Italian cuisine is often served "family style"—off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners' heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for $50 worth of northern Italian cuisine for two
- $49 for $100 worth of northern Italian cuisine for four
The chef uses in-season produce to craft a dinner menu of housemade walnut pesto with sundried tomatoes ($14), squid-ink and calamari risotto ($15), breaded veal ($16), and white pizza topped with truffle oil and champignon mushrooms ($15).
Specchio chef and owner Gino Assaf constantly reinvents a menu of Northern Italian cuisine to accommodate in-season ingredients sourced from local farmers. House-made breads and pastas and Italian wines accompany specialty dishes, such as wild-boar pappardelle, risotto, and pistachio pesto. A disco-ball chandelier, invented during Edison's Saturday Night Fever phase, tops the bar, past which a fearless arrangement of mismatched furniture and sculptures fills the restaurant's second-floor lounge. Fellini movies light the wall above the kitchen, and diners share plates, glasses of Italian beer, and approving nods from sentient sculptures.
The wonderful service and delicious food really struck a sweet chord for me, and I look forward to going back.Amy M., 2/5/13
The food is real Italian and the pizza's are amazing. Great place and great food.Vincent V., 2/24/13
2331 Mission St.
San Francisco, California 94110