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Americano

8 Mission St. (Embarcadero) Send to Phone
415-278-3777 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Embarcadero views, an after-work scene and Italian-influenced cuisine.
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Americano Restaurant Review

: If it occupied hip yet homespun digs in some far corner of the Mission, Americano might, ironically, get more attention than it does hugging the side of Hotel Vitale. Josua Perez is now the executive chef. The menu criss-crosses regions of Italy and leans heavily on house-made pickles and sausages, cocktail-friendly antipasti and meat and seafood. Past dishes have included a grease-free platter of fried Brussels sprouts husks and sweet baby artichoke hearts; a subtle, lemony tuna conserva; and cavatelli with lamb sausage, almond-mint pesto and wafers of salty-sour pecorino. Wines ordered by the glass come in mini-carafes. Smaller-portioned desserts for tables eager to share is a nice touch. Service is detailed and smooth. Situated between the Financial District's busy corridors and the tourist-clogged Embarcadero, this place hosts splashy corporate happy hours and business lunches as well as exhausted hotel guests. Many such establishments gamely deign to tackle a diversity of occasions; Americano is rare in that it does so while remaining, almost surprisingly, a very good restaurant.

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