This buzzy Italian eatery regularly requires an hour-plus wait for its handmade pasta and sourdough-whole-grain pizzas. But dessert-seekers can skip the line to snag scoops of gelato to-go. The restaurant typically offers three to four small-batch flavors at a time, which might include classics like salted caramel, fior di latte, or pistachio. If you spot malted yogurt gelato on the menu, get it—it’s an early standout. Top your scoop with olio verde or aged balsamic for a tangy twist.
Between Bi-Rite, Humphry Slocombe and Smitten, San Francisco has long been crowded with artisanal ice cream options. But the Bay Area’s gelato—ice cream’s denser, slow-churned cousin—is not to be overlooked. Whether Italian-made and steeped in tradition or reimagined in zany flavors, there’s a gelateria for every taste in SF.
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