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Which SF restaurants have GREAT food but also generous portions?

Hi all,

I'm looking for some recommendations of restaurants in SF with Italian/Californian/American cuisine that have amazing food, but that also offer a decent portion for the price. I am dining out with my father, who loves food but who is one of those people who can't stand when you get four raviolis on a plate. I've heard that Barbacco may fit the bill. Looking for somewhere with entrees in the $15-25 range.

Any other ideas? Union Square or BART accessible is best. Thanks!

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Barbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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  1. Look into Caffe Sport.

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    Caffe Sport
    574 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

    1. Capp's Corner...family style Italian, big portions.

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      1. re: ML8000

        Big portions but not GREAT food.

        Barbacco is likely to give you four ravioli on a plate. It's really mostly a "small plates" kind of place, anyway. Although the portions on the salumi platter are generous. But the prices are very reasonable, so if you think of it as the total cost per person rather than the price per entree it's a decent value.

        Tadich Grill isn't cheap, but the portions are generous and it's very "San Francisco."

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        Barbacco
        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Yeah well generous portions and great food at a reasonable price aren't always on the same page.

          If price and American/Italian is the biggest factor, perhaps somewhere like Chow or Park Chow.

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          Park Chow
          1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

          1. re: ML8000

            She said she wanted food that was "great" and "amazing."

      2. I am pretty sure this question came up in a thread within the past few weeks. Try searching and see if your question has already been answered.

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        1. re: artemis

          I did search first - didn't find anything!

        2. Zuni Cafe's chicken is meant to serve two. It's their signature dish. It hits your price point and affords you the pleasure of taking an historic street car (F) up Market Street.

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          Zuni Cafe
          1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

          1. On the California side of things, Nopa, as well as Zuni, has great food and generous portions, though both are at about the top of your price range. Nopa isn't BART accessible, but Zuni is. I think that the portions are also on the good sized side at Delfina, which is an easy BART ride and also at the top of your price range; not huge, but definitely filling.

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            Zuni Cafe
            1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

            Delfina Restaurant
            3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            Nopa
            560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117