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SPQR's Tai Ricci: 'So Much More Than Great Service'

Welcome back to Front & Center, a series highlighting front of the house professionals in Bay Area restaurants. Right now: a reader spreads some love for Tai Ricci, server at SPQR.

SPQR%20Tai.jpgI love great food and a cozy atmosphere and without exception, SPQR always delivers on both. But the thing that truly takes SPQR over the top for me is the service, specifically from Tai Ricci. The first time we were in Tai's section it truly took our entire experience from wonderful to exceptional. What I love about Tai is that she offers so much more then great service—she brings amazing, authentic energy to every interaction and you can't help but smile when she's around. I'm sure her job can be hectic given every table is always full, but she never appears rushed and always makes you feel like she has all the time in the world for you...and then everything arrives perfectly.

When we dine at SPQR we no longer even look at the menu - we just ask to be put in Tai's section, she inquires as to our 'food mood' (my words, not hers) and we proceed to have a delicious, relaxing meal with great company (our dining party and Tai.) Tai makes it so comfortable and we enjoy her company so much, we just wish that she could sit down and join us!
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SPQR

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

SPQR

1911 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA

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