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Bar Norcini

225 Powell St. (Geary St.) Send to Phone
This airy Union Square wine bar offers a respite from its bustling surroundings.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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Bar Norcini Restaurant Review

: Union Square is known just as much for its designer stores as it is for its lack of quality casual restaurants. Enter Bar Norcini, a stylish but low-key Italian wine bar in the Villa Florence hotel. With its marble-topped bar, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling front windows, it's a good place to set down heavy shopping bags and enjoy a light lunch. A fresh selection of cheese and house-cured salumi, pizzas, panini and salads (including a flavorful calamari and white bean version) offer sustenance to shoppers, while Italian wines, cocktails and Illy coffee wash it all down.
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