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
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.