Craving a plate of traditional spaghetti and meatballs? Try Pasta Pomodoro.
★ = Park Chalet SUNSET
CALIFORNIA A glass ceiling and
glass walls that open onto a garden
patio make this the nicest outdoor
space in town, even if you're inside.
Food is decent if not fabulous, but
this is a great standby at the western
end of Golden Gate Park. This place
is an extension of the Beach Chalet
(p 90). 1000 Great Hwy. (at Fulton St.)
y 415/386-8439. Entrees $10-$24.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Breakfast, lunch
& dinner daily. Bus: 5, 18, 31, 38.
Muni: Ocean Beach. Map p 99.
★ = Park Chow SUNSET
AMERICAN Like Chow (p 102) in
the Castro, Park Chow balances
eclectic American fare from Cobb
salads to pasta to sandwich specials,
a lively atmosphere, and amazing
value. 1240 9th Ave. (between Lincoln
Way & Irving St.) y 415/665-9912.
Entrees $6-$11. MC, V. Lunch & dinner
daily, Brunch Sat & Sun. Bus: 6, 66, 71.
Muni: 9th & Irving. Map p 99.
= Pasta Pomodoro NORTH
BEACH ITALIAN This chain, with
locations around the city, serves
good, basic Italian food at very
reasonable prices. Highchairs and
boosters are available. 655 Union St.
(at Columbus Ave.) y 415/399-0300.
$6.75-$8.95. MC, V. Lunch & dinner
daily. Bus: 15, 30, 41. Cable car:
Powell-Mason. Map p 98.
5 mornings a week for the freshest
sushi in town. 1207 Union St. (at
Hyde St.) y 415/567-3397. 2 pieces
sushi $4-$12. AE, DC, DISC, MC, V.
Dinner daily. Cable car: Powell-Hyde.
Bus: 41, 45. Map p 94.
★★ One Market FINANCIAL
DISTRICT CALIFORNIA It's all big
here: the space, windows, view,
prices, flavor, and the tasty farm-
fresh menu. Around happy hour a
corporate crowd convenes at the
bar. 1 Market St. (at Steuart St.)
y 415/777-5577. Entrees $20-$33.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Lunch Mon-Fri,
dinner Mon-Sat. BART/Muni: Embar-
cadero. Map p 94.
Ozumo SOMA JAPANESE Ultrahip
diners come to this sleek space for
fresh sushi, creative entrees, and
excellent sake. 161 Steuart St.
(between Mission & Howard sts.)
y 415/882-1333. Entrees $25-$30.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Dinner daily.
Bus: 12. BART/Muni: Embarcadero.
Map p 94.
★ Pane e Vino COW HOLLOW
ITALIAN Exceptionally prepared,
unfussy Tuscan dishes that keep
locals coming back for more.
1715 Union St. (at Gough St.)
y 415/346-2111. Entrees $10-$25.
AC, MC, V. Lunch Mon-Thurs, dinner
daily. Bus: 41, 45. Map p 94.