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bakerboyz Jun 4, 2011 12:58 PM

I have 2 questions: I will be staying 1 night in SF (Nob Hill) on a Sunday in July. I was hoping to go to Perbacco but saw that it is closed on Sundays. Are there any other suggestions for Italian, particularly freshly made pasta? Also, I would like to do dim sum. I see that many say that Yank Sing is very good but also perhaps the most expensive dim sum in the US. Is Hong Kong Lounge as good but less money? If so, I am all for not having to over-spend if not necessary but I still want the best.

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Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Yank Sing
49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

Hong Kong Lounge
5322 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121

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    whiner Jun 5, 2011 09:56 AM

    Delfina is wonderful, if you can get it. My second choice for Italian in the city.

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

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    1. re: whiner
      Windy Jun 5, 2011 10:41 AM

      One person can usually walk in and sit at the bar. Unfortunately it's not a very comfortable bar (narrow, and the bar stools aren't great).

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        bakerboyz Jun 5, 2011 02:02 PM

        Thank you all. I just realized we will have 1 more dinner in SF after returning from Sonoma and taking a "red eye" flight. Therefore, I think we will try to do Perbacco on Wednesday night and maybe try a Namu burger on Sunday night...always looking for a great burger!

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        Perbacco
        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Namu
        439 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

    2. Robert Lauriston Jun 4, 2011 01:19 PM

      Yank Sing is great. If you avoid the expensive non-dim-sum items, you can stuff yourself for under $25 a head, which is a bargain for the quality of the food. Some tips%3

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/732146#6541844

      I haven't been to Hong Kong Lounge to compare. People often recommend Koi Palace in Daly City as being as good or better and cheaper, but I found it not as good and not much cheaper, plus the location's inconvenient unless maybe if you're on your way to or from the airport.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5843...

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      Yank Sing
      49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        Windy Jun 4, 2011 10:40 PM

        Koi Palace is not appreciable cheaper than Yank Sing. I do prefer the food to Yank Sing, but I prefer a lot of other dim sum options in Daly City and Millbrae.

        However without a car, your best bets are Yank Sing or City View. Even if you take the bus to Hong Kong Lounge, you're spending $4 and an hour of your day to save ~$4. You could also spend $10 on BART to Millbrae to save $5. Not worth it on a short visit.

        Incanto is fun on Sundays. Sit at the bar for a good view of the kitchen. You can also get half orders of the pasta, so one person can try more than one. I also like the bar at SPQR. Great wine by the glass at both.

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        Koi Palace Restaurant
        365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015

        City View Restaurant
        662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Yank Sing
        49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

        SPQR
        1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

        Hong Kong Lounge
        5322 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121

      2. Robert Lauriston Jun 4, 2011 01:07 PM

        Great house-made pasta, open on Sundays, A16, Capannina, Delfina, Ideale, Incanto, La Ciccia, Milano. Poesia.

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

        A16
        2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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

        Ideale
        1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Poesia
        4072 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

        Capannina
        1809 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          artychokeasana Jun 5, 2011 10:28 AM

          How is Ideale these days? I haven't been in years but used to love it.

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          Ideale
          1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
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            whiner Jun 5, 2011 11:44 AM

            I've been eating at Milano (or taking out) somewhat frequently these days. I like it. I don't know that I would consider it amongst the best pasta in the city, but it is two blocks from my new apartment, and that makes quite a difference.

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