Beloved neighborhood pizza and pasta joint Fiorella has finally opened their long-awaited Inner Sunset location in the former Park Chow space. The two-level, indoor-outdoor restaurant is an immediate destination, thanks in no small part to the magical, string-light and plant-bedecked rooftop space. The cozy interior features Fiorella’s signature wallpaper that honors Bay Area notables, including Alice Waters and E-40. Similar to other Fiorella locations, expect blistered wood-fired pizza, fresh pasta, and antipasti, with a few new items including Yellowtail Crudo, fresh spaghetti topped with chili-laced seafood, an excellent cocktail list, and weekend brunch.
How to book: Reservations can be made via the website.
The Sunset location of this popular pizza and pasta restaurant is by far our favorite, and it’s not just because it’s the only location with a full bar (though that’s obviously a huge draw). It’s that we can also sip those tasty cocktails (created by veteran bar director Candice Meierdirk whose drinks you’ve hopefully enjoyed at Evil Eye, Lolinda, and Macondray) on the somewhat secret rooftop deck that is perfectly designed for SF and the at times relentless Inner Sunset fog, with a black-and-white striped retractable awning, an abundance of heaters, and just the right amount of charm in the form of hanging plants and strings of twinkling lights. Oh, and did we mention it’s also the only one of the three Fiorella locations to serve weekend brunch? Because that also somehow feels very, very important.
If your group is craving the pizza, pasta, and cocktails at Fiorella (and why wouldn’t they be?), the Inner Sunset location is the location to book—and that’s not just because it’s the only location with a full bar. The space is, well, spacious with two floors and a retractable awning roof deck. A table on that heated roof deck, under string lights and hanging plants, is our favorite spot in the house, though the clam pie and bolognese taste amazing wherever you’re seated.
How to book: Parties of nine or fewer can make reservations online. Parties of 10 or 11 should call 415-404-6997. Parties bigger than that should fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.