North Beach Restaurant
The WaiterI appreciate the fact that they want to have an authentic Italian waiter to create the tone of the restaurant, but he was really difficult to understand. When the menu has a sparse description of the entrées etc and the waiter speaks broken English it is difficult to chose which entrée or appetizer is good. Other than that, the food we chose was excellent. Nice restaurant but a little loud.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service!We've been going to North Beach Restaurant for 30 years! I'm happy to say that the food and service are as good today as they were when we first ate there so many years ago!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMToo expensive for what you getIt was very unhealthy. The salt level was higher than other places. I swelled up from the sodium.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSan Francisco GemWe have been going to this restaurant for the past 20 years and it just keeps getting better! The service is excellent and the food is even better.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth Beach TreasureMy sister and husband were here from FL for her 60th b'day. We had an incredibly tasty dinner - veal that melted in our mouth. Nice variety of appetizers for any tastebud. Our maitre 'd, host and server were so gracious, amicable and attentive - and they sang Happy Birthday to my sister with a candle in a piece of tiramisu. Can't say enough good about them. No snobbiness, just plain NICE. I'll use this as my special occasion place from now on. (And, be sure to see Beach Blanket Babylon afterward.)5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodWe go to San Francisco every two years. We come here because of the Mushroom Pasta. Tastes just like the pasta in Italy.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined here on Sat beforeWe dined here on Sat before going to 6:30 Beach Blanket Babylon. Food was fabulous and service was excellent! They got us in and out in time to slip into our seats and view this wonderful SF production.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!North Beach Restaurant was fantastic as always. The food is wonderful; try the burrata and Pasta Della Casa. The servers there are the best. They're friendly, fast & make great recommendations. I've never had a bad meal here and I always enjoy myself. Enjoy!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA hit with our out-of-town guestsWe had some out of town guests (Ottawa, Canada) and wanted a nice place close to Beach Blanket Babylon to eat before the show. Some Italian friends of ours, who are big into the Italian dining scene, strongly recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Each dish was elegantly prepared and they all tasted great with lots of "that looks great, let me try a bite of that!". Our server was attentive while not being intrusive, with several great ordering tips.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA truely great experience.A truely great experience. The matte d greeted by name. The wait staff were dressed in tuxedos. Great special dishes.
The service was first rate. I retuned for a second night later in the week and the matte d already had MY table ready.
A must stop for italian in North Beach when you are in the CIty4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is good but not great.Food is good but not great. Service was excellent. It is more of a large group restaurant. I enjoyed my experience and would go back but not for a romantic dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent food andAlways excellent food and service at the North Beach Restaurant. A great place to treat family, friends or clients; as this restaurant is among the best in San Francisco but does not appear to be as well known by tourists. I have never known anyone who likes Italian food and who was disappointed by their dining experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn amazing restaurant! AlwaysAn amazing restaurant! Always on the top of list when I'm in San Franscisco. A must go to for anyone who loves Italian food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth Beach Restaurant offersNorth Beach Restaurant offers "Old San Francisco" ambiance. The staff is friendly and gracious, service is excellent. The food is delicious - the fish and veal dishes never disappoint. We recommend the fried calamari appetizer - it melts in your mouth.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe North Beach is never aThe North Beach is never a let-down, always a highlight of our visits to SF. Great menu and pleasant, friendly wait staff.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Restaurant is San FranWe are return customers and LOVE this restaurant. We will definitely come here again when we visit San Francisco. Each time we eat here we feel like long lost friends returning. The wait staff are so helpful and knowledgeable. I am sure most of them have been there for years. We had the best bottle of wine we have ever tasted and discovered that it is from the proprieters own vineyard! The food is amazing! We have never had a bad meal here. It is worth the travel from Kansas City just to eat here!!! I can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. Definitely try to home made procuito and the mozarella. Yum!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and clean, with whiteNice and clean, with white table cloths, better atmosphere than most N. Beach joints in the area. Food very good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Family or Business DinnerThe food is always very.... very good. We ask for Mel and he always treats me and my family like we are the most important people he has seen all day.
We sat downstairs in the wine cellar on Saturday Night and loved the atmosphere. We had such a great experience with the Petroni Brunello (Mel's suggestion) that we went wine tasting at the vineyard in Sonoma two days later!
Friendly, upbeat and always looking to make our experience the best. Thank you North Beach!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have always loved thisWe have always loved this restaurant The waiters are able to recommend and at times anticipate your every need! Wonderful!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tables were very closeThe tables were very close together. But I would go back because the food and service were very good.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food wereThe service and food were wonderful.
No wonder Willie, Diane, and Gavin frequent here often.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful eveningWe had a wonderful evening at North Beach. The staff was very accommadating of our needs, the food and wine were excellant and the atmosphere was great. Thank you for a wonderful evening.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was outstanding!Our waiter was outstanding! Nice ambiance and a great location in North Beach.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have the most outstandingThey have the most outstanding service I've ever received in a restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a KeeperGreat service, good food staff that addresses any issue you have. Will repeat next time we are in town.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOld style Italian restaurant.Old style Italian restaurant. Lots of waiters, good service, good food. Nothing new waive, old school.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth Beach Restaurant isNorth Beach Restaurant is as iconic as they come. I hate to use this term, but it really is a quintessential San Francisco Italian eating experience. What made this lunch nice is that the service is beyond outstanding, starting from the Maitre D' to our very attentive server. Highly recommended for that special occasion when you want the feel of the North Beach vibe, but are not looking for that latest Michael Bauer anointed Best Pick. So if you go, tell Bui the Matre D' to get you the best table in the house and he will!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic wine menu and veryFantastic wine menu and very knowledge wait staff. Our dinner was delicious!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian food. ImpeccableGreat Italian food. Impeccable service in the 'old' tradition of SF. Wonderfully accommodating. We would return and recommend for those looking for a more classic than up-beat eating experience.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasant surprise,A very pleasant surprise, great Italian food, wines to die for, fun colorful staff, cozy feel. A total pleasure.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth Beach Restaurant isNorth Beach Restaurant is the top italian restaurant in San Francisco. The food, the atmosphere, the ambiance, the service the wine and the authenticity were all superior.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went with visitors fromWe went with visitors from Wisconsin and had a lovely time. Everyone was so friendly, from host to waiter and everyone inbetween! They all seemed to enjoy their work and cared about our service. We would highly recommend to anyone.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe North Beach restaurantThe North Beach restaurant is distinguished in its proper and elegant service and its lively scene. The food is good, sometimes very good. The friendly and classic atmosphere is worth a visit.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian in the City!The greatest dining spot in North Beach. Amazing menu, wonderful service!11/18/2012 12:00:00 AM