Stellina 11285 Hwy. 1, (415) 663-9988. L-D F-W; $$.
It’s surprising to find such scrumptious offerings so far off the beaten path, but here it is! Though it is not complimentary, springy, delicious Brick Maiden sourdough bread and housemade focaccia is served with a fine olive oil for dipping (the dreamy bread is made in a yellow house up the street and can be purchased at several local shops). Splitting a salad and thin-crusted pizza (especially one topped with slow-roasted roma tomatoes) or a grilled cheese on that same wonderful bread is a good way to go for two, saving room for the ice cream sandwich of the day. Oysters, pasta, and more than 30 wines by the glass are also on the menu, and most ingredients are local.
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