Osteria Coppa, San Mateo

It’s been a while since I have written a new review- a lot of things happened in the meantime, but the biggest one is that I kind of feel like I ran out of places that deserved a review. I always end up in the same few places when I want an outstanding Italian meal, […]

Acqua Pazza, San Mateo

While San Mateo is rarely on my radar, I am sure grateful I got a chance to try out Acqua Pazza downtown. My friend Amy was invited to try out their offerings, and I was more than happy to tag along! I had heard good things about them, and I was certainly curious to try- […]

Pizzeria Pulcinella, San Francisco

If you are like me, you will mix up Pinocchio and Pulcinella, enter the wrong restaurant and have an impending sense of doom as you take a look at the sad pizzas coming out of the electric oven. Thankfully, I have friends who call me and tell me I am in the wrong spot! So, […]

Howie’s Artisan Pizza, Palo Alto

Pizza is the exact balance between science and art when it comes to food. first of all, for the same ingredients (water, flour, salt, oil and yeast) you can come up with several different types of dough- Italian style, New York style, Chicago style, and everything in between, so even a small variation can land […]

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 […]