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cioppino in San Francisco or the East Bay

Jennifer Jul 19, 2000 09:44 PM

I'm looking for noteworthy cioppino in S.F. or Berkeley/Oakland area. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

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    Jason Perlow RE: Jennifer Jul 20, 2000 06:36 PM

    You have to go where they invented it.

    Tadich Grill
    240 California Street, San Francisco, CA (Between Battery and Front Streets)

    Place has been around for 140 years. GO. EAT.

    Link: http://members.home.net/fasoldt/html/...

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      melanie RE: Jennifer Jul 20, 2000 07:21 PM

      I'll second Jason's rec of Tadich. Best time to go is either late lunch, 2pm-ish, as there's an early line for lunch or for dinner when the Financial District is deserted. And, bring cash.

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        Stefany B. RE: melanie Jul 20, 2000 07:51 PM

        If I might stick my two cents in - I wholeheartedly say amen to the Tadich and I recommend having the cioppino at the far end of the bar where they serve food. Somehow it tastes better there. They have a very lovely wine selection as well. Sitting at the bar you get a floor show as you can see into the kitchen and also the waiters will kibbitz with you.

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          melanie RE: Stefany B. Jul 22, 2000 08:30 PM

          Ooooooh! I think I need to sneak in there for dinner soon.

          Also thought of another old timer - the Old Clam House down on Bayshore. I like those complimentary cups of steaming hot clam broth and the sourdough is late baked. Cioppino isn't as good though...

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