Of course it’s more important to be with one’s mother than where you spend the time, but if BT is back in San Fran, maybe she’ll like some of those good italian places in North Beach instead.
I don’t remember which one I went too, but it wasn’t the big tourist place on the corner that was packed with people. It was small and very good. After a brief google, it MAY have been L’Osteria del Forno, but I’m not sure. the description is right, and the name is familiar, but I’m not sure.