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$$$$ Polk Gulch Italian Fodor's Choice

Chef and co-owner Suzette Gresham has elicited swoons over the years with high-end but soulful Italian cooking that is worth every penny. Her cuttlefish "tagliatelle" is a star of the menu, which features both classic and cutting-edge dishes. Dinners are prix fixe, with three, four, or five courses and several choices within each course. Co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini oversees the service, and his son Gianpaolo presides over the roughly 2,000-bottle list of Italian wines. The room, in a former chapel, with a vaulted ceiling and terra-cotta and pale-ocher palette, is refined but never stuffy.

Italian Romantic Intimate Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Prix-Fixe

Quick Facts

1722 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, California  94109, USA


Known For:
  • Sensational prix-fixe dining
  • City's premier Italian cheese selection
  • Extensive Italian wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch, Reservations essential

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