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Mar 8, 2010 02:54 PM

Any restaurants that do an especially good job with squid?

Any cuisine, any ethnicity. They just have to prepare squid particularly well. San Francisco or nearby preferred.

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  1. Do a "Search this board" search for calamari. This subject has been discussed within the past 3-6 months. Delfina, Yuet Lee and Duarte's (in Pecsadero) have been recommended on past squid/calamari threads.

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    1. Pizzaiolo in Oakland sometimes has a great appetizer of it roasted in the wood oven, and sometimes on a pizza. Very good.

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        1. re: JasmineG

          I love, love, love the squid pizza at Pizzaiola.

          1. re: The Dive

            Only problem with Pizzaiolo is that you never know what will be on the day's menu, so best to check the Web site before going over hungry for squid.


          2. re: JasmineG

            Squid pizza is in season right now I think.

          3. I had some of the best squid I've had in a long time at Barbacco the other night.


            1. Delfina (mentioned above) has a great grilled squid on white beans appetizer.

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              1. re: Mr_Happy

                Milano (on Pacific in SF) does a nice grilled squid on white beans as well.

              2. Yuet Lee does a really good version of salt and pepper squid. I recommend it highly. Incanto and La Ciccia also have some delicious grilled squid on the menu once in a while.

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                1. re: Euonymous

                  Yuet Lee's has made my definitive salt and pepper squid for maybe 30 years. Once in a while it will be pedestrian, I don't know if that's due to a chef change or whatever. I think last time I was there it was spot on.