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$$$$ Nob Hill Italian Fodor's Choice

At this true San Francisco dining gem, chef and co-owner Suzette Gresham has elicited plenty of swoons over the years with high-end but soulful Italian cooking that is worth every penny. Her cuttlefish "tagliatelle" is a star of the menu, which features both classic and cutting-edge dishes. Dinners are prix fixe, with three, four, or five courses and at least four choices within each course. Co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini oversees the service, and his son Gianpaolo presides over the roughly 2,000-bottle list of Italian wines. The room, in a former chapel, with a vaulted ceiling and terra-cotta and pale-ocher palette, is refined but never stuffy.

Italian Romantic Intimate Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Prix-Fixe

Quick Facts

1722 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, California  94109, USA


Known For:
  • Prix-fixe dining
  • Parmesan budino
  • Extensive Italian wine list
  • Sensational prix-fixe dining with a variety of options
  • City's premier Italian cheese selection
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon. and Tues. No lunch

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