Melissa Reitz

Melissa Reitz

San Francisco

About Melissa Reitz

Melissa Reitz is the chef for Locanda. She worked at Bar Agricole, Zuni, Quince and Pizzaiolo, and Camino in Oakland. She was also the chef at Santa Cruz’s Bantam, where her food was highly praised.


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Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Fried Castelvetrano olives
$$, Reservations, Wine Bar, Modern, Full Bar, Italian, Cocktail, Mission Dolores
"At Locanda on Valencia, the thing that gets me among a lot of great food is the fried olive bites. It's yum-yum. The perfect texture on the outside marries the salty, dreamy inside so well. Where is my glass of Italian Pecorino?"