Calzone's
Calzone's

Calzone's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.calzonesf.com/
  • Phone: 4153973600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: J. C. Becerra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Mezzanine seating can accommodate 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Andre Astabie 4153973600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vallejo
  • Public Transit: Muni #9, #20, #30, #41 and #45 stop within a block of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Two public self-parking garages are located on Vallejo between Stockton and Powell. Street parking is available but can be difficult. There is a white zone in front of the restaurant for convenient drop-off and pick up.The restaurant is a five minute taxi ride from the Montgomery BART station and the financial district.
A word from Calzone's
It doesn’t get more local than Calzone's, in the heart of North Beach. Whether you're sitting outside at the heated cafe tables or inside in one of the comfy booths, this sparkling bistro with a decidedly Cal-Euro atmosphere is the perfect place for watching eclectic locals mix with visitors drawn by North Beach's reputation as the hip place to see and be seen.

The restaurant has been owned and operated by the same North Beach native since 1986 and is open 365 days a year, serving food continuously from 11:30 am until 1:00 am.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Calzone's reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (21)romantic (12)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (10)great for lunch (10)late-night find (10)special occasion (9)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Constant Return
    Mark
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have eaten here before, and will keep coming back. Parking in the area is not bad, street vibe, and surrounding area is upbeat, and there are lots of good bars. Food, service, and wine are great, it's a treat to return every time we're in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reduced portions
    snarkydiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It has been awhile since we've dined at Calzone's. The portions are drastically smaller than previous visits. The pasta was all lumped together. The wait staff are still very friendly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian district San Francisco
    Try2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Hands down the best Italian restaurants in the Italian district San Francisco. The staff is excellent! Great knowledge of the menu and the location is perfect,wine & food amazing. all the dishes we tried were well presented. We are big fans! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming and yummy
    Mariu
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have enjoyed a special dinner, seating in that tiny but romantic little table in the terrace. The food was so good, the pasta was perfectly cooked and the pizza was very crunchy. And the desert: the tiramisu...amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Its a great place to dine as the ambience is pretty good. Also good for bar hopping as there are plenty of bars nearby..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun outdoor seating
    Daniel
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It is really a taste of Italy in San Francisco. If you are looking for a casual dining location that is fun for a couple and has really good food, this is your spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Calzones
    Kathleen
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food at this restaurant is very good. They have a great selection on their menu to choose from. The calamari is over the top. Wine choices by the glass could be better. The service is excellent. The ambiance is great for people watching. We love this place:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a calzone
    Kiri
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The calzone offerings are wonderful. My party and I ordered three--Italian, Lasagna-style, and Filet Mignon. All were equally delicious, with the seasoning being just to our tastes. Every bite was gleeful, and sad at the same time because we were getting closer to finishing. Couple these things with a great ambience and great service, and it's an all-around satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun decor!
    eliseVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a great time at calzones! It was so bright and fun inside! I just wish it had been a little warmer so we could have sat outside. Those tables are adorable!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • under the red neon lights
    rwot
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    the staff is very friendly and welcoming, the restaurant clean and the service extremely attentive. located on bustling columbus street in north beach, the location has available seating outside on oval tables under heat lamps, or inside at tables with and without booths.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great upstairs for 6 or more people
    Spunky
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Nice atmosphere and wait staff very, very nice! Can be loud downstairs but nice and small and cozy. Great tiramisu and lattes! I would again for a pizza and the cauliflower!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Notch Up from Olive Garden
    EasyToPleaseFATboy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had lunch with a few friends here. It was a mistake. Food was surprisingly mediocre. I had one of their selections from the big plates with chicken and pasta. I complained to the server that the plate was NOT HOT- a sure sign that the food is either cold or almost cold. And sure enough - it was. I tried what my other friends had and wasn't really satisfied with their food either. I don't think I will crave for mediocre Italian food (which takes a LOT of effort not to get), supposedly hot food served on a practically cold plate and quite overpriced for the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Service was slow at first but the delicious food made up for it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian Food Done Right
    parky270
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The outside seating enticed us, the food will keep us coming back. We had an excellent meal on a Saturday night, this place is hopping. Food was excellent. We both ordered calzones and drinks. The serving sizes are generous. Good place for a date and people watching. Great location on Columbus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good not great
    willstyleu
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Good spot nothing fancy. Good for people watching when eating on the sidewalk of little Italy. Food was nothing to rave about. Caesar salad was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • calzone
    beingamy
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Went there for dinner with my daughter and it was great service and good food! Everyone was pleasant. I would recommend it to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On our way to Club Fugazi...
    Allie
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Before seeing the "Beach Blanket Babylon" show with visiting friends, we stopped at Calzone's for an early dinner. Menu had a nice variety of options and all the dishes we chose were VERY good. Service was very prompt and attentive. A great meal to share with dear friends from the Midwest. Highly recommend. Calzone's never lets us down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 144 reviews are from the Calzone's reviews archive.
  • Calzone Dinner
    Giantsgameexcursion
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    My wife and I ate there, had a salad, a couple of Calzone's and took a dessert to go. The staff was extremely friendly with the perfect level of service. We ate on the sidewalk which we really enjoyed. Overall reasonable and the food, was very good, salad was made with fresh veggies and the calzones were flavorful. We plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Touristy and well below average
    localdiners
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I feel pretty stupid for having eaten here. I was walking down Columbus Ave and consciously avoiding those places with the tout stationed out front. That always bothers me when a place tries to lure customers in -- quality restaurants don't need to do that. But alas, I was tired and I was overruled. There may have been a local or two in the house, but from what I could observe, everyone appeared to be a tourist who didn't know any better. They probably thought it was amazing. Like the completely below-average Stinking Rose, tourists and the people from Modesto and Fresno keep these places going. Avoid it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Italian food!
