This is hands down one of the best secrets of San Francisco Dining! I've been going there for about the last 8 years now, and it has only gotten better and better. As a matter of fact, my fiance and I had our first date there. The owners, the wait staff, the bussers, even the owners' young daughter! are just really great, personable, kind people. And the food? Exquisite!! You can't go wrong. The smoked chicken linguine is an all time favorite, along with the lamb and, well, just about everything on the menu. You can't beat the backyard patio atmosphere for romance or just a quiet dinner with a friend, with its lush greenery and red lighting . Please go, check it out. You won't regret it.