Bar Nonnina, a New Cocktail Lounge Hidden Inside an Italian Restaurant, Opens in the Inner Sunset

Bar Nonnina, a New Cocktail Lounge Hidden Inside an Italian Restaurant, Opens in the Inner Sunset

There is a very small new bar opening this week in the Interior Sunset and it’s offering San Francisco cocktail social gathering-meets-Italian grandmother’s dwelling place vibes. Bar Nonnina will come to the community courtesy of the identical individuals at the rear of Fiorella Cafe Team, which would make feeling considering the 14-seat bar (very well, not accurately “seat” but far more on that afterwards) is concealed up on the Fiorella Sunset location’s rooftop patio. It’s not a rooftop bar nevertheless, considering that the dark and moody lounge is technically tucked away driving a sliding pocket door. There is a different consume and foodstuff menu accessible within, just for Bar Nonnina guests, and Fiorella co-founder Boris Nemchenok says it is developed to be an personal, up-near-and-personalized knowledge. “Really, the bartender is internet hosting the friends,” he points out.

The whole cocktail menu contains six drinks, a single beer, and a few wines — plus the choice to go for a flight of 3 cocktails if you want to get a tiny flavor of the bar’s vary. The flight functions some of Nemchenok’s favorites from the such as Galileo’s Gaze, a fruity riff on a white negroni built with strawberry-infused gin, and the Colpesce, Bar Nonnina’s martini-like offering that usually takes a coastal spin with kombu-infused vodka and smoked olive brine. Rounding out the flight, the Fight of Ivera provides much more smoke to the table this cocktail blends mezcal with notes of cara cara oranges, chamomile, lavender, and honey.

If you want in on the bar’s eye-catching and guaranteed-to-be-preferred Slushie di Modena, however, you’ll have to buy that individually. It is basically a lambrusco slushy that is designed on a base of hand-shaved ice the bartender will make from a machine the crew imported from Japan. In addition to the glowing purple wine, the drink consists of orange and lemon peel-lifted Bordiga gin, Chiot Montamaro bitters from the Piedmontese Alps, and Sicilian blood orange liqueur.

Bar Nonnina and Fiorella Sunset chef Scott Schneider provides a little menu to the concealed cocktail lounge, even though you could unquestionably make a food out of it. There are lesser snack items like a trio of nuts, olives, and crackers and a rosemary focaccia, which you can nutritional supplement with cheese and prosciutto if you so make sure you. But if you are hunting for a thing extra hearty, the carne dei cruda functions rib eye, egg yolk, and briny cornichons and capers would make a meaty choice. And it would not be a right Italian grandma’s dwelling if there wasn’t pasta, so Schneider’s supplying ricotta tortellini scattered with lively inexperienced peas, fava beans, and lemon.

To say the area, which was built by Studio by LARK, is petite may possibly be downplaying its intimate character. Bar Nonnina maxes out at 14 attendees, and it is standing place only. So you can belly up to either the red-veined environmentally friendly marble bar or perch at one of the communal, bar-peak wooden tables. From any vantage level, you will be shut sufficient to acquire in the dim glow of the fire and enjoy a mural depicting an Italian countryside landscape. Accents like coffered ceilings, ornamental wainscoting, gray velvet drapery, fluted glass doorways, and a classic Italian chandelier add to the high-class air. Reservations, which will be constrained to 90 minutes, will be accessible on Tock ($15/individual deposit required), nevertheless you can also roll the dice on a wander-in.

A white cocktail being topped off with Prosecco.

A martini in a coupe on a wooden table.

A cocktail in a low glass with a round ice cube.

A yellow-orange cocktail with a mint leaf and cherry garnish.

Two hands spritz a lemon citrus peel over a drink.

A wooden board with focaccia, prosciutto, and cheese.

A pair of oysters with lemon over ice.

A patterned bowl with a seafood salad.

A bowl of tortellini with peas on a marble bar.

Bar Nonnina, positioned inside of Fiorella Sunet (1240 9th Avenue), debuts Wednesday, Might 18 and will be open up Wednesday as a result of Sunday from 5-10 p.m.