Rose Pistola, located in historic North Beach, offers Italian cuisine focusing on the Ligurian region. The restaurant features a sweeping 30’ mahogany bar with a yacht-like arched ceiling, a chef’s dining counter overlooking the open kitchen, booths & banquettes in the carpeted dining area, and window-side tables fronting both busy Columbus Avenue and the quieter Stockton Street with swing-out floor-to-ceiling windows. The walls are graced with elegant black-and-white photographs that document the heyday of North Beach and the beat era.
In addition to the outdoor, sidewalk tables, the restaurant has three distinct dining areas inside, each delivering a different experience. From the Columbus entrance you enter the bar area with its tiled floor and smaller, trattoria-style tables along the window. As you move through the restaurant, you next come to the main dining room, which holds up to 70 seated. The alcove area along the Stockton areas is the most private and seats up to 26
- The Restaurant Writes...
Voted the best new restaurant in the country in 1996, Rose Pistola is a celebration of the bawdy, friendly but sophisticated side of San Francisco’s Italian district – North Beach. This stylish gathering place personifies the vibrancy of its namesake, a North Beach denizen who ran the most colorful bar and restaurant in the neighborhood. With its San Francisco-style dining counter, booths cozy dining room and lively bar, Rose Pistola invites everything from a leisurely glass of Chianti and a bowl of pasta, to a traditional, Italian-style feast of seasonal antipasti, whole roasted fish and rotisserie meats.
- Contact Julie Meade at (415) 399-0499