Matthew Accarrino

Chef
Matthew Accarrino

San Francisco

About Matthew Accarrino

Chef Mathew is an author and Executive Chef of SPQR. He attended Culinary Institute of America and earned a B.A. in Hospitality Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He traveled to Italy to work at Michelin-starred Antonello Colonna. Back in the United States, he worked his way through Metrazure, Oceana, and Per Se, where he was recruited to be opening sous chef. He took top honors at San Francisco’s Cochon 555, was named a 2010 StarChefs San Francisco Rising Star, and earned Food and Wine’s “Best New Chef” in 2014.

Accolades

  • One Star
    Michelin Guide
  • Nominee for Best Chef: West
    James Beard Foundation
  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Top 100 Restaurants
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Co-author
    SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

English pea agnolotti
English pea agnolotti
$$$, Italian, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine Bar, Lower Pacific Heights
"SPQR's pasta has that perfect weight and texture to stand up to its sauces. You know how sometimes you need bread to sop up the rest of your pasta sauce? You don't have to do that here. It's all balanced."
Crispy Pigs Ear
Crispy Pigs Ear
$$$, Italian, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine Bar, Lower Pacific Heights
"This is an old favorite on the menu at SPQR. Matt's crispy pig ears are always a treat, no matter the season. The presentation is beautiful as well."
Crispy Pigs Ear
$$$, Italian, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine Bar, Lower Pacific Heights
"Whenever I am in the Fillmore, this is where I go. The crispy pig ears are nice and crispy and always satisfying. Chef Matthew’s cooking is off the hook!"