Dear SF Chowhounds,
Hope you can help me... We have 5 more days left and looking to maximize our tasty meals. We're staying in the south pacific heights area (near filmore + pine). Have a 12 + 10 yo with us but they appreciate a good, tasty meal so it doesn't usually inhibit us unless it's very upscale fine dining.
So far, we've tried the following: Florio, Dosa (liked their tasty spicy curries), Delfina Pizzeria (had high hopes, but were sadly disappointed with the crust - too dense without much flavor) We like a good NY slice as well as thin crust oven pies a la pizzeria bianco in Phx), Delfina restaurant (absolutely delicious pastas. This was our third visit ove the years and never fails to disappoint). We also had very yummy dim sum at Yank Sing. Last night, we has a choice between Henry's Hunan and Betelnut (pls don't even aak me how we ended up with these two choices. We we're in the mood for some tasty Asian, and this is what we had in our list) we ended up going to Betelnut becausse it was closer to us and were sorely disappointed. No stand outs at all and not very flavorful. we had to doctor some sauces to improve the taste... Reminded us of PF Changs but with more dish variety and higher price point that was far from worth it. We did like the lamb with cumin in sesame buns tho). We also tried A few Suzu ramens which were fine and we would like to try more but after reading many ramne threads, the tastiest bowls are to be had outside the city and we'd like to maximize our time in the city.
So... I have made the following reservations, but if you think different places would be better, please let me know. Have lunch resv at A16 today to try their pizza and compare their pastas to Delfina's. We also have dinner resv for NOPA (would Perbacco be better?) and SPQR (should we skip this since so much Italian?) We also have farewell dinner at Delfina. Lastly, want desperately to check out ferry Building eats, but wondering whether for prepared foods, are there more offerings on Saturdays over Thursdays or is it about the same? Same question but for produce, other ingredients - is Saturday better than the other days? Any suggestions on other pizza places we can try? How about take out Chinese?
Thanks in advance for your help!
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123
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2030 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105
Florio Bar & Cafe
1915 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
1825 Post St, San Francisco, CA