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House made pasta in SF

christy319 Jan 12, 2010 08:19 PM

I'm in town for work and am craving a fresh pasta dish (ideally, one with truffle butter or white truffles, but any simple fresh pasta dish would be great). What's my best bet for relatively casual (business casual is as good as I'm going to be dressed) Italian in the city, someplace I can get in on a weeknight with a same day reservation? Thanks.

  1. Pei Jan 13, 2010 03:33 AM

    Ideale is excellent, though only some of their pastas are fresh made. Definitely don't miss Perbacco if you're working downtown. I had a lovely white truffle covered pasta there awhile ago.

    1. moto Jan 12, 2010 05:49 PM

      we had an excellent fresh pasta with white truffle (recently harvested in the Piemonte) in early Dec. at SPQR. the chef who succeeded Appleman at SPQR apparently loves making pasta on their fancy machine, and according to the server that was one shift in the menu when the chefs changed. the place is (Pacific Hts.) casual and very loud w. excellent wines, if you haven't been there before.

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      1. re: moto
        Amy G Jan 13, 2010 07:06 AM

        Second SPQR. Their fresh stuffed pastas are the best I have had in SF.

      2. daveena Jan 12, 2010 04:26 PM

        Fresh pasta + truffle makes me think Perbacco:

        There's an agnolotti filled with bone marrow and mushrooms, topped with truffle butter that sounds unreal... maybe I need to get back there soon too.

        1. Robert Lauriston Jan 12, 2010 04:21 PM

          My favorites for fresh pasta are La Ciccia and Incanto. Downtown, Perbacco.

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