Just one of the several, uncharted neighborhood gems in the oft-forgotten Dogpatch, Piccino's is a local spot boasting a range of seasonal Italian fare. Among creative, thin-crust pizzas -- such as the <em>datteri</em>, made with cauliflower, dates, Taleggio, and olive tapenade -- the menu also delivers light salads and homey, Old World entrees. And, as any Italian restaurant should, Piccino boasts an impressive wine list and coffee bar.
Oh, the bright yellow house. Whether you're taking off from SFO or driving by at 90 mph on I-280, you can't miss it. On the foggiest of days, it’s the most sunshine-filled spot in the most sunshine-filled neighborhood in town. And inside, it’s downright utopian. There are very fine pizzas and pastas here, along with a flat-out esoteric but delightful wine list that includes at least five countries most of us probably couldn’t find on a map. The move though, is any salad (YES, SALAD!) and the Pork and Beef Polpette with crushed tomato and parmesan.
How to book: Make reservations online or order takeout via Toast.