Perbacco, SPQR, A16, Delfina, Cotogna—no corner of San Francisco is without its take on the California-Italian restaurant with expertly sourced local ingredients. Show me a street corner and I can show you a perfectly al dente noodle with a shaving of fresh seasonal asparagus. But the true unadulterated flavors of Italy are hard to come by.
The promise of just this—real, fresh-off-the boat Piemontese flavors—was what wooed me to Ristobar in the Marina over the weekend. About three months ago, owner Gary Rulli brought 25-year-old “rising star” Michele Belotti over from the Michelin-starred Da Guidoin Piemonte, and the young chef’s housemade Piemontese agnolotti is already garnering itself a reputation.
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