The interior of Pesce. [Photo: khelvan/Flickr]
After more than a decade on Polk Street, Pesce, the somewhat forgotten original Italian spot from the Beretta and Delarosa team of Adriano Paganini and Ruggero Gadaldi, has decided to move across town, snapping up the Castro space that was previously home to long-running 2223 and, more recently, short-lived, Yelp-dissing Jake's on Market. The much larger digs will accommodate the duo's desire to offer space for big groups, and save them the cost of planned renovations at Pesce's original home.
The plan is currently to keep Pesce 1.0 alive and kicking until two or so weeks before its new home is ready for action, and then to move the whole operation, including the staff and menu, to the Castro space. The menu will stay the same (aside from the possible addition of a few more small bites), and the new Pesce will have double the space, with 100 seats to the Polk location's 50. They're targeting an August opening, and will likely also hold on to the original location in hopes of opening a new concept there.
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