1270 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Why did we dine here? – Cheap Awesome Pasta! Barzotto is a casual pasta focused restaurant in the San Francisco Mission District. Our son dined there and recommended it, so we had to check it out. Best part of this spot is there is no need to reserve in advance. Arizmendi Bakery is next door!
Michelle Minori, an alum of Flour + Water and Acquerello, originally lead the kitchen. She parted ways with Barzotto in the fall 2019 and competed on Top Chef.
Insider Tip – No reservations needed for top notch pasta!
Cuisine – Italian
Location – San Francisco Mission District
Opened – 2016
Service – Barzotto had very good service for this style of casual restaurant. There were more servers around that most restaurants. One person upfront, did give us erroneous dietary information.
Verdict – Barzotto impressed us with really good food in casual settings. Prices are reasonable too! Wish more places were like this.
Second location coming to 500 Columbus Ave in North Beach, SF.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.
Barzotto Signature Dishes – Pasta
Barzotto’s Menu is pretty narrowly focused. 2 salads, 6 pastas, 4 boards. Something for everyone
Gluten free pasta option +$2.
Barzotto Food Picks:
Little Gems • Herbed Yogurt vinaigrette, Pickled red onion, Radish, Tomatoes, gorgonzola ($12) was a pretty massive salad. Good enough to share with 2. A bit heavy handed with dressing.
extra long Noodles • Spaghetti marinara, pork & turkey meatballs, parmesan ($16) was done well. 2 big meatballs and lots of freshly made noodles.
Pierced Noodles • Bucatini Tomato and Pork Ragu, Pecorino ($18) was even better than the Spaghetti. Really nice ragu. Eggless, freshly made.
PORCHETTA • Crispy Crackling Pork Roast cherry mostarda, accompaniments ($20) is expensive but great for pork fans. Personally like the version at Che Fico more. This one emphasizes more of the side dishes.
Spumoni Gelato Soft Serve ($5) was supringly good eggless dessert. Nice toppings. Keep space open!
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?