Walked in for dinner on a Sunday night at Flour + Water in the Mission. I believe they keep a communal table and their bar open for walk-ins.
They had a pasta tasting for $75 but I ordered a la carte.
salumi board with tuscan butter, roman mustard, dill pickle, and ciabatta ($18)
Probably meant for sharing, this was a large plate of salumi for one person to eat. A pork pâté, coppa, finocchiona (like a fennel flavored salami), and coppa di testa (head cheese), served with toasted ciabatta, a “roman mustard” that had some walnuts in it, and a few pieces of dill pickle. The “Tuscan butter” was a whipped lard spread mixed with some aleppo peppers and some other things that I don’t remember. All of the salumi are made in-house and were good. My favorite was probably the coppa di testa, though it was not as funky as other head cheeses I’ve had.
porchetta agnolotti dal plin with pork cracklins and collard greens ($22)
I really enjoyed the porchetta agnolotti. Very nice green colored pasta wrappers that had a very nice al dente texture and chew. The filling tasted more like a pork stew than a porchetta but was also good. A fairly substantial portion and quite filling. Some of the pork cracklings became softened in the broth like sauce, while other pieces remained crispy. A few pieces of collard greens were interspersed with the pasta.
wood oven roasted cauliflower with calabrian chili soffrito and fried capers ($8)
Had a side of cauliflower. Nicely roasted and tender with some charred spots. The soffrito was a little vinegary.
Was stuffed at this point, so no dessert.
Pro-tip: Trick Dog is steps away and is a nice spot for a pre (or after) dinner cocktail(s).