Solid local establishment
This place has been aournd for years, and considering the West Portal / Ingleside neighborhoods are in dire need of Euro-continental cuisine, I hope they continue to thrive. The menu is Northern Italian. The interior has an old fashion elegance, although in need of some minor sprucing up. The owner and staff made us feel welcome and comfortable with our 3-month old, even though this is really not a ""family"" restaurant (I don't recommend bringing kids, sorry to the other customers!). The clientele appear to be local and loyal, which is what I want in a neighborhood restaurant.
The food is pretty good. The seafood chowder was very tasty, NY steak was thin and a little chewy but the Veal Marsala was nice, however, the side pasta was dry and warmed over. Still, this a a great value and a great ambiance, and it's a big menu so there's lots of selection. There are some excellent Asian restaurants nearby on Taraval, Irving & Noriega, but sometimes a little Europe is a nice change.