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]
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.
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]
54 Mint is an Italian restaurant located behind the old Mint building off of 5th street between Mission and Market in the SoMa district only steps away from Union sq. and Moscone Convention center. Come to 54 Mint in SOMA for a complete meal, or a quick bite and drinks at the bar until midnight.
Named for the highway crossing the Italian Peninsula’s countryside from Naples to Canosa di Puglia, award-winning A16 brings the distinct tastes of Southern Italy to San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood. The menu focuses on the foodways of Campania, the region encompassing Naples, as well featuring dishes that pay tribute to Lazio, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily. From handmade fresh pasta to house-cured salumi, entrées making use of the whole animal, and authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, Executive Chef… [Read More]
Co-owners Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham-Tognetti work together to provide an unparallel Italian dining experience. Acquerello has received countless awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, as well as 2008, 2009 and 2010.