They had me at the yellow building. I love wandering the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco and both Piccino restaurant and separate coffee bar, are lovely places to gather.
The coffee bar on 22nd Street serves carefully crafted Sightglass organic coffee drinks. Their baking team aims to impress and I can't get enough of the mushroom turnovers.
Bonus: If you're looking to make a to-go order from the Piccino restaurant around the corner, the coffee bar is where you'd place and pick up that order (hours have recently been extended until 10pm).
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Enjoy Casual Italian at Piccino Café
Stop by Piccino Cafe on Minnesota Street in the Dogpatch for a meal that will make you feel like you’re in your friend’s home.
Sher Rogat and Margherita Stewart Sagan opened the restaurant in 2006 with the aim of combining their love of fine food, friends, and family to create a true neighborhood gathering place. Eight years later, despite a move from their original location—they now share the stunning Yellow Building with Modern Appealing Clothing and DIG Wine Shop—it's clear they have succeeded.
The restaurant serves simple, fresh dishes with an Italian twist. Stop by for brunch, lunch, or dinner, and don’t bypass the dessert menu or the wine list—there are more than 60 bottles sourced from artisan Italian, French, and American vineyards, many of them available by the glass or carafe.
Just want a snack? Next door is the Piccino Coffee Bar, where you’ll be served Sightglass coffee and an array of baked goods and homemade granola.
The coffee bar is open Mondays from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The restaurant is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Book online or call (415) 824-4224.
I woke up today to the foghorn blare. Fog is no surprise in San Francisco, but on a day it was supposed to be 72 degrees?
So, I packed up and took myself to Dogpatch, south of downtown along San Francisco's eastern waterfront. This wonderful restaurant is a favorite of mine and in my opinion, has some of the city's best thin-crust pizza.
I sat in the sun, drank Italian wine and soon, the foghorn alarm clock was a distant memory.
If tomorrow is another misty morning in the Marina, at least I'll have a sunburn to remind me of my fabulous "Fun Friday" in San Francisco.
At Piccino, you'll find an open concept kitchen set in a bright, homey, and airy space. The food is simple, fresh, and beautifully presented. The wine list is small but interesting—try the Hungarian rosé.