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North Beach Restaurant
North Beach Restaurant

North Beach Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northbeachrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 392-1700
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week 11:30AM to 11:45PM with the kitchen serving continuously.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Bruno Orsi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Parties are available for Lunch and Dinner
    7-days a week serving 10 to 100 people in the Wine Cellar, Prosciutto Room, and Cigar Room!
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (415) 392-1700
  • Entertainment: Located only a 1 minute walk from the North Beach Restaurant is Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's longest running hit musical www.beachblanketbabylon.com Celebrate at the North Beach Restaurant before or after the theatre with our dining room open 7-days a week from 11:30AM to 11:45PM!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Union St. and Green St. on Stockton St.
  • Public Transit: Located at the corner of Stockton Street & Columbus Avenue in North Beach, available MUNI Bus lines are:
    *30 Stockton
    *15 Third
    *45 Union
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking continuously from 11:30AM to 11:45PM!
A word from North Beach Restaurant
From the Heart of Tuscany to the Heart of San Francisco!

Buon Appetito and Salute!


Since 1970, the North Beach Restaurant has been renowned as San Francisco's #1 Italian Restaurant for its Tuscan culinary excellence, relaxed ambiance, warm hospitality, and great service by Bay area families, tourists, romantics, conventioneers, business managers, politicians, sports celebrities, and movie stars!


The North Beach Restaurant is a must-visit San Francisco dining experience that offers:


***Authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared with freshest ingredients including antipasti, polenta, home-cured prosciutto, focaccia, risotto, fresh pasta, seafood, veal, lamb, chicken, beef, and homemade desserts!


***Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wine Lists with over 500 bottles and Petroni Vineyards wines -
www.petronivineyards.com
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a family dinner with several different tastes. Menus had something for everyone. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "always one of the best restaurants in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "What a divine evening. From the moment we entered my out of town guests felt like VIPs at this North Beach gem. Great waiter; fantastic Umbrian wine; spectacular food and people watching extraordinaire."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "For the price, I was expecting food that was really special. The food was fine. Bread was a bit old and stale. The waiter didn't execute my request for cake with a candle for my partner's birthday well at all. I won't return."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "As always Peter was charming and food was superb. Service the best. My favorite is the calamari abalone style. Yum. The wine club is a great deal with a wonderful selection."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed having lunch at a truly old school Italian restaurant with servers in black suit and maitre d's calling you by name. Food is prepared "as you like it". They seem to push their house cured prosciutto and melon with burratta and tomato... along with their Sonoma Brunello wine ($20 a glass) which is steep. Overall our lunch was delicious."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The North Beach Restaurant in San Francisco is one of those establishments that challenges the best one will find in Italy, particularly the northern region. The food is very well prepared with outstanding sauces and the wait staff is as professional and knowledgeable as one will likely find anywhere. As well, the wine list is exceptional. We always go to the North Beach Restaurant when we visit San Francisco -- at least once a year but often as many as three or four trips there when we can manage to find the time -- and have never received anything but an outstanding meal. We were saddened to learn owner, Lorenzo, passed away two weeks before our last visit since he had become a friend from our meals there going back about 15 years."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Super Meal in a great neighborhood of San Fran! Service was helpful and the food was delicious! Will Return!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I hosted a business dinner in conjunction with the Google I/O convention at this restaurant and the party enjoyed the food, the ambience and the fact that this was more of a local North Beach restaurant with a great wine list."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We loved the old-fashioned, impeccable service and the delicious Italian fare."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Received the recommendation to check out The North Beach Restaurant while Sal who drives for The Fairmont took us for a short tour prior to dropping us off at the wharf. Made a reservation and we were THRILLED with the level of service and quality of food. The prosciutto with melon and spaghetti carbonara are NOT TO BE MISSED!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our first time at the North Beach Restaurant. It came highly recommended and it lived up to the recommendation. Great food and super service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our evening couldn't have been better. we were seated at a table in the front at the window which was lovely. After mentioning we had just visited Sonoma, we were given 4 wines to taste. They were delicious. Ended up joining their wine club; Petrino Vineyards. Our waiter was informative and very attentive. He recommended 3 appetizers which we shared. Dinner was delicious. The owner visited with us and sent us an after dinner drink. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My family had an early dinner at NBR after attending Beach Blanket Babalon. We had reservations for later, but they were very helpful in getting us in before our scheduled time. The waitstaff was great, the food was very good with portions that were perfect. I have been telling friends and clients about our experience and recommending they give NBR a try when in North Beach. We will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend and was a great experience. Met the owner who personally checked on us throughout the evening and invited us to his vineyard. Will go back to this place again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband came here last month for business and he took me this month. Great, warm, cozy atmosphere. Ask for the corner table for two in the window. The carbanaro starter was sensational."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first experience with Northbeach Restaurant. We were greeted with big smiles and shown to a great table. Our waiter could not have been more patient with us explaining what certain Italian dishes were on the menu. The food was delicious, as well as the wine and prosecco He also showed us the Proscuitto room and gave my wife a sprig of fresh bay leaves to take with us when we left. It was just a two block walk to catch the cable car at Union and Mason which took us back to our hotel room. All around a great experience. We will go back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for wonderful food, service, atmosphere, and wine list! I have sent many families and couples and they have all loved the food! No one I have been with has had a meal they didn't love."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Zabaglione w/berries terrific dessert. Cioppino and the Sweetbreads were sadly lackluster. Salad ok. Wines by the glass limited, bad wine advice from waiter. Good cappucino. Nice ambience for conversation, terrific old world bar."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Always wonderful, and consistently delicious. We love the antipasto, which is a generous amount of calamari salad, marinated veal terrine, salami, prosciutto, mozzarella, and marinated beans. Our favorite entree is the Veal Saltimbocca."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We let the waiter order for us and it was excellent and priced reasonable. Would recommend highly"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant right in the middle of North Beach. Had dinner there before seeing Beach Blanket Babylon. I had the caprese salad which was yummy yet very small portion. I then had the roast chicken dinner which was a nice size portion and very tasty. My date had the minestrone soup which he loved and he had the halibut for the main course which he also loved. Very tasty. The service was great. Very attentive. The only downside is the wine prices. They had a great selection yet very pricey. Next time I will consider bringing my own bottle and paying the corkage fee."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been going to North Beach Restaurant for over 30 years. It is our favorite special occasion dining spot and the place to take out of town guests and friends. The service is always impeccable and the dining experience incomparable. Valet parking is always appreciated in the busy North Beach area. Their downstairs rooms - the wine cellar and prosciutto rooms - are unique and fun. A table by the window in front is also great. The minestrone soup is the best I've ever had - it's filled with fresh vegetables in a light well seasoned stock. I usually get Osso Buco - used to search all over SF for this dish and they do it right here. Chicken Toscana is also amazing. The prosciutto melon appetizer is a great start. Don't miss it!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Was there for a celebration for my son's high school graduation. There were seven of us. The waiter was very attentive and the food was fabulous. My son had a great time."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was our "go to" North Beach restaurant for years, always before seeing Beach Blanket Babylon, which we've done at least 20 times with guests over the past 30 years. I'd also hosted a number of business dinner events there when I was working. The last two visits were disappointing. Service was curt and inflexible--"sorry, no substitutions" of pasta for potatoes (unless you pay extra). Had to ask for water, ask for bread. Corkage was $30, which is way over the top--no break if you also order from their list. Seems it has become geared more for tourists who visit once, not for repeat customers. Food was still very good, but our guests were short of impressed by the service. Time to look around a bit for a North Beach alternative."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Bad bad food! I ordered gnocchi....my favorite. Bland, I'm sure frozen or old, and hard. Really? My friend ordered veal which came with a burnt peice of what I sware was bacon AND motzarella cheese! really? So disappointed! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Thje food was great. Cant go wrong with Italian. We are from the NY area and this food was as good as we get here on the East Coast. Great wine selctions and the appetizers were great."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "With so many amazing restaurants in North Beach I wouldn't waste your time eating here. Over priced and the good was bland. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I love when I eat delis yummy food! And love it even more when on vacation. This place was recommended to me and so expected it to be good. I was amazingly surprised when it turned out GREAT! I will most def be visiting each time I'm back in town! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were concerned when we were not able to make a substitution to replace potatoes/veggies with linguine. The management would not allow it. However, our waiter got creative and ended up bringing us exactly what we wanted and turned our entire experience around! Other than that, it would have been very disappointing to not be able to get pasta with a meal at an Italian restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We ate here on a recommendation by the Marriott Hotel and were extremely satisified. Everything was top notch. And it was some of the best Italian food I've had even better than some places we've eaten in Italy. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Would definitely go back again the next time we go to San Francisco. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food was the best Italian I've had in a long time. Service top-notch. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The waiter was so passionate about the food that he was able to make recommendations and adjustments to really make quite an experience for us. The host was just as personable and came to the table multiple times to see how we were doing and give us some history on the food and Grappa. All in all and awesome food experience!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Absolutely first class from reception to departure. Attention, food, wine selection, and service traditional European highest quality."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "All employees were friendly, courteous and professional. Everyone was attentive and helpful. The wine list is extensive and the staff takes time to explain and suggest both from the wine list and menu, as well as the specials. Our dinner selections were delicious, hot and fresh. Our evening was wonderful and memorable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everything was perfect from the welcome to the ambiance to the authentic Italian food- felt like just like home in Italia! I travel all over the world and this restaurant is now very special to me. I look forward to my return!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my third visit to North Beach Restaurant. Each time I've been there, I've had the best service and most amazing food. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "With the local San Francisco "foodie" scene, there are always the high-end up and coming restaurants that are raved by the 25-39 hipster demo. Two years later, you can't remember any of their names. My wife surprised me after work and we happened upon North Beach, so a flick of my Open Table app, and here we are. The food was excellent. Our server obviously in the business for at least a decade if not longer. As soon as he said the words, "Osso Buco", my dinner choice was made. You just feel special at the North Beach Restaurant, even if you aren't on SF's "A" list. So take it from this "B" Lister, if you want a great meal with great service, NBR is your place."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "North Beach Restaurant is my favorite italian restaurant in San Francisco .My family and i never miss to hâve donner in this restaurant when we visit San Farncisco because the good and ambiance are great there"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Been going here when in SF for 40 years. Expensive but if you're looking for that 'special ' place, this is it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014