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Nostra Spaghetteria and Bar Mia

San Francisco
Nostra Spaghetteria and Bar Mia

280 Valencia St

San Francisco, CA 94103

An energetic bar scene, hearty plates of Italian food, and digestible prices -- hello, favorite new regular spot. Celebrated chef Alexander Alioto has revamped his former Plin restaurant, keeping the fresh handmade pasta he’s known for but doing away with Plin’s hefty prices. This time around he’s intent on catering to the lively vibe of the neighborhood with the addition of Amaro-centric Bar Mia, which offers double happy hours, its own bar bite menu, a flight of fernet (!), and an all-day $5 shot-and-a-beer deal. We've never liked Italian food this much.