Venticello

Table 22
Venticello

A cable car ride, great Italian food, a romantic table, a peek-a-boo view of the San Francisco Bay — A quintessential San Francisco evening can and should be had if you’re lucky enough to get Table 22 at Venticello. Locals choose to leave the car at home when dining at Venticello, avoiding Nob Hill parking drama. It’s much more fun to catch the Powell-Hyde cable car from Powell St. and ride up to and back from the restaurant. A charming two-top, Table 22 sits atop the restaurant on a balcony overlooking the main dining room. During the longer days of summer, diners can see the bay in the distance. The food at Venticello is exceptional. The Tuscany inspired menu features local, fresh ingredients sourced from the Bay Area. Diners tend to be very excited about the corvina sea bass with pearl barley risotto, pancetta, and olive tapenade. A popular classic is veal scallopini with wild mushrooms, polenta, and swiss chard.