Delfina is without a doubt, a San Francisco classic for Italian Food. With such a well-established reputation, they are always packed to capacity for good reason. Known for delicious, simple, Italian food, Delfina serves up house made pastas, risottos, and specialty dishes. Copa Di Testa, Speck, Grilled Fresh Calamari, and Spaghetti, are all highlights on the menu. Desserts are also divine. Even a chocolate lover would swoon over the panna cotta.
Reservations are recommended, otherwise, be prepared for the long wait outside.
Quick tip: The right side of the restaurant has a limited number of tables and bar seating reserved for walk-ins.
4 La Cicca
La Cicca is located in the quiet residential Noe Valley, and has become a beloved Italian eatery in all of San Francisco. Guests bring their repeated business to this small and busy venue. Known for its creative menu full of exciting but classic dishes like spaghetti bottarga and octopus stew, Chef Massimiliano Conti obtains original ingredients that are made only in Sardinia! Portions are generous, so don't be bashful about sharing in a group. You'll leave feeling that you really know about many of the best food regions in the world.
5 Ristorante Bacco
One of the select San Francisco restaurants to receive a Michelin rating, Ristorante Bacco is on every "top Restaurant" list. It goes without saying that Ristorante Bacco serves up authentic, fresh Italian food. Pastas and risottos are made from scratch daily
Quick tip: Bacco offers gluten-free substitutions for several of their pastas AND bread.
737 Diamond St (between 24th St & Elizabeth St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Noe Valley