Emmy knows its all. She cooks, she dances and she loves her shack. For the past 10 years, Emmy's Spaghetti Shack has been attracting a steady stream of diners with its simple but perfected menu. This girl power restaurant is located off Mission Street on the border of Bernal Heights. It is a comfortable little place that fits right into the neighborhood. It is also possibly the best hidden restaurant in San Francisco.
This dark dive restaurant had a rather interesting decor with aprons and t-shirts strung across the bar.
Walls are decorated with corrugated metal, splashed with colorful stickers.
Owners Jay Foster and Emily Kaplan had created a seasonal menu that will tantalized your taste buds.
The decor was fabulously eclectic
Hand written menus with no two that look alike. - Chic -
Spaghetti Meatballs (US$12.95) served with house marinara and parsley. The marinara was on the tangier side but it went perfectly well with the homestyle meatballs. Not to mention, the meatballs were ginormous - bigger than a ping pong ball! It was indeed big and beautiful.
Spaghetti maybe Emmy's specialty but this Panko encrusted pan seared cod fish with lemon caper butter sauce, roast leek and potatoes (US$17.50) is something you gotta try! Crusted fish coupled with the flavorful sauce was heavenly delicious.
Fettucine with spicy Italian sausage, roasted cauliflower in a Parmesan cream sauce topped with herb bread crumbs (US$15.95). The cauliflower and spicy sausages helped to balanced the richness of the Parmesan cream sauce, while the bread crumbs added another spectrum of crunch to it. Bravo!
It may be called a shack but A Sexy Shack with Big Flavors!
Verdict: TOTALLY SMITTEN