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Sep 18, 2007 09:48 AM

Italian in San Francisco on Sunday evening?

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?

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  1. 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.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      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

        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

          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

            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.

      2. 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 :)