One of the hottest restaurants in town, Nopa's attractions include a wood-fired oven and late hours—unusual in a city where many kitchens pack up at 10pm. Italian- and Med-inspired (“urban rustic”) dishes offer inventive twists with local, seasonal ingredients—Moroccan vegetable tagine and house-made pappardelle with lamb sugo, for example. Others are more classic—the likes of country pork chop with fresh beans and grilled peaches. Desserts such as cornmeal honey crępes with plums, raspberries and burnt honey ice cream are worth saving room for. Weekend brunch is hugely (and deservedly) popular.
560 Divisadero St
|Cross street:||at Hayes St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6pm–1am; Sat, Sun 11am–2:30pm|
|Transport:||Bus 21, 24|