Italian Restaurant / Wine Bar
Party Earth Review Several blocks east of the famous Haight-Ashbury intersection and all its hippy/tourist trappings is a cozy little slice of Italy called Uva Enoteca. The name means “grape wine bar,” and owners take the translation seriously, stocking nothing but 100% Italian varietals on the extensive drink list. Older couples drop by ... more
568 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Party Earth Review There are tons of places in the city to grab a slice of pizza, but at the always-packed Beretta, an artisan pie comes with artfully crafted cocktails on the side. A long communal table and wide bar provide plenty of opportunities for singles and groups to mingle, while intimate candlelit tables by the windows and on the ... more
1199 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
The Italian restaurants in San Francisco boast belly-busting portions, an irresistible family vibe, and authentic fare that’ll have you moaning mangia.
Uva Inoteca in the Haight offers vino solely hailing from Italy, as well as carnivorous delights like wild boar and prosciutto. Weekend brunch is a perfect time to swing by, but dinnertime is the real pièce de resistance. The rustic brick walls and the cheery chaos of the open kitchen create a romantic respite from the urban sprawl waiting outside its marinara-steeped walls.
Over in the Mission, Beretta couples chichi cocktails with artisanal pizza, a palate pleaser to say the least. Featuring a lengthy bar, candlelit tables for tete-a-tetes, and an ever-crowded communal table, the venue offers plenty of ways to while away the night amid a retro vibe. Glinting mirrors, brooding chandeliers, and gooey mozzarella draw an eclectic crowd for supper and brunch, from bike-toting hipsters to ladies laden with shopping bags.
Ristorante Milano in Nob Hill offers a tiny yet tremendously romantic noshing spot, bathed in the soft glow of dangling pendant lamps and lovely smells of roasted red pepper and polenta. Highlighting Northern Italian cuisine, this quiet and quaint restaurant features two floors – but the upstairs has just four tables, so you might want to make a reservation, especially on Wednesdays when all the wine is half off.
Say ciao to San Francisco Italian restaurants – you won’t regret it and neither will your stomach.