June 15, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Sardinian eatery La Ciccia to be offered to cafe group

The a lot-lauded Italian cafe La Ciccia, at 291 30th St., will be less than new management in precisely one thirty day period, as initially noted by Marcia Gagliardi, usually regarded as the tablehopper.

“Lorella explained as soon as it becomes just get the job done, we have to go on,” Conti informed Gagliardi.

And who can blame them? Restaurant house owners and support workers who labored through the brunt of the pandemic endured particularly rough moments. The tiredness exasperated the partner and spouse staff. Plus, Conti needs to journey back to Italy a lot more generally to pay a visit to his ailing mom and Degan demands a significantly-delayed foot surgical procedures. 

Originally opened on April 9, 2006, the beloved Noe Valley place transcended the connotations of a “neighborhood restaurant” and was regularly on “best of” lists along with the likes of Flour + Water and Cotogna. La Ciccia was regarded for its spaghittusu cun allu ollu e bottariga (fresh spaghetti with spicy oil, garlic and treated fish roe), a mini mountain of pasta with a snowcap of very small orange pellet shavings. An additional consumer favourite was its pasta cruzza cun arrizonis (artisanal fusilli in a sea urchin and tomato sauce with grated tuna heart), a bowl of pasta, drenched in a pinkish-orange sauce that peeks by way of the blood-crimson tuna coronary heart shreds. 

But it is the prupisceddu in umidu that actually provides a perception of Sardinia to the table, a tomato-based mostly broth that simmered with spice and unctuous tiny sea creatures with curled tentacles entrapping minor pockets of soup. The wine list was also celebrated for its selection of uncommon bottles from the island of Sardinia.

Though this information is bittersweet, there is a modest silver lining. The unnamed cafe team is supposedly retaining the menu and the employees on board quite a few have labored at the cafe because the beginning. With any luck ,, not also substantially of La Ciccia’s magic is missing below new ownership.

Conti also has not dominated out the start of a new cafe someday in the future. 

“We explain to ourselves we aren’t heading to open a further location,” he reported in Gagliardi’s e-newsletter. “But we were being previously thinking about a different thought the other evening, we just cannot help ourselves!”

Degan and Conti’s formal very last day of services is April 16 if you intend to say goodbye and want them nicely going forward. Reservations can be built on the La Ciccia web site.

La Ciccia is open up Tuesday by way of Saturday, 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. It is at 291 30th St. in San Francisco.