A secret that's been kept.
A secret that's been kept. A delightful, affordable hideaway tucked away in a quuet corner of North Beach.Valet parking, live jazz and an outdoor patio? Belissimo!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cool neighborhood gem
Great place or groups and a unique ambiance in the heart of north beach.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid basic old school Italian
Solid basic old school Italian that was an easy dining experience for my four younger kids.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place has a lovely patio tucked away under glittering xmas lights and trees growing through the deck. Although no views, it is great to sit and focus on the people you are with. Excellent food, great service.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good traditional Italian spot
I picked this restaurant off Open Table since it was Saturday night and we wanted to be sure we had a place for dinner. Choices were limited and when we first arrived the restaurant was not very full which made me a little nervous. However, we had a very good meal, good service, and spent a good two hours plus enjoying dinner, live music, and conversation. On our way out we found this was the former site of the Old Spaghetti Factory which we remembered from our first years in San Francisco. The restaurant is just off Grant and Green so just a little bit off the main track, and had a pleasant corrider that led from the street to the front door. I would recommend this restaurant for a traditional Italian North Beach dining experience.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local North Beach Italian.
Great local North Beach Italian. Somewhat like the old Basque/Italian family style restaurants that used to be prevelant in North Beach's Italian community (Bring back La Pantera). Food was reasonably priced (i.e. cheap compared to some North Beach restaurants) and Italian pasta was excellent. Wine list has a sufficiently # of reasonably priced Italian and California wines. The entrance is not easy to find (keeps out the day tourists) and the tables are big enough for groups (with reservations). Definitely recommend for a "locals" experience. Also, for those rare warm days and nights, has a nice outdoor patio/eating area. Service was friendly and attentive.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Service Good Food
We had a party of 16 people for dinner. Most of the group was visiting from Albuquerque, NM. They are able to accomodate large groups easily. The restaurant was quiet on a Monday night. The waiter was attentive and nice. All the dishes were a good and decent in portion size. They have a very affordable wine list and the helped serve a limoncello cake that was made. Would have a team dinner here again.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
good but quiet
We were not quite sure why there were no people at the restaurant. Even though it was Monday, we noticed other restaurants were full. Great food.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diamond in the Rough
I've been to this restaurant twice now and the food is fantastic. They have a good variety on the menu, so there are plenty of options for foodies and picky eaters. The restaurant itself is completely tucked away so you feel like you're far away from SF and instead experiencing one of this city's hidden treasures. I made a reservation and wasn't seated until FORTY minutes after my reservation time. A total bummer. It was the night before the Nike women's marathon so finding an Italian restaurant open anywhere to carbo-load was tricky. I will DEFINITELY return to this fun little hideaway in north beach, but if it looks too busy, I might weigh my options with the million other Italian restaurants down the street.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM