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Nov 15, 2010 10:39 AM

Any Poggio Experiences? (Sausalito)

Hey hounds--anyone been to Poggio recently? I wanted to go while Travis Flood was cooking there, but he's moved on. The new menu looks like it has a lot of tempting northern Italian classics, and it's always a plus for me when a restaurant uses a wood grill, which Poggio does for grilled peppers, squid, and a bistecca fiorentina, a porterhouse for two. I also see a ribollita, something people seem to be looking for in the bay area off and on.

For truffle hounds, they have white truffles right now, and a black truffle goose dish that sounds amazing.

If not Poggio, any recent experiences at Le Garage?

777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Le Garage
85 Liberty Ship Way Ste 109, Sausalito, CA

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  1. I went a few months ago and was really disappointed. The servers couldn't answer some basic questions about the food and we felt rushed.

    The food was underwhelming: some of it was underseasoned, none were spectacular. We had expected much more based on its past reputation, but it feels like it's riding on its location and the fact that there aren't that many options in that area.

    Nothing was actively bad, but for the prices, there are much better places in the city.

    1. I went to the annual gran bollito misto dinner last year and the food was great. Have been meaning to go back to try the regular menu but I'm not over that way very often.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Just got an email saying that they'll be serving bollito misto ($19) Monday-Wednesday evenings "until the warm weather of spring arrives. ... Slowly simmered meats, such as housemade cotechino sausage, beef tongue, brisket, veal breast and oxtail ... Condimenti made in house including:Bagnetto Verde (green sauce with parsley and garlic), Mostarda de Cremona and Horseradish Crema ..."

        They carve and serve the meats tableside from a special cart imported from Italy. When I had it two years ago it was very much like I had in Italy.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Thanks. I never did make it to Poggio--we had an eccentric plan to take the Ferry there, but it was raining rather a lot and we ate at Bar Jules instead. The bartender had no problem with me bringing my own wine glasses, and graciously washed them before giving them back to me at the end of the meal.

          Bar Jules
          609 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

      2. I went with my team there for lunch in May after a pleasant morning doing the Sausalito Segway tour. Thought it was good but nothing spectacular -- although the appetizer & and pasta I ordered didn't sound anything like each other on the menu, when they came out, they had the same accompaniments of peas and pea sprouts. Prices were a bit high, but I guess that's Sausalito.

        1. Bollito festival starts the 15th, continues Mon.-Wed. "until the warm weather arrives."