Located in San Francisco's vibrant Mid-Market neighborhood, Montesacro is the first Roman Pinseria-Enoteca to open in the US

 

Montesacro is the name of a neighborhood of Rome, a hardscrabble working class quarter, like many others affected by the aftermath of the Second World War. Our goal is to pay an homage to those days and to the people who lived throughout that tumultuous time.

We take inspiration from the classic "fraschette" of the Lazio region and offer "pinsa", a modern take on the ancient flatbread once prepared by peasants living outside the imperial walls of the Roman Empire.

Fraschette have an ancient origin, dating back to Imperial Rome when peasants of the Roman countryside traveling to the capital to sell their products would stop at a roadside fraschetta for refreshments along the way.  

Fraschette had no kitchen, so these taverns originally only served the famous wine of the region, usually poured straight from the barrel, while patrons sat down on benches along long wooden tables, often bringing food of their own.

Over time the fraschetta concept evolved to include some typical foods of the Lazio region - offering cured meats, local cheeses and small stuzzichini like olives, pickles and sott’oli {olive oil cured vegetables}. Among all the local specialties, a particularly widespread was represented by roasted pork also known as porchetta.

The origins of the name "frasca" can be traced back to the ancient village of Frascati, just outside of Rome.

PHONE

(415) 795-3040

LOCATION

510 Stevenson Street
San Francisco

LUNCH

MON - SAT  11:30–2:30pm

APERITIVO

MON - SAT  4pm–6pm

DINNER

MON - THU  4pm–10pm

FRI + SAT  4pm–11pm

LIKE A CLASSIC FRASCHETTA, WE OFFER OUR WIDE SELECTION OF IMPORTED AND LOCAL CHEESES AND CURED MEATS AT RETAIL PRICES TO GO - OF COURSE, ALONG WITH ALL OUR WINES AND BEERS ....