Yet while we are fortunate enough to enjoy the smallest deviation in temperature of any city in the U.S., we're still a bunch of wusses. Our weather is oh-so close to being the ideal setting for that perfect al fresco dining experience year round, but those chilly evenings quickly turn unbearably bitter cold when the time comes to choose our seats, putting a damper in our best laid plans. Heat lamps attempt to quell our woes, but the fiery hot waves either burn our faces or never truly keep our whole bodies comfortable.
Ragazza, the intimate, 38-seat Italian restaurant on Divisadero has found the perfect solution. Walk through the back, up the stairs and onto the expansive patio and behold:
The Heated Gazebo.
All the while, enjoying some of the most phenomenal pizza, pasta and dessert this side of the Mississippi (and for the love of anything, do NOT miss the baked rigatoni with butternut squash, sage, fontina, brown butter and amaretti).
311 DIVISADERO STREET
(BETWEEN PAGE AND OAK)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117