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M_and_H Nov 8, 2011 12:00 PM

The missus and I had just recently had a new baby and have been unable to eat out as often as we would like to. In light of this, we would still love to be able to enjoy some of the finer dishes that the city has to offer, but at the comfort of our home. What we would like to know is in your experience, which dishes from which restaurants would travel well and still be just as good or almost as good as we were eating there. And which would allow us to purchase take-out.

To give you a better understanding of what we like, the restaurants that we use to love are (in no specific order):

Incanto
Chapeau
Nopa
Alembic
Ino Sushi
Aziza
La Ciccia
Commis
Chez Pannise

Thank you in advance.

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

Nopa
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Ino Sushi
22 Peace Plz # 510, San Francisco, CA

Commis
3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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    vulber Nov 8, 2011 01:35 PM

    luna park

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      M_and_H Nov 8, 2011 01:59 PM

      Any recommended dish to order take out from Luna Park?

      Thanks

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      Luna Park
      694 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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        vulber Nov 8, 2011 05:19 PM

        i only did it once and got at hamburger, mac and cheese, and bread pudding - everythign tasted fine, but what particularly impressed me is how they packed the ice cream for the bread pudding in a separate container so that i could stick in the freezer when i got home while i ate the rest of my meal.

        also absolutely the only mid to high end restaurant in SF that does delivery.

        in general, obviosuly anything coming out of a deep fryer or beign served raw (essentially, anythign that shoudl be eaten as soon as it's served to you and should never sit out) probably aren't as good choices for take out.

        there's also beretta

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          M_and_H Nov 9, 2011 08:31 AM

          Thanks Vulber, we've never tried Luna Park before, now we definitely have to give it a shot.

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          Luna Park
          694 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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      tomotsu Nov 8, 2011 05:50 PM

      Locanda does take out orders. I have only had their tripe to go and it traveled and re-heated fine. I'm not sure if there pastas or mains would travel as well, but if you call them they can probably give better take out suggestions.

      Our favorite "nicer" takeout order is the whole chicken from Limon Rotisserie. Delicious, travels well, and great deal with 2 sides.

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      Limon Rotisserie
      1001 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

      Locanda
      557 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        vulber Nov 8, 2011 08:23 PM

        totally forgot about limon rotisserie - excellent choice

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          M_and_H Nov 9, 2011 08:30 AM

          Thank you, that's two great ideas. I would also like to add we tried the pizzas from Pizzeria Delfina to go, and they're still good at home.

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          Pizzeria Delfina
          3611 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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            Frosty Melon Nov 9, 2011 01:57 PM

            Cotogna does takeout as well.

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            Cotogna
            490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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            Ruth Lafler Nov 9, 2011 01:26 PM

            Barbacco does take out.

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            Barbacco
            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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              M_and_H Nov 9, 2011 01:47 PM

              Barbacco is really close to my work place, so definitely a do-able to buy some on the way home. Any recommended dishes from there?

              *Oops, asked too soon. Just read your post on the Barbacco thread.

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              Barbacco
              230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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            Dustin_E Nov 9, 2011 01:46 PM

            i've never tried, but you might be able to ask ino to pack you an omakase order to go or something. i've seen him put together things to go for one of the guys working there.

            regardless, i've had good luck with chirashi to-go from grandeho's kamekyo.

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              M_and_H Nov 10, 2011 10:25 AM

              I've seen that too, not sure how well it would travel. As tempted as we are to eat there, I'm pretty sure Ino-san wouldn't be too happy with a 2 month old baby in his restaurant.

            2. farmersdaughter Nov 10, 2011 05:41 PM

              I get take out from Dosa frequently. The dosas travel pretty well and all the curries are great.

              1. scarmoza Nov 10, 2011 06:37 PM

                Delfina.

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

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