John Akkaya’s ‘Andiamo In Banca’ Italian Ristorante to Open in South San Francisco’s Downtown

July 10, 2018

South San Francisco, Ca  July 19, 2018

This 100 year old building located at 301 Grand/ 304 Linden will find new life soon. Photo credit: City of SSF

At 100 years of age, the historic bank at the corner of Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue in South San Francisco will once again find new a new vibe as restaurateur John Akkaya uses his tried and true skills to create a new Italian Eatery, Andiamo in Banca (we go to the bank). This elegant restaurant and bar is in to be added to the list of accomplished eateries owned by Akkaya which include Cafe Figaro in Burlingame and  Ristorante Don Giovanni in Mountain View. Both of these restaurants are destinations in their respective Cities and with Akkaya’s fine reputation we can expect the same with his new creation. Scheduled to open by the end of the year.Check out the menus linked on both restaurants to get an idea of what delectables we might expect to grace our City soon!

Also of note: A beer garden will also be coming to this historic building and will be located on the bottom floor. We will update with more information as it becomes available yet believe this new venture will also open before the years end.

{UPDATE 7.10.18 4:30p} The TAVERN (Craft Winds Tavern) which will be featuring 31 taps – local beer, some favorite German/Belgium beers,​ and 6 wines on tap and some of favorite ​local ​ciders! They are also working on a special bar menu with Andiamo. Stay tuned for more updates and visit them at ​Instagram: @craftwinds


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4 Responses to John Akkaya’s ‘Andiamo In Banca’ Italian Ristorante to Open in South San Francisco’s Downtown

  1. Michael Wisper
    July 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Great! Now where are all these upscale patrons going to PARK? Anyone given any thought to THAT? No, of course not! People mistakenly believe SSF is a suburb of the best to the north, I guess that’s what we’re becoming, like it or not!

    • Don Giovanni di Alta Loma
      July 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm


      What is WRONG with the Miller Avenue Parking Structure? It’s MAYBE a five-minute stroll from the corner of Grand and Linden; doesn’t anyone WALK anymore? Of course, if you insist on parking on the STREET you’ll probably MISS your reservation!

    • Michael Wisper
      July 10, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      …and quite possibly breakfast the next morning as well once your car runs out of gas in the middle of Grand after circling all night!

  2. your neighbor
    July 10, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    I’m glad they saved the building from the wrecking ball.

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