Tootsie’s, Palo Alto

What would I do without my wonderful foodie friends and fellow bloggers? I would certainly not eat as well as I do! My friend Gudrun told me about this little tiny place at the Stanford Barn, and ever since I tried it I made it my favorite lunch spot! The owner-chef Rocco is from Emilia […]

Best of the Bay, Italy in SF Style

While I review a lot of places on Italy in SF, there are a handful I keep on going back to, where I can be considered somewhat of “a regular”. These are the places where I take visitors I want to impress, family who refuses to eat outside their comfort zone, and the places I […]

Liguria Bakery, San Francisco

Liguria is an interesting bakery in the heart of North Beach. Family run for many years, it is not exactly the place where you go to chat up the owners and have a feeling of warmth. First of all, they close after they’re done selling focaccia, which is the only item they sell. Frozen or […]

Mara’s Italian Pastry, San Francisco

North Beach is often a hit-or-miss neighborhood who suffers from its own popularity. Some places are quite overrated and not very authentic, but here and there you will find some amazing stores “with heart”, where the same family has been carrying on the business for several generation and where, while some things are very Italian […]

Danilo Bakery, San Francisco

Growing up in Italy you tend to start considering the thick, soft and oily focaccia you can pick up at any corner bakery like a birthright. Are you hungry and on the go? Pick up a piece of focaccia. Want to skip lunch and just snack on something? Pick up a focaccia. Do you need […]