My Hometown: Matthew Accarrino’s San Francisco

Chef Accarrino Shares San Francisco Favorites After graduating from the CIA in New York and working for top tier chefs around the country (including Thomas Keller at Per Se and Tom Colicchio at Craft Los Angeles), chef Matthew Accarrino moved to San Francisco in 2009 to take over the SPQR kitchen. At the intimate Fillmore neighborhood restaurant, Accarrino takes traditional,…  Read More


Modern Italian Cuisine The emblem of the Roman Empire and an acronym for Senatus Populusque Romanus, SPQR roughly translates to “The People and Senate of Rome.” At SPQR, executive chef Matthew Accarrino takes traditional, rustic recipes inspired by ancient Italy and reinvigorates them with 21st century flavors and techniques. Smaller plates such as the chicken liver…  Read More