This is a favorite of mine and I've been here at least a dozen times when travelling for work. Its small but exactly what you think of when you think of a cozy neighborhood SF restaurant. Try to be seated in the room away from the kitchen. You can't really watch the cooks and it is a bit noisy and drafty by the kitchen, plus the other room is more romantic and you can generally here the Frank Sinatra-style music piped in. I always order one of the specials and last night I had the pounded pork chop with prociutto and mozarrella. It was great as was my coworkers ravioli. They usually have a ravioli on special and they are consistent in quality. Their focacia table bread is delicious! Get a glass of house Chianti and you're set. Prices are around $20 per entree. Service is usually very friendly. And you should try to get there before 6:30 to avoid having to wait, which is not fun because it can often be cool and they have only about six indoor seats for waiting. There are generally a few tables outside for waiting.
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