A16’s sister restaurant, SPQR, opened in September 2007 and serves—as you might guess from its name, which refers to the seat of government in ancient Rome—Roman food. The narrow, no-reservations place offers Chef Nate Appleman creations like lemony sweetbreads with celery and garlic as well as outstanding pastas. The list of affordable and hard-to-find Italian wines was assembled by A16's co-owner and sommelier, Shelley Lindgren.
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From Food & Wine , DEC 2008
The wonderfully chewy handmade pasta, tossed with porky guanciale, eggs (1 per serving) and plenty of black pepper...MORE
From Food & Wine , JUL 2010
When he has less-than-beautiful fruit, Matthew Accarrino of San Francisco's SPQR makes...MORE
From Food & Wine , APR 2008
Sullivan's indulgent menu includes butter-poached lobster with gnocchi and braised lettuce, and a bavette steak with a rich...MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
This intimate spot is the latest venture from the team behind the popular <a href="/restaurants/a16-san-francisco"><strong>A16</strong></a>. Chef Nate Appleman focuses on the food of Rome, producing extraordinary house-made pastas, as well as 25 different appetizers categorized as cold, hot and, everyone’s favorite, fried.
We loved: Tuna with arugula, almonds and olives; (spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper).