Go to San Francisco and the name on everyone`s culinary conscious will be Rose Pistola. It`s a large, bustling dining space with a beautiful tiled mosaic floor and maple tables. You can sit facing the busy world of Columbus Avenue or in the more quiet back room. The cuisine is Ligurian, and while for some it may seem a bit olive oil-heavy, the food does live up to the buzz surrounding it. Favorites include whole roasted or grilled arctic char with potatoes, lemon and green garlic; stuffed foccacia with teleme, prosciutto and truffle oil; or any of the wonderful cold antipastis, served family style. Save room for the chocolate budino.
Visit Rose Pistola and you`ll get a place that focuses on an Italian menu. Expect the average entrée to cost $8 to $12, and you`ll be fine if dressed casual.
Atmosphere: The restaurant is calm -- patroned by all kinds of people. Also, you`ll notice that there is a visible kitchen.
More Reasons to Go: If you`re looking for entertainment, the live jazz is a great part of your dining experience at this restaurant on once in a while (Call for details). When weather permits, enjoy outdoor seating.
Eating & Drinking: Open for lunch and dinner.A full selection of alcoholic beverages are served. You`ll find that there a seated bar inside.
Of Interest: Rose Pistola is known to be one of the city`s better restaurants.
Details to Note: Reservations are suggested. Carryout is available. Entrances and walkways are wheelchair friendly. Parking has been arranged for customers.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Discover
Tips on Finding: Located between Green St & Union St.
Hours of Operation: Sun-Thu 11:30am-Midnight, Fri, Sat 11:30am-1am