Cultures and traditions have different ways of expression, and food is one of them. San Francisco is a little piece of heaven for a foodie, which we have taken a note of and been faithfully discovering the new places.
With a Valentine's Day weekend on the doorstep, today we are going to take you to three of our recent favorite places. Child-friendly and deliciously flavorful, they are definitely worth making a note of.
French know their food and La Folie is a great proof of it. Chef Roland Passot been trained by some of the best chefs in France and his work is art like no other. The heirloom tomato salad ( pictured above) is just as delicious as beautiful. The unique style of cooking keeps La Folie evenings busy. Be sure to make a reservation, the tables fill up fast.
If you are in the mood for Italian, stop by La Ciccia. Husband and wife team of La Ciccia will take you to the land of Sardinia within their cozy restaurant located at the edge of Noe Valley. Sardinia is an Island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea far away from the rest of Italy here the traditions are so strong you can feel in the air, people does not have to pass by Sardinia to go anywhere and not all the streets take you to Sardinia (like the Romans will said for their city), but people come to this island because is different and the isolation from the rest of Europe make it a special place to visit and enjoy. Dedicated to only the best of the best ingredients, La Ciccia will wow you with the pungent and unique flavors and authentic atmosphere.
No Italian food be complete without a fabulous pizza. Not too many places can compete with Tony's Pizza Napoletana. Located in the heart of the Little Italy which has quickly become one of our absolute favorite places to chill at on a weekend, Tony's steals your heart with its charm and deliciousness.
A small pizzeria in Naples, Italy is the inspiration behind Tony Gemignani's story for Tony's Pizza Napoletana. A fulfillment in his ever growing passion for pizza drew him to self content when he first tried an authentic Neapolitan pizza. Since then he was determined to learn this art of pizza making and one day open a restaurant like no other. Growing up, Tony worked by his mother's side, learning valuable skills he would later implement in operating a successful restaurant. Tony learned the creativity involved in preparing hand crafted dishes, only to include the finest ingredients straight from the heart of Italy.
Don't want to wait in line to get inside? ( we never do) Not a problem! A little side shop just off to the side of the main entrance offers the delicious pizza choices by the slice ( or full pizza) , and a little seating area outside with a beautiful few. Try it all - it's so good, Tony's has been on my mind all week, and I can't wait to be back for more.