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North Beach Restaurant
North Beach Restaurant

North Beach Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northbeachrestaurant.com
  • Email: northbeachrestaurant@yahoo.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 -
Diner Reviews
  • "The house made prosciutto and melon was too die for; paired with the caprese! Excellent petrale, again house special and so worth it!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our frist time. We found them on Open Table. The food and service was incredible."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wonderful Italian dinner, The archetypal north beach experience. Excellent in-house produced prosciutto, delicate and fluffy burrata, delectable marinated calamari, lovely medley of pastas, scrumptious osso bucco, delicious sweetbreads. Neither fancy nor innovative, just traditional Italian fare done authentically, simply, and well. A beautiful evening shared with friends!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We always come here when in San Francisco. My favorite Italian place. I love the veal dishes. Varied menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A friend recommended North Beach Restaurant and this was probably the best recommendation ever! The atmosphere, food and staff were superb - cant' wait to get back in the area and make a return visit."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Been going here for years. Don't miss the pasta of the house and veal dishes. Always good specials of the night"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Service, quality and relaxation all in one spot. Wine from their own vineyards position this hot spot as a home run! The appetizer with prosciutto and tomatoes was over the top! well known for drying and processing their own prosciutto. Veal was amazing too!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My daughter and I had a great meal at the North Beach Restaurant. The food and service were excellent. We both had a seafood dish, and everything was cooked perfectly. We will definitely return on our next trip to San Francisco."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is a serious restaurant for folks who like Italian food. Every dish from scratch-great ingredients-good portions-served hot-by knowledgeable waiters-who seem to b constantly on the move!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food, cozy wine cellar atmosphere for 'casual' guests: those with children or less formally dressed. Maître D can appear cold but if you look past him everyone else we encountered was charming"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was decent but overpriced. Waiter very attentive but pushed an overpriced appetizer. Too many better restaurants in this price range and area to warrant returning."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner last Saturday night-fresh food and amazing flavors! Will definitely be going back soon."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I always feel special when I come to this restaurant -- just as soon as you walk in the door, they are ready and anxious to seat you and make you comfortable. Saturday night we were seated downstairs and it was a very relaxing, comfortable room and notably quieter than the upstairs dining area. There were three of us and I ordered the eggplant parmesan (which was excellent), one friend had fettuccini alfredo and the other friend had cannelloni. Each loved their meal and the service was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a group of 12 for a 50th Birthday dinner and without my asking for it the restaurant gave us a privat room which was so much fun. It also allowed us privacey to have a great time. The food as always was terrific and all the recommendations made by the waiter were delicious."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A family favorite for over 30 years, we ALWAYS plan an extra night to visit whenever we travel through SF. Start with prosciutto and melon, the house pasta is simple and delicious, lamb is a favorite, saltimbocca has been outstanding lately. Finish with zabaglione to cap off the meal. The house wines are delicious; the signature brunello pairs well with most pastas and meats. Always listen to the wait staff- they will steer you towards the days best dishes; Daniel is hands down our man! We have noticed that whenever the Bishop entertains he brings his visitors and entourage to North Beach. Can you get a better recommendation!?!?!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "After living in San Francisco for 17 years, and having my favorite resturant picks mostly solidified, I was with a group of 8 and needed to make a spontaneous reservation and this was not my first choice as I had never been. Well we were all pleasantly surprised! Perfectly presented and cooked Classic Italian food with professional and attentive staff throughout. We all loved the food, and would definetly plan to go back again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food and service were great! Very accommodating for special requests. Only criticism is it took a really long time to get our bill, we had to ask three times."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "It has been many years since we have returned to the city and to the North Beach, one of our very favorite old haunts. It is every bit as good in every way as we remember it, even better! We were so happy to be back and they made us feel so welcomed!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our destination restaurant in San Francisco for over 30 years is the North Beach Restaurant. Service better than excellent. The best food. We have been to many Italian restaurants in San Francisco -- there is none better. Dr. Rosso"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were hoping to have a leisurely meal, but the service was way too fast. It is true that the waiters are very attentive, there are lots of them. We felt very rushed, the waiter checking in several times as we were looking over the menu. The wine menu is huge, so why give us such a large multipage choice if you don't want us to read it? The food came very quickly, entree immediately as they were clearing the appetizer plates. I'm not sure why they were in such a rush, the restaurant was not full."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "North Beach Restaurant features very good Italian food, a good wine selectionm along with a truly professional wait staff. Located in the heart of North Beach it has typical neighborhood ambiance. Worth considering for an evening of good food in North Beach."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "North Beach has incredible food and a fabulous ambience. The waiters are very professional. It has large menu selection and the food is to die for! When I return to San Francisco I will definitely be dining at North beach again."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The North Beach Restaurant is one of the oldest and one of the best restaurants in SF. People don't talk about the North Beach Restaurant because it's been around so long. But if you want amazing quality Italian food, this is the place to go. We started off with the calamari salad, which cooked calamari in a vinaigrette. We also had the tomato with anchovies salad which was terrific. THe pasta primavera was fantastic, which they split for both of us. And the stuffed petrali sole was amazing with the crab and shrimp and sauce. But the winner was the colossal scallops. Just Great Food! The chocolate cake was exceptional and the tiramisu was good, too. Overall, this is one of my favorite SF restaurants."