This bottle shop is so small that it feels like it could be a secret basement cellar, but one that sells mostly Italian wines and also doubles as a bar. It’s also one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood to go to for a quick date or when we just want to drink a few glasses and split a charcuterie or cheese board.
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For excellent dumplings, noodles, and vegetable dishes, head to United Dumplings in Bernal Heights.
We appreciate the oven engineering at PizzaHacker, but the pizza they turn out is just solid.
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Seven Hills is an Italian neighborhood spot between Nob and Russian Hills that makes good pasta, but everything else is hit-or-miss.
Flour + Water Pizzeria
Flour + Water Pizzeria in the Mission will make you happier than your childhood pizza party.
Sorrel is an upscale California-Italian place in Pac Heights that’s designed to impress, even if they do everything a little too by the book.
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El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
Vega Pizzeria is a Bernal Heights Italian restaurant serving cheesy baked rigatoni and rich gnocchi boscaiola in an intimate space.
This casual Bernal Heights restaurant has a huge patio that’s ideal for brunch or burgers with friends.
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