Montesacro Pinseria-Enoteca, San Francisco

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Montesacro Pinseria-Enoteca

510 Stevenson St

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 795-3040

Montesacro Pinseria-Enoteca Website

Montesacro Pinseria San Francisco Exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Montesacro is a hidden Italian gem, located in an alley right off a hardcore scary block of 6th Street in downtown San Francisco. The name comes from a neighborhood in Roma. We were tipped off about this place from a friend. Gianluca Legrottaglie, who runs nearby 54 Mint, opened this stylish restaurant, that transports you back to Rome, in 2015.

Montesacro Pinseria San Francisco interior decor

Pinsa’s are a flatbread that was once prepared by peasants living outside the imperial walls during the Roman empire.
Montesacro is the first “Pinseria” in the United States. It presents a modern take on Pinsa that is made with a blend of rice,
soy and wheat flour imported directly from Rome, All GMO-free.

Insider Tip – Enter from 7th street, walking down Stevenson. Check out the bathroom

Cuisine – Italian
Location – Downtown San Francisco
Opened – 2015

Service – Montesacro had friendly service that was adequate. They did forget to tell us about dessert.
Verdict – Montesacro will transport you back to Rome. A hidden restaurant, that while not cheap, has decent food and is pretty cool.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.

Montesacro Signature Dishes – Pinsa

Montesacro’s Menu has many Antipasti starters, many types of cheese, and a wide variety of Pinsas. Panini’s are available at lunch time.

Website Montesacro Menu

Montesacro Food Picks:

Montesacro Pinseria San Francisco Carpaccio

Carpaccio ($15) Cured Beef Bresaola, Wild Baby Arugula, Mushroom, Parmigiano Reggiano, Lemon and Olio was a good appetizer to have before the Pinsa’s. Lots of thinly sliced meat and arugula.

Montesacro Pinseria San Francisco beet salad

Beet Salad ($14) with Roast baby beets, ricotta salata, sunflower sprouts was pretty big, and full of several types of fresh beets. A nice starter.

Montesacro Pinseria San Francisco Margherita Pinsa

Margherita Pinsa ($15) – Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil is one of our favorite pizzas, but this is different with a thicker crust and oval shape. You eat it Italian style, by cutting it with a knife and fork. They could have been more liberal with the cheese.

Montesacro Pinseria San Francisco Centocelle Pinsa

Centocelle Pinsa ($21) – Mozzarella, Tomato, Artichokes, Mushroom, Olives, Hard-Boiled-Egg, Prosciutto di Parma was our favorite Pinsa of the day. A nice pinsa full of toppings.

Montesacro Pinseria San Francisco Maranella Pinsa

Maranella Pinsa ($21) – Mozzarella, Broccolini, Spicy Pork Sausage, Stracciatella di Burrata was okay but a big on the spicy side. The dollups of cheese made it hard to portion out the cheese.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

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Montesacro Pinseria-Enoteca Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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