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About Calzone's Pizza Cucina

It doesn’t get more local than Calzone's Pizza Cucina, 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.

430 Columbus
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Vallejo

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 397-3600

Website:
http://www.calzonesf.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Muni #9, #20, #30, #41 and #45 stop within a block of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
J. C. Becerra

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!

Calzone's Pizza Cucina Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (8)
Casual (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

One of the best meals I have had in awhile. We had pizza...excellent; lasagna....excellent; mushroom ravioli...excellent; jalapeño meatballs...unbelievable. Tremendous meal, great service. Made a reservation for 5, got there to check in and they seated us 30 minutes early. Just a tremendous customer service experience. We were in from out of town, we will be back next time we are in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and location, great
There was trouble checking me in Open Table; had to talk to 3 people there to finally get checked in Open Table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience4
service4
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Good food. Nice ambience for outdoor seating. We ate inside and it was quite quaint. We all enjoyed our dishes. Great Italian food. We enjoyed. Yum! Oh, fun and beautiful.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our only complaint was the way they wanted to seat 6 of us on one round table pushed up to one small square table. After we got that settled everything was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Super awesome!

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

The hostess and server forgot the notes that I sent when I made my reservation online that it was my wife's birthday and I get some instructions of something for them to do upon as finishing our meals that never happened

Tags: Casual
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food4
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

DiwnstAirs too noisy. Upstairs very good. Had a great time and good food

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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had a great dinner at Calzone's . The wait staff was attentive and helpful from start to finish. My husband and I each got pasta dishes which were both wonderful. We will definitely eat here again when we are back in town.

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

A great stop for a quick, decent dinner while on vacation in SF. Service was efficient and attentive. Recommended.

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food4
ambience3
service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

They never gave me OpenTable credit.

I received an email from OpenTable with the subject line "We missed you at Calzone's Pizza Cucina", while I was still at the restaurant, claiming that I had not shown up for my reservation. When I tried to talk to the manager about it I was told that they could not fix it in the system any longer, and I should make a new reservation, they would give me the credit, and then I should cancel the reservation. This seemed pretty weird to me.

Tags: Casual
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

Everything is good here The crab Alfredo is excellent as well as the pizzas

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Food was good, better if it didn't take an hour to get one calzone. Granted we didn't have to pay for it, but I'd rather have gotten my food when it was due out and pay for it then me having to ask where my food is and literally get it an hour after we ordered it. Loved the patio side dinning, which made it an overall good experience. I'd try it again for sure. Oh and the wine was pretty amazing too!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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food5
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service3
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Best place in north beach! Great food, service, drinks and ambience.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The good was tasty and the location was great - right in North Beach with great outdoor seating for people watching. Food all came out very quickly - it wasn't a relax and enjoy - more of an eat quick and move on sort of place. But the atmosphere was fun and food was good.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Had a late lunch with friends. It was not my first time as my husband and I have eaten at Calzone's many times. The food is always good, the service professional and prices moderate. I highly recommend this spot!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We were seated almost on time on a busy Saturday night.Most all meals were very good,the service was excellent,a large team working the floor.The desserts were,perhaps,the best part of the meal!We had a fun,tasty,positive experience.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food4
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service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very fast service and delivery of food after quick seating on reservation time. Food was very good and prices reasonable for the quality.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

It was a bit overrated. You go there to eat for the scene. That's about it

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food3
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Reservation was set at 730. We sat at our table at 815. Service was timely otherwise but our waiter did not checked on us after food was served. We did not even have a chance to order a glass of wine prior to entrees arriving. We should have ordered a bottle of wine at the beginning of the meal. My son and wife enjoyed the mixed grill. I ordered lamb- mistake. It was overcooked and did not even eat it. Our waiter did take it off our bill. I did enjoy my 10 year olds left over pizza. I left very hungry. Wish I would have chosen a different restaurant.

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food3
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service1
value2

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I have been here several times and every visit has been great. I recently introduced some co-workers to it and they liked it as well.

