Price range: 31 AUD - 41 AUD
Cuisines: European, Italian, Seafood, Central European
Good for: Romantic, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: North Beach
Cross street: Taylor & Mason Sts.
Transit: Last stop of the Powell-Mason Cable Car Line at Taylor and Francisco Sts. (1/2 a block away). No. 30 Bus stops at Columbus Ave. and Francisco St. (1 & 1/2 blocks).
Description: Bruno Viscovi came to America from the hillside town of Albona, overlooking the Istrian Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea, located just southeast of Trieste on the borders of Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia. The memories of his palate are distinctively expressed with the only Istrian Menu on the West Coast. The unusual dishes and recipes of his region reflect the infusions from the Italians, Austrians, Hungarians, Slavs, Spaniards, French, Jews, Greeks, and Turks. In 2008 Bruno retired. His executive chef, Samuel Hernandez, now runs the restaurant. Excellent reviews have appeared in many publications including the list of The Bay Area's Top 100 Restaurants for eight consecutive years, Zagat, and the Michelin guide. Since 1988 ALBONA has welcomed the clients with personal service and the staff is delighted to share their knowledge of the history and cuisine of that complex Istrian region.