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were in SF for a quick weekend trip and Northbeach was recommended to us by a friend. Really glad we took his advice. The food was absolutely amazing. So many options and so many ways you could prepare everything. I'm a huge minestrone fan and theirs is to die for! All the meals our group had turned out fantastic. For the wine lovers in our group they said the wine list was top notch. Amazing experience with amazing service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I usually call to make a reservation but since I have been using open table I just decided to use it. We always request a table by the window so I did this again. When we arrived they had our reservation but stated that they do not acknowledge any seating requests from Open Table. I was told that I would have to call and request a reservation in the future if I wanted preferred seating. I was a little disappointed. So next time I guess I will not use open table for this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great place for dinner! Delicious Italian food. Menu offers many selections. Nice wine list. Within walking distance of the Beach Blanket Babylon show at the Fugazi."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The menu carries a long list of pastas - all hand made. We had the house special - Della something - ground veal, tomato sauce, yummy. Also the pasta with scallops - another tasty dish. Started with a marvelous Caesar salad and ended with cappuccino. Too full for dessert, but have had the zabione before and that was delicious."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Clams were gritty; wine had soured yet they served it anyway. Second glass provided was same. Old restaurant has potential but needs new management and attention to serve top level food not yet food for tourists!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I brought my girlfriend here for our anniversary. Great choice. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The wine was great and the food was delicious. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were very disappointed by our visit to your restaurant. We waited over 20 minutes for our reservation, which was frustrating but not the most egregious party of the meal. Our server told us about the appetizers and told us he could do a combination of two appetizers for us, which sounded great, until the bill came and we found that we had been charged for two appetizers. Then my girlfriend asked to substitute spinach for potatoes with one dish and was told they could do that, but then we were charged $10.50 For a side of spinach, which we were not informed of at the time of ordering. The food was quite good, though the furtive up selling was unacceptable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was amazing. Very classy with a great attitude and suggestions. He knew his stuff inside and out. Appetizers were prosciutto with melon and tomato with mozzarella. They were good but very basic, and for what they were overpriced. Literally a piece of prosciutto on a piece of cantaloupe for like $12. Could have added something a little extra. Though it was good and because it was so easy I served it at a party the next day. However the main courses were excellent. Overall we were very satisfied and it was a great valentine's day dinner. Would go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant in the past. We just went again after an absence of many years. While the atmosphere remains great, the food has, in my opinion, gone downhill. Three of us ate different chicken entres, and all three of us felt they were mediocre. The other two members of our party were happy with their choices. I must note that the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was one of the few restaurants that was available at a selected time slot of 4:00PM on Valentines Day, as we needed to be at The Cheese School by 6:30PM and wanted to enjoy the meal and not just get through it ! Open daily 11:30AM through to 11:45PM. Great service and very personable. The drinks, 2 great Manhattans in beautiful, but tiny glasses (half the amount you'd expect) at $12 each. We started with the Tagliatelle with Pesto $20 (split) which was very good. I then had the Spaghetti Carbonara (just OK) $22. My wife had the Veal Sweetbreads (just OK) $26. The food was good, but NOT lets make another reservation while we're still here good. Note: They seat around 250 (including downstairs) which can become a production line I'm sure"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came at an odd time- 3:30, but they assured us that they were open. We were seated in the far side, and watched as they carted tables outside, and disassembled two big tables right next to us, and reset them for evening. Oddly enough, the bread was stale- hard to justify in San Francisco! Entrees were notable for the vegetables. My husband's scallops were better than my broiled halibut. Staff was brusque, and we honestly felt we should eat fast and get out of there!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Title says It all. Once this was a great place to go. Now going through the motions for the tourists Just look at the carpets on way to the restrooms to see it clearly. Dirty and greasy - no restaurant that cares would let things slide so far. Peep into the kitchen and you will regret it Food is unworthy of Italy. Stale bread, Burrata chewy. Tomatoes unripe. And that was today's special. Main course. Veal chop and lamb okay but no sauces, gravy, jellies in the house. Veg awful. Potatoes undercooked. Desert the only high point. Tell the manager you expect more - hopefully they can fix this"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Both the food and the service was outstanding. Waiter very attentive and pleasant. Matre'D went out of his way to get us a taxi. Would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great ambiance. Been here twice and can't wait to go back. Outstanding Italian food and a great experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had an amazing dinner at North Beach Restaurant and can't wait to go back! The food was absolutely outstanding from the appetizer, main course to the dessert. The service is some of the best service I've received not just in San Francisco, but anywhere. I highly recommend this restaurant - IGNORE the Yelp reviews - the "locals" know this is an absolute gem. I'm glad I looked past Yelp and gave this restaurant a chance it was FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Excellent Italian Restaurant in North Beach area, filled with many other choices. This is one of my favorites for a special night out when in SF. Service is outstanding, Food is delicious."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I've been to North Beach restaurant a couple of times and everything I've tried has been amazing. Alfredo is one of the best I've ever had!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014