Published July 10, 2009
Big Italian in the Ferry Building
Judging by the mobs at yesterday's Street Food Thursdays and the stellar roster of spots helmed by some of
the city's famed star-chefs, when it comes to the Mecca of food Meccas in this city, the Ferry Building is
So you'll want to note the latest team to join the lineup: Say hello to Cane Rosso, the newest
quick-serve, farm-loving Ferry Building eatery, brought to you by Daniel Patterson of Coi and Lauren Kiino
(Delfina), opening early next week in the old Mistral Rotisserie spot across from Slanted Door.
Cane Rosso, Italian for "red dog" (referring to Kiino's SPCA-adopted, three-legged dog that you'll recognize
from the logo), will be like a restaurant version of your most loyal pal—always there for you. And
since this casual bakery, sandwich shop and rotisserie rolled into one is nothing like its
white-table-clothed sibling, you'll be treated to rustic southern Italian fare that's as addictive as it is
Start your morning with the Olive-Oil Fried Egg Panino or a Warm Berry Brioche to go with
the Blue Bottle coffee from next door. Then return at lunch for the Porchetta Sandwich with Spicy
Mostarda—that's Italian for sweet and sour sauce—because you've never been one to settle
for regular mustard.
And since they're also open for dinner, you might as well stop in for Slow-Roasted Lamb and a
Speakeasy White Lightning Wheat.
The old trifecta...
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111