I just got back from a wonderful trip to my adoptive hometown: Rome. Some of things I adore there include:
Fernet Branca, classic dive bars with long leases, such as San Calisto and Puntarelle, a seasonal chicory served for only a handful of months in Rome. The crunchy, fresh greens are dressed in an anchovy sauce.
Here are a handful of places where you can find these delicacies in SF:
Liza the Wine Chick