On the Road Again: Seven Hills in San Francisco

I am a foodie and love to eat good food but I can be easily influenced by other people. Our trip to San Francisco was hubby’s gift to me to eat wherever I chose. Hence, the conundrum. There are so many places to eat in the city. Where do I go?

KS, who is a foodie himself, recommended Seven Hills. I made reservations on open table weeks before our trip. Hubby and I drove to the restaurant at 1550 Hyde Street but could not find any street parking for blocks. I called the restaurant and Alex, the owner, stayed on the phone and directed us to the parking lot at The Jug Shop at Polk and Pacific. We paid the cashier in the store $10 and walked two blocks on Pacific (uphill).

Our reservation was for 5 p.m. but did not get there until 5:20 p.m. The place was packed. We ordered and shared the scallop appetizer ($15), farro salad ($11), pork belly appetizer ($10), ravioli uovo ($14), half portion maccheroncelli ($13), and panna cotta ($8).

The food was very good and eclectic. The blend of fresh ingredients and combinations were so different yet worked for me. This was a wow experience. The pastas are made in house and were cooked perfectly.

Service was attentive and casual. We did not feel rushed although there were people waiting inside and outside the restaurant for tables. The restaurant is tiny and tables are very close.

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Seven Hills. Hubby’s fave was the maccheroncelli. I especially enjoyed the scallop, farro, salad, and panna cotta.

I definitely would recommend this casual, neighborhood restaurant if you find yourself in the Bay Area. Be sure to make your reservations at opentable.com.

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