4072 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114 Directions
Today 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Closed All Hours
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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About this business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean, European, Southern, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
  • Price
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean, European, Southern, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
  • Alcohol
  • Parking
  • Delivery
  • Takeout
  • Reservations
  • Catering
  • Good For Kids
  • Good For Groups
  • Vegan Options
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Report | 5 months ago
A fantastic cozy spot.

From Our Editors

The story behind the conception of Poesia—an elegant trattoria named after the Italian word for “poetry”—is, well, poetic. While floating in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of his native Calabria, Francesco d’Ippolito began to formulate a plan to bring the flavors of South Italy to San Francisco. It had been a dream of his since his first job making cappuccino at a neighborhood café. By 2008, Francesco had turned that dream into a reality, culling recipes from his grandmother’s kitchen and creating a dining venue worthy of the cobblestone side streets of Naples. Fresh-baked bread arrives at the coral-clothed tables before guests peruse a menu that includes lamb-shank ragu over fettuccine, ravioli stuffed with beef and mozzarella and blanketed with portobello-mushroom sauce, and sweet-potato gnocchi. Old-World culinary techniques keep the flavors fresh: all pastas are made by hand each day, and the sauces are simmered for hours on end. A well-rounded wine list that emphasizes Italian vintages balances the savory entrees. Handcrafted specialty cocktails—some of which enlist locally sourced fruits for added taste—are available for those looking for a less traditional beverage approach. Along with a handsome gold-and-red color scheme, the dining room boasts bookshelves with poetry volumes that guests can read or use as avant-garde bibs.

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