Situated in North Beach, San Francisco’s historic Italian neighborhood, Caffe Greco was founded by owners Hanna and Sandy Suleiman in August 1988. Caffe Greco is recognized by many, as the most authentic Italian caffe in the city serving the world famous Illy Caffe , award winning homemade tiramisu, cannoli, and gelato. Its acclaimed popularity and reputation was culminated in rave reviews by the New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, Food Arts, S.F. Chronicle, Smithsonian Magazine, and… [Read More]
Poesia “Po-eh-see-ah” means “Poetry” and whole lot more in Italian. Poesia reflects the light of romance and magnifies it to become that essential nature of love that makes every moment in life an adventure. What can you expect at Poesia? Great food and great service. With Francesco directly managing the operations, and the multi-cultural staff at Poesia operating as a tightly knit family, the neighbors and tourists from around the world immediately feel welcome and… [Read More]
Welcome to Barbacco, a trattoria that was inspired by an idea that began to take shape before we even opened Perbacco, our restaurant next door. In contrast, we wanted to create a casual place with an emphasis on simple, delicious Italian food, drawing inspiration from all the regions of Italy. On one of our trips to Italy, we had lunch at a small trattoria in a town on the Ligurian coast. The place had been there… [Read More]
Situated in the congenial San Francisco neighborhood of Noe Valley, Lupa is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm, affordable prices, and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients, Chef Stefano Coppola creates a seasonal menu featuring classic dishes from his home in Rome. The menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food – combining simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including quality olive oil, locally grown local vegetables… [Read More]
Cotogna is a celebration of rustic Italian cuisine and offers a daily-changing menu of spit-roasted or grilled meats and fish, wood-oven pizzas and house-made pastas. Located in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square, Cotogna (‘quince’ in Italian) is a casual, lively venue and a complement to the adjoining Quince Restaurant, Chef Michael Tusk’s celebrated fine dining establishment.
Before opening InoVino in Cole Valley, owner Claudio Villani was the Sommelier at the highly regarded Michelin Star Restaurant Quince in San Francisco and the Wine Director at Perbacco in the Financial District.
“In 1998, Craig Stoll and his soon-to-be wife, Annie, opened Delfina, whose Tuscan-influenced dishes established a new benchmark for Italian food in San Francisco, and a new center of gravity for the cuisine, in the city’s Mission district. In 2005, the Stolls opened a pizzeria next door, and in 2008, a second in Pacific Heights. In April, the couple added another Mission-based element to their empire: Locanda, an osteria that channels the culinary traditions of… [Read More]
Montesacro is the name of a neighborhood of Rome, a hardscrabble working class quarter, like many others affected by the aftermath of the Second World War. Our goal is to pay an homage to those days and to the people who lived throughout that tumultuous time. We take inspiration from the classic “fraschette” of the Lazio region and offer “pinsa”, a modern take on the ancient flatbread once prepared by peasants living outside the imperial… [Read More]
Step inside Il Fornaio (located in the Levi’s Plaza) and take a culinary journey through Italy. The sights, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated everyday. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted breads accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals.
Since the Gold Rush, the Mission District has been one of San Francisco’s most unique neighborhoods. Every once in a while, a restaurant comes along that challenges our perception of what we thought we knew, in this case, Italian cuisine. The food is made with passion and artisty by a team of regional chefs, trained in the traditions and heritage of Italian cuisine. Farina’s contemporary design is a backdrop for the real star here, the… [Read More]