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Albona Ristorante Istriano

(415) 441-1040

545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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Dining Specials

Caffe Sport
Italian, Seafood
5  out of 5 stars
5|Delicious food and FUN FUN FUN! I was with a large group on 11/13/04 and the waiter told us what...
Palio d'Asti
American, Italian, Casual/Family, Banquet/Party Room

Italian Food & Culture History

Restaurant Description

ALBONA, the first and only Istrian restaurant on the West Coast, boasts a cozy dining room bathed in a rosy glow, accented by the mahogany woodwork and reflected in the beveled mirrors. Intimate seating and background music add to the ambience. Albona Restaurant's uniqueness is derived from its distinctive roots in the European town of Albona, Istria, built on a high hill overlooking the gateway of the Adriatic Sea, sharing cultural and political soils with Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. The culinary infusions are mostly from the Italians, but also from the Austrians, Hungarians, Slavs, Spaniards, French, Jews, Greeks, and Turks. While cumin, pasta strudels, sauerkraut, etc. are usually not associated with Italian cuisine, in Istria they reflect the unusual dishes and recipes of that region. We can customize the Menus according to your preferences. The negotiable costs of the events are based on the number of guests, the days of the week, the selection of beverages, etc. We recommend that you pay us a visit to better acquaint you with the possibilities and that we can better serve you with a satisfactory proposal.

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