The Italian hoagie from Geppetto. Yelp photo by Katie Anne N.
A couple of quick North Beach notes for you. Hoodline reports the ~ORIGINAL U.S. RESTAURANT~ has already opened in its new home, the former Colosseo Ristorante. It’s open for lunch, with sandwiches, salads, and pasta dishes, while dinner brings white tablecloths, dishes like risotto and osso buco, and plenty of Italian wine to choose from. Hours are daily 11am-12am midnight. 414 Columbus Ave. at Vallejo, 415-398-1300.
Meanwhile, after a year or so of being closed, the Italian deli ~GEPPETTO~ has reopened (it’s from the chef of Pinocchio, Giovanni Zocca). You can get sandwiches and some grocery items as well. Initial hours are 11am-5pm. 658 Vallejo St. at Stockton, 415-291-8811.