Roma Antica in the Marina is a go-to for pizza and pasta, with friendly owners who are actually Italian. The sachetti pasta, eggplant parmesan, and carbonara in particular are all very much worth your time. Come with friends when you want to drink wine and eat carbs and not get intense anxiety when the bill comes. This place is low-key and easy to hit for lunch, brunch, or dinner.
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Chubby Noodle in the Marina is our go-to in the neighborhood for a good time and even better food. We occasionally dream about the pork tacos.
The Italian Homemade Company
For a casual last-minute dinner in the Marina, The Italian Homemade Co. is a solid option.
A Cow Hollow French bistro that’ll make you feel like you’re in Paris. Gamine’s got it going on.
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A pasta bar in the Mission with very good food, that we wish felt a little less rushed.
La Ciccia is a Sardinian restaurant in Noe Valley with excellent pasta. Be sure to make a reservation.
A Mano is a popular Italian place in Hayes Valley serving handmade pasta that isn’t as good as you want it to be.
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We can always rely on Cotogna in the Financial District for an excellent upscale Italian meal.
Down to talk loudly and eat a ton of burrata in the Mission? Get yourself to Beretta for excellent Italian small plates.
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