    AudreyK
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. Everything on the menu is homemade with the freshest ingredients. It's located in North Beach, steps away from lots of hot spots. The interior is lively if a bit cramped. Service is excellent. Prices are reasonable for Sam Francisco. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great thin crust pizza
    PirateTraveler
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We searched this restaurant out for the thin crust pizza we remembered from our last trip to San Francisco 10 years ago. Great little neighborhood place with outside seating. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We sat inside next to a window
    roger
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We sat inside next to a window that was open to the street so we could get a good view sf the scene.Had a wonderful shellfish/pasta bowl that was just outstanding. We brought our own wine and only a $5 corkage fee. Wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive and the street scene on Columbus Ave. is just amazing! .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of SF's best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We visit SF from LA 1-2 times a year. We always visit Calzone's on Columbus circle since we first found it 6 years ago. The restaurant is simple, like many of the Italian restaurants in its neighborhood. Its food is delicious, especially the "5 hour beef and pork with Sugo". To me it is the best pasta with Bolognese sauce dish anywhere. Funny even though it is such a simple dish it is the one dish i always think about and the one restaurant we will always hit among all the fantastic restaurants in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Late Night Option!
    Cookie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I've been here before but never late at night. It was great to know they're open until 1am on a Thursday night. We arrived there at 11pm and still a good crowd and the calzones were awesome! I an the an regular seafood entre but my date had a calzone and it was way better than my entrée. Definitely would come back here on a late night for a delicious calzone!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We got a table along the window so could enjoy the street view. Our drink order showed up quickly and our meal did too. Everybody enjoyed their meal. Want to come back and eat outside next time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation means nothing
    Foodwalker
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had an 8:15 reservation. When we arrived, we were told it would be another 15 minutes. Instead we were seated at 9:30. The management was visibly disorganized and purposely dishonest about seating time to keep us waiting there. The restaurant was also very understaffed. Our waiter tried very hard but had way too many tables to take care of and was literally running from one table to the next, giving the place a frenzied feel. The food was fine but not worth the wait. Hungry and hopeful tourists beware! There are much better options in the area. On a positive note, we made friends with many other frustrated reservation-holding customers and enjoyed the gelato across the street.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • made a reservation
    pine415
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made a reservation for 745pm and still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated don't think that having a reservation makes sense for this place
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's day in the City
    Cclark0021
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We sat outside on the cozy, but friendly patio. We were dining with our two dogs. The resturant servers were friendly to us and our two dogs. They even recieved dog treats from the hostess. The cocktails were great, food good and servers attentive! The only downside was the tables are literally on the sidewalk, so you feel as if the passing by foot traffic is joining your meal. Overall, good experience, but be prepared to enjoy your meal while on display, I joked this must be what zoo animals feel like. We would dine here again and recommend it, just be prepared for the tight quarters.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Mode71
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We ate at this place on a last minute dining experience. The food I ate was burnt and I asked for a replacement.There was no replacement or refund.Our waiter was all over the place and ignored us most of the time..probably because they sat us in the very back of the resturant.I am not returning again.There are much better choices to make in North Beach for dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I spent the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in San Fransisco and a friend recommended that we go to Calzone's. The food restaurant was beautiful, the service was great and the food was wonderful! We had a wonderful experience and will be sure to come here in the future! 5 stars, the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    this place always looked really cute/quaint, but the food was very mediocre and the service wasn't much better. not recommended.....won't be back
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  • Overall very good for early dinner
    ROSFO1914
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This place is one I wanted to come to before in the past and now got to - in this case, for an early dinner. Well worth the effort! They do a great job on food and ambiance with service to match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Years Dinner!
    CAdolfan
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was a last minute find. Great pasta and AWESOME pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT Impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    For what I paid...I was miffed! I had a reservation and still they placed my party of six at a table at the top the stairs right up against a waiter station. It was distracting and not appealing. Waiters constantly passing our table, bus boys running up and down the stairs, riduculous! They have no business placing a table in this location. Will never return not worth the headache. Food average!
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  • Great Pasta!
    Lulu
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food was fantastic, the pasta was light and fresh. The only drawback is very limited seating and the restaurant is very loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad cheese tray
    JimM
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I have been to Calzone's many time and always take friends who are visiting SF for the first time. This time my guests arrived before me and they ordered the "cheese plate." When it arrived on a giant plate, there were 4 tiny bite size pieces of cheese on it. I was very embarrassed to see such a small about of food. We had eaten an entire pack of "Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam" cheese at my home on Thanksgiving, and it was sad to see such an presentation of cheese at a San Francisco Restaurant. Also the "sand dabs" were completely broken up and arrived in an unattractive pile. I have been going there since it opened, but probably never again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Calzone's is Memoriable
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    My son chose this restaurant because it epitomized the San Francisco Neighborhood that it was in and the menu looked great. We sat outside under the heat lamps and it really made our last night in San Francisco special - plus the food was wonderful. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food did not meet expectation
    LNB39VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    I was hoping for a great Italian meal and got food I could have made better at home. The food was bland and the dessert was like eating sugar. The service was ok but the waiter was hard to find on occasion. The water refills were constant but we were there for a good meal and were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome tapas and paella, The
    MediatorofMetabolisms
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Awesome tapas and paella, The crowded our group of 7 onto two small square tables slid together but we made it work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this restaurant ~ especially
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    I love this restaurant ~ especially sitting outside under the heaters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate