North Beach Restaurant
North Beach Restaurant

North Beach Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northbeachrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4153921700
  • 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 4153921700
  • 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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North Beach Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (103)notable wine list (102)special occasion (93)fit for foodies (77)good for groups (60)romantic (53)great for lunch (22)hot spot (19)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Favorite Italian Food for Decades
    JDRobin
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My family and I started going to North Beach Restaurant in the 1970s and it is still as great as it was then. The service was attentive, and the food was great. The gnocchi was fluffy (not heavy like it is in some places) and the tomato basil sauce that the restaurant makes there was delicious. The semifredo (sp??) dessert is to die for. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old style Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was an old style Italian restaurant and by that I mean by way of decor, service and ambience, elegance and style. We were not rushed and items on the menu were readily and pleasantly explained to us. There was a comprehensive wine list some from their own Petroni vineyards. We started with mussels which were succulent in a tomato based sauce and I had Parma ham and melon, which was very tasty. For mains I had a veal and prawn combi dish and my wife had aubergine parmigiana both excellent. Too full for desert regrettably we finished with two coffees. Altogether a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good
    Food4thought
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    had gnocchi with Gorgonzola. Best gnocchi I ever had! Service were kind and attentive!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastique as always
    BobbieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I took my wife to North Beach restaurant after enjoying a luncheon there last year. We were both delighted with the wonderful food, presentation, and gaiety of the place. The quality of the food is only equal to the best restaurants in Italy. SUPERB!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening in North Beach:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have been coming to the North Beach area and this restaurant in particular for several years, and it never ceases to please. Attentive service that started with Raj at the door, and Marco as our server. Marco took time to go over the menu in detail, and later took the extra effort to split our multiple orders on multiple plates so that we could share the food. Once again, taking the extra effort to make the evening go well. My wife is from northern Italy, and the food can be as good as we could get there. The ravioli was some of the best I have had in years, and the prosciutto and melon appetizer is as good as I have ever had. The Brunello di Sonoma was a find and I highly recommend. Great wine, food, location and night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun and Delicious
    jjbirdVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a great time at the North Beach Restaurant. Our waiter Nino basically picked our entire menu. It was delicious and entertaining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat dissappointing
    MickeyL
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The waiter over sold. The salmon was particularly dry!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    algeeVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great food, great wine list (on the high end price scale), great service and great ambiance. If you enjoy Italian food you will enjoy this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I understand reservations can run behind, but we had to wait 45 minutes past our reservation time - so I think that's a bit too long. After we finally got seated, the waiter made us feel like we were an inconvenience and that he had to tolerate us, so that's unfortunate. I felt guilty when I had to ask a question about the menu. The food, however, was fantastic! I rarely treat myself to a pasta dinner, and I'm glad I did that night because it was so delicious!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Sogara2VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food. Great Service. Came here with a group of 7 and they accommodated everyone in the party. Will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a pre Nike Women's Half Marathon meal and it was amazing! Wonderful selections and the service was top notch…we will definitely visit again our next trip to SFO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Tasty
    WineTimes
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had the eggplant Parmesan and it was amazing. Everyone in my party raved about their meals, everyone ordered some kind of pasta dish and salad to start. The house cab was also very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Steady
    BigSurSteve
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    When we go to SF, we like to eat at North Beach Restaurant (and have for many years). We've never had a bad meal, a corked bottle of wine, or a surly server. It's a very steady and excellent restaurant in a city with a ton of competition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I left my heart in northbeach
    wineabit
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent service and the food was incredible. Veal osobuco, veal picata, and linguini carbonara - still dreaming of it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mauihaoles123VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Olt time northern Italian restaurant which has been in existence since 1916 in North Beach SF and in its current location since mid 70's. A must go if you are in the neighborhood, or even not. Just go. Old fashioned service from old fashioned waiters. Wonderful food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • North Beach is Fabulous
    angeleyes
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My experience at North Beach was outstanding. Raj, the maître de was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food, atmosphere and wine was the highlight of my dining experience while in San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 3 meals ever
    JimLVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My wife and I stopped here for lunch on out way to SFO after a few days in wine country. We were warmly greeted by Mel and he ensured a perfect meal. We are very accustomed to the finest Italian food in NYC and I very comfortable saying the meal at Northbeach rivals if not beats some of the best I have ever had. This place is a gem and a must try. The cave aged prosciutto is simply amazing. The veal saltim boca and pasta Della casa were beyond perfect. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our meal and experience. Thanks Mel and The Petroni family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capocooks
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Classic Italian restaurant. Waiters in black tie. Excellent food. Fun people watching
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notafoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The menu was limited even though there are many listings but the listings are the same food prepared slightly differently.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Service
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our waiter truly helped make the evening memorable and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always spectacular
    LoveSFVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Have been dining with team North Beach for 20+ years and it has never, ever disappointed. Everything is good and service is impeccable.of particular note are the lasagna and the veal saltimboca. You will not be disappointed if you go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    katyfoodie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Exceptional service from everyone-bartender, host, waiter. Food was excellent, great wine list. Will return next time in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    JimSF
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I have been to the North Beach restaurant on many occasions. My organization the Carpenters Union enjoys holding little gathering here for our executive officers. I enjoy conducting business here because the staff is impeccable and the food is superb! Cannot get enough of the North Beach restaurant and I cannot praise the staff enough. Total win with the food and staff it just doesn't get any better. I know a lot of the elected officials enjoy our brief encounters here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There is no substitute..
    justaguy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Every time I go to this place I come out feeling like a million bucks. The food and Service are par exsalonce. I took my wife and our 10 year old daughter there for my wife's 50th b-day (along with a stay in Union Square at the St. Frances). It's kid friendly for children who are accustomed to fine dinning. It's not cheap and nor should it be, but I have spent more at restaurants for far less. It is located in Little Italy in North Beach, where you can stroll Columbus ave and check out the night's festivities. And of course they have Valet parking too which is a necessity. Always on my first choice list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I took my mom here when she came into town. The server ignored us for about 15 minutes so my husband went to the bar to at least get us some water. The waiter then mentioned that they don't bring water to the table because of the draught implying that we were wasteful wanting water on one of the hottest evenings ever in SF! They were totally unhelpful when we asked for advice on italian wines. They brought a CA chardoney to taste instead - not at all what we were hoping for. We were then ignored for another 15 minutes which was very annoying given the menu includes little description of most dishes and we had a lot of questions. The food was fine, but nothing special! We will never go back!!
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  • OK Food
    Rmgeorge
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was really looking forward to eating here and had high expectations. I had one of the veal specials of the day and it was merely OK. It was prepared with asparagus and mozzarella cheese on top of sections of veal. The cheese way overpowered the veal, I scraped it off and are the veal which was really bland and a chewer than typical. Maybe I was there on an off night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissappointed
    DavethedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    North Beach is an icon in San Fransisco and I expected a wonderfull dinner. My waiter was a wonderful guy - really enjoyed talking to him, however the bread was dry - almost stale, and the eggplant parmesan was watery, and so boiling hot I could not eat it for 10 minutes. Wonder what happenned....
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  • Disappointing
    diningdiva
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Poor presentation. "Cioppino alla Pescatora - Shelled - Our Seafood Specialty" had 2 overcooked shrimp, 1 muscle, 1 clam and the rest were chunks of dry white fish. Seems their goal is to turn tables not turn out good food. Extremely crowded and noisy. Couldn't wait too leave.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced and dated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    North Beach Restaurant was a major disappointment. The food was terrible, the decor depressing, and the menu is radically overpriced. The location and name clearly exempts them from having to offer a decent dining experience. The hosts and waiter were thoughtful and responsive, but beyond the service, there is nothing to recommend about North Beach Restaurant.
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  • Still tasty after all these years
    GossiepooVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My family has been coming to North Beach Restaurant for greater than 30 years. It is consistently great. The prosciutto is a must try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    only complaint= laminated menus. Very tacky for a great and pricey restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinebythebay
    dinebythebay
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Restaurant was all that I had hoped for, great food, great wine list, oustanding service! ~THANK YOU =-)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing!
    SFfoodlovers
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were SO disappointed! First, we were seated in the lower level, which was decorated like my family's basement in the 70s. Not a fine dining ambiance! Second, the waiter seemed too eager to refill our wine glasses. He was more interested in selling a second bottle than ensuring we enjoyed our meal. Third, the food was truly average to poor. My supposedly fresh halibut was so dry and tough that I barely ate any. The waiter made no comment when he cleared my plate. I didn't say anything at the time as we were celebrating with friends. The other main dishes were acceptable but nothing special. With all of the wonderful restaurants in the area, this was truly surprising and very disappointing.
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  • Nice evening
    Deva
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been bringing friends there for years and it was always a special experience. The last two times, not so much. The tomato and mozzarella salad was good but the entrees were about ordinary. We have to find a different place to eat in North Beach.
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  • Not all its cracked up to be.......
    Luvagoodmeal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food is good but way overpriced. Many other restaurants in North Beach area with much better food and won't steal your wallet. Our waiter was very loud and obnoxious. Although he was friendly, he was not helpful regarding menu. I will not be back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My fave Italian place was sub par
    thehoff
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    While it will not keep me from going back, my main course was too salty. The service was good and the warm Zabaglione will always brings me back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best San Francisco Restaurant
    Dxnich
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Best, most reasonably priced Brunello ever! We all had different meals and the food was exceptional. Waiters were very attentive and the whole experience was exceptional. We WILL be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Barb
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great meal and great service!! Old style Italian ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over Rated
    SFbadger
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The bread was as hard as rock. Beyond stale. The caprese salad was way below ordinary and tasteless. By the time our dinners arrived, we wanted to leave. First time at this 'legend' and we won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic!
    Steve
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    my wife and I eat there often and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.