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Nov 20, 2013 06:05 PM

Where to get great pasta in SF on short notice?

Looking for a place that makes great fresh pasta for next Tuesday night. So far Flour & Water, Cotogna an La Ciccia are coming up empty on Open Table. Help please!

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  1. Have you called La Ciccia? I don't think they put all their tables online.

    SPQR comes to mind, though I haven't been lately. Or Piccino.

    Or the new Acquerello spinoff, which I haven't tried.

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    1. re: Windy

      La Ciccia is closed all next week for Thanksgiving :(

    2. At what time and for how long are you prepared to wait in line?

      Based on a recent visit, I'd second Piccino :

      Flour & Water takes walk-ins, so if you don't mind getting on the queue at 5pm and eating at 6pm, which is what we did a few weeks ago on a Saturday, you might be able to get in. YMMV. On that visit, the agnolotti had a good filling, but the pasta was undercooked and hard at the seams. Not the luxurious texture you'd want in a fresh pasta. It might not be what you're looking for, but they had an excellent extruded chocolate pasta with pork sauce.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Assuming reservations aren't possible, what's the walk-in wait usually like at Perbacco? It's tough to beat their quality.

          1. re: hyperbowler

            The two times I've walked in there was no wait.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Should be low wait time on a Tues. A weekend is a different story.

        2. Locanda does a very nice job. Open late too.