Italian tapas? It's called cicchetti in Venice! This restaurant focuses on Venetian and Northern Italian food.
Zagat - http://www.zagat.com/b/san-francisco/new-piattini-adds-a-slice-of-venice-to-mission-st
"The Verdict: With the warm, familial welcome from Gino and his lovely staff, Piattini is the perfect stop for cicchetti, that wonderful Venice ritual of savoring bites with a Spritz or glass of wine and good conversation. Local Italians have clearly already got word about the place as the bar is lined with Italian-speaking clientele on any given weeknight."
Menu - http://www.piattinisf.com/pdf/restaurant.menu.pdf
Yelp - http://www.yelp.com/biz/piattini-san-francisco-2
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