Recchiuti Opening a Cafe in Ex-Piccino Space

Part of the Piccino space on 22nd Street

It's no secret that Dogpatch is becoming one of the coolest playgrounds for food in San Francisco. And ever since Piccino announced last year that it would move to bigger and badder digs around the corner from its current location, there has been a good amount of speculation about who would take its spot along 22nd Street.

Yesterday, confection maker Michael Recchiuti confirmed that he and his wife, Jacky, will be opening a cafe in the Piccino space at 801 22nd St. (at Minnesota), later this year, they hope. The details are still being worked out, and the Recchiutis say that timing will depend on when Piccino makes its transition, which is expected for March.

While there isn't an official concept yet either (the research trips to France will surely be brutal), the Recchiutis say they plan to offer more than just chocolates. They'll likely have a beer and wine license, and are thinking of offering savory options such as charcuterie and cheese plates.

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