We love the original Fiorella in the Richmond, and the second location on Polk Street makes food that’s just as good, in a larger space so you’ll have a better chance of getting a table when you walk in with a few friends. The pizza crust here is light and airy and would make pocket lint seem like a passable topping, though thankfully it’s topped here with things like clams and guanciale. Fill out the table with a few dishes from the antipasti section, especially the butter beans with kale that’s in the running for our new favorite small plate.
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Seven Hills is an Italian neighborhood spot between Nob and Russian Hills that makes good pasta, but everything else is hit-or-miss.
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Long Bridge Pizza Co.
Long Bridge Pizza Co. is a neighborhood restaurant in the Dogpatch that makes great sourdough pizza.
The Italian Homemade Company
The Italian Homemade Company in North Beach is a great and easy spot to drop into for homemade pasta.
Pizzetta 211, in the Richmond, is a great place to know about for a quick pizza and salad dinner.
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Che Fico, on the edge of NoPa, serves excellent Italian food in an impressively designed space.
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in North Beach makes nearly every style of pizza under one roof.
La Ciccia is a Sardinian restaurant in Noe Valley with excellent pasta. Be sure to make a reservation.
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