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Silverlaker Jul 17, 2006 11:22 PM

Been searching... Incanto and Bacco look good. Thoughts?

(LA CHOWHOUNDER again)

  1. lucymom Jul 18, 2006 03:34 AM

    The pasta at Dopo is amazing. Just went there again, last Thursday and had the gnocchi with a rabbit sauce. This was by far the best gnocchi ever.

    1. Porthos Jul 18, 2006 02:56 AM

      I posed the same question a few months ago and the fresh pasta at Oliveto, Quince, and A16 (in that order) are indeed pretty good. I like my pasta al-dente and more toothsome which means dried pasta and not fresh. Oliveto has both fresh pasta preps and ones made with dried.

      Oliveto gets the edge for me because it's more rustic and not as refined as Quince...which is the exact same reason many people like Quince over Oliveto. Depends what you want. I like my pasta rustic and al-dente with either a simple tomato sauce, a earthy ragu, or a nice olive oil and garlic prep.

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        Amahal420 Jul 18, 2006 02:26 AM

        I love Panta Rei in North Beach. I'm pretty sure the pasta is made in house because it tastes very fresh. The sauces are also great. The fettucini with duck is one of my favorites. Plus the corner location and big windows make it a great people watching spot.

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          Maya Jul 18, 2006 12:15 AM

          I heard Quince was all about the pasta, but I have not been there myself.

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            Tobias Jul 18, 2006 01:56 AM

            The pasta at Quince is ethereal, light years better than Incanto and Bacco.

          2. larochelle Jul 18, 2006 12:13 AM

            I second Incanto. I loooove their pork ragu with handkerchief pasta - it can cause intense cravings.

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              MuppetGrrl Jul 17, 2006 11:51 PM

              Incanto's pork ragu with handkerchief pasta is meaty heaven on a plate.

              Other than that, I've been disappointed with nearly every pasta experience I've had, probably because I make my own sauce exactly to my taste. So I'm also dying for suggestions.

              1. Robert Lauriston Jul 17, 2006 11:40 PM

                Also Oliveto and A16.

                http://www.a16sf.com/Menu.html
                http://www.oliveto.com/dinnermenu.pdf

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