On summer weekends, few things are better than a leisurely game of bocce and a glass (at least) of wine. Behold the bocce spots with refreshments Bay Area Chowhounds are talking about:
Midafternoon is the time to hit this Sausalito spot, says gumbolox, who enjoyed the snap pea appetizer, shaved fennel and artichoke salads, and eggplant Parmesan. Others complain that the pizza can be soggy, but gumbolox (who asks for a dark crust) has been pleased.
The Hidden Vine
After it moved to the Financial District, this wine bar unveiled a longer wine list, expanded menu, and an alley bocce court. Robert Lauriston thinks the sliders and charcuterie are good.
A former A16 chef consulted on the pizzas here, notes Melanie Wong. She didn't order a pie when she visited, but liked the "easy casualness," excellent cocktails, and an incredible dish of burrata, grilled eggplant, and roasted figs.
Bar Bocce [North Bay]
1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito
The Hidden Vine [Financial District]
408 Merchant Street, San Francisco
Campo Fina [Sonoma County]
330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
Campo di Bocce [East Bay]
175 E Vineyard Avenue, Livermore
Photograph from www.campo-fina.com