Barzotto, the fast casual pasta restaurant from Marko Sotto (former director of operations for Adrian Paganini's restaurant group), is poised for an August opening.
The restaurant has taken over the space formerly occupied by St. Vincent, the wine bar from sommelier David Lynch. It will depart from the former tenant's wine bar leanings, focusing on pasta, and approachability. The menu is from chef Michelle Minori (former executive chef of Ne Timeas restaurant group, which includes pasta mecca Flour + Water), and will include dishes ranging from $10-17. When news broke about the restaurant, Sotto told Eater "Pasta is historically a peasant food. It was made to feed a lot of people. Right now [in San Francisco] the people who cook the pasta can't afford to eat the pasta."
Check out the menu below, which offers a couple salads, entree-like "boards" of roasted fare, and a selection of five pastas (also available gluten-free). Stay tuned for photos and more details on the opening very soon.
Gorgeous spinach-spiked freshly extruded cresta de gallo pasta by chef @minorimichelle of @barzottosf :@hausfraufotografie A photo posted by Jennifer Pelka (@jenpelka) on