Cotogna (San Francisco, CA) [2]

490 Pacific St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Dining date: 12/17/16


I’ve been to Cotogna quite a few times now, the more casual sibling to Michelin three-star restaurant Quince. The restaurant was selected again to introduce some friends to chef Michael Tusk’s Italian cooking. We ordered a variety of things throughout the menu to share – an appetizer, a pizza, two pastas and one large format course.


Focaccia with chili flakes & sea salt


Baked buffalo ricotta, pomegranate & honey


Maitake & velvet pioppini mushroom pizza


Pumpkin cappellacci


Pappardelle with wild boar ragu


Pork shank with polenta and chicories


Similar to my other meals here, Cotogna presented a solid, reliable meal. The pappardelle was easily my favorite plate of the meal with a perfect chew, bathed in a sticky, rich wild boar ragu. Pumpkin-filled cappellacci was also good with its creamy filling amidst a sage brown butter sauce, while the pork shank was exceedingly rich, full of porky flavor.


Cotogna (San Francisco, CA) [2] — 3 Comments

    • It has to do with the size of the crystals (sea salt being larger) that provides a different type of saltiness on the palate. And, depending on the type, they have subtle flavor differences as well.

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