One should be so lucky to call Octavia their neighborhood spot. Swarming with locals from lower Pacific Heights, this pretty little gem is tucked among the Victorians that line the street. Sunlight streaming in through the windows lights up its reclaimed wood floors, while an open kitchen hums with activity.
Culinary idol, Chef/owner Melissa Perello is at the helm of this kitchen, which all but seals the deal on her extraordinary talent. She has a gift for elevating straightforward dishes with the use of top ingredients and well-executed technique. Dinner may begin with a mix of tomatoes, butter beans, and sambal, before moving on to pappardelle with summer squash, Genovese basil, and Pecorino di Filiano. Round it all off with the sourdough cheesecake.
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