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Pesce or SPQR?

JeanD Dec 10, 2008 10:03 AM

Food-loving brother coming in from TX this weekend. Pesce or SPQR? Is Pesce 'fun'?

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  1. Paul H RE: JeanD Dec 10, 2008 10:55 AM

    I've only been to Pesce, and while I really enjoy the food and the casual neighborhood atmosphere, I would not call it "fun". Though, offhand, I can't think of any restaurant that I would call fun.

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    1. re: Paul H
      JeanD RE: Paul H Dec 10, 2008 12:21 PM

      I think SPQR has a fun ambiance. Try it - I think you'd like it!

    2. mmerino RE: JeanD Dec 10, 2008 01:29 PM

      SPQR's food is miles above Pesce. I have eaten at both a few times and I wouldn't bother with pesce again unless someone else wanted to go and was paying. Not "fun" or wacky though. Do you mean fun as in waiters who crack jokes or menus that are silly? or interiors that are fun? I think Caffe Sport for lunch is fun b/c the waiters are old school and the interior is wacky & colorful plus the food is like nothing else I can think of off the top of my head in SF.

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      1. re: mmerino
        Adamsimpson RE: mmerino Dec 10, 2008 01:47 PM


        SPQR rules. amazing food, solid prices.

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          Adamsimpson RE: Adamsimpson Dec 10, 2008 01:49 PM

          Ohh and, if you haven't heard yet, get the Brussels Sprouts.

          It will reaffirm your love for them, or convert a hater.

          1. re: Adamsimpson
            JeanD RE: Adamsimpson Dec 10, 2008 05:54 PM

            Thanks for your notes. Everything there is amazing.

        2. re: mmerino
          JeanD RE: mmerino Dec 10, 2008 05:55 PM

          Thanks a bunch. The one time we ate there, I thought SPQR was fun - lively and interesting with attentive service - and that awesome food.

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          sugartoof RE: JeanD Dec 10, 2008 04:13 PM

          I haven't been to SPQR, but I have been to Pesce, and I wasn't under the impression they're supposed to be in the same league. The only dish I have any recollection of was the peas with bacon drowned in olive oil. It's pretty small and cramped in there, with really awkward chairs, so that dampened my personal fun factor.

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            JeanD RE: sugartoof Dec 10, 2008 05:56 PM

            Good to know. Helps a lot!

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