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Flour + Water

Restaurants, Pizza Mission
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Flour + Water
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Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Though Flour + Water's menu has recently been expanded with two to three meat, poultry and fish options, pasta and pizza are still the stars of the show. The kitchen staff slaves over every ingredient, cultivating and coddling textures and flavors until they meet the restaurant's exacting standards. Melt-in-your-mouth pastas are house-made daily, as is the salumi—whole animals are butchered on site and each part is used, from snout to tail. Pizzas from the Italian wood-fired 900-degree oven take exactly two minutes to cook, and arrive exquisitely thin with perfectly blistered crusts, topped with delicacies like fior di latte, squash blossoms, house-made pork sausage, and calabrian chili. The $65 five-course pasta tasting menu is worth the splurge. Book as far in advance as you can—the place is ridiculously popular. Or get there at 5:30pm and try for one of the walk-in spots.



Address: 2401 Harrison St
San Francisco

Cross street: at 20th St
Transport: Bus 12, 27
Price: Main courses: $15–$26
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30pm–11pm; Fri, Sat 5:30pm–midnight
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4 out of 5 stars

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A friend and I were so excited to come here for the pasta, and then made the mistake of only ordering one pasta dish... we were lured by the appeal of fresh pizza and yummy-sounding sides. Don't get me wrong, everything was good, but the pasta. Oh, the pasta! Quite possibly the best pasta I've had in my entire life. If I could do it again (and I will), I'll order pasta only. Luckily, there's an option for that which isn't quite as gluttonous as it sounds—the restaurant has a 5-course pasta tasting menu for $70. I can't wait to go back.