First of all a million thank you's to the hounds who provided me the recommendation for Caffe Greco in North Beach for that authentic cup of Italian style cappuccino. (Couldn't make it to Blue Man Coffee...) I went overboard and had TWO Greco Grandes earlier today. Guess I had a little more than I should have but I was extremely happy. I'm not super picky but after having the first cup I was instantly reminded of my recent trip to Italy at many of the numerous bars :-) Fantastico!
Nearby I saw quite a few Italian restaurants that were quite busy even around 3 pm. They seemed enticing but I wasn't sure what to try for my next meal in that area.
I'm wondering if there are some great & authentic Florentine/Tuscany style restaurants in the North Beach area (or in the Bay area for that matter).