Mescolanza

★★★★★
  • 2221 Clement St

    San Francisco, CA 94121

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  • 415-668-2221

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Mescolanza is a small, intimate, little, neighborhood, mom-and-pop restaurant that serves Italian food located on Clement Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues. It's discreetly tucked under a small pink awning. It's my favorite restaurant in my neighborhood and I've been going there for 20 years!

Please note, parking on the Clement Street corridor is difficult (almost as bad as North Beach) but there is a parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant (as Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing!").

This restaurant is small and seats only 49 patrons at one time so be sure to make reservations.

My favorite appetizers are the Carpaccio and Bruschetta. The plate of Carpaccio is presented with extremely thinly sliced beef draped on the plate. There are small mounds of capers, chopped red onions, shaved Parmesan cheese, and mustard paste. Mix all the ingredients and enjoy!

The Bruschetta is toasted french bread topped with a delicious sprinkling of chopped Roma tomatoes mixed with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and sea salt. In this day and age of almost tasteless tomatoes (inbreeding is never a good thing), the tomatoes in this dish are ripe, packed full of flavor, and fill your mouth with a burst of flavor.

The Pear Pizza (Yeah, I know, it sounds kind of strange but darling, it's divine intervention on a plate.) You have got to try this!

The Osso Bucco was excellent. The meat was very tender and flavorful in its rich burgundy-like sauce. I loved the vegetables and that's saying something for a meat eater like me. The vegetables were carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash done just right in that perfect combination of buttery, tender and crunchy at the same time.

We had a veal chop off the "Specials Menu" that was sauted in its own juices with a blend of slow-cooked root vegetables surrounding it. It came with silky, creamy mashed potatoes that had a hint of garlic flavor and a serving of the vegetable combination I spoke of earlier. Once again, excellent!

We had the crme caramel, the tiramisu and the chocolate flan with amaretto and crushed amaretti cookies. The tiramisu and crme caramel were as expected, delicious. That chocolate flan was EXCEPTIONAL! Sinfully, silky smooth texture on a bed of crushed cookies with the hint of amaretto flavors. While we ate all the desserts, the chocolate flan won hands down.

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★★★★★

Mescolanza is a small, intimate, little, neighborhood, mom-and-pop restaurant that serves Italian food located on Clement Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues. It's discreetly tucked under a small pink awning. It's my favorite restaurant in my neighborhood and I've been going there for 20 years!

Please note, parking on the Clement Street corridor is difficult (almost as bad as North Beach) but there is a parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant (as Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing!").

This restaurant is small and seats only 49 patrons at one time so be sure to make reservations.

My favorite appetizers are the Carpaccio and Bruschetta. The plate of Carpaccio is presented with extremely thinly sliced beef draped on the plate. There are small mounds of capers, chopped red onions, shaved Parmesan cheese, and mustard paste. Mix all the ingredients and enjoy!

The Bruschetta is toasted french bread topped with a delicious sprinkling of chopped Roma tomatoes mixed with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and sea salt. In this day and age of almost tasteless tomatoes (inbreeding is never a good thing), the tomatoes in this dish are ripe, packed full of flavor, and fill your mouth with a burst of flavor.

The Pear Pizza (Yeah, I know, it sounds kind of strange but darling, it's divine intervention on a plate.) You have got to try this!

The Osso Bucco was excellent. The meat was very tender and flavorful in its rich burgundy-like sauce. I loved the vegetables and that's saying something for a meat eater like me. The vegetables were carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash done just right in that perfect combination of buttery, tender and crunchy at the same time.

We had a veal chop off the "Specials Menu" that was sauted in its own juices with a blend of slow-cooked root vegetables surrounding it. It came with silky, creamy mashed potatoes that had a hint of garlic flavor and a serving of the vegetable combination I spoke of earlier. Once again, excellent!

We had the crme caramel, the tiramisu and the chocolate flan with amaretto and crushed amaretti cookies. The tiramisu and crme caramel were as expected, delicious. That chocolate flan was EXCEPTIONAL! Sinfully, silky smooth texture on a bed of crushed cookies with the hint of amaretto flavors. While we ate all the desserts, the chocolate flan won hands down.

