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10 8 Acquerello

Address: 1722 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Acquerello
$$$$$ Top 10
Housed in a former chapel, Acquerello is simply heavenly. The stunning pitched roof and calm, peaceful setting offer a cheerful and elegant setting, but it is the service and cuisine that keep guests returning. Chef Suzette Gresham offers tantalizing renditions of modern Italian cuisine, with vibrant, creative dishes such as wide ranch egg pappradelle with moist duck ragu, beet tortelloni filled with spinach and beet greens in gorgonzola cream sauce, and pancetta wrapped diver scallops over wilted Swiss chard. Co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini oversees an impressive wine program, graciously complimenting everything that comes out of the kitchen. Prix fixe menus allow ...

10 8 E'Tutto Qua

Address: 270 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
E'Tutto Qua
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While traditional, classic, Italian cuisine has been a hit with diners all over the world for centuries, the owners and chefs at È Tutto Qua strive to infuse cutting edge recipes and techniques from Rome into their menu. Located in the heart of North Beach, È Tutto Qua does an excellent job keeping up with the latest trends in Italy, but the focus is always on quality ingredients and superb service. Meats and fish arrive fresh daily, pasta is made in-house from scratch, and many ingredients aren't added to your dish until right before it heads to your table. Knowing ...

10 8 Chiaroscuro Ristorante

Address: 550 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Chiaroscuro Ristorante
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Classic Roman Italian cuisine is balanced against the modern and sleek setting of Chiaroscuro Ristorante’s dining space, and reflects an artistic appreciation for contrasting visual elements that bring life to otherwise two-dimensional spaces. Chef Alessandro Campitelli ensures that his dishes are anything but flat by combining flavorful and fresh ingredients to compose specialties like the Tagliolini All’Amatriciana, homemade pasta mixed with caramelized onions, imported guanciale tomatoes, and romano cheese, and the Abbacchio Alla Griglia, grilled Australian lamb served with a polenta soufflé topped with a baked egg and gorgonzola cheese.

10 8 Inn at Tres Pinos

Address: 6991 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos, CA 95075

10 8 Fountaingrove Lodge Dining

Address: 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

10 8 Capannina

Address: 1809 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Capannina
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Friendly servers and classic décor take guests of Capannina through a tour of Italy during their dinner at this ristorante Italiano. Two menus serve to entice diners in this cozy atmosphere: a three-course prix fixe menu and an a la carte menu. Both feature well thought out dishes that are heavily influenced by Italian traditions. The prix fixe menu starts diners off with either the Soup of the Day or the House Salad before they dive into their choice of entrees from a list featuring options such as the Pappardelle with Mushrooms and Wild Boar Ragu and the Grilled Salmon. ...

10 8 Ristorante Milano

Address: 1448 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Ristorante Milano
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Checkered floors and quaint, indoor flower boxes set the stage for traditional northern Italian cuisine in a comfortable, family-like atmosphere at Ristorante Milano of Nob Hill. Brightly painted walls capture light from the large windows to help create a bright and welcoming space. With an owner and executive chef that was born and raised in Rome, it is no wonder that this restaurant has gotten a reputation for the authenticity of its dishes. Ristorante Milano is particularly hailed for its Tiramisu dessert and Gnocchi con Salsa Aurora, a dish that consists of fresh, homemade gnocchi with fresh tomatoes. Many of ...

10 8 McCormick & Kuleto's

Address: 900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
McCormick & Kuleto's
$$$ Recommended
McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood Restaurant is located in famed Ghirardelli Square, overlooking the San Francisco Bay and other prized attractions like Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Aquatic Park, and the marina. They only offer the highest quality of seafood that changes accordingly to its supply and demand; the menu is printed twice daily to ensure it reflects what’s hot off the docks and hot in the kitchen. Guests can expect to indulge on local catches as well as seasonal specialties from the US and international waters. Complement your ‘surf’ with some ‘turf’ and enjoy a number of prime steak, chicken, and ...

10 8 Venticello Ristorante

Address: 1257 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Venticello Ristorante
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Venticello Ristorante is probably the best kept secret restaurant in San Francisco. Located atop Nob Hill, Venticello is an Italian restaurant that offers an intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of a countryside farmhouse in Tuscan. Walking distance from many key mark sites like Mark Hopkins and Fairmont Hotels, Venticello is noted as one of the most romantic restaurants in SF. Above the main dining area, Venticello has a bar fully stocked with distilled spirits and the finest Italian and California wines. Venticello is a perfect dining establishment for a romantic outing with your significant other.

10 8 Bottega

Address: 6525 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
Bottega
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Located in one of the oldest wineries in the Napa Valley area, Bottega serves its guests fine Italian dishes to complement the classic interior. This restaurant features two dining rooms where cold diners may take refuge by a warm fire in the winter, as well as an outdoor patio for warmer days. A bar completes this large space. The search for fresh ingredients from local sources results in a changing menu, however patrons can expect to see a wide variety of traditional pastas, including selections such as Pan Roasted Potato Gnocchi and Red Wheat Tagliarini. This dinner menu also offers ...

10 8 Trattoria La Siciliana

Address: 2993 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Trattoria La Siciliana
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Don’t let the size fool you, the intimate space of Trattoria La Siciliana really hums. Resembling more an authentic Sicilian kitchen than a bustling Berkeley eatery, this tiny restaurant buzzes with conversation and huge portions of Italian cuisine. In a world full of just restaurants, it’s nice to find a place where one can feel at home. Saucy, garlic-laden comfort food is the order of the day in this cash only establishment, but make sure there is room for dessert… tira misu is not a dish to be avoided lightly.

