Word on the Street

“We asked a few of our trusted local experts to share their favorite vistapoints in the City; “I still love Alamo Square Park,” says Jacob Cross, VP marketing and PR at Back of the House, Inc. ”
-WHERE San Francisco
“The Hottest Restaurants in SF, January 2018; barvale, the newest restaurant from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group Back of the House (Beretta, A Mano, Super Duper) has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero. ”
-Eater SF
“barvale’s Spanish tapas menu is divided into hot and cold items that are substantial enough to make a mix-and-match meal, or be a nibble before the show, and are always just right for a meet up with friends.”
-SF Travel
“barvale is a casual neighborhood spot you’ll turn to again and again when you’re in the mood for tasty, affordable Spanish tapas, excellent cocktails, and really friendly service.”
-Rally
“barvale — a Spanish tapas bar and restaurant you can actually afford to go to.”
-Thrillist SF
“Chef Patricio Duffoo serves reasonably-priced cold and hot tapas plus paella by the individual serving with plenty of the crispy bits — no need to order 45 minutes ahead. ”
-Eater SF
“”I go up to the top of Twin Peaks. You could drive, but it makes a nice urban hike.” –Jessica Everett, bar manager, barvale”
-WHERE San Francisco
“Attention night owls: barvale is open until midnight Sunday – Thursday and until 1 am Friday and Saturday nights.”
-Zagat SF
“barvale should satisfy San Franciscans’ craving for stylish food and drinks at value prices.”
-Opening Night SF
“barvale — a new spot for tapas in SF”
-From Paris To SF
“Eat and Drink Down Divisadero Street; head to barvale, the vibrant tapas restaurant from the date-night experts behind Beretta, a Mano, and many more, ”
-Eater SF
“We asked a few of our trusted local experts to share their favorite vistapoints in the City; “Grand View Park,” says barvale Executive Chef Patricio Duffoo”
-WHERE San Francisco
“Barvale Does Exactly What a Good Tapas Place Should”
-SF Weekly
“The 15 Best Places for a Gin in San Francisco; barvale on Divisadero Street”
-Foursquare
“The Best Deals of SF Restaurant Week 2018, as told by numbers; Flores perfectly marries its heritage with its surroundings, offering traditional Mexican dishes and flavors in a truly San Franciscan style”
-Medium
“7 Cult Favorites for Every Day of the Week in San Francisco; porchetta at a Mano on Saturdays. The still scorching hot seven–month old Italian spot in Hayes Valley nightly waits for its signature pastas but here’s a secret — a Mano is definitely not just a one trick kitchen”
-Zagat SF
“Wines from Mexico are featured at Flores, a hip Mexican eatery in San Francisco from the Back of House restaurant group.”
-SevenFifty Daily
“Top 20 Restaurants to Visit During San Francisco Restaurant Week 2018; At Lolinda, they’re offering a $40 prix fixe with an optional $18 wine pairing. Yes, that means you can pair your empanadas, ceviche, roasted meats and churros with world-class wines hand-selected to enhance the flavors!”
-McGuire Blog
“Where to eat in San Francisco: Lolinda”
-Something Beautiful
“The Best Deals of SF Restaurant Week 2018, as told by numbers; the Argintenian steakhouse, Lolinda, the Mission favorite, is at the top of the list at number 2”
-Medium
“Eat your way through Restaurant Week; Lolinda is among the many excellent eateries taking part in SF Restaurant Week.”
-7×7
“The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Winter 2018; Beretta, The Mission hotspot, is always packed, with good reason. ”
-Eater SF
“The Essential San Francisco Pizza Restaurants; Beretta’s thin crust signature pies have drawn Mission-dwellers and beyond for years, bolstered by the restaurant’s excellent antipasti and cocktails. Pro tip: Go at brunch for the excellent carbonara pizza.”
-Eater SF
“These are the most romantic San Francisco restaurants that still have Valentine’s Day reservations; Forget duck confit and French wine. What about a nice cheesy slice of pizza at Beretta?”
-SF Gate
“An Eater’s Guide to San Francisco; Beretta, in San Francisco’s Mission District, for cocktails”
-Eater SF
“Over at Belga, San Francisco’s only Belgian restaurant, the new Happy Hour menu pairs tiny caviar “bursts” with another classic with a twist: a vodka martini.”
-Nob Hill Gazette
“Where to eat during San Francisco Restaurant Week for just $15; Stop into Belga for a leisurely lunch”
-TimeOut SF
“The 10 Best Deals During SF Restaurant Week: Starbelly is serving up a three-course $15 (!) lunch Monday through Friday during Restaurant Week.”
