Fun times over in Jackson Square this weekend, as Michael and Lindsey Tusk's casual Italian Cotogna joins its esteemed sibling Quince in the land of 3.5 stars. Echoing the ostensible opinions of Sir Kauff and Madame Untz, who've already filed their reviews, Paddington Bauer relishes the fixed price wine program and sings high praise for several dishes: "the best lamb chops around," "I can't remember when I've had better pork," "the kitchen never misses a step on the antipasti;" it goes on.
So now it's well-established Tusk "doesn't need steam ovens and circulators to create food that's intensely satisfying." And we move on to high-fives for Lindsey Tusk's interior vision: "feels like a jewel box" and the staff: "as well-trained as the servers at Quince." The only snore factor is the pizza: "the least interesting category," but in the end Cotogna "is a place to hang out," and a 3.5 star place to hang out at that. [Chron]
[Photo: Yelp/Genevieve Y.]