ala romana

ala romana
part of the fun of moving to a new neighborhood
in the city has been exploring all the darling new
restaurants and shops on the streets surrounding us.
that’s what i love about a city…a few blocks can have
an entirely different feel, with all new places to try!
nob hill is such a great neighborhood, and ala romana
only adds to that! i walked past this darling corner
restaurant and knew we had to come back and try it.
so, last week before i left town for the weekend,
we had our date night here. it didn’t disappoint!

really, how cute can this corner restaurant be?
immediate appeal. and my date isn’t so bad either!
it’s equally as nice inside as it is charming 
on the outside, with the quality that
every restaurant strives for: ambience.
the pasta is made right in the restaurant, so i heard
that and already knew this would be a good meal.
prettiest heirloom tomato salad
(with homemade ricotta cheese…)
the owner also owns the great allegro romano
a few blocks away, and he comes into ala romana
to have the pizza…the chef told us it must be
perfect for lorenzo because he comes here to
relax and enjoy after being chef & owner all day.
that crust!! it’s perfected and simple– just right.
they have incredible italian seafood dishes 
that change daily, so we got the seafood special.
and, gnocchi. my husband will never say no to it..
especially when it’s homemade in the restaurant!
the best part is the personal feel here because
of the great people behind this place.
we loved the manager mike, chef philippe,
and the greatest waiter ever: miguel.
we can’t forget dessert!! nutella filled beignets 
(i know… i was speechless too.)
we enjoyed this darling restaurant and
love having it so close to our apartment.
be back soon..xo