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Piccino/Dogpatch

Pros: A unique SF locale with locavore mentality
Cons: Service needs improvement
Best For: Very thin pizzas delivered to the table on wooden boards

Piccino

Piccino is a welcome addition to the gentrification of Dogpatch. This SF neighborhood was, in the 1800's, closely tied to the waterfront industry, home to Irish, Scottish and English immigrants. It suffered a decline with the demise of the huge shipyards and factories nearby, but is enjoying a renaissance. Many buildings which survived the earthquake and fire of 1906, are still standing, and have been turned into stylish residences and cutting-edge commercial real estate.

Piccino occupies the cheerful yellow building on the corner of Minnesota and 22nd Streets, with outdoor seating and lots of natural light inside. It's got a small town, neighborhoody feel just east of Portrero Hill, and adjacent to the historic soon to be restored, Pier 70 waterfront shipyard.

The menu changes regularly with the use of locally produced fare, the fixins' for flavorful soups, salads, paninis and the ever-popular thin crust pizzas. There's an interesting list of artisanal wines mostly from Italy, France and the US. Many are available by the glass or carafe. Plus, around the corner, on 22nd Street, is Piccino's coffee bar, featuring Sightglass coffee and quality baked goods.

Noteworthy: Also in the building...DIG (wine shop) and MAC (Modern Appealing Clothing)

Piccino
1001 Minnesota St. (at 22nd)
San Francisco, 94107
415.824.4224
Hours: Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm
Coffee Bar Hours: Tues-Sun 7am-10pm, Mon 7am-5pm
Website:
www.piccinocafe.com