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21st Birthday 8PM Tonight - Please help!

mrsdebdav Jul 28, 2010 03:32 PM

My son is 21 today. My dtr and I are in SF to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Dtr and I are veg (not vegan, but no fish). Son eats meat, chicken.
We're meeting him at Van Ness and Sacramento at 7:30. Is there a nice but not too stuffy/too formal Italian resto in this vicinity I can take my family to? I'm really grateful for any help. I know this is last minute!

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    mrsdebdav Jul 28, 2010 03:59 PM

    Res made for Antica. Again, thanks for the immediate response!

    1. tvham Jul 28, 2010 03:44 PM

      A bit of a walk but I really like Capannina on Union Street.

      1809 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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      1. re: tvham
        mrsdebdav Jul 28, 2010 03:50 PM

        Thanks but not as veg-friendly as I'd like. Very much appreciate your taking the time to help!

      2. escargot3 Jul 28, 2010 03:35 PM

        you might enjoy Antica Trattoria on Polk.

        Antica Trattoria
        2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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        1. re: escargot3
          mrsdebdav Jul 28, 2010 03:49 PM

          Antica looks perfect! Thanks so much. Really nice of you.

          1. re: escargot3
            pauliface Jul 28, 2010 03:49 PM

            I'll second Antica Trattoria.
            Also good are Pane e Vino on union west of Van Ness,
            and Jackson Fillmore (a little farther) at the eponymous cross section.

            Antica Trattoria
            2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

            1. re: pauliface
              mrsdebdav Jul 28, 2010 11:37 PM

              My son opted for Pane e Vino, so we cancelled our Antica res and went to P e V. The management was welcoming and gracious. We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal, made even more special by the terrific staff. It was truly a special night and a memorable celebration of a milestone birthday.
              Thanks pauliface, escargot3 and tvham. Bless your collective hearts!

              1. re: mrsdebdav
                pauliface Jul 29, 2010 10:26 AM

                I'm so glad this worked out for you!!

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