The newest cocktail bar in the Mission is at Delfina's Roman offshoot, Locanda (577 Valencia), where bar manager Michael Sager is mixing up a bunch of fun drinks, often under the auspices of "bartender's choice."...On the short list of cocktails is this fine aperitivo called the Archangelo that's a nice, balanced summer refresher.
"The pasta dishes were spot on: we tried the Amatriciana, Radiatore with lamb ragu, and Cacio e Pepe. Also: there are some great wines on tap (more affordable than bottled wines)."
"This is like SPQR back when it was good.
The sweetbreads are the best appetizer. Don't show any fear; they taste like delicious chicken.
All the pastas are delicious with the exception of the sardine pasta, which can't balance it's flavors well (too sweet, too wet), and the rabbit, which was bland as rabbit tends to be.
Desserts are excellent. Ricotta fritti are perfect donuts."