I would have everyone order a dish with different sauces and share, but the problem is, once you try yours, you won't want to share!
So try the specials and standard house items. I find the red sauces stunning, my husband loves the white sauces. The pastas seem fresh daily and seasonal. I love the meat options, my husband vegetarian. We are both happy at the end of the night. I have several favorite Italian restaurants in San Francisco, this is one of them.
Vibrant area on Union St. Indoor and outdoor options, though the alley leading to the bar in back can have a bit of traffic.
Pros: sauces fresh and fantastic, pastas again appear fresh and great specialties. Have had several appetizers, melon and prosciutto, bruschetta, very good
Cons: either love or hate the decor, quaint with wine bottles hanging from tha ceiling - or - cramped with dusty old bottles...decide what you want before going. My servers have always been good and attentive, others have not felt the same way. When you ask for bread, and they suggest a garlic bread, it is an up charge.
Hope you find this helpful!