HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Discussion

Visit to San Francisco

  • 3

I am from Los Angeles and a frequent poster on our Chowhound. I know that this type of question is posted frequently, I have looked at many of the previous posts, but each request is a little different, so please no "check prior posts you idiot" replies.

My wife and I are going to rendezvous with another couple in San Francisco, October 6-10. They are from New Orleans and we are come Los Angeles, so we all know a little bit about good food. We eat everything, but Italian is about as "ethnic" as they would like to to (i.e.., no Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, etc.). Any suggestions on good places to go would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. La Ciccia
    Delfina
    Delfina Pizzeria
    Zero Zero
    Gialina
    Tony's Pizza Napoletana
    Barbacco
    Perbacco
    Beretta - but NOT their pizza, imo.

    and non-Italian, non-ethnic:
    Canteen
    Range
    Bar Tartine
    Spork
    Foreign Cinema

    -----
    Gialina
    2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131

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

    Perbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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

    Foreign Cinema
    2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

    Bar Tartine
    561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Tony's Pizza Napoletana
    1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Barbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Zero Zero
    826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    1. Hi RNP, I just saw that you also posted about local L.A. Restaurant Seders. As for San Francisco; I lived there most of my life, and all the best restaurants are to be found in the Italian Region of S.F. known as "North Beach". Outstanding Italian Restaurants in North Beach abound of all price ranges, and most have a lot of character. North Beach is just over the hill from Fishermans Wharf & through the Streetcar Tunnel from Chinatown. I'm a big "Foodie", and feel that there is not a lousy choice amongst the Italian Venues in North Beach. I would choose while there, but try to get tickets to the most authentically San Francisco Show Experience at "Beach Blanket Babylon" where the actors wear 6 FT. Tall architectural hats! This requires advance planning & is within the very walkable restaurant region I know & love of North Beach, "Garlic Capital of the Western World"! Enjoy! - JET

      1 Reply
      1. re: Jet

        Sorry, Jet, I'm going to disagree with you on almost every point. North Beach does have a few good Italian restaurants, but many of them are bad restaurants that only tourists visit. In fact, of the list above by mariacarmen, only 1 of those Italian restaurants is in North Beach.

        I do agree that Beach Blanket Babylon is "only in San Francisco", unfortunately the original poster's trip was in Oct. 2011, so we can only hope they found out about the show.

        And finally, I think Gilroy claims the title of "garlic capital of the world" -- if you like garlic, you'll love their garlic festival.