Fiorella is primarily known for its pizza, but all three locations of this neighborhood Italian restaurant also have some excellent pastas, which is what lands it a spot on this list. It’s worth eating your way around all three locations since they all have a few unique dishes not found at the other spots, but our favorite pasta that you can get at any of them is the Rigatoni Al Bolognese Classico, and our favorite place to enjoy is on the heated rooftop of the 9th Avenue restaurant which is also the only one that serves lunch, brunch, and most importantly, cocktails.
How to book: Select your preferred location and order takeout or make reservations online.
This Italian restaurant, which now has THREE locations, has a lot going for it, but we’d be lying if we said our favorite things weren’t the following: 1) The wallpaper, called “Bay Area toile,” that features local landmarks and legends, like Too Short, Joe Montana, Alice Waters, and E-40. 2) The pizza, which is wood-fired in gorgeous pizza ovens from Italy. 3) The pasta—OMG the bolognese and 4) The cocktails. Okay, so that’s basically everything; what can we say? We love Fiorella! All of the locations have indoor and outdoor dining options, but our favorite right now is the partially-covered rooftop deck at the new Inner Sunset location. Need inspiration to visit all three? There are certain dishes you can only get at each location. Go on a Fiorella treasure hunt to discover them all.
How to enjoy: Reservations and a limited number of walk-in tables are available for the Inner Sunset restaurant, the Outer Richmond restaurant, and the Polk Street (Russian Hill) restaurant. Takeout and delivery options for all three can be found online.