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Uma Casa


Noe Valley

$$$$Perfect For:Date NightDining SoloEating At The BarLiterally Everyone


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Uma Casa is a kind-of-casual, kind-of-fancy Portuguese spot that’s bright and modern, and feels like the neighborhood spot your friends found on their vacation in Lisbon and now won’t stop talking about. The crowd is parents of all ages, plus couples on date night (who are probably discussing if they should become parents). But you don’t need to be child-adjacent to enter Uma Casa. It’s just a cool (but not too cool) spot that would be perfect for just about anyone—it’s breezy and welcoming, with a bar that works for a drinks and snacks situation, and a general vibe that makes you want to linger over dinner.

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The Portuguese food here is generally heavy on seafood and tomato bases, and light on things that are vegetarian. Everything on the menu is well-executed and tasty, but the octopus, gambas, and pork and clam stew are standouts. Other things, like the grilled chicken and seafood salad, are very good, but are best suited for those who have Rachael Ray at the top of their TiVo record list. The staff are quick with solid recommendations, and the wine list is reasonably priced and goes beyond your usual California sauvignon blancs.

Uma Casa is a great addition to a neighborhood that could use more excitement and diversity in their restaurants. While it’s not the trendiest place in the city, it’s definitely cool enough to tell the rest of your carpool about.

Food Rundown

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Gambas Moçambique

A bunch of shrimp in a rich and spicy tomato sauce, with a few slices of bread for sopping. This is one of our favorite things on the menu - if there are many of you, get more than one order.
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This is an excellent short rib, with some greens and mashed sweet potatoes. It’s hearty without being too big and a good way to break out of the seafood category.

Carne de Porco à Alentejana

Back again with the tomato-y sauce, this time applied to a delicious stew. The clams and pork work well together and the rich sauce is fantastic for bread dipping.

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