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About 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

1512 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week 11:30AM to 11:45PM with the kitchen serving continuously.

Cross Street:
Between Union St. and Green St. on Stockton St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(415) 392-1700

Website:
http://www.northbeachrestaurant.com/

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!

Parking Details:
Valet Parking continuously from 11:30AM to 11:45PM!

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

Executive Chef:
Bruno Orsi

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

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

North Beach Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I have had excellent meals here for 30 years and just returned hoping it would be the same. It was...almost. The food remained excellent, they still served the Petroni wines, and the ambiance was similar with experienced waiters and bartenders. What was different? I had to ask for the olive oil! Italian restaurants are also renown the expectation that you will not feel rushed, have the time to enjoy your meal and your friends, and even have the table for the evening if desired. Unfortunately, something has been lost with this tradition at North Beach Restaurant. One felt hurried, if not harried and that took away some from the experience. However, I will be sure to return at the next opportunity and expect that similar decisions by others has necessitated the need to move people through the restaurant. Too bad that some things are not timeless.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal experience as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance, good service , good food and wine not too pricey great location

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter was rude, brought the wrong order for my wife, didn’t adjust the bill accordingly, and rushed us through the meal. Very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The North Beach Restaurant is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. I try to eat there whenever I'm in the city. The Tuscan food and fine wines are beyond amazing (don't miss the Tiramisu in any case), and the staff are absolutely charming. I've been eating there for 30 years and I'm never disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Disappointed. Arrived and was told they did not see my reservation on open table, but they said they would find us a table. Wanted a delicious Italian meal in North Beach. I ordered Ciopino- it was only so so, lots of fish very little shellfish and only 1 prawn. The salad was good. My friend enjoyed her seafood risotto.Dinner was pricey and server was less than attentive. I do not plan to return . There are many other restaurants to choose from in North Beach.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The home made lasagna was not very good and, in fact, tasted a bit sour. Service was fine and ambience as expected.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Group of friends meet in SF to see Beach Blanket Babylon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was excellent & Spiro(our waiter) was delightful. Definitely old school and we do appreciate that kind of restaurant vs all the new hot spots

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was so good, I thought our waiter was not very helpful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic dinner and service.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Visited North Beach Restaurant many, many years ago. Always remembered it as great food, great service, and great ambiance. Wanted to try it again. We weren't disappointed, though, alas, over the years, your memories become distorted. Still, we had very good food (two pasta dishes and caesar salads), attentive service, a good wine, and a leisurely evening.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall, a very good place to dine before going to Club Fugazi. We arrived before the crowds so it was very quiet inside. The host called me by name which was very welcoming (and I am not a regular). Our waiter made several menu suggestions. Food was brought to the table timely and it was served hot. We had the burrata to start which was the only disappointing menu item (not as rich as others we've eaten and missing the lovely olive oil drizzle). Otherwise we enjoyed linguini with shrimp, veal scaloppine and fettuccini with scallops. All quite tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Waiter did not tell us any of the days specials;, we heard about them later from another table's waiter. My osso bucco was extremely salty, served with a very small slice of pre-made polenta, and a forkful of broccoli rabe. My husband's veal saltimboca was tasty but the veal was a bit tough. My son ordered a salmon steak and was pleased. I was expecting a good experience, given the restaurant's reputation. I would not recommend this restaurant--given service, food quality and price point. I would not return to this restaurant--SF has too many excellent ones to choose from.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Enjoyed the food even if it was old style Italian. Service was excellent. If you have guests from out of town it would make for a fun evening to walk neighborhood and enjoy some pasta.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always wonderful. Perfect for having lovely conversations

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Superb service, superb food, superb location! What else can one say? A truly
positive experience in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Family get together

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service and the wait staff were very good. The food was horrible. Stale bread, tasteless food over salted. I had the veal that was on special and it was so fatty and tasteless. The raviolis were under cooked and the sauces were just plain bad. Such a waste of $100++.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I haven't been here in years and when we visited the other night it was as though I had been coming for years as it was before we moved out of the area. Treated like old friends, truly a old family feeling. Enjoyed it and forgot how I loved the Pasta de la casa - al a Bruno.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great server and excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We absolutely enjoyed every single thing we ordered. The Scallops were perfection, The appies and salad were amazing. My husband said one of the best veal parms he has ever had!! I had not been here in years. I have to say it is better than I remember. Simply a wonderful meal and superior service!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