-Thrillist SF
“Every Bay Area Restaurant Week in 2018: Top SF Restaurant Week menus: $15 lunch at Starbelly in the Castro”
-SF Funcheap
“Where to eat during San Francisco Restaurant Week for just $15; Possibly the most decadent meal you can have in San Francisco for just $15, Starbelly is pulling out all the stops”
-TimeOut SF
“What’s better than a brilliant, sunny day in San Francisco? A brilliant, sunny day in San Francisco viewed from a rooftop with a margarita in your hand. At El Techo in the Mission district, you can have exactly that.”
-Blackboard Eats
“Tapas Are Worth a Wait at Divisadero’s Newest Hot Spot”
-Eater SF
“Cult-Favorite Dishes for Every Day of the Week in San Francisco; On Fridays: Beretta makes a fantastic lasagna (surprisingly a rarity in this town) with a crispy, cheesy crust to soak up all of those Friday night cocktails.”
-Zagat SF
“3 Spots I’m Loving In SF! I’m a huge fan of Spanish tapas, but for me, the cocktails at Barvale are the showstoppers. ”
-The Ohio Transplant
“The San Francisco Brunch Heatmap: Where to Brunch NOW, January 2018; Flores offers traditional Mexican to Union Street, infusing a little more life into the awakening boulevard. ”
-Eater SF
“The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, February 2018; The newest restaurant — pronounced “bar vah-lay” —from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group Back of the House (Beretta, A Mano, Super Duper) has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero. ”
-Eater SF
“My favorite places in The Mission to grab a drink are El Techo and Lolinda. ”
-Neighborhoods.com
“10 Best Date Spots You Can’t Miss in San Francisco; What’s more romantic than dining on a rooftop? El Techo is situated atop its sister restaurant Lolinda, in the heart of the Mission”
-Ashley Chloe
“It’s Bravo Barvale for SF Elites!”
-Yelp Blog
“Belga will be featured in an upcoming Brunch episode!”
-Brunch Media
“Flores will be featured in an upcoming Brunch episode!”
-Brunch Media
“The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, February 2018; The newest restaurant — pronounced “bar vah-lay” —from Adriano Paganini’s restaurant group Back of the House (Beretta, A Mano, Super Duper) has debuted with Spanish flair on Divisadero. ”
-Eater SF
“The Best Brunches in San Francisco Right Now; Head to Flores, the Mexican restaurant on Union Street, for chilaquiles, huevos poblanos, house-made churros, and a pitcher of margaritas for the table. ”
-Thrillist SF
“The Best Brunches in San Francisco Right Now; Somehow brunch at Beretta, the Mission hotspot, is still not on everyone’s radar, which means you won’t have to wait long (or at all) for your carbonara pizza with bacon, two eggs, mozzarella, pecorino, and cracked black pepper. ”
-Thrillist SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; Hayes Valley Italian hotspot a Mano now boasts al fresco dining, with tables and benches artfully tucked into the zig-zagging glass walls of the new building the restaurant occupies. ”
-Eater SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; Ascend to the roof of Lolinda and avoid the hectic streets of the Mission at El Techo.”
-Eater SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; FiDi types can now catch the next-best thing to a sunny Mission taco lunch on Uno Dos Taco’s front patio, which overlooks the bustle of Second Street. ”
-Eater SF
“28 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco; Starbelly’s patio is spacious, and filled with plants for an outdoors-in kind of feel. It’s also covered, which is a big plus in San Francisco’s breezy summers. ”
-Eater SF
“A Look at BarVale, Adriano Paganini’s New Ode to Spain on Divisadero”
-Eater SF
“barvale is San Francisco’s newest tapas bar.”
-The Taste SF
“barvale’ Tapas Bar To Launch On Divisadero This Thursday”
-Hoodline
“The newest addition to Adriano Paganini’s San Francisco restaurant empire will be a low-key neighborhood tapas joint specializing in simple Spanish-inspired cocktails. ”
-San Francisco Magazine
“Spanish Bar and Restaurant Barvale Opens Thursday December 7th on Divis”
-Tablehopper
“Here’s the Menu for Barvale, Adriano Paganini’s Tapas Bar Opening This Week on Divis”
-Eater SF
“barvale will open this week on Divisadero”
-San Francisco Business Times
“You have to nail it, you can’t just be OK anymore,” Adriano Paganini, CEO of Back OF The House, said of the rising cost and difficulties associated with running a restaurant. “You have to open the exact right restaurant, and if you don’t, you most likely won’t be open for a very long time.”
-San Francisco Business Times
“San Francisco’s Restaurant Empires; In under 10 years, Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House group has crafted a collection of approachable dining concepts spanning an array of cuisines”
-Where Traveler
“Bay Area restaurateur Adriano Paganini has multiple locations near the Moscone Center, including Delarosa, which opened a second location a block away on Yerba Buena Lane in 2015. He said Delarosa’s profits are up 10 percent compared with last year.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Details are scarce but anticipation is already growing for the late fall opening from prolific restaurateur Adriano Paganini and his Back of the House group (Flores, Lolinda, a Mano) in NoPa.”
