2339 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
This restaurant is a New York-Cali-Ital dream team in a quiet, constantly foggy neighborhood. Its owners worked with Mario Batali and at Brooklyn’s Franny’s, while chef Dante Cecchini is well-known from his days at Marlowe. He’s proving that pastoral Italian grandma’s cooking can be invigorating -- just try the al dente chitarra pasta and tomato braised chicken that, in other hands, could be boring. If the clam pizza doesn’t wow you, the family-friendly atmosphere might make Fiorella the happiest place in the city.