2355 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
Executive Chef: Christopher Thimpson
Pastry Chef: Candace Rowan
Wine Director/Owner: Shelly Lindgren
This place is named after the autostrada that stretches all the way from Naples to Canosa, and Christopher Thompson’s menu focuses on the regional cuisine you would encounter along that route. Included among the offerings are some of the best wood-burning-oven pizzas in the city, house-cured meats like bresaola and coppa di testa, and pastas like a fettucine made from chickpeas topped with a Devil's Gulch rabbit sugo. Shelley Lindgren's 500-bottle list of wines, specializing in unusual offerings from a region that extends from Rome to Sicily, allows for perfect pairings with the food.