-ZagatSF
“Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group has confirmed they are taking over the former La Urbana space on Divisadero and will be opening their 22nd restaurant in the location.”
-Tablehopper
“Back of the House, Adriano Paganini’s empire, will have opened four new restaurants this year: A Mano, The Bird, Flores, and the aforementioned Divisadero concept.”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Pagnini is back at it. The San Francisco restaurateur has scooped up the old La Urbana space (661 Divisadero).”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“Since the ignominious November closure of La Urbana, its 661 Divisadero space has stood empty. But no more, as Adriano Paganini (of A Mano, The Bird, Beretta, Belga, Super Duper, Lolinda, Starbelly, and Flores fame) confirms that he will be opening a restaurant there.”
-SFist
“Adriano Paganini dishes on San Francisco’s best neighborhoods for restaurants”
-San Francisco Business Times
“San Francisco-based Back of the House Inc. also embraces the social nature of its business. “We always make sure they understand that we condone their relationship, and we work to help them thrive,” says Ed Onas, director of operations for the group’s Super Duper Burgers.”
-Restaurant Business
Meet Chris
-Back Of the House
“Restaurants Are Closing for May Day and International Worker’s Day Protests. Restaurateur Adriano Paganini is closing all 20 of his restaurants in honor of the day.”
-Eater SF
“Italian immigrant Adriano Paganini has closed all 20 of the Bay Area restaurants owned by his group, Back of The House. The restaurants, which are set to re-open Tuesday, are spread throughout San Francisco and two locations in the South Bay”
-East Bay Times
“Marking a Day Without Immigrants, Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group is shuttering all of its 20 Bay Area restaurants on Monday — that includes Beretta, Belga, Flores, Delarosa (both locations), El Techo, Lolinda, Starbelly, The Bird, Uno Dos Tacos, and all 10 locations of Super Duper. ”
-SFist
“Restaurant owner Adriano Paganini decided to keep his 20 Bay-Area businesses closed today. Paganini moved to San Francisco from Italy two decades ago. “The subject of immigration remains very personal to me… ”
-Hoodline
“Bay Area restaurants and bars closed for May Day protests. Several days ago, prolific San Francisco restaurateur Adriano Paganini announced he would close all of his restaurants, which include Beretta, Delarosa and 10 Super Duper outposts, among others. In a letter to his staff, he explained the decision…”
-SFGate
“Arrests, impassioned demonstrators kick off historic May Day in the Bay Area. Italian immigrant Adriano Paganini has closed all 20 of the Bay Area restaurants owned by his group, Back of The House. The restaurants, which are set to re-open Tuesday, are spread throughout San Francisco and two locations in the South Bay.”
-The Mercury News
“Hospitality Leadership in Approaching #ADayWithoutImmigrants. One great example of industry leadership is exemplified by Adriano Paganini, successful local restaurateur and founder of Back of the House Group, that boasts some of the City’s best known and most beloved restaurants. He made the decision to close all locations on this Monday in solidarity with his employees (approximately 1,000).”
-Medium
The 13 | Part 12
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 11
-Back Of the House
“SF’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Spring 2017: A casual Italian restaurant is headed to Hayes Valley, courtesy of restaurateur Adriano Paganini and his team. ”
-Eater SF
“A San Francisco hospitality group, Back Of The House, offers a glimpse at what the future could be, with multiple full-service and fast-casual concepts. ”
-QSR Magazine
The 13 | Part 10
-Back Of the House
Meet Rafael
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 9
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 8
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 7
-Back Of the House
“In San Francisco, there are enlightened fast-food joints from established local restaurateurs like Adriano Paganini, who now has 10 locations of Super Duper Burgers and in October opened the Bird, which serves only fried chicken and curly fries.”
-San Francisco Magazine
Meet Mattia
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 6
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 5
-Back Of the House
Meet Alexa
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 4
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 3
-Back Of the House
“Super Duper Burgers: First an East Bay expansion, then the world”
-The Mercury News
“Super Duper Burger Clears Planning Hurdle, Will Expand Castro Location”
-Hoodline
“Super Duper Burger Lands SFO Location”
-Eater SF
“Super Duper Announces SFO, East Bay, And Upcoming International Locations”
-SFist
“Super Duper Burgers Headed to San Fran International Airport”
-QSR Magazine
“HMSHost plans to take Super Duper Burgers to San Francisco International Airport”
-The Moodie Davitt Report
“Super Duper Burgers will be located in the airport’s International Terminal and is scheduled to open in early 2018.”
