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Poesia Osteria Italiana

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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INSALATE, ZUPPE E ANTIPASTI
7
Olive Marinate
marinated cerignola, castelvetrano, gaeta olives
12
Bruschetta con Peperonata
bell peppers, smoked mozzarella
26
Tagliere Salumi e Formaggi
selection of imported Italian salumi and cheeses
12
Pappa al Pomodoro
organic tomato bread soup
13
Insalata di Spinaci e Barbabietole
baby organic spinach, golden and red beets, crunchy pancetta, goat cheese, EVO and italian balsamic reduction
13
Insalata Panzanella
heirloom tomatoes, red onion, red walnuts, basil, cucumber, croutons, EVO
20
Calamari alla Griglia
monterey bay fresh calamari grilled with EVO and lemon on arugola salad
18
Pepata di Cozze
mediterranean mussels, spicy light tomato sauce
18
Caprese con Burrata
fresh burrata cheese, heirloom tomato, fresh basil, EVO
HOUSE MADE PASTAS & SECONDI
Ask your server for off menu: Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan pasta options
23
Orecchiette con Ragu Bianco di Maialino
pork ragu genovese style, white wine sauce
23
Fettuccine al Ragu di Agnello
shredded lamb shank ragu, tomato sauce
23
Pasta Nera con Gamberoni, Calamari e 'Nduja
squid ink pasta, shrimp, calamari, 'nduja sausage, white wine sauce
23
Strozzapreti alla Norma
tomato sauce, fresh basil, eggplant, smoked sheep ricotta cheese
20
Parmigiana di Melanzana
eggplant parmigiana in tomato sauce and fresh fior di latte mozzarella
33
Branzino al Cartoccio
oven baked whole mediterranean seabass, Rainbow carrots, cherry tomatoes, EVO
35
Bistecca ai Ferri
grilled ribeye choice grade steak, rosemary potato puree, baked stuffed tomatoes
26
Pollo al Timo
half chicken, thyme, lemon, spinach, potatoes
SIDES
9
Caponata Siciliana
sweet and tart eggplant based vegan spread, pinenuts, tomato and olives
9
Patate al Cartoccio
baked potatoes, pecorino cheese, speck
9
Polenta ai Funghi
grilled polenta, shiitake mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese
8
Zucchine alla Poverella
summer zucchine, mint, extra virgin olive oil
WINES BY THE GLASS
SPARKLING
13
Prosecco, Montechiara, Veneto NV
13
Sparkling Rose', Canella, Marche NV
ROSÈ
13
Merlot / Cabernet Rosé, Cherubi, Friuli 2018
WHITES
13
Vermentino, Cantina Mogoro, Sardegna 2018
13
Grillo, Centopassi, Sicilia 2018
15
Grenache Blanc, Matthes, Sonoma County 2016
13
Verdicchio, La Staffa, Marche 2018
14
Chardonnay, Cannonball, Sonoma County 2016
REDS
14
Nero d'Avola, Centopassi, Sicilia 2018
13
Valpolicella Ripasso, Secoli, Veneto 2015
15
Montepulciano, Tatone, Abruzzo 2014
17
Rosso di Montalcino, Innocenti, Toscana 2016
14
Pinot Noir, Uncaged, Napa / Sonoma County 2017
BEERS
7
Peroni
8
Menabrea
7
Lagunitas IPA
7
Clausthaler (NA Beer)
7
Anchor Steam
SODAS
Bottle 7
Sparkling / Still Water
4
Coca Cola
4
Diet Coke
4
Home Made Lemonade
4
San Pellegrino Lemon Soda
4
San Pellegrino Orange
4
Blood Orange
4
Home Made Iced Tea
4
Ginger Beer
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

That sums it up really. Authentic, Italian family style restaurant with great food and friendly very attentive service. Slightly hidden upstairs. Was just right for our last night in San Fran after a long day of "touristing".

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Arotake
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

So I have been to many “Authentic” Italian bistros, but there is definitely something about this place. Ambiance and staff are exceptional and the menu is not overly complicated. Simple limited items but very well executed. It’s hard to go to dinner, and worry about...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Nice atmosphere in the Castro, waiter was lovely and food was ok, some dishes better than others. I recommend the mussels and the calamari.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank rosariomugnaini
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Our server was very well versed on the items on the menu.....and his recommendation on the daily specials were spot on. We ordered a starter, a salad, a pasta dish ,the sole, and tiramisu.......dishes that which we shared. The portions were generous and the ambience...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed April 13, 2019

A great place to go with a colleague, a friend, or on a date. The staff are super friendly, the food is delicious, they have a full bar, and they have an amazing wine list!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank nolaguySF
Reviewed March 31, 2019

We ate in Poesia last month and I've waited to write this review until we thought about our experience. We've had many meals in other restaurants since and feel even more strongly about our meal at Poesia. One of us had the pasta with seafood...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 865danb
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We wanted to have some good Italian food for dinner, so we have decided to this restaurant according the reviews. Well... people who are saying this is a good Italian have never been to Italy I guess. The food is blend, salty... and most important...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mirooke
Reviewed March 6, 2019

The place is friendly but the atmosphere is a little bit noisy. The place was pretty packed on a Friday evening, but we had a reservation. We started with a Salumi misti, which was good. Then we had different types of pasta: very good, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AngeloP_SF
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Great food with friendly staff. Menu is small but has something for everyone. Pasta, meat, fish, were all excellent. Wine list is limited but pairs well with the food. Price is on the higher side but yet reasonable for similar Italian restaurants. Great classic films...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Eddie R
Reviewed February 4, 2019

My friends and I went to Poesia before a movie. We were greeted warmly as we entered the restaurant and were shown to our table. The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. It all sounded marvelous! My friends had Insalata...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Tiny_Bubbles007
February 12, 2019|
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Response from HaroldB_12 | Reviewed this property |
As is the case with most establishments, dress is casual. While I would not wear a t-shirt, a jacket and tie is not required
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Rochelle S
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Fileji | Property representative |
Hi, Rochelle. Unfortunately, the restaurant is located in an old Victorian building and there is no elevator. We do have a couple of strong boys working for us if you want they'll be happy to help you up the... More
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