It was a nice day for a walk, so Beth and I headed over to Hotel Vitale, in the first block of Mission Street, to try out the Express Lunch at Americano. We don't usually spend this much on lunch (except for the occasional crab splurge), but the reviews were excellent and the lunch turned out to be well worth the price.
|Elegant Place Setting|
I chose the Quatro Formaggi Panini with a green salad on the side. The Express Lunch comes with a small mandarin and two house-made, chewy cookies already wrapped to take away for later.
Beth went with the Grilled Chicken Panini with a green salad. Soup is also an option.
The salad greens were amazingly fresh. Americano buys them daily from the Farmers Market.
|Cookies–one chocolate, one vanilla|
The food was excellent and the service was attentive. If you're looking for a fine dining lunch experience that won't take hours, Americano is the place for it.