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Linguini with clams and/or mussels

Hughlipton Jun 29, 2009 06:17 PM

Coming to the CITY after the 4th and would like to have a great dish of linguini with clams and/ or mussels. Would appreciate any help herre. Was giving some thought to Mona Lisa which has always looked good as i walked by but I have never tried it before.

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  1. Euonymous RE: Hughlipton Jun 29, 2009 10:03 PM

    White sauce or red sauce?

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    1. re: Euonymous
      Hughlipton RE: Euonymous Jun 30, 2009 12:35 PM

      Either as long as it is really good.

    2. tvham RE: Hughlipton Jun 30, 2009 03:03 PM

      I like the linguine with clams at Nob Hill Cafe.

      I had a really bad experience with the service at Mona Lisa and would not recommend it to anyone (despite pretty decent pasta)

      1. rworange RE: Hughlipton Jul 13, 2009 11:30 PM

        Where did you go?

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          Hughlipton RE: rworange Jul 14, 2009 12:52 PM

          I went to Mona Lisa and was very pleasantly surprised. Unlike another poster here our service was fantastic.

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            rworange RE: Hughlipton Jul 14, 2009 02:04 PM

            Who knew ML had good linguini with clams? The whole touristy part of it put me off. I guess it depends on when you go. Looked over on yelp and the reviews are very mixed with a lot of complaints about service when the place is packed.

            Molinari Delicatessen
            373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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              Hughlipton RE: rworange Jul 14, 2009 05:28 PM

              It was not packed when I was there but we went early. It is a very large place and I can see if the place is packed service might not be as swift and smart as it could be. I walked by the place about three years ago on my way back from Molinari's and these two people were seated at a window seat and the lady was having linquini aglio olio and it look sooooo good I said to myself, "Self one day you've got to go there." I did and I was very pleased. I live in Los Angeles and it made my trip to the CITY a pleasant experience. My wife took home a slice of chocate and white chocolate cheesecake that she actually allowed me to have a bite of when we got back to our room. Yum!!

        2. Lori SF RE: Hughlipton Jul 14, 2009 08:09 AM

          I suggest going to Scala's Bistro they do it well.

          Scala's Bistro
          432 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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            PumpkinHead RE: Hughlipton Jul 14, 2009 02:28 PM

            I really enjoyed the linguine and clams at Cafe Altano - a newish place in Hayes Valley. It's one of the better I've had in this town. They are very reasonably priced as well.


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            1. re: PumpkinHead
              rworange RE: PumpkinHead Jul 14, 2009 02:58 PM


              Cafe Altano
              602 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

            2. spinn1 RE: Hughlipton Jul 15, 2009 02:59 PM

              Diner's Drive-Inns and Dives did a spotlight on Rocco's Cafe's linguini and clams that looked really good.

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