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San Francisco Restaurants
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North Beach Restaurants
— Little Italy

North Beach (Little Italy) is one of our favorite San Francisco neighborhoods — this popular cosmopolitan area is crammed with quaint little outdoor cafés and wonderful Italian restaurants.
And because North Beach draws visitors from around the world, it's also a  FUN place for people-watching — day or night.

Our Favorite North Beach
Restaurants &
Calzone's - Al fresco seating
Capp's Corner - Casual, family-style;
House of Nanking - an SF Favorite
Ideale - Cozy neighborhood eatery
L'Osteria del forno - great thin-crust pizza; be prepared to wait!
Mama's on Washington Square

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Café
415-362-0536 @ Columbus & Union
- Fun neighborhood café
Molinari Delicatessen - Great Deli;
an SF Institution
Mona Lisa -
Rose Pistola -
elegant and fun
Soto Mare Seafood
The Stinking Rose -
lots of Garlic!
Tony's Pizza Napoletana
- Home of 9-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani (Margherita Pizza)
Tony's Coal Fired Pizza
& Slice House "To-Go"

Trattoria Contadina - cozy setting, popular with locals... and great Italian food!

More FUN North Beach Restaurants, Cafés & Coffee Houses
Avenue G Restaurant & Bar

Bocce Cafe
Bottle Cap (formerly Washington Square Bar & Grill)
Cafe Baonecci Pizzeria
(thin-crispy pizzas)
Cafe Divine
Café Zietrope
Caffé Greco
Cafe Jacqueline - 415-981-5565
(Romantic/cozy/Specialty Soufflés)
Caffe Sport
Caffé Trieste
Campanula Kitchen & Bar
Capos (Chef Tony Gemignani)
Chubby Noodle
Coi Restaurant Broadway/Sansome
Colosseo (formerly Figaro)
De Flora
Don Pisto's (Mexican)
Delluva Wine Bar
El Raigón - Argentine Steakhouse
Estia - Greek 415-433-1433
Franchino - 415-982-2157
The House
Impala Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
Original Joe's
King of Thai Noodle House Restaurant & Sports Bar
La Boulange - 415-399-0714
La Trappe - Belgian Fare & Brews
Maykadeh Persian Restaurant
Michaelangelo Caffé -
Mojito - Cuban/Latin American
Mo's Grill
North Beach Pizza
North Beach Restaurant
Original Joe's (formerly Joe DiMaggio's)
Original U.S. Restaurant
Panta Rei Restaurant
Park Tavern (formerly Moose's...
and then Joey & Eddie's)
Pickles (formerly Clown Alley)
Sam's (Hamburgers; open til 3:30am)
Sotta Mare Seafood
Tosca Cafe
Trattoria Contadina
Trattoria Pinocchio
Volare Cafe (same owner as
Trattoria Pinocchio)
Txoko (formerly Enrico's)
Vicoletto Italian Restaurant

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North Beach Festival

Restaurant Reviews
Restaurants marked with a symbol are those we've reviewed. Those without a symbol — restaurants we've dined at and not yet reviewed, or those that have been highly recommended by
other reviewers, business associates or friends — are linked directly to their web sites.

* Fair
** Good
*** V. Good
**** Excellent

Most of the reviewed restaurants are rated Three and Four Stars — we tend not to publish reviews
of poor dining experiences...we prefer to focus on the positive ones. We find out about Restaurants through word-of-mouth, friends, our readers, web sites, clients, newspapers, magazines, and radio shows. Our reviews are unsolicited and free from the influence of advertising.


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Tony's Pizza Napoletana in North Beach, San Francisco, CA

Rose Pistola, North Beach Restaurant, San Francisco, California

Calzone's in North Beach, San Francisco, California

Mona Lisa restaurant on Columbus Avenue in North Beach, San Francisco

Stinking Rose Cafe in North Beach, San Francisco

 North Beach Restaurant Food in San Francisco, California

Mario's Cigar Store Cafe in North Beach, San Francisco with Alana and Claire

Outside Street Dining in North Beach

Caffe Trieste in North Beach, San Francisco - One of the Oldest Coffee Cafes in America

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