Tosca Cafe

Italian in North Beach & Chinatown

After this historic North Beach speakeasy was nearly evicted, devotees like Robert DeNiro and Johnny Depp rallied – now chef-owner April Bloomfield's in charge. The 1930s murals and red-leather banquettes are restored, and the kitchen serves rustic Italian classics (get the meatballs). Jukebox opera and spiked house cappuccino here deserve SF-landmark status. Reservations essential, especially for Sunday prix-fixe ($45, optional $10 wine pairing).

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