Had a lunch and a dinner at Barzotto at Valencia and 24th in the Mission, in the former St. Vincent space. A block away from the 24th St. Mission Bart station.
Casual service - you order and pay at the counter and get a transponder that you put on your table. They have a semi open kitchen where you can watch them making pasta with the machines. Barzotto kind of reminds me of the now closed Porcellino in Noe Valley, some similarities being the order at the counter service with self serve water and utensils, Cal-Italian menu, and ice cream for dessert.
Porchetta Plate ($16) - Good. Crispy skin. Sometimes the skin/crust is a little too chewy, but this was crunchy all the way through. Part of the meat was a little dry, but the salsa verde like sauce that came with it helped with that. Also came with applesauce, a grilled lemon, and a giardiniera of pickled cauliflower, peppers, olives, and carrots.
Little Gems Salad ($11)
Not bad, the yogurt vinaigrette was maybe a little too understated. Had watermelon radish and pickles.
Turkey Meatballs ($8)
Ok as turkey meatballs go. Had a little bit of leafy vegetable inside. Spinach maybe? A little too dense, which I’m guessing may be due to the leanness of turkey.
Quite good. Hollow bucatini cooked well, al dente. Tomato sauce had a bit of chili heat and little salty bits of pancetta. Basically a bucatini all’amatriciana. My favorite of the dishes I tried here.
They also have wines by the glass at $10, and pasta to go. Looking to try some more of the pasta from here as it seems to be its focus.