April 14, 2011

Food Bites: Gary Danko's Favorite Noe Restaurant and More

Once again, the little Sardinian restaurant at 30th and Church is getting some love from local foodies. La Ciccia was listed in NY Grub Street's link-baity but tasty article called Pasta Porn: 101 of America's Most Delicious Noodle Dishes.
"Husband and wife Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan serve elegant dishes with rustic flavors like this one featuring southern Italy's baked-pearl pasta, fregula. Cured tuna heart, shaved over the plate like bottarga, may be the oddity here, but the earthy, nutty pasta is the star, accented with fresh ricotta and Meyer-lemon zest."
La Ciccia also got another mention in an interview in the WSJ with celeb chef Gary Danko - he called it one of his favorite restaurants in SF.

New Restaurant Progress - Maybe: The long-rumored (and stalled) Vietnamese-fusion restaurant at 25th and Church had a visit from an inspector and got permission to cover the walls.

[photo: La Ciccia via Grubstreet]
[WSJ: Chef Savors Taste, Not Trends]