This is one of the best, yet underrated restaurants in San Francisco. They approach Italian cuisine in a way which you would nor expect. Examples, large grilled calamari stuffed w/ Risotto “Croutons” spicy calabrese aioli and a burrata cheese and Spanish ravioli. The fish is always fresh, moist and not over cooked.
The omakase chefs tasting was incredible. I ordered Supplement A: with the uni and wagyu. The only thing that doesn’t get to the 5 stars is the yuzu panna cotta. My friend and I were not impressed and were expecting something more nuanced. Nonetheless I’ll be returning with more friends.
The furnishings, table settings and ambiance were beautiful, comfortable and elegant without being pretentious. Our server Corrie took excellent care of us, making sure everything was as we wanted throughout the night. She also worked with me to ensure a food allergy was taken into account with the entree I selected. Crab stuffed Salmon was outstanding, as was my fiancé’s NY strip steak.
We tried almost everything. It was great. We sat outside & the service was great. For example I despise cilantro, it ruins the flavor of everything for me. Everything that was brought to our table did not have cilantro. The 1/2 dozen anchoas Don Bocarte were great. The western addition was great. We loved the summer squash & farro. Yummy. The ceviche was great. The brokaw avocado sticky rice was really great. We look forward to returning.
Beautiful environment, and great vibes. Terrible service and the bathrooms were unkept. Food was just ok. Drinks took 20 minutes to get to us (10 feet away), the Filet was butterflied (who does that). We felt rushed from start to finish - yet our server was missing most of the night. It was a Tuesday night at 8PM, how does this place handle a weekend? The manager was wonderful, I feel sorry for the candidates he has to choose from. In the end we didn’t pay for the filet that was remade, but really that wasn’t what we wanted. We just wanted to share a meal together at the same time and celebrate a birthday.