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490 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-8508
$ $ $
Mon–Thu: 11:30 AM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–Midnight Sun: 5:00 PM–9:00 PM

Chef Michael Tusk’s Quince offers a refined, modern Italian and French-inspired menu. But Quince’s adjoining Jackson Square sister restaurant Cotogna just shows another great side of the same chef, something mirrored in the spot’s name. Cotogna, which means “quince” in Italian, is a casual spot that harbors a more rustic menu featuring spit-roasted and grilled fish and meats, homemade pastas, and wood-oven pizzas that change daily. Don’t miss pastas like English pea tortelli; gnocchi with white, purple, and green asparagus; garganelli alla Bolognese, saffron pappardelle with hand-cut lamb sugo, and perhaps most important, the raviolo di ricotta with fresh farm egg and brown butter. Notable also are the Sunday Suppers, a four-course $55 menu that changes every week (with special menus for holidays), and the fact that you can even brown bag it — pick up your “BB sandwich” made with housemade bread (think fior di latte, asparagus, and bacon; muffuletta; and fried chicken and buttermilk dressing on brioche) and served with a side salad and a freshly baked cookie starting at 11:30 a.m. ($12).

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Foursquare Tips

  • Enjoy as the aroma of spit-roasting pork fills the rustic dining room. The pastas include a raviolo filled with ricotta and an egg yolk that breaks under your knife to bleed into a brown-butter sauce.
  • They had us at housemade ricotta. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Bring quarters for street parking!
  • No reservations? No worries. Cozy up to the fire at the chef's counter. Enjoy a close-up view of the pizza, veggie and wood-fired prep and friendly conversation with the sous chefs.
  • You must order the "farm egg raviolo with brown butter" it's to die for.
  • One of the best ravioli ever but very small portion .. Wild nettles pizza is a must ..
  • One of the best deals in the city is the nightly three-course menu for $24. No wonder Cotogna is one of the most coveted reservations in town.
  • Try the Ricotta Ravioli With Farm Egg
  • the raviolo haunts me. i want to swim in a lake of brown butter now.
  • Order the Rabbit as your main dish. It is complex but tender, smoky, and succulent. I nearly wept, it was so flavorful.
  • You really can't go wrong with this menu but if you do, the arborio rice pudding with pistachio and dried cherry will save the day at the end. Amazing. Come here.
  • The panna cotta was smooth and delicious. Highlight of the meal. Pasta dishes are small and overpriced.
  • Try the Roasted Carrots
  • We had to wait for two seats at the bar for an hour on a Sunday, but the wait was totally worth it. Ambiance was cozy. Food was beyond all expectations. The service was amazing.
  • Get anything that has an egg on it/in it. Holy shit. Best egg ever.
  • The raviolo is to die for. A must have.
  • They personalize your menu AND your dessert if you come for your birthday. Call in advance, or reserve online.
  • The food is fabulous. Clean simple fresh flavors. Squash affogato, yum. Gnocchi delicious. Next time I'm in town this is the place to go.
  • My runner-up favorite restaurant in SF. What can I say? The food is awesome and the service is perfect. Non-reserve wines are all $40/bottle. NB: Sunday suppers and weekday brown bag lunches!
  • Sit at the chefs counter. Watch the master griller. Great food, ideal service.