You’ll come here on one of two occasions. One: daylight, for a brunch date of eggs and white truffles. Two: sunset, for a first, eighth or 32nd date on a bright, warmish Friday night. Pass the smattering of two-tops for one of the five marble booths lined up under giant lampshades. Kick things off with Negronis, then summon their signature Genovese pasta and pesto.
Now open on top of Farina in the Mission is your new dream spot for an alfresco meal. Yup, the upstairs terrace is finally open. There are a number of tables (with wood benches) that are perfect for groups, protected from the wind on one side by large panels the color of the sea.