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Mescolanza is a small, intimate, little, neighborhood, mom-and-pop restaurant that serves Italian food located on Clement Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues. It's discreetly tucked under a small pink awning. It's my favorite restaurant

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★★★★★

Mescolanza is a small, intimate, little, neighborhood, mom-and-pop restaurant that serves Italian food located on Clement Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues. It's discreetly tucked under a small pink awning. It's my favorite restaurant

Pros: Best Carpaccio and Gnocci in town

Cons: Seats only 49 people

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Parking is difficult at times, but this restaurant is worth the effort. Family run and good comfort Italian food. I never miss an opportunity to dine at Mescolanza whenever I am in the area. Service is efficient and friendly, all the

3
★★★★★

Parking is difficult at times, but this restaurant is worth the effort. Family run and good comfort Italian food. I never miss an opportunity to dine at Mescolanza whenever I am in the area. Service is efficient and friendly, all the

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Mescolanza is small so if you are coming here with a big group make sure to make reservations. The service was really good. Our waiter was extremely helpful despite the large and rowdy group we were. The food was decent, but nothing mind blowing. The prices are around ~$15+ per dish depending on what you order. It is a good place to get Italian food in Richmond district.

3
★★★☆☆

Mescolanza is small so if you are coming here with a big group make sure to make reservations. The service was really good. Our waiter was extremely helpful despite the large and rowdy group we were. The food was decent, but nothing mind blowing. The prices are around ~$15+ per dish depending on what you order. It is a good place to get Italian food in Richmond district.

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great food, great service. for holidays, reservations are highly encouraged! small and cozy. they handed out roses for the ladies on valentines day! they care about they clients. italian food menu, prices are a bit high. if you are looking for yummy italian food in the outer richmond, check this place out!

4
★★★★☆

great food, great service. for holidays, reservations are highly encouraged! small and cozy. they handed out roses for the ladies on valentines day! they care about they clients. italian food menu, prices are a bit high. if you are looking for yummy italian food in the outer richmond, check this place out!

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I have been to this restaurant several times, and the food has consistently been very good. The service, however, leaves much to be desired. I understand that the server is unable to check on all tables all the time when it's busy, but to

3
★★★★★

I have been to this restaurant several times, and the food has consistently been very good. The service, however, leaves much to be desired. I understand that the server is unable to check on all tables all the time when it's busy, but to

Pros: Good food, great ambience

Cons: Service

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Ok, so if you've ever looked for a place on craigslist, you know that "cozy" means, "damn small". same applies here. the food is good and the prices are pretty good, but it's just ridiculously small. I mean, ridiculously! you are pretty

3
★★★★★

Ok, so if you've ever looked for a place on craigslist, you know that "cozy" means, "damn small". same applies here. the food is good and the prices are pretty good, but it's just ridiculously small. I mean, ridiculously! you are pretty

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: Location, Parking, SPACE - there isn't any!!

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I was told by someone that this was their favorite Italian restaurant in San Francisco. With that high praise, how could I not visit? Although from the exterior it appears to be nothing special, upon entering, things change quickly. The

3
★★★★★

I was told by someone that this was their favorite Italian restaurant in San Francisco. With that high praise, how could I not visit? Although from the exterior it appears to be nothing special, upon entering, things change quickly. The

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: parking

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I eat out a lot and I am constantly trying new restaurants all over town (tried the Blue Plate last week which was good, but soooo overpriced) and I'm glad I went to Mescolanza. The food was not the best Italian I've ever had, but it was

3
★★★★★

I eat out a lot and I am constantly trying new restaurants all over town (tried the Blue Plate last week which was good, but soooo overpriced) and I'm glad I went to Mescolanza. The food was not the best Italian I've ever had, but it was

Pros: good, solid food, good prices

Cons: parking in the area is apparently difficult, although I didn't have problems

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This is the Richmond District, where there are a few very good restaurants. Mescolanza is not one of them, but it is good and at decent prices. If you live in the neighborhood and want a decent Italian dinner, you may want to go. If you

3
★★★★★

This is the Richmond District, where there are a few very good restaurants. Mescolanza is not one of them, but it is good and at decent prices. If you live in the neighborhood and want a decent Italian dinner, you may want to go. If you

Pros: Decent Italian in the neighborhood

Cons: Not worth traveling into the nieghborhood for it

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Great service and good food. Best italian in the richmond. I love their pizzas. The wine selection is not great but passable. Pasta dishes are much better than the meat dishes.

