I was looking forward to their homemade handkerchief pasta with the award winning pesto for $10 (reg $20) The dish lived up to the hype. The pasta was so thin it was almost clear with a finely puree pesto sauce. I had to hold urges to lick the plate. Another stand out was the Frittos dessert $4 (reg $8): Genovese sweet milk fritters with blood oranges. Beignet-like but heavier with the sweet blood oranges to balance the crispiness.
The interior is very sleek industrial but warm at the same time. The house was hopping and there is a few tables outside to take in the nice weather. I am very happy to experience Farina at a reasonable price. The economy is forcing a lot of restaurants to offer specials so I'm going to take advantage at otherwise out-of-my-range restaurants. Coming up is Jardiniere and Masa's.
Festo del Pesto Special Menu
Mandilli di Seta al Pesto Genovese - Homemade pasta and Pesto $10 (reg $20)
Focaccia di Recco - Stracchino cheese between two piece of dough $8 (reg $16)
Filetto di San Pietro alla Ligure con Olive Taggiasche - John Dory Filet $15 (reg $28)
Latte Dolce Fritto - Sweet Milk Fritters with blood oranges $4 (reg $8)
We also order the T-Bone, Calamari, Panna Cotta and Valhora Chocolate Cake.
3560 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110