March 5, 2014

Destination-Worthy Incanto Closing, To Be Replaced by Neighborhood-Oriented Porcellino

If you want to visit Incanto, Chris Cosentino's Noe Valley restaurant at 1550 Church St, you had better go soon -- the 12-year-old dining spot famous for its whole beast approach is closing after dinner on March 24th. It will be reopen as Porcellino later this spring for lunch, dinner and  with retail sales. (If you're wondering, Porcellino ("piglet") is the Florentine nickname for the bronze fountain of a boar by Pietro Tacca.)

The menu won't be as adventurous as Incanto's snout-to-tail fare but look for salumi plates, sandwiches, salads and pasta plates that cater to the neighborhood. The retail portion will sell wine, olive oils, pasta and other take-out friendly items.

Cosentino will remain a partner of Incanto and guide the menu, but will focus mainly on his upcoming venture in the old Zuppa place in SOMA. Fellow partner Mark Pastore will remain in Noe Valley.

Paolo Luchese has the full scoop here.

[Inside Scoop: Incanto to close this month and be replaced by Porcellino]
[Image: Incanto]


Anonymous said...

Well it had a great run! Can't say I got there much in recent years but had some decent meals there in the past.
That said the proposed replacement looks like it could be a good neighborhood fit.
Onwards and upwards!