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With the goal of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World reaches its second edition, which will take place in San Francisco and the Bay Area November 13-19, 2017.

The concept of the initiative is based on a few key points: bring forth high-quality cuisine, safeguard and promote Italian products, create narratives of the Italian territories. Another objective of the Week is to enhance the sustainability of the food & wine system, through culture, education and tourism.

Participating restaurants

Pamper your palate with the delicacies and delights of many of San Francisco’s leading Italian restaurants this week!

Look for the special Italian menus offered at participating restaurants rated by the Accademia della Cucina Italiana of San Francisco celebrating the cuisine of the best traditions of Northern and Southern Italy: the territory of Mantova and the Region of Sicily.

  • Desco | Oakland (499 9th Street)
    • Reservations: (510) 663-9000 or online
  • Italico | Palo Alto (341 S. California Ave)
    • Reservations: (650) 473 9616 or online
  • Perbacco | San Francisco (230 California Street)
    • Reservations: (415) 955-0663 or online
  • Restaurant A16 | San Francisco (2355 Chestnut Street)
    • Reservations: (415) 771-2216, info@a16sf.com, or online
  • Riva Cucina | Berkeley (800 Heinz Avenue) | MENU
    • Reservation (510) 841-7482

For Reservations contact restaurants directly

Special Events

We are proud to welcome to San Francisco our two special guest chefs – Michelin starred Accursio Craparo from Modica in Sicily and Eleonora de Marchi, a classically trained chef from Mantova – and we thank all the chefs who help promoting eating well – and eating Italian — not only this week but every day.

  • November 13 opening night from 6 p.m. at the Club “Villa Taverna” in San Francisco (27 Hotaling place) for a special evening dedicated to the Mantova cuisine with Chef Eleonora de Marchi.
    • for reservations (415) 788-7142
  • November 16 Evening from 6 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco (601 Van Ness Ave), dedicated to the  Mantova Cuisine with explanations and tastings by Chef Eleonora de Marchi and the Italian culinary expert in the Bay Area, Viola Buitoni.
    • for reservations on line or (415) 788-7142
  • November 16 Great Sicilian celebration with special Sicilian street food with Michelin starred Chef Accursio Craparo from the renowned Accursio  Ristorante of Modica (Sicily) – starting from 6 p.m. – Restaurant A16 in San Francisco (2355 Chestnut Street).
    • for reservations (415) 771-2216 or email: info@a16sf.com or on-line
  • November 18 Special Luncheon starting at noon at Quince Restaurant in San Francisco (470 Pacific Ave) with a modern interpretation of Sicilian Cuisine by Chef Accursio Craparo  and famous Bay Area Chef Michael Tusk.
    • for reservations (415) 775-8500

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Eat, Drink, and be Italian this week in San Francisco

Pamper your palate with the delicacies and delights of many of San Francisco’s leading Italian restaurants this week! Look for the special Italian menus offered at participating restaurants rated by the Accademia della Cucina Italiana of San Francisco celebrating the cuisine of the best traditions of Northern and Southern Italy: the territory of Mantova and the Region of Sicily.

In 2017, the city of Mantova, located in the region of Lombardy, was selected as the gastronomic capital of Europe. Famous for its tortelli di zucca, risotto, and the sbrisolona cake, Mantova should be your next Northern Italy destination if you’re a real foodie.

Never to be overlooked as well are the culinary secrets of Sicily, such as its arancini, fish delicacies and pistacchi which will also be featured on the menus of many of San Francisco and the Bay Area’s participating restaurants this week.

We are proud to welcome to San Francisco our two special guest chefs – Michelin starred Accursio Craparo from Modica in Sicily and Eleonora de Marchi, a classically trained chef from Mantova– and we thank all the chefs who help promoting eating well – and eating Italian — not only this week but every day.
A portion of the proceeds from meals prepared for the week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco will be donated in support of the Northern California fires victims. This week is made possible thanks to the joint cooperation of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Ministry of Agricultural Policies, the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco and the Accademia della Cucina italiana in San Francisco. We thank leading Italian food expert and cooking instructor Viola Buitoni for her continued support of the initiative.

Full list of participating restaurants