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Italian in San Francisco on Sunday evening?

Cynsa Sep 18, 2007 09:48 AM

Houseguests request Italian restaurant on Sunday night... my DH has nixed my suggestions of A-16, La Ciccia, Delfina, Incanto, Perbacco, Sociale, Quince, Bacco, Da Flora, Ideale, L'Osteria del Forno ... I am hesitant about Farina, so what am I missing? Help, please, with a restaurant more casual than Acquerello. Would Allegro Romano or Zingari be contenders? Antica Trattoria?

  1. Robert Lauriston Sep 18, 2007 10:07 AM

    Antica Trattoria's sort of similar to Bacco. A hair more formal. Dunno if all these are open Sundays:

    Bar Bambino

    Personally, I'd take guests to a place I know is great rather than risk someplace new.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      Cynsa Sep 18, 2007 11:48 AM

      thanks, Robert! Pesce is open until 10pm on Sunday evening - and we like the sardines, the polpo, the tuna and white beans, the lamb shank, the risotto, the baccala. What do you like?

      1. re: Cynsa
        Robert Lauriston Sep 18, 2007 12:55 PM

        Haven't been in a while, but they had some of the best octopus I've had anywhere. Another standout was swordfish rolls.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          oakjoan Sep 18, 2007 05:59 PM

          I haven't been to Antica Trattoria in a couple of years, but it was really great then. I also love the ambiance - part neighborhood hangout, part slightly upscale.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            mchan02 Sep 18, 2007 06:53 PM

            I agree about the octopus- it's fantastic! Make sure to get the pappardelle with duck if they have it. Their polenta is also delicious.

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        vinoveritas Sep 20, 2007 02:34 PM

        A16 is amazing, don't ever miss an oppurtunity to eat there. The squid ink tonarelli, the cured meats, and the pizzas, and it's cheaper than delfina. If you want more upscale though, i LOVE perbacco. But at A16 you can sit back with a glass of wine and watch the world roll by. Jeans are appropriate, but so is that snazzy dress you've probably been waiting to bust out :)

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