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Jul 28, 2010 03:32 PM

21st Birthday 8PM Tonight - Please help!

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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  1. you might enjoy Antica Trattoria on Polk.

    Antica Trattoria
    2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    4 Replies
    1. re: escargot3

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

      1. re: escargot3

        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

          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

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

      2. 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

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

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