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A16 Alternative near California and Presidio?

dordogne Jan 23, 2007 12:59 PM

We're going to an event at California and Presidio and would like to have an early dinner beforehand within walking distance in order to avoid two frustrating quests for parking. A16 is booked (and a bit too far in any case). Any suggestions for places of comparable style/execution?

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    chiangc Jan 23, 2007 01:12 PM

    415 (on Presidio at California) is a good substitute. Although the food is with an Asian flare, not Italian, food is delicious topped off with a good sake list and a full bar.

    1. tatertot Jan 23, 2007 01:17 PM

      How about Osteria? I really enjoyed dinner here. It has good Italian food. The atmosphere is more down to earth and cozy.

      3277 Sacramento St (Cross Street: Presidio Avenue)
      San Francisco, CA 94115
      (415) 771-5030

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        dunn.sanfrancisco Jan 23, 2007 01:23 PM

        Tatertot had a good suggestion and I agree. Osteria is a good place and its at Sacramento and Presidio Streets. I tried gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

        1. Lori SF Jan 23, 2007 01:37 PM

          Garibaldi on Presidio
          Ella's on Presidio
          415- on Presidio

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            srr Jan 23, 2007 02:01 PM

            Sociale isn't far from there on Sacramento.

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              hungrycaveman Jan 23, 2007 04:01 PM

              Skip Osterio: It's solid but nothing special. Sociale is better and more intimate as well.

              1. d
                Doodleboomer Jan 23, 2007 10:39 PM

                Ella's does dinner now. The menu looks good, and from what I have seen walking by, it looks delicious

                1. alpine chef Jan 23, 2007 10:50 PM

                  osteria and garibaldi have been family staples for a while. haven't tried sociale yet

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