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Suggestions for visiting mom + Best Cal-Italian [San Francisco]

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Suggestions for visiting mom + Best Cal-Italian [San Francisco]

OliverB | Jan 16, 2014 06:58 PM

I need to make dining reservations for 5 nights.

One of which should be Italian - it's my mom's favorite cuisine and she's never had SF/Cal style Italian. I'm trying to decide between the usual choices: Perbacco, Cotogna, La Ciccia, Locanda, and Delfina.

My mom doesn't eat meat but she does fish. I've ruled Incanto out based on this. I should also note that we're taking her to BaoNecci in North Beach for pizza later in the week.

Anyway, it's been ages since we've eaten out; over a year since I've been to Delfina, and I would really appreciate suggestions based on what you would personally recommend to a visitor who loves Italian/Mediterranean cuisine (especially with strong local focus), and has not eaten it in San Francisco before. I only mention this because I don't think I've ever been to Locanda (although my wife insists that I've been, and she's been numerous times) but ambiance is an important factor as well; which is why I'm not so keen on La Ciccia. I'm leaning toward Cotogna or Perbacco but would really appreciate some feedback to help me decide!

Next, given the following choices, which TWO would you pick for the remaining 2-3 nights (we'll be doing pizza in North Beach + Asian somewhere in the Richmond at least one of the nights)..?

- AQ
- Gitane
- Boulevard
- Baker & Banker

Also, would it seem repetetive to select three restaurants from above; too similar?

Thanks!

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