- Appetizer: beef carpaccio with aged parmesan and truffle oil
- Pasta: homemade lobster ravioli with pink vodka sauce
- Entree: filet of Pacific halibut with tomato-black-olive sauce
Who's Cooking: Chef-owner Lorenzo Logoreci is known for more than just his energy and colorfully loud shirts. After he graduated culinary school in Rome, he honed his skills at several renowned kitchens.
The Vibe: It’s extremely intimate here, with just over 30 seats available and opera music playing softly in the background. SFGate noted that the restaurant makes you feel as though you're "over at a friend's for dinner."
While You're Waiting: Keep an eye out for celebs—Bill Cosby, Bob Dylan, Joe Montana, and many other stars have stopped here, or at least sent robots that look and move exactly like do.
- Parking around here is abysmal, so it's best to take a cab or public transportation. The Hyde Street and Broadway cable car stop is just a couple blocks away.
- Complimentary breadbaskets are the restaurant's green flags: they signal "Go!"
Bolognese: an Italian meat sauce, typically made from onion, celery, carrots, wine, tomatoes, and meat, such as beef or pork.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Pay a visit to Ala Romana (1098 Jackson Street), which means "from Rome." It's Lorenzo's other restaurant, and it’s much more casual than Allegro Romano.