Cioppino's impressive drink menu.
Family owned and operated, Cioppino's is a great place to congregate your visiting kin for a starlit feast out on the patio or to lure a lucky lady at the bar into adopting you. In addition to plenty of general dining-room seating and space in the bar, the restaurant houses a large, private banquet room complete with beautiful views of the bay and beautiful reflections of the banquet room in the squeaky-clean windows.
Reservations are recommended.
- What a beautiful place…Dimmed lights with little white lights everywhere. The walls were textured to look like they were straight out of an oil painting of a restaurant in Italy. – cybrlily, TripAdvisor
- This is a great value! The portions are huge -- all of the dishes we tried could easily be slit between two hungry people…And the seafood was good! We especially like the calamari (both the fried appetizer and in the cioppino house specialty); it was very tender, not the usual rubbery stuff. – OpenTable user who dined on 1/30/2010
- Share the cioppino - it is a HUGE bowl of seafood. delicious! – rockstar, Urbanspoon
Cioppino's Restaurant & Bar
When star chef Mario Batali tasted Cioppino's Restaurant & Bar's signature dish—cioppino, an italian seafood stew with tomatoes and fennel—he liked it so much that he said, “I could eat that every day.” The richness of the cioppino sets the tone for the rest of the menu, which teems with hearty Italian staples such as rigatoni pomodoro, shrimp capellini, and margherita pizzas.
Diners devour these dishes inside the mural-bedecked dining room at tables draped in red-gingham tablecloths. They can also head out to the patio, which the Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant keeps open 365 days per year, come rain or kraken attack.