3
★★★★★

Great service and good food. Best italian in the richmond. I love their pizzas. The wine selection is not great but passable. Pasta dishes are much better than the meat dishes.

Pros: Food, Service, Value

Cons: wine selection, busy on weekends

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This place is just overrated. Sure, their prices are cheap, as most dishes are under $13 but you get what you pay for. We had two pasta entrees since it's an Italian restaurant. My husband had the LINGUINE ALLA CARBONARA which is

3
★★★★★

This place is just overrated. Sure, their prices are cheap, as most dishes are under $13 but you get what you pay for. We had two pasta entrees since it's an Italian restaurant. My husband had the LINGUINE ALLA CARBONARA which is

Pros: cheap prices, decent ambience

Cons: Bad pasta, no olive oil 4 bread, parking

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The food couldn't get any better!!! super great tasty food. However the service was REALLY bad. There were 2 waiters, and when we arrived they both looked at us with a nasty face, but i didnt give up because of the food. It took them like

3
★★★★★

The food couldn't get any better!!! super great tasty food. However the service was REALLY bad. There were 2 waiters, and when we arrived they both looked at us with a nasty face, but i didnt give up because of the food. It took them like

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After a friend recommended Mescolanza, my boyfriend and I decided to try it out and couldn't have been happier with our experience! The staff is wonderful and the food is worth going back for... immediately! We've been 3 times in two

3
★★★★★

After a friend recommended Mescolanza, my boyfriend and I decided to try it out and couldn't have been happier with our experience! The staff is wonderful and the food is worth going back for... immediately! We've been 3 times in two

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I have eaten here 3 times and each time was a superb dining experience. The waitstaff is professional, courteous and accommodating. The food was simple and delicious. The place is a little on the small side, but not claustrophobic. It

3
★★★★★

I have eaten here 3 times and each time was a superb dining experience. The waitstaff is professional, courteous and accommodating. The food was simple and delicious. The place is a little on the small side, but not claustrophobic. It

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We read the reviews and wanted to check it out. At first I thought the waiter was a bit stiff but he was extremely accomodating and definitely won us over. My girlfriend wanted a simple pasta dish that wasn't on the menu but they gladly

3
★★★★★

We read the reviews and wanted to check it out. At first I thought the waiter was a bit stiff but he was extremely accomodating and definitely won us over. My girlfriend wanted a simple pasta dish that wasn't on the menu but they gladly

Pros: Fresh ingredients, service, value

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I do Not remember the last time I had such horrible service. We got there at 630pm.. The atmosphere was nice, but a bit on the crowded, slight claustophobic side. After seated we were left alone for 15 to 20 min, and we had to flag a

3
★★★★★

I do Not remember the last time I had such horrible service. We got there at 630pm.. The atmosphere was nice, but a bit on the crowded, slight claustophobic side. After seated we were left alone for 15 to 20 min, and we had to flag a

Pros: average food

Cons: Horrible Service, No space

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Service was excellent, food was good, conducive environment for
long conversations. great value for money

3
★★★★★

Service was excellent, food was good, conducive environment for
long conversations. great value for money

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This is a great place, especially for a special occasion or a romantic date. The one thing I want to add is that the Italian portions are not huge like at most places (I like this because some places give you way too much food). Otherwise

3
★★★★★

This is a great place, especially for a special occasion or a romantic date. The one thing I want to add is that the Italian portions are not huge like at most places (I like this because some places give you way too much food). Otherwise

Pros: romantic, food, ambience

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The food here is as good as everyone says it is! The pasta was fresh and very well seasoned -- my only complaint would be the steamed mussells that was the "weekly special" was quite small and the size and meat in the mussells was rather

3
★★★★★

The food here is as good as everyone says it is! The pasta was fresh and very well seasoned -- my only complaint would be the steamed mussells that was the "weekly special" was quite small and the size and meat in the mussells was rather

