For spaghetti and meatballs that tug at the heartstrings, Da Flora creates a warm atmosphere perfect for two.
No need to miss out on Da Flora just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
Da Flora also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Da Flora also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
For drivers that fail to find luck on the street, the nearby garage is another option.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Da Flora, so plan your budget accordingly.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Girapolli Restaurant Group serves American-style cuisine in the middle of San Francisco's North Beach district.
For conscientious eaters, Girapolli Restaurant Group has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Girapolli Restaurant Group to your next party or event.
Prices at Girapolli Restaurant Group typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Girapolli Restaurant Group has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
In Focus: Piazza Pellegrini
What’s on the menu: classic Italian-style pizza, paninis, and pasta, including housemade ravioli filled with spinach, squash, lobster, or Dungeness crab
Where to sit: outside on the patio to soak in all the local North Beach color or inside the dining room to catch views of the partly open kitchen
While you’re waiting: snack on a basket of complimentary fresh bread, olive oil, and aged balsamic vinegar
Sip on this: a glass of sparkling, red, or white wine from the lengthy list, which features varietals from California, Italy, and France
For your next sandwich, check out Petite Deli, a delicious deli with something for everyone.
No need to miss out on Petite Deli just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
Bring the whole clan to Petite Deli — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Petite Deli, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
The dress code is strictly casual at Petite Deli, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Catering services are also available.
Or, take your food to-go.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
You'll find your bill at Petite Deli to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
It's strictly cash-only at Petite Deli, so make a trip to the ATM first.
Just outside the walls of Vatican City decades ago, the smell of fresh pizza hung in the air. It came from a pizzeria owned by Romina Tiberia’s grandfather, or nonno, who in addition to serving his customers true Roman-style pizzas, spent his days teaching his granddaughter how to make them. When Romina later relocated to San Francisco, her grandfather’s pizza lingered in her mind, but she noticed a distinct lack in restaurants serving the thin-crusted Roman-style pies. She set out to change that. Using her nonno’s recipe book, she created the menu for Cinecittà, an Italian bistro centered on Roman-inspired dishes.
Meals begin with antipasti such as le crescentine, crisp dumplings filled with imported anchovies and ricotta, before delving into eggplant calzones or a di roma panini with prosciutto, pepperoni, and mozzarella. Naturally, much of Romina’s menu is devoted to pizza, much like a champion chariot racer’s diet, boasting specialty pies such as a Fabraterius, topped in rosemary potatoes and mascarpone.
Trattoria Contadina: User’s Guide
Acclaimed Italian Cuisine | Sunday Brunch | Cozy Dining Room
Antipasti: filet mignon carpaccio
Pasta: the Pavarotti, fusilli with chicken, prosciutto, zucchini, and sun-dried tomatoes
Dolci: huckleberry white chocolate cheesecake
Motto: “Lascia i problemi alla porta”—“leave your problems at the door”
While You’re Waiting: Peruse all of the framed photographs of celebrities who have dined there.
Inside Tip: Since the intimate space can get crowded, consider dining at the bar to avoid a wait for a table.
Word on the Street
Called an “old-school charmer” by Via Michelin
Praised by Gayot for its “genuinely gracious service and large portions”
Hailed by Zagat for its “delicious pasta sauces”
The San Francisco Chronicle notes that “eating at Trattoria Contadina makes you feel like part of one big family.”
Carpaccio: thinly sliced raw beef or fish dressed with a flavorful sauce.
Saltimbocca: a popular Mediterranean dish, usually made of veal, prosciutto, and sage cooked in wine.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse designer denim for men and women at AB Fits (1519 Grant Avenue).
After: Sample classic cocktails beneath a 360-degree video projection wall at Sip Bar & Lounge (787 Broadway Street).