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Epic 30th birthday weekend - which italian spot would go well with La Boheme

Jon Bonanno | Oct 30, 200203:33 PM

For my 30th birthday six friends are flying up to SF from LA with me for the weekend. Friday night we are going to Chez Panisse. Saturday night we are going to see La Boheme. And Sunday we are seeing the 49ers/Raiders game.

Here's where i need everyone's sage wisdom: After La Boheme, I think we'll be in the mood for a casual Italian meal. The opera's not a long one, but I doubt we can make it to the restauant before 10:30pm, which probably cuts our options in half.

Can anyone recommend an appropriate spot? How is Ristorante Milano? While we'd all love to be able to drop another $150 on dinner, Panisse will eat into our budget considerably, so a super expensive spot is not really an option.

Also, Saturday morning we're thinking of starting our day at Cafe Tartine in the Mission - good idea?

Oh and one more thing - if there are any cultural events happening saturday that we shouldn't miss, let me know.

Thanks for all your help SF hounds! Go Niners!


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