I live in a very residential neighborhood, yet patrons from all over the city (and further) have come to dine at the restaurant on the corner just one block from my house.
For years, Chris Consentino, one of the most renowned chefs of of nose-to-tail cooking in the US, cooked and served gourmet dishes using all parts of the animal (particularly pork) at this corner-restaurant. Though very successful and extremely popular, Incanto closed in 2012 to reinvent itself. The more casual, deli-inspired restaurant did not last long, and when they closed, the corner of Duncan and Church Street remained empty for years. Finally, in March 2017 a new chef came onto the block and opened a restaurant with a new concept in this vacant space.
Uma Casa, a Portuguese restaurant, is grabbing the attention of people from all over the city. Originally a pop-up, the owner felt elated when he secured the space in Noe Valley. The Portuguese restaurant has a modern presentation of Portuguese classics, and also features a beverage menu featuring Portuguese wines and fortified cocktails.
Welcome to the neighborhood!