A couple days ago, we expressed our puzzlement over Gridskipper’s list of restaurants that constitute the “San Francisco diet.” Now, we get word of RealTravel’s Top Ten Affordable Restaurants in San Francisco. The criteria–only described as “affordable”–is a bit murky. Are these restaurants that present a superior value for the quality of food received? Are they budget destinations?
The next five, along with our additions, coming up post-jump.
Our reactions: first of all, there is no way that a chain like Buca Di Beppo should be on any “Best Of” list, especially with the wealth of ethereal–and cheap–Italian eateries in San Francisco. If it’s bargain Italian that you want, check out Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack, Il Borgo or Zuppa instead.