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?
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.
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.
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.
Tataki Canyon by Glen Park BART has a good vegetarian menu. We just had a tasty dinner there last night. We had bowls of tonkotsu ramen - a little salty for me but otherwise, rich but light- tasting (the stock is made with meats, so this is not a good veg suggestion). And we ordered a few nigiri sushi. The shiro maguro (albacore) and faux-nagi (black cod) were especially tasty. They also have about a dozen vegetarian rolls and more veg small plate options.
Thanks everyone for the tips! My friend suggested Gialina too but I'm going to Cheese Board the next day so I figured I'd skip on pizza even though they're different.
I narrowed it down to Locanda or Delfina since I haven't had good Cali-Italian in awhile. Some reviews were complaining about portions but it seems like they are the same price point and portion size? If so, I'll try Locanda so it will be something new.
I made sunday brunch reservations at kinfolk (needed a place that took reservations and near the freeway for a friend). Hope that's good too!