Whether seated in Servino Ristorante's waterfront dining room or on its second-story patio, diners can feast their eyes on San Francisco's skyline and watch sailboats meander past Angel Island. The restaurant's inspiration, however, comes from a distant location: southern Italy. The resemblance is evident in everything from its rustic cuisine to the staff's hospitality.
A Taste of Southern Italy
Light from a wood-burning brick oven flickers in one corner of the kitchen, roasting pizzas topped with combinations such as cremini mushrooms and white-truffle oil or buffalo mozzarella and green garlic. Homemade pasta dishes and hearty seafood entrees round out the menu of trans-Atlantic comfort foods, which are complemented by wine or cocktails.
Green Culinary Practices
Though Servino Ristorante takes its inspiration from abroad, the spot keep things closer to home when it comes to sourcing. Chefs source the majority of their organic produce and humanely raised meats from sustainable suppliers in the area. In addition to accolades for its locally sourced cuisine, Servino received recognition from the California Green Business Program, which honored the eatery for its commitment to ecofriendly practices and energy-conservation efforts.
From classics to eclectic varieties, don't forget to look over the store's vast selection of wine.
Cocktail enthusiasts will be happy to know that Rick's Wine Cellar has affordable and tasty liquor and spirit options.
You'll be happy to know there are amazing parking options in the area.
Building on an idea that first fruited in the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France, Mountain View Winery became one of California's first négociant wineries in 1978, its winemakers concocting vintages by curating, blending, and aging a harvest of grapes from rigorously vetted vineyards. Owner Angelo Pera strives to deliver a compelling product by partnering with organic growers and packaging companies and indoctrinates new or interested customers during spirit-sampling symposiums. Throughout tastings, visitors glean each grape's origin, method of production, and propensity for carpet staining.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Pizzalina in San Anselmo.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
On warmer days, take advantage of Pizzalina's outdoor seating.
It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Pizzalina patrons come in casual attire.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Guests can park for free in the adjoining lot.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Pizzalina.
Prices at Pizzalina are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Classic Italian food and a great atmosphere makes La Loggia the perfect restaurant for any occasion.
Free wireless Internet is also available at La Loggia, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Jeans are a no-go at La Loggia; suits and dresses are the standard here.
La Loggia patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the San Anselmo Ave location.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at La Loggia.
If you are looking for a new lunch or dinner spot, make your way over to La Loggia and fill up on Italian fare.
We are a casual-upscale fine dining restaurant in the heart of Union Square San Francisco. Our philosophy is simple: to offer hand-crafted, quality food with fresh, local ingredients complemented with a premium, boutique all-California wine list – all served affordably with professional service in a charming, lively environment.