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Choices for Daughter's 15th Birthday

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mustardgirl Apr 30, 2007 04:35 PM

She likes Italian, American so I narrowed it down to 4 - NOPA,Incanto(Church St), Delfina and Range . What do you foodies think? Other rec;s also appreciated. Prices among 4 seem equal.

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    chuckl Apr 30, 2007 04:49 PM

    I've been to delfina and incanto and both are very good. Have you considered Firefly?

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      jrhsfcm Apr 30, 2007 05:24 PM

      I'd probably recommend Delfina, followed by NOPA. I would say that Delfina has the best food out of the bunch, it's youthful/hip (I just made myself feel old by saying "hip"), and in general a fun location.

      Incanto specializes in offal, so if she's an adventurous eater it may be a good place to consider. Not every teen likes to eat kidneys, intestines, etc. I constantly hear a lot of mixed reviews about Range, though the cocktails ALWAYS get the thumbs up. Maybe in another 6 years. ;)

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        whiner May 1, 2007 01:26 AM

        I'd go with Delfina off of that list but I would seriously consider A16 instead. (A16 is a modern Southern Italian restaurant in the Marina.) The food is as good, a bit more unusual, and the crowd is really young (not mostly 15 young, but 18-35 young). Really cool vibe. Awesome wine list and stemware, although I guess that isn't really relevant for the next few years ;-)

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          mustardgirl May 1, 2007 10:42 AM

          A16 is sort of out of the Way. Was looking at Mission, Bernal Hts, Glen Park Areas
          A16 also seems more pricey Delfina seems like the favorite of all

          1. re: mustardgirl
            Robert Lauriston May 1, 2007 10:48 AM

            A16's prices are about the same as Delfina's.

        2. Morton the Mousse May 1, 2007 11:16 AM

          Incanto if she is an adventurous eater, and likes rustic Italian food. Delfina if she is a more conservative eater, and likes Cal Cuisine.
          Incanto is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area.

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            mustardgirl May 1, 2007 12:20 PM

            She basically likes steak, pasta, and chicken

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              Robert Lauriston May 1, 2007 12:31 PM

              Delfina's a good fit, then.

              1. re: mustardgirl
                Morton the Mousse May 1, 2007 12:44 PM

                Definitely don't take her to Incanto.

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