I guess it's never to early for an October posting.
I am also coming in for the Nike Women's Marathon in October. I'm looking for an italian restaurant to carbo load Saturday night. I will be staying somewhere on the Embarcadero (I think near Fisherman's Wharf) so I would like somewhere in the North Beach/Financial District/Ferry Building area.
Specifically, I am looking for a place that has:
1) homemade pasta
2) excellent ragu for the pasta, or in the alternative, delicious non-cream based sauce for the pasta
3) really good bread.
In Boston, pasta equivalents are La Morra and Sage and Chicago - Merlo's Ristorante.
The one time I ate at Delfina's, I thought it was good but not what I am looking for. Also, it is too far away for the pre-marathon meal.
Thanks so much.