Pesce: "Italian Tapas in a Neighborhood Joint" Pesce Bar Tip by jakelorenzo

Pesce Bar, San Francisco: 2 reviews and 0 photos

Pesce is a tiny, neighborhood Italian restaurant specializing in Seafood and Cicchetti (Italian versions of tapas), but the food quality is extraordinary. The place has a long, comfortable bar with views to the narrow kitchen, seating for about 25 in front and a small room in back that seats another 10.
Dishes are divided into cold or hot. Salmone Affumicato features house smoked salmon with horseradish cream. Grilled sardines, white anchovies, oysters and an elegant crab tower are served cold.
Braised octopus, squid ink risotto and merlot braised lamb shank are served hot. The wine list is mostly Italian and it's easy to find something to like. They are very good about letting you taste before you order.
Prices are very reasonable.

Favorite Dish: Maile al Latte is milk braised pork with gnocchi, pancetta and sage. It is so rich and delicious that you will be tempted to order two portions. Polpo, the braised octopus with potatoes, celery, garlic and lemon vinaigrette is perfectly balanced. The scalloped potatoes with cream and parmesan are decadently rich.

Address: 2227 Polk
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: One block East of Van Ness near Broadway.
Phone: (415) 928-8025
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 6, 2009
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