Dancing Pig Space in the Castro to Become New Italian Spot

The shuttered Dancing Pig.
The shuttered Dancing Pig. Photo: via Dancing Pig

We alerted you the other week to the sudden closure of Dancing Pig BBQ (544 Castro Street), right after Super Bowl Sunday. Now Tablehopper caught wind of a rumor, which proves true, that the owner of nearby Poesia (4072 18th Street), Francesco d’Ippolito, has claimed the space and will be opening an as-yet unnamed second Italian concept there. He’s saying it will be “casual and affordable,” with Roman-style pizza and a three-dish tasting menu for $15 (!). The chef is Roberto Lamantia, who comes from Rome and has Sicilian parents, and who formerly worked at Steps of Rome Trattoria, and elsewhere. Stay tuned for updates on timing, and a possible menu. [Tablehopper, Earlier]