-Aviation Pros
“Global restaurateur HMSHost brings beloved Super Duper Burgers to San Francisco International Airport.”
-City Biz List
“HMSHost brings highly regarded Super Duper Burgers’ first airport location to travelers. ”
-Travel Daily News
The 13 | Part 2
-Back Of the House
“Adriano Paganini’s Super Duper Burger will expand to SFO and beyond”
-San Francisco Business Times
“Unknown Back of the House project. One thing’s for sure: They’re going to open something, somewhere.”
-SF Weekly
The 13 | Part 1
-Back Of the House
“This Week In SF Food: The Back of the House group led by Adriano Paganini might buy the space formerly occupied by and built out by La Urbana ”
-SFist
“The Bay’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2017: Adriano Paganini is at it again. The Hayes Street project remains under wraps, but it’s safe to expect another fun and stylish neighborhood destination with solid cocktails and reasonable prices. ”
-7×7
“Group Behind Beretta, Super Duper, Delarosa Eying La Urbana Space”
-Hoodline
Words for the New Year
-Back Of the House
2016 Wrap Up
-Back Of the House
“Person to watch: Adriano Paganini”
-San Francisco Business Times
“The Secret Sauce to Restaurateur Adriano Paganini’s Growing Empire”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Paganini’s -The Bird joins growing flock of fried-chicken concepts”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Back Of The House Finds Real Estate And Talent”
-GlobeSt.com
“Fine dining to fast casual: Restaurateur Adriano Paganini dishes on the ingredients for success”
-San Francisco Business Times
“2016 RH 25: The coolest multi-concept restaurant companies — Back Of The House”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Take inspiration from operators who have successfully found solutions to some of their recurring staff issues. — Back of the House Restaurant Group, shares a strategy that spurred recruiting efforts.”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“I think the biggest risk you run with family-style dining is a guest over-ordering or under-ordering based on the occasion, which could potentially harm their experience and reflect poorly on your brand,” says Adriano Paganini, founder of The Back of The House restaurant group in San Francisco.”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Top 5 reasons to meet us in Cali for Fast Cas Exec Summit – Amazing speakers and content
Not to brag, but this year’s agenda is incredible: Adriano Paganini, CEO and Founder | Back of The House”
-FastCasual.com
“Top 5 reasons to meet us in Cali for Fast Cas Exec Summit – Amazing speakers and content
Not to brag, but this year’s agenda is incredible: Adriano Paganini, CEO and Founder | Back of The House”
-Mobile Payments Today
“Adriano Paganini Introduces BACK OF THE HOUSE Restaurant Group”
-The Registry
“Coming Soon: Paganini Taking Over Betelnut Space”
-Tablehopper
Meet Laurance
-Back Of the House
“on fast casual dining: “People want good food all the time,” said Adriano Paganini, CEO and founder of multiple San Francisco restaurants — including Belga, Beretta, Lolinda and the multi-location Super Duper Burgers. ”
-Wine Business Monthly
Meet Ashleigh
-Back Of the House
“Belga Owner Takes Over Betelnut Space”
-SF Weekly
“Adriano Paganini taking over Betelnut space”
-Inside Scoop
Meet Patricio
-Back Of the House
“Belga Owner To Take Over Betelnut Space Next Door”
-Eater SF
“4 New Restaurants Announced In July – Cow Hollow: The owner of Belga is taking over the old Betelnut space next door (2030 Union St.) with an unannounced new concept that should debut in October.”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Paganini Introduces BACK OF THE HOUSE Restaurant Group”
-FSR Magazine
“Back Of The House created to target San Fran neighborhoods”
-Fast Casual
“Belga/Starbelly/Beretta Owner Snags Former Betelnut Space On Union Street”
-SFist
Meet Enrique
-Back Of the House
Meet Vlad
-Back Of the House
Meet Kelsey
-Back Of the House
Meet Erin
-Back Of the House
Meet Adrian
-Back Of the House
“People want really good food all the time,” Paganini said, “not just when they ‘go out.’ ”
-San Francisco Business Times
Meet Tessa
-Back Of the House
“Restaurant Week Coming to San Francisco This Month — More than 120 restaurants from all over the city are participating, including Belga…”
-Tablehopper
“Amazing Giveaway of Restaurant Week Dinner with The J.S.F. — Experience Union Street’s newest Culinary destination Belga during Restaurant Week”
-The Jetsetting Fashionista
“Peter Kane, SF Weekly food critic – Belga; Daisy Barringer, Eater SF and Thrillist SF contributor – Belga”
-EaterSF
“Eater SF Editors Dish on the Dishes to Top in 2016 – Belga’s “Loophole” cocktail”
-Eater SF
“A great week of dining at Belga – appreciated the Belga interpretation of the Waldorf salad”
-SFGATE