Diane, A Broad
April 4, 2014

Locanda [San Francisco]

Locanda is one of those restaurants I find it difficult to write about. Of course, it’s good. Honest food, some of it innovative, in an inviting space with an excellent bar. We even scored a table at the front windows facing out onto Valencia Street.

Locanda [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Locanda [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Locanda [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Everything was delicious and we left happy — but I guess what I’m trying to say is that it wasn’t exciting. Then again, is an Italian osteria meant to be exciting? Isn’t the entire point of the genre extremely simple but well-made, seasonal dishes?

Locanda [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Locanda [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Maybe we didn’t order the right things. Or maybe I don’t have enough experience or knowledge about the Roman culinary tradition.

Locanda [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Or maybe sometimes I need to just give a good restaurant a big ol’ shrug and finish my pasta.

Locanda [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Locanda
557 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-6800

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  • http://www.threadandbones.com/ Jessica

    I’m in agreement with you — if you didn’t order the flight of old fashioneds, then you didn’t order the right thing there ;-)

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