After reading all of the great reviews, I was still skeptical. After all, it's in Fisherman's Wharf, it's for tourists. Well, two SF residents an an out-of-towner found this restaurant a pleasant surprise. Two arrived 1 hr. earlier for a 6:30p reservation on Friday night. We were greeted pleasantly , but, realized we should wait in the bar area until the 3rd arrived. My guest ordered a drink from the past, a Nutty Irish, and exclaimed to the bartender that it was ""delicious""! After being seated at our table, our waiter, Jeffrey, was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and recommended menu items that we optioned to order. The skewed grilled (6 large) shrimp appetizer was perfect, as was the sourdough and warm onion bread with flavored dipping oil. My guest and I are American Italian; she ordered Gnocchi in a pesto cream sauce and I the Shrimp Fettucine, (pastas are all homemade). She declared it the ""best"" outside of her mom's. Mine was delicious, too! Perfect portions, no leftovers, but room for a shared Chocolate Creme Brulee. As for the 3rd dinner, Fish and Chips, the fish, beer battered, delicate tender pieces, were excellent, but the chips, regular fries were overcooked, too dark and were left uneaten. One large scoop of (homemade?) vanilla ice cream, coffee with refills, rounded off our wonderful dining experience, which also included live music in the nearby bar area. The food prices were shockingly reasonable, under $30 each! Bar prices $7 to $8 ea. Well, what can I say? Anytime I'm in the area, I will stop in for food, drink, excellent friendly service and live music. I was impressed! \r
P.S. We took public transportation, a short walk from the ""F"" car's last stop. Our late guest drove and parked, no charge, behind the restaurant. Amazing!
Pros: Friendly Service, Reasonable Prices, Public Transportation and Parking
Cons: French Fries with Fish and Chips dish were overcooked