The Bottom Line
- Fabulous rustic cooking
- Good selection of wines by the glass
- Beautiful dining room
- Friendly staff
- Reservations can be difficult to come by on weekends
- Bar can be noisy
- Address: 560 Divisadero Street
- Phone: 415-864-8643
- Website: Nopa
Guide Review - Nopa
Nopa has the sort of menu that supports grazing. You could easily pair a thin-crust pizza with an appetizer, small plate, or salad. Entrees are flavorful and hearty; on a recent visit, country pork ribs with harissa sauce and a sort of deconstructed pasta carbonara were delicious. And you have to love a restaurant that lets diners choose between a grass-fed hamburger and braised rabbit legs for dinner.
Graze or gorge, saving room for dessert is a must. The menu achieves a nice balance between seasonal dishes like stone fruit galette with chevre ice cream and the pure indulgence of warm dark chocolate cookies with almond milk. Whichever you choose, it’s difficult to go wrong at Nopa.