North Beach - I can't believe I have to ask...
I am so bad in that I never get to North Beach and the last time I was there (a year ago?) I ate at Rose Pistola.
Now I have a friend coming in Wednesday night from Portland and his hotel is nearby so North Beach seems to be the easiest meeting place.
I'd like it affordable (Rose Pistola is just too pricey for my current budget) and a place with little or no corkage would be brilliant; I have a '91 Nebbiolo I'd like to share with my pal without having to pay a huge corkage fee.
Good food goes without saying, right? What are the current fav's?
Their corkage is $20, but I think Ideale is the best bet in North Beach - solid cucina Romana.
1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tomasso's, what can I say that hasn't already been said, pizza and home-made ravioli's.
Tommaso Ristorante Italiano
1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133
re: Paul H
I had lunch at L'Osteria del Forno yesterday and the food was wonderful, as usual, but my serving of roast pork was huge. I don’t know what the corkage is, however, they serve wine in water glasses. Like you I assume, I would never serve a ‘91 Nebbiolo in anything but a burgundy glass, so bring your own if you go.
Don't know what their corkage is, but we had an spur of the moment dinner recently at Figaro and it was really good and reasonably priced.
I did a write up here:
414 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
We ended up going to Sotto Mare. I'm sorry I couldn't get my friend to share a Cioppino ($27 was too pricey for me alone and too much food). He had the fettuccine with smoked salmon and I had the daily grilled fish, Petrale Sole. My fish was swimming in a BIT too much butter, even for me. With a $10 corkage, our bill came to $30 each.
I would go back and share a Cioppino with someone and could hopefully get the individual cost to $20.