Pros: small, long wait, food

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I chose this restaurant for an Anniversary and it could not have been more perfect! The ambience, service, and food quality were more than impressive. Prices were very reasonable, as well. The location and parking were just right and

3
★★★★★

I chose this restaurant for an Anniversary and it could not have been more perfect! The ambience, service, and food quality were more than impressive. Prices were very reasonable, as well. The location and parking were just right and

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This restaurant was a great experience.
First off I loved the fact the it's in the outer Richmond so it's not packed with awful yuppies (aka Marina crowd). It had a very neighborhoody vibe and the food was excellent. Everything is made

3
★★★★★

This restaurant was a great experience.
First off I loved the fact the it's in the outer Richmond so it's not packed with awful yuppies (aka Marina crowd). It had a very neighborhoody vibe and the food was excellent. Everything is made

Pros: food, service

Cons: , parking

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The restaurant was a lot smaller than my date and I expected. However, for the price that I paid, it was quite worth it. In addition, parking was hard to find, so it's better to go either at early or late hours.

3
★★★★★

The restaurant was a lot smaller than my date and I expected. However, for the price that I paid, it was quite worth it. In addition, parking was hard to find, so it's better to go either at early or late hours.

Pros: Interior, food, Value

Cons: , Parking

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Good food! Good place to eat Italian less parking hectic. Appetizer is limited, but yummy. Pizza is thin (corn-meal) crusted. Pasta dishes are excellent. The cost for main entree is about $10-15.

3
★★★★★

Good food! Good place to eat Italian less parking hectic. Appetizer is limited, but yummy. Pizza is thin (corn-meal) crusted. Pasta dishes are excellent. The cost for main entree is about $10-15.

Pros: Great food, Parking, Easy reservation

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Not only does this charming off the beaten track restaurant have delicious quality Italian food, but the staff is as friendly and helpful as could be. The service is remarkable and all dishes come fresh (and HOT) and with a smile. This

3
★★★★★

Not only does this charming off the beaten track restaurant have delicious quality Italian food, but the staff is as friendly and helpful as could be. The service is remarkable and all dishes come fresh (and HOT) and with a smile. This

Pros: Food, Service, Quality

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Getting out to the avenues is always a mental hurdle for the fog-haters among us, though the trip is well rewarded when Mescolanza is waiting at the end of the journey. From the Salads & Pizzas starters to the melt-in-your mouth Gnocci,

3
★★★★★

Getting out to the avenues is always a mental hurdle for the fog-haters among us, though the trip is well rewarded when Mescolanza is waiting at the end of the journey. From the Salads & Pizzas starters to the melt-in-your mouth Gnocci,

Pros: Easy resvervations, Best bathroom in city, Food/Price

Cons: Remote locale 4 some

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The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was fresh and delicious. It's a great place.

3
★★★★★

The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was fresh and delicious. It's a great place.

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This has to be one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to...My boyfriend and I dined there on Valentine's Day and both agreed that the gnocchi was the best we'd ever had. The carpaccio and wines we tried were also outstanding.

3
★★★★★

This has to be one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to...My boyfriend and I dined there on Valentine's Day and both agreed that the gnocchi was the best we'd ever had. The carpaccio and wines we tried were also outstanding.

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The food is fresh and not too heavy, and VERY delicious. There is a wide variety of dishes -- not just pasta and pizza. I always find that the service is EXCELLENT, although it is not FAST. This is a place to have a leisurely meal, served

3
★★★★★

The food is fresh and not too heavy, and VERY delicious. There is a wide variety of dishes -- not just pasta and pizza. I always find that the service is EXCELLENT, although it is not FAST. This is a place to have a leisurely meal, served

Pros: excellent food, reasonable price, elegant service

Cons: occasional long wait

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Some Italian restaurants in the city are either too stuff or too thrown together. Mescolanza is a great little restaurant in the Richmond that serves great meals at a great price along with pleasant, friendly service. Great place for a

3
★★★★★

Some Italian restaurants in the city are either too stuff or too thrown together. Mescolanza is a great little restaurant in the Richmond that serves great meals at a great price along with pleasant, friendly service. Great place for a

 

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