Our trip to San Francisco is somewhat limited because we didn’t rent a car for the full duration of the trip. So our exploration proximity tend to be within where we stayed – Marina / Cow Hollow* area. The first afternoon after settling in we wanted to take it easy for lunch before we became Hangry** Somewhere walkable. Luckily, throughout the Chestnut / Union Street area was plentiful in restaurants and shops. Dave found a well rated Italian Pizzeria and Pasta restaurant called Delarosa San Francisco. Open concept kitchen, high tops, and bar area.
I liked the chill relaxed atmosphere at Delarosa San Francisco. There were plenty of patio seats outside and a modern setting inside. Burnt orange, chrome and wood everything was simple but energizing.
Hot salami, coppa, tomato, diavolicchio pizza 16: thin crust with a soft center and loaded with spicy deli meat. It was extremely oily and greasy but full of flavors.
Garganelli, porcini, pancetta 11: A tiny bowl arrived. Two thoughts raced through my mind; either it was 1. Absolutely amazing to justify the price 2. It was a rip off. Unfortunately, it was the latter. The pasta was under-cooked and far from al dente. The pancetta was like slivers of shredded Black Forest ham and not the crispy chunks I had imagine from Meat and Bread. The verdict Delarosa San Francisco was nothing extraordinary.
*Hangry – Hungry to the point of being angry.
**A beautiful area near Crissy Field along the seawall great for running and taking photos of the Golden Gates Bridge.