San Francisco

The Italian Homemade Company To Open 3rd Location in Hayes Valley

Since 2014, The Italian Homemade Company has been delighting North Beachers with its authentic homemade pastas, sauces, and unique Italian sandwiches (like piadina, an open sandwich, and cassoni, which is sealed and baked). In 2015, husband-and-wife co-owners Mattia Cosmi and Alice Romagnoli opened a second location, at 1919 Union St. in Cow Hollow.

Now, the duo, along with business partner Mirco Tomassini and investors Andrea Iannitti and Carlo Licciardi, is expanding again, with a planned third location in the new One Franklin condo building (Franklin and Page streets), at the outer edge of Hayes Valley. They're hoping to open in March or April 2017.

One Franklin. | Image: Google

Cosmi and Romagnoli moved to San Francisco from Italy less than a year before officially opening the North Beach location in 2014. As the Italian Homemade Company's name suggests, they're committed to preparing their offerings from scratch and by hand, with pasta and sauces made on-site.

Like the other locations, the new spot will also offer a selection of Italian dry goods, and it's applying to be the second location to serve beer and wine (the Cow Hollow outpost also has a license). 

Andrea Golinelli making pasta at the Cow Hollow location. | Photo: Geri Koeppel/Hoodline

"We were looking in the area because we like Hayes Valley, and it's a booming neighborhood," said Tommassini. "It's a neighborhood where people are looking for good, casual food in a casual location. We see ourselves as a service for the neighbors, where people can get an everyday lunch or dinner."

The new venture will feature the the same menu items and prices as the two existing locations, and Tommassini hinted that they will be sharing the space with an authentic Italian gelato shop, though he wouldn't divulge which one. We'll keep you posted when we find out. 

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