There are some changes afoot at North Beach’s ROSE PISTOLA over the next few months. Mark Gordon (Terzo, Rose’s Café) will be taking on the executive chef responsibilities (Rose Pistola, Rose’s Café, and Terzo are all in the Nice Ventures group). Gordon will be working with the current kitchen team, overseeing the menu, but not changing it just yet. Chef de cuisine Pablo Estrada (who has been there for the past several years) will continue his role, and will be in charge of the menu day to day, and all back-of-the-house operations.
The restaurant will also be closing on Monday January 31st for two weeks for a remodel with Cass Calder Smith, and some kitchen repair. When the restaurant reopens to the public on February 16th, there will be a slightly modified menu (keeping old favorites while allowing Gordon to put his stamp on Rose Pistola), and some new upholstery, carpet, updated lighting, and more. 532 Columbus Ave. at Green, 415-399-0499.
Photo of the old interior from Rose Pistola. How many drinks people have had at that bar… Photo via Facebook.