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SF pasta carbo load PRE-marathon meal

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SF pasta carbo load PRE-marathon meal

beetlebug | Aug 11, 2006 02:24 PM

I guess it's never to early for an October posting.

I am also coming in for the Nike Women's Marathon in October. I'm looking for an italian restaurant to carbo load Saturday night. I will be staying somewhere on the Embarcadero (I think near Fisherman's Wharf) so I would like somewhere in the North Beach/Financial District/Ferry Building area.

Specifically, I am looking for a place that has:

1) homemade pasta
2) excellent ragu for the pasta, or in the alternative, delicious non-cream based sauce for the pasta
3) really good bread.

In Boston, pasta equivalents are La Morra and Sage and Chicago - Merlo's Ristorante.

The one time I ate at Delfina's, I thought it was good but not what I am looking for. Also, it is too far away for the pre-marathon meal.

Thanks so much.

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