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101 Year Old Tosca Cafe Has Reopened

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Back in the day Tosca was part of what I called “The Holy Trinity of San Francisco Bars”. Along with Specs‘ and Vesuvio, Tosca represented the funky old North Beach bohemian scene that was part of what made San Francisco special. Then in 2012 it was announced that, due to financial difficulties, the bar would be closing. A little while later some hella successful restaurateurs from New York, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, bought the place from longtime proprietor Jeanette Etheredge, and turned it into a fancy restaurant.

As we reported last year, it unfortunately closed in July 2019.

Well today there’s some good news: Tosca reopened again over the weekend for outdoor dining!

As Janelle Bitker at The Chronicle reports, “The storied Italian-American spot began serving diners again over the weekend and is taking reservations for a laid-back, three-course menu served family style by executive chef Nancy Oakes of Boulevard fame.”

The new team running it is a who’s who of successful San Franciscans. Oakes partnered up with restauranteur Anna Weinberg of Marlowe and Park Tavern fame, and Ken Fulk who has designed an incredible amount of posh places.

It seems like Tosca is in very good hands.

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