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LOOKING FOR BEST ITALIAN IN SAN FRANCISCO RECS

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Robin1 Sep 28, 2006 08:50 PM

Looking for great Italian restaurants comparable to Babbo in NY or River Cafe in London, La Terza in LA. Great antipasti, pasta, fish, wine....Could be formal, or trattoria style.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Robin1 Sep 28, 2006 09:25 PM

    Incanto in SF. Chris Cosentino, the chef, will be challenging Mario Batali on Iron Chef this season.

    Oliveto in Oakland is worth the trip. It's right by a subway stop.

    Acquerello's great, if you don't mind some French influence, and somewhat more formal.

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      Problem Child RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 28, 2006 09:43 PM

      Actually that episode will air on Oct 6.

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        Robert Lauriston RE: Problem Child Sep 28, 2006 09:59 PM

        It's reportedly going to be taped next week. Air date is tba.

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      nja RE: Robin1 Sep 28, 2006 09:29 PM

      here's a thread on the subject that mentions most (if not all) of the serious contenders.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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