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Rose Pistola ****
532 Columbus Avenue
between Green & Union
Cuisine: Northern Italian/Seafood
Rose Pistola Restaurant
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Description & Atmosphere
This popular North Beach gem makes it well worth the drive into
San Francisco. You can feel the energy and buzz when you walk
in the door. We were introduced to Rose Pistola years ago by
& Gail, who, like
us, appreciate great food and fine wine. Today, it still remains
one of our favorite North Beach restaurants.
The crowds at this stylish Italian bistro speak for
Sleekly designed with modern decor, low ceilings
and large windows facing out onto Columbus Avenue, the restaurant
has a bustling bar area, an attractive split dining room,
an open kitchen and a young, lively atmosphere.
If you want to try a unique appetizer, we
recommend the Chickpea
Farinata with Caramelized Onions,Olives & Sage — it's
similar to a very flat pizza and tastes delicious. The Zucchini
Chips (photo above) are sooooooo good too!
As far as Seafood entrées, we
like the Roasted
Fijiian Escolar Fillet and the Yellowtail
Jack Fillet with
Chef recommended Wild Chanterelles & Potatoes. The Mixed
Braised Shellfish (Clams, Mussels & Shrimp) is another winner.
Fabulous Pasta dishes include the Gnocchi with Chanterelles & Thyme, and
Sugo & Gremolata. And you can't go wrong with any of the Wood-Fired
Pizzas — they're
Ask the waiter for some of their amazing Breadsticks
you're waiting for you meal — hands down, they're the best in
the city! Normally, they are only available in the bar seating
Save room for one of their yummy desserts. We recommend
Budino with Whipped Cream — a delightfully light, "no-flour"
to-die-for chocolate cake, and the fabulous Lemon
Semifreddo with Mandarincello Sauce.
Dine al fresco and watch the world go by. Sidewalk tables
overlooking Columbus Avenue, add
ideal North Beach setting for entertaining clients and out-of-town guests.
Semi-Private Party Room
Rose Pistola has a semi-private Alcove area to accommodate 20-25 people for a
Team Luncheon or a "special occasion" dinner.
Live Jazz on Weekends
Enjoy live Jazz on Fri and Sat nights starting at 9pm.
Lunch and dinner daily.
Reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends.
Public parking at The Vallejo Street Garage
(766 Vallejo Street, bet. Stockton & Powell).
Call Rose Pistola at 415-399-0499 for more information on restaurant
reservations, menu, wine list, room availability, deposits and directions.
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