This classic and one of the most perennially popular Italian restaurants in San Francisco, LuLu turns out consistently delicious, rustic, Italian-influenced fare, including wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grilled specialties, pizzas, pasta, and shellfish. Dishes come on platters that are meant to be shared family-style. The industrial-looking space is usually filled to capacity, so book a table in advance, or take your chance at the bar. Be warned, conversation is difficult in the noisy and crowded room. LuLu’s wine bar next door is a more intimate alternative, with some 70 wines available by the glass.