|Fior d'Italia back in the day|
According to Zagat surveyors, Fior d'Italia was the kind of place that “transports you back to a San Francisco that doesn’t exist anymore.” It’s true. With its passing, it goes the way of the Blue Fox, Ernie’s and Jack's. Ironically, one of the few surviving restaurants of the old guard is Original Joe’s, which also suffered a devastating fire and had to move to a new locale this year - 601 Union St.
If you’re feeling particularly nostalgic for the bygone days, we recommend you check out these other old-school joints.
North Beach Restaurant
Swan’s Oyster Depot