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Uva Enoteca

568 Haight St. (Steiner St.) Send to Phone
415-829-2024 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
With its all-Italian wine list, cheeses and small plates, and chic décor, Uva Enoteca is a neighborhood favorite.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Uva Enoteca, San Francisco, CA

Uva Enoteca Restaurant Review

: Opened by Mario Batali disciple Boris Nemchenok, Uva Enoteca brings the best of New York City’s Italian enotecas to San Francisco. Located in the increasingly stylish Lower Haight, Uva’s simple, chic décor (high ceilings, hanging Edison bulbs, exposed brick, dark hardwood floors), all-Italian wine list and boisterous, hip crowd make it the perfect place to swing in for a few nibbles or a full meal with friends. The all-Italian cheese list pairs nicely with a glass of Lambrusco, a slightly fizzy red wine from Emilia-Romagna, as do the artisanal salumi. Chef Ben Hetzel has a touch with simple vegetable preparations: fresh beans with savory pancetta and pickled red onions, or an heirloom tomato salad with creamy burrata shine. There are always a few thin-crust pizzas on the menu, but for a new spin, try a piadine, made with flattened, grilled pizza dough. A version filled with cinnamon-and-cardamom-spiked eggplant caponata, arugula and montasio strikes a balance among savory, spicy and sweet. Finish with a sundae of pistachio gelato topped with almonds, chunks of house-made biscotti, and a dollop of light juniper-balsamic whipped cream.
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