Creative cocktails are on equal footing with the menu at this smart, stylish southern Italian eatery, where a hip crowd squeezes in and mingles over concoctions such as the nuestra paloma (tequila, elderflower, cointreau, grapefruit and bitters) while sampling a wide array of antipasti; the selection might include eggplant caponatina with burrata; crescenza and broccoli rabe bruschetta; or Dungeness crab arancini. Anchoring the main courses are perfectly fired thin-crust pizzas topped with a variety of seasonal ingredients, but there is also a selection of risottos and a nightly meat or seafood special, such as cioppino or manzo short ribs.
1199 Valencia St
|Cross street:||at 23rd St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5:30pm–1am; Sat, Sun 11am–1am|
|Transport:||BART to 24th St Mission/bus 12, 14, 48, 49, 67|
|Price:||Main courses: $12–$20|