Cucina - new bistro opening soon in 8th Ave Place
I saw the signs yesterday in the new 8th Ave Place building (used to be Penny Lane). It says market & bistro and lists sandwiches, coffee, procuitto, rotisserie, wine and more.
Sounds interesting. According to the 8th Ave concierge they moved the opening date to June.
I am carefully hopeful that this is going to be as amazing as it sounds!
Anybody know more about this?
Just wanted to say: this place was amazing. My friend and I had dinner last week and everything was wonderful. Their halibut feature of the night was perfectly cooked (with cornmeal crusted tomato, eggplant, squash puree, fennel-cress salad) and their dessert was the best we'd had in a long time. We shared the lemon "antipasti" and the flourless chocolate cake... blown away. Service was also good and the atmosphere was cozy (it was a Wednesday night so it wasn't crowded). I really hope to return soon!
They use Phil and Sebastian for their coffees which is nice so I can buy the whole beans there. The prices seem the same as at their cafes.
I got a bag and also couldn't resist a pecan tart- it was incredibly delicious. I haven't had any savory food there but the sandwiches look beautiful. The space is pretty, very San Francisco, but it's also pretty small unless I'm not seeing an expanded seating area.