Tricolore bruschette – Nessun Dorma

Tricolore bruschette - Nessun Dorma
Tomatoes, stracchino cheese, pesto, basil. €9
Nessun Dorma, Manarola ITALY

Omg, this was delicious! And there was SO much of it! I loved the pesto and it the whole thing just tasted fresh and wonderful. The bread was also very hearty so it made for quite the meal.

House red wine - Nessun Dorma
House red wine.

Baby octopus stew – La Ciccia

Baby octopus stew - La Ciccia
Prupisceddu in umidu con tomatiga. In spicy sauce. $16
La Ciccia, San Francisco CA

Omg, this was SO delicious! The octopus was tender and that sauce was amazing. It was so rich and deep, and I could’ve eaten a vat of it. This would be great to eat on a cold, rainy day at the bar counter with a glass of red wine!

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Roasted chicken for 2 – Tosca Cafe

Roasted chicken for 2 - Tosca Cafe
Ricotta, pine nuts, marsala. $48
Tosca Cafe, San Francisco CA

This was delicious! The breast wasn’t the most succulent roasted chicken I’ve had, but I loved the Italian flavors with the marsala sauce. I also thought it was super cute that they kept the chicken claws attached to the drums (sorry it’s cut off in the pic). Was it the best roasted chicken? No. But it was SO worth the relatively low $48 price tag for roasted chicken (for two people) in San Francisco.

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Heirloom and Dirty Girl tomato salad – Tosca Cafe

Heirloom and Dirty Girl tomato salad - Tosca Cafe
Cucumber, dill-yogurt, pickled pearl onions, toasted sesame seeds. $16
Tosca Cafe, San Francisco CA

This salad was pretty tasty. It’s kinda weird that I liked the buttery croutons the best, and not the tomatoes, hehe. I’m such a crouton fiend! Really though, this salad was great and the dill yogurt was different and yummy.