Homemade Prosciutto with Melon Tomato, Burrata and Basil with Vinaigrette at North Beach Restaurant

North Beach Restaurant

8.2
Really Good

Our dairymen friends from Pt. Arena and Dos Palos were in town with their wives for a Giants day game, so we decided to make a marathon party for the two days they were here. We picked them up at The Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf, a Kimpton Hotel, and headed to North Beach Restaurant for dinner.

We had a GREAT waiter who suggested that we all have a plate of their housemade prosciutto and melon and the burrata cheese over a tomato with basil and balsamic vinaigrette. It was excellent. After dinner, we were taken on a tour of their ‘ham’ cellar where their homemade prosciutto is aged. The prosciutto is some of the best I’ve had and even had Walt considering adding pig farming to his dairy efforts!!

We shared an excellent Caesar salad. I think you can always tell the quality of an Italian restaurant by this adopted standard.
North Beach Restaurant
For dinner, Dave and I shared their bountiful and delicious sand dabs and a plate of linguini with basil pesto. It was a filling, hearty meal that made me reminisce about the traditional old Italian restaurants of days gone by.

Afterwards, we headed back toward their hotel and stopped at the Buena Vista Cafe for Irish Coffees. I can’t go to Fisherman’s Wharf without going to the Buena Vista. The Irish Coffee is the best anywhere, although for those of us who don’t drink coffee at night, it can inhibit sleep, which is did for several of us.

North Beach Restaurant Wrap-Up


Price: $$$$

Good Things

  • Traditional Italian
  • White jacket service
  • Leave your decisions with the wait staff who will always point you in the right direction.
  • Sharing is really good!

Bad Things

  • MIght not be for the younger crowd

The Breakdown


Food
8
Creativity
8
Service
9
Ambiance
8




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