I decided to hold a chowdown here and 5 people came. It's always fun to eat with the hounds.
First tried to make reservations on Opentable, but originally the group was 8 and when it's that big you can't on Opentable. I had to call them. Then for a large group they want your credit card number. Really don't like that.
This is across from the Washington Square Park in North Beach. It's a good 20 min walk from Embarcadero Bart Station.
The menus they have is on the walls like Buca di Beppo. Portions are sized family style.
FRE warm bread w/ a side dish of soft butter, red peppers, olive oil. Very nice. We got an additional loaf later that we didn't finish.
Pork braciole, pork ribs, meatballs & sausage in tomato gravy $27-it's a huge plate of food that's kinda messy looking w/ meats everywhere. I thought the pork braciole was fatty, pork ribs not sure I got a taste since it was like 3 ribs & tough to cut. Meatballs were nice & tender, sausage was fine.
baked clams oreganata $14-they were the tiniest clams ever. Didn't have any taste to them. It was 10 total so we all got 2 tiny pieces. - Skip.
garlic bread $6-small portions here. Maybe 6 tiny slices of garlic bread. Nicely toasted, though not enough garlic for the garlic lovers in the bunch. Skip it.
escarole w/ garlic $8-Leafy green veggies. Nice, still not enough garlic taste for me.
Linguine w/ shrimp in white sauce $19-boring sauce. I don't think it had enough taste. Shrimps were tasty, but not enough of them. Ended up with tons of pasta though.
Ricotta cheesecake $12-just 1 big slice that we all got a small taste of. Just ok, too heavy tasting for us. Nothing like what you can find at Modern Pastry in Boston, MA. Skip it.
Separate bathrooms in the back. There's a nice bar area & and piano that I've read they do live jazz..don't know when.
Just ok, probably won't go back.
They charged us 3 orders of spaghetti (plain noodles) which was crazy priced at $18-feed 5 w/ leftover noodles
We got a bottle of wine for $55
Our subtotal w/ 7 items & bottle of wine $184 + $15.66 tax = $199.66 Before tip split by 5.
Other hounds what do you think? Pics will be later.
Fri-Sat 5:30-12 midnight