As usual, a great experience. Love the Petroni wine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our table was ready on time. The staff are all wonderful!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service.
A wonderful old school restaurant!
Wish there were more of them, but great to know north beach restaurant is still here to savor.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 16, 2018

First time here and would definitely go again. Our server was fantastic! Thanks Nico!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The best fettuccine alfredo I have had!!! I go to North Beach Restaurant every time I am in town! One of my guests said it was the best salmon he had ever had. Exceptional service each time I have visited. Thank you!! Can’t wait for my next trip!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This is my go to place when I’m visiting family, friends or have business in San Francisco. Consistent and authentic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service and awesome food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We took our son here for a farewell dinner, he was off to Thailand for some fun and volunteer work. As always, we had a great dinner. We had reservations for 3, but at the last minute my other son and his fiance wanted to join us, and this busy restaurant made it happen. I always have the Carbonara when I come here, should probably try other things, but since I don't get here as often as I'd like, I stick with the dish that makes my mouth water.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing food. Amazing wait staff. Will be back every time we come to SF area

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always tasty. Service is old SF style, well taken care of, knowledgeable waiters.
Great attitude. This restaurant is a classic SF eatery with a great staff and traditional Italian Food. Been a family favorite for years!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I booked a reservation for 6 people for New Year's Eve. When we arrived, the restaurant was packed and a little hectic up by the host stand. Once we were acknowledged, we headed to the downstairs room (did not know about) which was really cool! Had a different atmosphere than the upstairs but just as classy and well maintained. Our server was fantastic! He really made our meal enjoyable and was very knowledgeable about the wine and food menu. He was very accommodating with our requests and did not rush us at all. The food was very delicious and everyone enjoyed their dishes. There are lots of great Italian restaurants in North Beach and in San Francisco so I had high expectations with North Beach Restaurant and my expectations were certainly exceeded!! We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waiter was a little snobby, but what I asked him what was his favorite veal meal on the menu and he hit the nail on the head.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner on New Years Eve. Our total experience was delightful. We started with the Antipasto Toscano for Two: Home-Cured Prosciutto, Salame, Cheese, Marinated Calamari, Veal Shank, Beans and Salsa Verde. I am a fan of Prosciutto di Parma and was concerned the Home-Cured would not be as good. The Home-Cured was excellent. My partner does not eat seafood but when he tasted the marinated calamari he ate more than his half, and ordered the calamari-fritti for his main course which was prepared to perfection, accompanied by excellent sauces. I chose Veal Saltimbocca alla Nerone - Chef's Creation. Delicious. We finished dinner sharing Cold Zabaglione - Della Casa: an ending to a perfect meal. Service was superb. Corkage fee for our bottle of Dom Perignon was $35.00. We selected wines by the glass: the Barbera and Sauvignon Blanc suggested by our waiter were perfect accompaniments to our main course. The authentic Tuscan cuisine speaks for The North Beach Restaurant's longevity founded in 1970. Often we can not recall "what we did" on previous New Years celebrations. We will always remember celebration 2018 at The North Beach Restaurant. Thank you for a superb evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service on New Year's Eve. The waiter commented that they were really overbooked but he did a great job of staying on top of everything we needed with an excellent attitude. And the food was delicious. As we entered, the person we checked in with also commented on my online request for a quiet,romantic table as a surprise for my boyfriend and did his best to accommodate us. it was still pretty noisy there but I think that's common at every good Italian restaurant . This great dining experience complemented the rest of the activities on an excellent New Year's eve

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We attended for a dinner on New Year's Eve so perhaps the increased level of patrons led to its downfall. The service was incredibly slow. When we ordered we were told there could be no substitutions, even when we were willing to pay. The chicken marsala was the worst I have ever had. It tasted like candied chicken and was entirely inedible. Unless the recipe changes, it should be taken off the menu completely. Overall it was a highly disappointing experience, at a hefty price tag.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It’s all about the waiter people and ours had zero personality. Sorry we missed our regular long time waiter especially on New Year’s Eve. Food great as usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A legend that continues to live up to its deserved reputation. Thankfully the techies don't have taste otherwise this landmark would be ruined. Keep up the outstanding work and professional, old school/world yet quirky service. Outstanding. And I weep just thinking about the vodka sauce and the veal. Ambiance? Accept it for what it is, and not for what it does not pretend to be, thankfully.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic
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