Fodor's Expert Review Barbara Pinseria & Cocktail Bar

$$ North Beach Italian
Calabrian-born SF resident Francesco Covucci is determined to continue the Italian legacy of North Beach with trendy, casual, quality-driven regional Italian eateries (he also owns Il Casaro Pizzeria at 348 Columbus Ave.). Here you can slam Roman-style pinsa, which is a modern style of ciabatta-shape pizza made of a multigrain flour mix and gourmet toppings like burrata and pesto or pear, walnut, and Gorgonzola. They also serve the triad of Roman pastas—cacio e pepe, amatriciana, and carbonara—with grace. This is a solid spot to grab a Campari soda and a pinsa, then tuck into a plate of pasta with a bottle of wine and a friend.
Italian Trendy Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

431 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, California  94133, USA

415-445–3009

www.sfbarbara.com

Known For:
  • Roman pasta specialties like cacio e pepe
  • Casual industrial-chic decor with wooden tables and tiled bar
  • Craft cocktails and wines from Italy and California

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