The Tailor’s Son

Bright, spacious trattoria specializing in Milanese cuisine, plus dessert cocktails, wine & beer.

The Tailor’s Son is a Northern Italian restaurant with an emphasis on quality ingredients and precision cooking. The vegetable-forward dishes pay tribute to the food of Milan with a menu that utilizes the bounty of Northern California produce and pays careful attention to detail – treating quality ingredients with respect and allowing them to shine in their best iterations.

Adriano Paganini grew up near Milan in a family of tailors who used their hands to create beautiful things. It was this skill, the reliance on hard work done by hand, that led Adriano to find his own passion in food, heavily influenced by his mother – an excellent cook, who fed him an Italian diet of fresh vegetables, locally-caught seafood and homemade pasta. Her meals were simple, prepared quickly, and always delicious.

At The Tailor’s Son, Adriano shares with San Francisco what he had during his formative years: simply straightforward (and straight-up savory) meals. Featuring a menu of fresh pastas, risotto, antipasti and crostini, an extensive wine list highlighting the best organic and biodynamic varietals from Italy, and world class cocktails from the bar, we invite you in to experience “la dolce far niente” at The Tailor’s Son.