Fodor's Expert Review Il Pollaio

$ North Beach Café
One of North Beach's last blue-collar eateries has immense character, as if a rosticceria (a type of casual roast meat eat-in or take-away) was plopped here from a small quarter of Rome. This is a simple spot to get classic, hearty meals like half a roasted chicken and sides. Known as a beacon for chicken, Il Pollaio also does roast rabbit and rib eyes. They have a few simple wine options but allow BYOB in case you have a bottle snagged from a day of browsing among the neighborhood's independent food and bottle shops. There's another location in the Mission.
Café Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

555 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, California  94133, USA


Known For:
  • An icon for a chicken or rib-eye dinner since 1984
  • Simple, cafeteria-style tables and chairs
  • BYOB option, though there's wine and beer
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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