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Dec 8, 2010 09:01 PM

Flour & Water and Pasta Made In-House

I recently ate at Flour & Water. Though the pie was very impressive the pasta was simply out of this world. I will be back very soon for a pasta tasting menu. I am new to the area and wanted to know if there is anywhere else where the pasta is amazingly fresh and delicious.....

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  1. I like Farina in SF. Fresh pasta and the best housemade pesto...yum!

    1. I'm a big fan of the pasta dishes at Perbacco, especially the tajarin and agnolotti dal plin. Both are mentioned in this Michael Bauer post about pasta from four years ago that may provide some additional ideas.

      1. The most memorable house-made pastas I've had were at Oliveto, Incanto, La Ciccia, and Perbacco.

        Perbacco's agnolotti dal plin combine two of the chef's strongest items, fresh pasta and braised meat.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Robert's list is a great place to start. Of those, I would emphasize Oliveto and especially Perbacco, and add Quince, which used to do a pasta tasting menu for the whole table for those who requested it in advance. Acquerello is good too.

          We have something of an embarassment of good fresh pasta in the bay area right now. It's way more common here than in most of Italy.

          230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          Acquerello Restaurant
          1722 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109

          Oliveto Cafe
          5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Also Delfina.

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

          2. I like the pasta at Flour + Water better than their pizzas too.

            1. Also, in addition to those already mentioned Quince's new sister, Cotogna, is doing pasta in house and SPQR does all of its pasta in house including extruded pastas. Both are excellent.

              1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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              1. re: Amy G

                I love SPQR's uni tagliatelle. Zero Zero's bucatini is very good as well. I remember liking Flour & Water's pappardelle ragu better than their pizzas as well.

                1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

                Zero Zero
                826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107