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As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persian, Italian and American cuisines, with a clientele of ex-pats and locals neatly representing the three said cultures. Welcoming i... read more
Big fun to be had in Bruce Hill’s humongous SoMa pizzeria, notably housed in a relic of the former dot-com boom. The original late-90s industrial chic design was given a makeover and lots of warm t... read more
Tough act to follow occupying the former home of 31-year vet Café Mozart – the self-proclaimed (yet slightly creepy) “San Francisco’s Most Romantic Restaurant.” Given... read more
Named for tiny bar/café/restaurants on side streets in Rome and Napoli, where Italians gather to spread neighborhood gossip and talk about futbol and not paying taxes. SF version is for work... read more
Team behind beloved Beretta and Starbelly are definitely on a roll; they set their sites on the Marina with a similar Roman-style birreria/pizzeria. Arguably the niftiest space in the neighborhood,... read more
In these trying times, sometimes the best balm for the soul is a well-made, gratifying Italian meal without breaking the bank. Interior is minimal but not severe, big windows at the front flood the... read more
Like the intentionally-lowercase name, pleasingly straightforward and smart Mission enoteca, inspiring a devoted following. Fresh-out-the-brick oven Neopolitan-style pizzas proffered by our man Joh... read more
Southern Italian that is rustic in only the way polenta cooked and served in a jar can be, which is to say, about as studiedly hand-hewn as a display in Anthropology. The emphasis is on seasonal he... read more
All-world class and quality from husband and wife chef team Ambjorn Lindskog and Andrea Hyde, one of the most creative and refined meals in Sil Valley. Well-appointed interior is white table cloth-... read more
We could easily make a half dozen Godfather references, but will refrain except to say that I know it was you Fredo. You brok-a my heart. You brok-a my heart! Just kidding - but they're asking for ... read more
Centerpiece restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel has a design that has to be seen to be believed - windows on three sides, with streaming sunshine during the day and dramatically illuminated at nig... read more
Name means "true" - the aim here to recreate authentic Italian cuisine with locally grown, organic, sustainable ingredients. Still relatively undiscovered, might not set the culinary world on fire ... read more
Cook goes about its business quietly. And its business is being a local favorite and one of the best under-the-radar restaurants in the Napa Valley. The formula is simple: finely constructed clean ... read more
Tigelle is a small, round, thick type of flatbread, sorta like an English Muffin, from the Modena region of Italy, served here piping hot and unlimited. One could easily fill up on these joints - s... read more
Californized pan-Mediterranean cuisine is sister to SF's LuLu, seamlessly blends the flavors of Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco and a top-notch wine list. Classy, airy, casual environs in a neatly... read more
Leisurely, welcoming Italian bistro/café that elicits fierce declarations of loyalty from Cow Hollow locals and quietly has one of the best pizzas in the city. Everything’s house-made,... read more
Soulless strip mall exterior belies an authentic, romantic Italian original that can be quite a tough table. Small but cozy space gets booked with adoring, somewhat older locals. Compact, simple bu... read more
Yes! We know it's a big California chain and we generally avoid those but, c'mon, these guys win all kinds of awards, everything's fresh, the menu is pretty interesting and, at the very least, sati... read more
NYC meets SF: thin crust pizza is given the full Cali-organic treatment on a bright, busy Mission corner, inpires lines out-the-door even on weeknights. Mix-n-match your own pie with toppings like ... read more
As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persi...
Surreal cocktailing in SoMa. Heady mix of gothic and steampunk deco...
With just 18 seats (plus 12 bar seats), exposed brick, unglaze...
Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky sty...
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has ma...