10 8 Albona Ristorante Istriano

Address: 545 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Albona Ristorante Istriano
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Alobona Ristorante Istriano serves cuisine that is foreign to the West Coast. Rated high among the “The Best Ethnic Resaurants in the Bay Area”, Alobona is the first and only Istrian restaurant on the Pacific side serving authentic Istrian cuisine. Istrain cuisine has been influenced by other European cuisine like Italian, Austrian, and Hungarian. However, what makes Istrian cuisine separate from the others are their recipes consisting of ingredients like cumin, pasta strudels, and sauerkraut like their entrée Involtin de Porco. Albona cozy dining room is bathed in a rosy glow, accented by mahogany woodwork. Their dining hall is has ...

10 8 Pane E Vino

Address: 1715 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-4406
Pane E Vino
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Pane E Vino is recognized as one of the finest casual Italian restaurants in Marina/Cow Hollow. Chef Bruno Quercini, who hails from Valtellina, Italy, has been recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top chefs by Zagat and the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s no real surprise, as Chef Quercini’s dedication to his craft includes making his own sausage and curing his own meat using centuries old methods from his homeland. The menu allows guests a full culinary tour of Italy, with a wide selection of antipasti featuring Chef Quercini’s own sausage and cured meats, house made pastas, traditional Italian entrees ...

10 8 Panta Rei Restaurant

Address: 431 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
Panta Rei Restaurant
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Filled with culinary passion, Panta Rei creates dishes that are not found in the routinely Americanized concept of how an Italian restaurant should operate. Panta Rei brings freshness to every dish they create. Every pasta dish is made-to-order specifically for the guest and they have a daily changing menu that features handmade Gnocci and risotto. Panta Rei interior is modern and fresh compared against most of the Italian Restaurants in town. Also their full bar is light with a vibrate color scheme brings youth and a new direction to Italian restaurants.

10 8 Sodini's Green Valley Restaurant

Address: 510 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-3906
Sodini's Green Valley Restaurant
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Sodini’s Green Valley Restaurant is an Italian restaurant should be featured in an Italian movie like GoodFellas or The Godfather. Their interior represents an old style look that cannot be found anywhere else in San Francisco, even their neon sign right outside their door hasn’t ever changed. Also, Sodini’s Italian dishes are authentic as they can be. Swing by and try one of the many favorites like Linguine with Clams and Mussels, and Beef Lasagna.

10 8 Vicoletto Italian Restaurant

Address: 550 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
Vicoletto Italian Restaurant
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Part of the appeal of Italian cuisine is the fact that it's been perfected over centuries. What's even better is that Italian dishes are still evolving and adopting new and exciting ingredients and techniques, which is what diners will find at Vicoletto in North Beach. While the food may be modern, the atmosphere in the restaurant is comfortable and relaxed, allowing patrons to enjoy their food to the fullest extent. The menu at Vicoletto is simple and divided into three categories: Antipasti (appetizers), Paste Della Casa (house pastas), and Secondi (entrees). However, within these three simple categories lies a world ...

10 8 Mona Lisa

Address: 353 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Mona Lisa
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The dishes and ingredients at Mona Lisa may be simple, but their superior quality is what sets this excellent eatery apart from the many other Italian restaurants in North Beach. Located near the corner of Columbus and Grant, Mona Lisa has gained quite a reputation for making delicious pastas, pizzas, and meat dishes using quality ingredients. Using simple, fresh ingredients allows Mona Lisa to create a large and varied menu full of traditional Italian dishes that are bursting with flavor. With so many meals to choose from, fans of Italian food will be hard pressed to find something on the ...

10 8 Cucina Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: 510 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94979
Cucina Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Cucina Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of the favorite spots in Marin to indulge on traditional Italian cuisine. Cucina cozy dining room features a wood-burning pizza that transports you and your guest to old world Italy. Cucina’s wood-burning pizza oven creates piping hot pizzas with light crusts that isn’t found anywhere in SF. In addition, Guests have many other entrees choices that showcase Cucina knowledge in Italian cuisine. Cucina has an extensive seafood and meat entrees and homemade pasta like the Gnocchi alla Bava: Homemade potato dumplings mixed with crimini mushrooms, fontina cheese, and drizzled with white truffle oil. ...

10 8 Capurro's

Address: 498 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1315
Capurro's
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Located right on the Original Fisherman’s Wharf, Capurro’s creates fantastic Italian dishes . Established in1946, Capurro’s offers a menu that showcases their talent on creating Italian cuisine. Capurro’s only use the freshest locally caught seafood in their dishes. Their pasta dishes feature fresh shrimp, clams, and locally favorite crab. Capurro’s also creates original bread bowl cioppinos, an mixture of seafood in a custom baked sourdough bread bowl. Capurro’s has a wide variety of seafood choice created in Italian techniques that seafood lovers will enjoy.

10 8 Cioppino's

Address: 400 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Cioppino's
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Located right on the Fisherman’s Wharf, Cioppino offer incredible Italian cuisine that locals and visitors will enjoy. Cioppino is named for what they do best, a rustic and flavorful seafood soup called the Cioppino. And in San Francisco, Cioppino has their hands on the local seafood catch to create a seafood soup that is irresistible to seafood lovers. Other dishes Cioppino has to offer are pasta, pizza, and sandwich choices that also utilize fresh and local seafood straight from the pier. Furthermore, Cioppino is can accommodate large parties as well. They have a large, private banquet room with an amazing ...