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Mar 1, 2011 08:49 PM

Mescolanza and gnocchi

I happened to crave Italian and gnocchi in particular. Yelp led to Mescolanza today. The gnocchi that I had was amazing. I would like to think that I found my go-to neighborhood fresh pasta restaurant, expect Outer Richmond is far from home. Anyone has any comment on Mescolanza? Or comparable fresh pasta joints in SF, preferably close to Diamond Heights? Besides Incantos or La Ciccia that is.

La Ciccia
291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

2221 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

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  1. I went to Aperto in Potrero on Sunday (it was a friend's choice). I was very skeptical about the restaurant because I had read mixed reviews, and I am extremely picky about Italian food (I make my own pasta at home quite regularly). However, everything we had was very good including the fresh pasta dish. I was happily surprised..

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    1. re: lrealml

      I haven't been to Mescolanza in years, but I remember it being consistently good. Aperto falls in that same category for me. I've been there at least a dozen times over the years and I've never been
      disappointed in the food/service or ambiance. My only complaint is the base of the tables is so huge I find it difficult to position my legs comfortably, but that obviously hasn't prevented me from going back.

      1434 18th St, San Francisco, CA

      2221 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

    2. You might try Bacco, just down the hill on Diamond near 24th. I haven't been there in years, but they used to make good gnocchi, which are still on the menu.

      Ristorante Bacco
      737 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94114