I read about Gio's Restaurant in The Examiner Fri 8/26/11. Only lunch service.
The style is Financial District w/ an Italian accent. They have salads, classic sandwiches, 8-9 pastas, daily specials. Some specials: fish & chips, pot roast, & turkey plate.
Gio's bartender Giovanni Costabile calls the Manhattan the "king of cocktails," & he makes his "smoother" by using brandy. Anyone try it?
531 Commercial St, SF