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Mar 25, 2014 06:20 PM

Friday dinner near-ish the Mission or Glen Park bart [San Francisco]

I'm visiting SF this weekend from LA and was just wondering if people have recs for dinner on friday that are good for a group of 4-5.

Looking to eat somewhere not too far from the Mission or Glen Park bart stations. One catch is that I have a friend who is basically a vegetarian who doesn't eat mushrooms, which crossed a couple places off the list.

Some of the veg friendly dinner options and reservations available were Locanda, Delfina, Beretta, Lolo, Contigo, and Local Mission Eatery.

Any thoughts on these? Suggestions for other restaurants?

Delfina was one of my favorite restaurants when I used to live in sf so I'm curious how it stacks up compared to Locanda?


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    1. re: c oliver

      Either one - I'm coming from the airport so I just want to be walking distance from the bart. If we eat in Glen Park, my friend can probably pick me up from that station. I'm just not too familiar with restaurants in that area.

      1. re: silverlainy

        The restaurants in Glen Park are all within two or three blocks of BART.

    2. How close to BART? Contigo's about a mile up the hill.

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      1. You could try Gialina in Glen Park if you are okay with casual. Not sure they take reservations, though, and there is often a long wait--lots of families in that neighborhood.

        I wasn't crazy about Locanda, not sure why. Just seemed like a hassle. I haven't been to Delfina in a while.

        Beretta is not at the same level, IMO.

        Contigo is great but not really close to BART.

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        1. re: Leely2

          How quickly does Gialina fill up after opening time on weekends? I've been wanting to try it for a while.

          1. re: Jon914

            When I used to live in that neighborhood that was my BART station and I would meet people at Gialina right after work. It seemed it often filled up within the first 30-45 minutes of opening, but I don't know about Saturdays.

            Now I live near Ragazza which is often crowded as well.

        2. Delfina is an old favorite, not to far a walk from the 16th Mission BART. I prefer it over Locanda but Locanda is good too so maybe you want to try something new and compare.

          1. Contigo is quite a walk from BART, about 20-25 minutes. I have not eaten dinner at Local Mission Eatery, just lunch. It's fine, super casual, not a destination. I'd definitely do Locanda or Delfina of the restaurants on your list if you want Italian, or Lolo. I haven't been since they moved to the new location so I can't speak to whether the food has changed or not.

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            1. re: farmersdaughter

              And up a hill, too. If the OP has a lot of baggage, it will be very irritating to climb.