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Mar 14, 2007 09:33 AM

San Fran weekend

I'm headed to San Fran with my mom for a long weekend and am looking for suggestions. I have reservations at Slanted Door (sunday) and Kokkari (Friday), but have one more open night. . . . any suggestions? I've been to Kokkari before, but not in the last year. Any opinions about it? Suggestions for a Saturday night Italian place with a decent wine list? More casual than formal is preferred, i.e., dress code. We're staying at the Algonquin near fisherman's warf, but are up for cabbing or walking. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I love Kokkari but have not been there in about a year. My friends eat lunch there often always say good things.

    For Italian you might try-
    Antica Trattoria

    1. Italian with a great wine list, Incanto. You can get there on the J subway/streetcar line, which has a great view over the city.

      So far as I know there's not a single restaurant left in San Francisco with a dress code.

      1. This is a great time for innovative Italian restaurants in S.F! I'd agree with A16 and Delfina (though both are hard to get into so make reservations at least a month in advance), and Perbacco is the new Italian kid on the block that's winning rave reviews. I'm checking it out this weekend so we'll see if it lives up to the hype. But the menu is really intriguing.

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        1. re: VirgoBlue

          Reviews of Perbacco have been somewhat mixed here lately. Seems like when both floors are full things are less consistent.

        2. No worries about Kokkari, you are safe - I've eaten there more times than I can count over the past 5 years and have found it to be consistently good, without exception.

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          1. re: brokergal

            Agree about Kokkari, unless you'd rather try something new? The menu reallydoesn't change much at all from what I have seen. For Italian I can definitely second the recs for A16 and Perbacco, as well as Incanto. They can be difficult to get reservations at though.

            Oh, and calling it "San Fran" will get you pegged immediately as a tourist :)

            1. re: Maya

              Incanto's not as hard to get into as A16. That could change after April 22.


          2. Agree on Delfina and A 16 -- both are very hard to get into. But, both are awesome with A 16 having a broader menu (also unique in its take on Southern Italian stuff). Their wine list and stemware are both excellent. Also more convenient to your location.

            A girl whose (Italian) wine store I just started frequenting told me her friend owns a place called La Ciccia and that the food is very good (as is the wine list). She seems to know what she is doing and has a good palate, so I tend to trust her...

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            1. re: whiner

              La Ciccia's wine list is great, but they don't have enough temperature-controlled storage, so the reds are sometimes way too warm.

              I think this is a sample rather than current inventory: