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Flour Child Aug 30, 2006 11:10 PM

I'll be in San Francisco next month and would like some recommendations for places to eat in or near North Beach.
Thanks!

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    Chubby RE: Flour Child Aug 30, 2006 11:46 PM

    Bocadillos, L'Osteria del Forno

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      Guerrilla Dining RE: Flour Child Aug 30, 2006 11:49 PM

      Oh it all depends on what you like, but here are a few I ALWAYS eat at when visiting (up to 10 times a year!);
      I'Fratelli's
      The Golden Spike
      Viva's
      Golden Boy
      All great restaurants, I guess there all mostly Italian except for Golden Boy which is fast pizza by the slice, yes cheap, but awesome! Have fun and say hello to my sister!

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        Robert Lauriston RE: Guerrilla Dining Aug 31, 2006 12:07 AM

        Gold Spike closed.

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        Sixy RE: Flour Child Aug 30, 2006 11:55 PM

        second L'Osteria del Forno

        add The Helmand for solid Afghan food

        add XOX for a truffle treat

        add Mama's for a great breakfast (cranberry orange walnut french toast is my pick)

        add Myth Cafe for a very good value lunch with sprinklings of exotic.

        add Jacqueline's if you need a desperately romatic evening and are happy about sharing little more than souffle with your love.

        add Marios Bohemian Cigar bar for casual wine and grilled sandwiches. not fancy.

        and there is a new ice cream or gelato place I cant remember the name of which has a wide selection for an icy treat. I favour the melon varieties.

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          Hungry Hippo RE: Flour Child Aug 31, 2006 02:49 AM

          It doesn't get talked about a lot, but I really love the chicken at Il Pollaio. I have to say, I don't get all the support for L'Osteria del Forno, the room is charming, but I can't pick up what's so special about the food. Am I ordering incorrectly?

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            Malik RE: Flour Child Aug 31, 2006 04:25 AM

            Strong seconds/thirds for Bocadillos and l'Osteria del Forno. Seconds as well for The Helmand, Cafe Jacqueline's for dessert souffles in particular, and XOX truffles.

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              laurenb RE: Flour Child Aug 31, 2006 04:35 AM

              Firenze by Night, I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am surprised I have never seen anyone else post about them. Best gnocchi and everything else.

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                BillSF RE: Flour Child Aug 31, 2006 07:33 AM

                The House

                http://www.thehse.com/

                1. psb RE: Flour Child Aug 31, 2006 08:30 AM

                  Agree with Helmand.
                  OdF is ok. Good prices on some things.
                  Think Bocadillos fails in price-performace.

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