Mattarello, a local artisan pasta company named for the rolling pin that Italians use to roll pasta, will be holding a pasta shop pop-up this Saturday, April 6 at Biondivino from 3-6 p.m. The menu will include nests of fresh pasta like tagliatelle, pappardelle, whole-wheat fettuccine, parsley-garlic ... More >>
Alan Scherstuhl The current iteration of San Francisco-style pancetta seems at times a cheap ploy by the fancier restaurants in town at making good old American bacon an elegant side dish for the peaking trend of dignified brunches. It's too often straight slabs of seasoned pork that bear a s ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanThe Lunatico: Not sure why it's crazy, but it's good...Part of a series about restaurants that have been around so long they've slipped into a media black hole.When Wally Tettamanti and Susanna Borgatti opened L'Osteria del Forno in the early 1990s, it was a curiosity. A restaura ... More >>
Randy F./YelpDurian (left) and mango gelati.A gelato craving might make you think of heading straight to North Beach this weekend, but Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream in Parkside provides authentic, homemade gelato with an array of unique flavors, minus the trek across town. The tiny, no-frills ... More >>
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 You thought pizza would've been over - oh - about the time you ordered your last Cosmo. But no, you're well onto rye whiskey, but pizza is only proliferating, like Chinese mitten crabs in the Delta. Might as well eat one (a pizza, doofus, not a mitten crab) made a ... More >>
Jen Siska54 Mint's caprese salad.An early taste of SF Weekly's Wednesday food review. This may be a city whose obsession with thin-crust shows no sign of cooling, but newcomer 54 Mint (16 Mint at Jessie) isn't exactly willing to pander. No, the still-new Italian restaurant in Mint Plaza's s ... More >>
Meredith Brody Hunters' special: duck livers alla veneziana. Da Flora (701 Columbus at Filbert) has one of the coziest, most charming dining rooms in the city: deep-red walls with interesting art, big windows topped with old ship models, lighting from a Murano glass chandelier and hangin ... More >>
Simple but good Italian food is tucked away in a second-story room.
Yep, the whole hog: belly, head, trotter, skin, ears, liver, heart, brain, tripe, kidneys, lard, blood, and spleen.
Spain meets France in a tavern setting.
A terrific lunch leads to an even better dinner.
Joey & Eddie's brings the Bronx, and old-fashioned Italian-American cooking, to North Beach.
You can do worse than Panta Rei's swinging decor and homemade pasta, but you can also do better.
The best dishes of 2007 — it was a very good year
A16's spinoff stays true to the spirit of Rome's cuisine
Two meals yield different experiences at new downtown Venetian-style restaurant
Unusual Ligurian dishes and fabulous desserts await the food-obsessed at Farina
Adorable new Italian cafe and wine bar in the Mission already draws many fans
Lucky Glen Park gets a new neighborhood hangout
The sole Istrian restaurant on the West Coast is hiding in plain sight
Let him count the ways this unique Italian restaurant won his heart
The food is as important as the wine list at the excellent Cav Wine Bar & Kitchen
Perbacco gets it right straight out of the gate
Really good eating at a friendly neighborhood bistro
Palio d'Asti to win, place, and show
Everyone's a critic on KQED's restaurant show Check, Please!
Assemble your own from a buffet of the year's best dishes
Lingering over several courses at Zuppa feels like a vacation in Italy
An authentic restaurant that you'd be happy to find in Italy, much less on Union Street
Two new East Bay restaurants have foodies talking with their mouths full
An homage to vanished S.F. restaurants like Vanessi's and the Blue Fox
Tracking down a cookie leads us to a marvelous and unexpected dinner
It took a number of visits over many months before our critic tumbled for Quince
Two Italian trattorias -- one very Roman, one not very Umbrian
The loveliness of Paris evoked in a Cal-Med restaurant-cum-wine bar
Rustic Italian dishes and an interesting wine list beguile at the Marina's new A16
Handsome waiters, cheesy Euro disco, tasty gnocchi -- Pazzia takes us back to Tuscany
The crunchy crust at the venerable Tommaso's still delights us
Combining moviegoing with appropriate meals increases our pleasure
Viewing The Restaurant gets our critic hungry for old-fashioned red-sauce Italian