We were in San Francisco last July and wanted a resturant close to our convention hotel on Market. the concierge recommended Kuleto's at 221 Powell Street. Kuleto specializes in Italian cuisine.
The meal was excellent and very filling. The waitstaff was very professional. The only drawback to this Southern redneck was the price of sixty dollars for lunch for the two of us. but we were soon to learn that this was somewhat normal for the area.