10 of the Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

Montesacro’s pinsa

In my latest Time Out column: in the baking capital of the world, here are merely 10 of San Francisco’s best bakeries. Article here.

In a city with a rich history of Italian immigrants — and still vibrant Italian neighborhood, North Beach — there is no end to excellent Italian food, whether innovative, boundary-pushing pastas or old school Italian comfort. Here are 10 of SF’s best:


Montesacro, SoMa
, North Beach
La Ciccia
, Noe Valley
Marcella’s Lasagneria
, Dogpatch
, Nob Hill
Che Fico
, Western Addition/NoPa
Ristorante Marcello, Outer Sunset
, Fillmore/Pacific Heights
AltoVino, Nob Hill
54 Mint, SoMa

54 Mint’s beef meatballs
Che Fico fermented pineapple chili pizza
Acquerello risotto
SPQR’s chestnut gnocchi