After Founding SPQR 12 Years Ago, Shelley Lindgren Has Divested from the Restaurant


San Francisco’s beloved champion of Italian wine, Shelley Lindgren. Photo: Frankie Frankeny. ©

Some big news over at ~SPQR~: managing partner Shelley Lindgren, who co-founded the Fillmore restaurant in 2007, has divested ownership in it. She will continue to focus on A16’s SF and Rockridge locations, and A16 is going to have an upcoming location in the Oakland airport. She is also busy researching and writing “The New Italian Wine,” with Kate Leahy, coming out with Ten Speed Press in spring 2021.

Executive chef Matthew Accarrino, who has been in that role since 2009, will be assuming more oversight of the restaurant operations.