Secluded but inclusive—that's the motto behind Bar Nonnina, a tiny bar tucked away inside Fiorella, an Italian restaurant in the Inner Sunset. While walk-ins are welcome if there's room, it's smart to snag a reservation to ensure a spot at this 14-seat bar. After walking through the main restaurant and the rooftop bar, this hidden cocktail lounge is tucked away down a discreet corridor. Inside you'll find a warm and intimate space aglow with a fireplace, an overflowing floral display, and two long, high-top tables. The craft cocktails on the menu change with the season, with a couple of mainstays including the Slushie di Modena, a Lambrusco slushy using shaved ice made from a specialty machine imported from Japan. The small food menu provides snacks or full meals, ranging from a trio of nuts, olives, and crackers, to a seasonal pasta and salad.
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