For almost a century, Lucca Ravioli Company has been offering imported specialties from Italy and around the world – including wines, cheeses, cold cuts, seafood, pastas and olive oil. But as the name suggests, ravioli is their specialty and the food prepared in their kitchen is the closest thing to homemade you can find in the Bay Area. From the map of Italy on the ceiling to an original collection of historical photographs to the vast selection of delicatessen fare, itself, everything in the store is there to provide you with the most authentic Italian experience possible. The staff not only assists you in finding just the right ingredient for your recipes, but will also often describe a dish, as well as how to cook it!
“I hate to start a family rivalry – because I love Chestnut Street, too – but this is the absolute best deli in San Francisco. In fact, I suggest you get in line for Thanksgiving and Christmas right now.” – Lee Ann Monfredini