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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.

  1. spinn1 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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      PumpkinHead 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.

      http://www.cafealtanosf.com/menu.html

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

        link

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        Cafe Altano
        602 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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

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

        1. rworange Jul 13, 2009 11:30 PM

          Where did you go?

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          1. re: rworange
            Hughlipton Jul 14, 2009 12:52 PM

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

            1. re: Hughlipton
              rworange 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.

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              Molinari Delicatessen
              373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

              1. re: rworange
                Hughlipton 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. tvham 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. Euonymous Jun 29, 2009 10:03 PM

              White sauce or red sauce?

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

                Either as long as it is really good.

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