Working our way thru the seemingly endless small restaurants in San Francisco we were steered to Capannina. As a party of 4 on a Saturday evening we enjoyed the high pitched buzz of the restaurant even if it made conversation challenging. Tables are close with little room to spare but it works with prompt, friendly, attentive service. The menu leans to seafood but with enough meat choices to satisfy. Traditional fare like buffalo mozzarella, arugula and prosciutto coupled with squid ink scallop risotto made for delicious appetizers. For entrees soft, flavorful veal was well prepared; 2 enjoyed great pasta choices from vongole with linguini and short rib stuffed pasta while one tried a generous cioppino with lobster, scallop, swordfish, mussels, clams and calamari; a real treat in a rather mild tomato based broth. A win for all 4 choices.
The wine list was extensive, Italian whites in abundance at a reasonable 2x or less markup; our Greco di Tufo was a 90 per WS for less than $50
Overall the food (quality and preparation) and wine choices rank with the better Italian restaurants in the city; we'll return.
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