Il Fornaio

When is airport food ever good? I still haven’t found any. It’s always over-priced and prepared by people who don’t give a rat’s ass about quality. From a distance, this place looked promising. It was at the far end of terminal A and was the least crowded option around. It looks like a fancy little cafe or bistro with plenty of baked goods, sandwiches, beer, and wine, but make no mistake… it’s still in an airport.

The “pollo al pesto panini” I tried was pre-made and the girl behind the counter slapped it in the panini press to warm it up. The bread was actually good — crispy outside and chewy inside. Everything after that went downhill. The chicken was dry and bland and needed much more pesto to kick it up a notch.

There’s plenty of seating and despite the mediocre food it makes for a decent place to relax while waiting for your flight.

2 Stars

San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128