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.
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?
Maybe we didn’t order the right things. Or maybe I don’t have enough experience or knowledge about the Roman culinary tradition.
Or maybe sometimes I need to just give a good restaurant a big ol’ shrug and finish my pasta.
557 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110