Cotogna (San Francisco, CA)

Cotogna, which means “quince” in Italian, is Chef Michael Tusk’s casual restaurant featuring seasonal ingredients and housemade pastas. I was blown away by the freshness of the celery root vellutata and burrata, and I fell in love with the beautiful pastas — garganelli verdi alla bolognese, raviolo di ricotta, and cauliflower raviolini con bottarga di cuore (which is shaved & cured tuna heart)! Never tried that before, but so glad that I did — it had an amazing smoky flavor. The dining room was casual and cozy with a nice view of the wood-burning ovens. The next time I’m in SF, I’m coming back here for some pizza! A huge thank you to a wonderful college buddy who treated me to this magnificent dinner tonight. :)

Cotogna: 490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA

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Di Stefano burrata with green garlic and fett’unta 

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Celery root vellutata with olio nuovo

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Raviolo di ricotta with farm egg and brown butter

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Tierra Farm carrot sformato with parmigiano reggiano 

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Cauliflower raviolini con bottarga di cuore. That’s shaved cured tuna heart! Amazing smoky flavor.

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Garganelli Verdi alla bolognese

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The dining room

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Open kitchen / bar

Cotogna (San Francisco, CA)