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great place, service and food! Thank you

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food and great people but waaaay too hot if you get seated upstairs. Espacially if you don't get seated right next to a fan.
Still a stop everytime I visit San Fran.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Second I went. Not as good as my first experience. Negroni I had during my first visit was great, watered and iced down spritzes the second visit not so good. Also the Gorgonzola sauce on my gnocchi was watery and lacked the flavor of the cheese. Much too mild. Too many restaurants so not sure we'll be back.

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food4
ambience3
service3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had a reservation & great table was ready at exact time. Excellent. Only negatives are "rolling arrival of food orders " (especially side orders) & aggressive pricing. Great experience though!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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food5
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service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Hi. We had a lovely time at the restaurant on Wednesday 6/21 at lunch. Our server was Fannie and she was a delight and so helpful and responsive. The serving sizes were amazing and the food was soooo good. Any thing with crab on their menu is amazing! The prices are reasonable, the service is great, the restaurant is cute and cozy what more could you want?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

6 family members gathered for a birthday celebration and even though it was a bit warm upstairs we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was fun, drinks were great and the staff was friendly. We left feeling very glad we had chosen the restaurant, which was on a high recommendation. Having Italian blood I was really looking forward to a little taste of NorthBeach, and I was not disappointed. I've been recommending it to others ever since!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vegan
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food5
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service4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great food great place!!! Loved everything about it. We will be back

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Visiting from PA. Celebrating Birthday. Wonderful lasagna and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I have been going to this place for many years and it is consistently good as far as food. The service was almost as good as the food. I ordered the steak sandwich which was fillet mignon with caramelized onion and spinach. Couldn't have been better!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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service4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent place to visit if you stop by San Francisco. Excellent food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I was disappointed from previous visits. Our pizza had tomatoes from bruschetta sprinkled over it and the pepperoni seemed to be over cooked. The service was quick, too quick as everyone running around, seemed like they want to get you in and out quick. The whole experience was of a diner, not a restaurant

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food2
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service2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Absolutely the best calzone I ever had. Thin crust, not too much cheese and great flavor.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Muy buen lugar para pasar una cena, agradable con la famillia y amigos... el precio es accesible las bebidas muy ricas. 👍

Tags: Cozy
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was very good. Fanny our waitress was friendly, helpful with the menu and food came
In a reasonable amount of time;))

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (México)·Dined on April 20, 2017

It's my second time there. Always when I go to sf I try to visit it

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Delicious Italian food in the heart of Little Italy/North Beach in San Francisco. Upscale casual with delicious calzones and pizzas and Italian wines

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We been there a number of times and the service was always great, but this time we were placed upstairs where the service was to say the least minimal. Asked for water got it towards the end of the meal and are bar order never arrived, plus one of our guest didn't get her meal until the rest of us had almost completed ours

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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 7, 2017

With a name like Calzone, you would think they would have a good calzone. Very little flavor, with clearly canned products with watery tomato paste sauce. The chicken was overcooked to the point of being chewy. They should offer a build your own to maximize the flavor choices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Walked by here many times and admired the delicious dishes and gorgeous italian ceramic tables and cozy and colorful sidewalk ambiance. We always wanted get a outside table to watch the passing show on Columbus Ave. So we finally enjoyed a sunny Sunday afternoon on 4-2-17 and the food was even better than we expected. The service was great and not rushed. The iced tea with raspberry lemonade in carafes was fantastic and the avocado and prosciutto crostini was a dish worth returning for. Calzone is our new favorite North Beach restaurant and we've tried many!

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I have walked by this place several times and it has always been packed, and the outside tables for 2 looked adorable. If you have a party of more than 2, then you will be seated inside. I requested a table outside and it made for a very warm ambiance. The orange lighting when the sun goes down really adds to the atmosphere. I was only expecting to have good atmosphere, it was a pleasant surprise that the food and service was also excellent. I highly recommend the calzone, it is not super heavy - but the portion is large enough that you won't leave hungry!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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