Tucked away on the top floor of Fiorella’s Inner Sunset location is a tiny secret bar with just enough room for a handful of people, two of whom should definitely be you and your date. The secluded space is dimly lit with a glowing fireplace and just a few tables, so it’s not the place to go if you want to see and be seen, but it is the place to go if you want to sip thoughtful cocktails while having thoughtful conversations. The food menu is snack-centric, but they’re fancy snacks, and there’s definitely enough to order to make it a meal. And if you’re somehow still hungry, you’re literally inside Fiorella, so you can always chow down on one of the best pizzas in SF.
How to book: Reserve a table online.
Tucked away in a hidden space behind Fiorella’s Inner Sunset rooftop dining room is a tiny and stylish bar with moody lighting, a green marble (standing-room-only) bar with gorgeous fresh flowers in front of a cozy fireplace, several communal bar tables, a vintage chandelier, and burgundy walls. The cocktail list at Bar Nonnina is a complete departure from what you’ll find at Fiorella (both are excellent, for what it’s worth), with drinks like Galileo’s Gaze (strawberry-infused gin, gentian aperitif, bianco vermouth) and the house favorite, the Slushy di Modena, a very drinkable and boozy slushy with gin, Amara d’Arancia Rosso, Lambrusco, strawberry and pomegranate essence, and lemon. For the full experience, order the three-course cocktail and food pairing, which changes seasonally but includes bites like Potato Croquettes and Corn Tortellini.
How to get in: Walk up the stairs to the rooftop. Take a left and walk past all of the tables to a door on the left of the far back wall. Walk down the tiny wallpapered hallway with a neon glow and slide open the pocket door on the right. The standing-room bar has space for five walk-in guests; if you’d prefer a seat, make a reservation.