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Eater Inside: SPQR

A recurring feature brought to you with the help of Christine Kesler, Eater Inside showcases the interior space of high-profile, recently-opened restaurants.
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Christine Kesler, 9/27/07

While, for the most part, Pacific Heights' upper stretch of Fillmore Street continues its slow evolution into a veritable open-air version of the Westfield San Francisco Centre, a casual Roman osteria like SPQR is a welcome change of pace. By now, the story of the week-old restaurant is almost old news: headed by Daniel Holzman and Nate Appleman, it's the first sister restaurant to the eminently popular A16. The space itself walks the line between rustic and bare, but the menu makes no mistakes about showcasing hardcore Roman fare: straciatella, amatriciana, cacio e pepe and the like. Already one of the hotter tickets in town, SPQR's growth should be interesting to behold: will it become a destination Italian along the lines of A16, Delfina and Incanto, or will it opt for the path of a friendly neighborhood spot?

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As always, further reading in Eater Hangover Observations and at Thrillist and Daily Candy.

A16

2355 Chestnut Street, , CA 94123 (415) 771-2216 Visit Website

SPQR

1911 Fillmore Street, , CA 94115 (415) 771-7779 Visit Website

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