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The Menu at Locanda, Illustrated

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One of our favorite things on the menu is the newest: this fiorellini pasta dish with squash blossoms.

It’s been six weeks or so since Locanda opened its doors on Valencia Street, and because of all the buzz and the Delfina pedigree, chef Anthony Strong’s been playing to a packed house since day one. The style of the food is distinct from Delfina, though, in that it’s a California spin on a classic Roman osteria — but, like owner Craig Stoll put it, “It’s like if the Mission were another neighborhood in Rome.” Today, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, or for those of you just in the mood for some food porn, we bring you (almost) the whole menu, in pictures.

The Menu at Locanda, Illustrated