Good italian outside of North Beach?
I'm looking for good, simple italian food and don't want to tackle the parking in North Beach (lazy, I know). Any favorites?
Excellent juxtaposition of posts. Look right below for the latest report on Antica Trattoria on Russian Hill. They have valet parking too.
try Vivande, really nice,good food. also sells cheeses balsamic, etc.
Vivande Porta Via
2125 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
In the south of market area, I like Pazzia on 3rd, near the SFMOMA and Enzo's at 4th & Brannan next to Bizou. Both are small Italian places with good food at reasonable prices. Seems to be plenty of parking in SOMA these days!
Bella Trattoria (not to be mistaken with the pizzeria) on Geary and 3rd Ave. get the cinghiale.
I love Jackson-Fillmore, which is, uh, right near the corner of Jackson and Fillmore in Pacific Heights. Parking is not great there, but it is definitely way better than North Beach. This place gets crowded and you often have to wait, but if you are alone it is usually easy to get a place at the counter; reservations only for parties of more than two. One of my favorite dishes here is an appetizer of extremely lightly sauteed slivers of zucchini topped with shaved pecorino. All the meals I've had here have ranged from quite good to fantastic.