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Posted by B Anonymous on 01/23/2012
Very welcoming & personable attitude and energy! Tho dessert not quite what I expected, all items for self & both guests delicious. Will return.
Posted by Craig Forner on 08/08/2010
I had heard about Poesia for several months before trying it out for the first time last night. Although a bit pricey, the food was outstanding. The grilled sardines were loaded with fresh flavor and with a bit of fresh French bread...delicious. The chicken with spicy lemon sauce was something I've never had in Italian resaurant (and I'm part Italian)...healthy 1/2 chicken portion was so wonderfully filling, I didn't have room for dessert. I did try my dinner companion's chocolate mousse sampler and made a mental note to save room on my next trip here to enjoy this decadently rich mouthful of heaven. Francesco the owner (chef?) is a gracious host and has one of the friendliest staffs I've encountered in SF in quite some time.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/12/2010
Must visit. Terrific and imaginative cuisine, pleasant if a bit quirky atmosphere, and a reasonable price.
Posted by Castro Chick on 02/18/2009
I just moved to San Francisco from New York and have enjoyed sampling the local restaurants in The Castro, where I live. Stumbled upon this place with my GF one evening and, although it was a pretty pricey menu, it looked charming so we decided to splurge. What a MISTAKE! The food (1 app, 1 salad, and a pasta dish) was very disappointing. The app (an artichoke turnover thing) still had frozen bits in when it arrived at the table. The fennel salad (a special that evening) was hopelessly bland and awkwardly served. And the pasta dish (orecchiete with mushrooms) was overcooked, flavorless, and served in a sauce that resembled a powdered gravy. The ambience of the place was also strange (waaaaay too many tables for such a small place and a bizarre color scheme for a 'fancier' establishment). And to top it off, when the waiter asked if we liked our food and we admitted that we were less than impressed, we were informed that we "are just not used to authentic Southern-Italian food". Both being from New York and "used to" all kinds of Italian food, we left offended, hungry, and out $80 bucks! Steer clear. :-(
Posted by Castro Diner on 04/24/2008
Nice people , mediocre food.