Noodles and sauce, so simple but so right. When you find yourself in the Paris of the West, be sure to try the best pasta in SF.
Seven Hills | 1550 Hyde
Perched on Russian Hill, this romantic spot is a haven for italian fine dining. Enjoy some of the most creative pasta in the city while classic cable cars climb Hyde street on their way to the wharf. It’s all about the Raviolo Uovo (a single deep fried ravioli filled with yolk), but don’t leave without trying the Triangoli with pear, brown butter, and honey.
Trattoria Contadina | 1800 Mason
Where North Beach meets Nob Hill, this neighborhood staple is a can’t-miss. Walking through it’s doors you’re instantly hit with a wafting wave of creamy pasta. Even better? They have a full vegan menu. Try the Carlesimo with porcini and sun-dried tomatoes in a spicy tomato sauce, but if your down with dairy share the Roasted Red Pepper with Asiago and Parmigiano in a spicy tomato cream sauce. It warrants a good ol’ **chef’s kiss**
Life is a combination of magic and pasta — Federico Fellini
Italian Home Made | 716 Columbus
In the heart of North Beach lies the casual made-to-order pasta haven —The Italian HomeMade Company. This casual but oh-so-delicious spot is hands down the best pasta on Columbus. With a choose-your-noodle, choose-your-sauce situation the possibilities are endless. Go for pesto gnocci or butter & sage pappardelle, whatever you choose you won’t go hungry.
Barzotto | 1270 Valencia
On the other side of town Barzotto is a fast-casual pasta palace giving North Beach a run for its money. The interior is warm, chic, and inviting providing the perfect setting for groups, dates, girl gangs, you name it. Find a friend and share the Snail Shells (lumache with marinara, ricotta, lemon zest, and pepper) and the Radiators (radiatore, soft egg, black pepper, pecorino). Or grab a fresh bag of pasta to impress friends at home.
flour + water | 2401 Harrison
There’s a reason flour + water warrants hype. With validating rave reviews from the Times, The Chronicle, and GQ (to name a few), this Mission spot is worth the wait. Snag a reservation and enjoy the black garlic, squash tortelloni, and the burrata toast or book a wine and pasta tasting. Don’t worry there’s veg-friendly options available.