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777 Bridgeway (Bay St.) Send to Phone
415-332-7771 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Elegantly designed Italian restaurant featuring seasonal dishes in addition to artful pizzas.
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Dining room at Poggio, Sausalito, CA

Poggio Restaurant Review

: A large fireplace and wood-burning oven (from which emerges thin-crusted pizzas) warm an elegant, expansive terra cotta and marble dining room outfitted with cozy old-fashioned booths. Sidewalk tables offer charming bay views. Executive chef Benjamin Balesteri brings a youthful edginess to classic northern Italian fare. The menu changes seasonally and daily, so expect surprises, such as spaghetti with pig cheek and garlic; braised local rabbit ragù with cavolo nero and pancetta; braised quail with prosciutto, liver and Parmigiano; nettle pasta with fava beans and pecorino; and smoky, juicy grilled lamb chops with risotto, peas and black trumpet mushrooms. Balesteri's kitchen turns out from-scratch pastas and charcuterie; many ingredients come from Poggio’s own organic garden as well as local organic farms. For dessert, the light-as-a-cloud lemon mousse is a standout. The wine list emphasizes vintages from Italy and Northern California --- more than two dozen choices are served by the glass or quarto. Cocktails are elevated by specialty artisan liqueurs, such as house-infused Meyer limoncello, as well as limecello and arancello. Negronis are especially popular here.

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