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A Look Inside Locanda, Now Open in the Mission

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The dining areas include just under 70 seats in total. Line drawings by  <a href="" rel="nofollow">Alex Zecca</a> .
The dining areas include just under 70 seats in total. Line drawings by Alex Zecca .

[Photo: Naseema Khan]

By now you've heard a thing or two about the Stoll's latest hotly anticipated addition to San Francisco. New Roman restaurant Locanda opened energetically on Saturday with a menu that reminds of the original rustic schtick at SPQR back when Nate Appleman and Daniel Holzman were in charge. There's an ambitious quantity of offal; tripe, tounge, beef tendon, oxtail and sweetbreads are all on there. Only the city's most trusted restaurateurs would dare hazard this. A healthy load of authentic Roman pasta offerings provide the buffer, along with side dishes, antipasti and a few options for the restaurant's signature crowd-pleaser pizza bianca, a dressed up style of foccacia.

As you can see above, the interior has been flipped from Ramblas' toasty Spanish vibe to a clean yet soulful aesthetic a la Envelope A+D, the same outfit responsible for The Proxy currently causing a stir with its build-out in Hayes Valley. Take a look inside via this gallery here, or check it out in person. Locanda is now open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the 12-seat bar and 10-seat communal table are first-come-first serve. The conversation about pranzo, their version of weekend brunch, will begin this Fall.

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