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Jul 11, 2006 09:38 PM

A16 alternative

My dad is coming into the city for dinner and wanted to try A16 but I can't get a reservation at a reasonable time tonight. Any alternative recs?

PS I don't want to go to pizzeria delfina.

Thanks for the help

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  1. Zuppa is a good alternative, I really like their mushroom pizza.

    1. Are you just looking for pizza or for an authentic Italian restaurant?

      For pizza, Pizzetta 211 is excellent. No reservations, but worth it.

      1. I would say Incanto but I think they're closed on Tuesdays. La Ciccia on Church in outer Noe is an awesome neighborhood Italian place. They have a wood oven for pizzas, but the other dishes are even better than the pizza. Nice wine list too. Another choice for pizza is Little Star for Chicago style deep dish pizza but it's not Italian, if that's what you are looking for.

        Other Italian options abound in North Beach as well as other areas of town, such as Ideale, L'Osteria del Forno (also closed on Tuesdays, I think), and Da Flora (all in N. Beach), Antica Trattoria and Pesce in Russian Hill, and . . . hmmm, that's all I can think of off the top of my head. La Ciccia is definitely my favorite of these.

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        1. re: farmersdaughter

          I really like la Ciccia for their food, delicious braised lamb. Their pizza is just ok. They do not have a wood burning oven. They have a regular deck gas oven that they inherited from the previous proprietor.

        2. Haystack Pizza in Noe Valley order The New Yorker

          1. Try Bar Tartine, it's very comfortable (maybe a little loud when they're in full swing, but it adds to the charm), the staff is super friendly and the food is consistently great. It's in the Mission, but it's as easy to park around there as it is in the Marina.
            Great seasonal food with a nice wine list too.