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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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4.5

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4.6

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value

4.2

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (29)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Business Meals (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Romantic (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Ate dinner before seeing BBB, great dinner, exceptional service !! Nice wine list , desserts and coffee to finish off our wonderful meals!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Always consistently good. Has valet parking for lunch. Great and friendly service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was just ok. Merlot served at the bar was warm and weak. Escargot was served in a lemon butter sauce but not particularly special. Small main serving of Ciopino was bland and fetechini Alfredo was just ok. Next time we’ll probably go back to Stinkin Rose, as their food is more garlicky. Service was good.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have eaten here several times. It is always an enjoyable experience with fantastic service. Our waiter's have made excellent recommendations each time that have always added to our positive experience. We will continue to come back and bring our friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My husband and I visited North Beach Restaurant before heading to see Beach Blanket Babylon on our anniversary. We were unfortunately running late due to horrible traffic on the bridge and the restaurant was very understanding and accommodating when I called to tell them we would be late for our reservation. The staff was also very personable and helpful with their recommendations. We both enjoyed our meal, a great bottle of wine and a delicious chocolate dessert.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful food and first class service. This restaurant is a San Francisco gem!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good experience. We both had seafood. One had the special. Both meals were delicious. Service is always good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Seemed a bit of tourist atmosphere. Bread was cols fettuccine dry. Picata good.
An average experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was not our first time at North Beach. Reservations were made months in advance.
It was a Saturday evening at 6:30, but we asked to be seated in the back room, and they were unable to accomodate that, and we were seated next to the bar along the walk area. The tables are very close together and even the waiter had to walk sideways to get between them. the waiter had no personality.
Short version: felt very rushed, the soup came out before our antipasto ( we ordered the tomatoes with anchovies and got 2 orders), the waiter tried to take away my soup before I was done, needed to ask for cheese. For our entree, my husband order the Cioppino and I had the Chicken Piccata. Cioppino very disappointing. Mostly white fish, 2 mussels, a few prawns, no Crab and lots of white fish. My chicken was good. For dessert I like to get the semifreddo. What I was served was the tiramisu and the worst espresso I have ever drank ( did not take more then a sip) .We brought our own bottle of wine which we love, and would do again, only I did not realize the corkage charge was $30.00. Seems a bit high. Next time we will not come on a weekend, or try another place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant has no business saying they are open till 11:30 pm since although our reservation was at that time the waiter rushed us to order within 3 minutes even though there were other people still in the restaurant. The food was over priced for what you get and although the food came out fast because the employees wanted to leave early, the service after that was slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love that this place never seems to change...old school elegant without being over the top!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great attention and service but sautéed calamari I ordered was gummy. Either under cooked or over cooked. Otherwise great sauces with our plates

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We come here every year, and the place is always great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

From the minute we walked in, we felt special. Manager even checked on us. Waiter was excellent and made food recommendations that everyone loved! Sorry I can’t remember his name! Definitely try this place out!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great dinner scallops were amazing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

North Beach is my favorite restaurant in the city. I can always count on the excellent service and magnificent food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great location, food was excellent, and service was superb.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our server was not very attentive. But our busboy was doing most of the serving

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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful service, great ambience, very good and authentic Italian food, reasonably priced. We came after the show and were really treated like kings by a wonderful staff, our table was just perfect. Thanks to all the employees- we will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was fine, we felt rushed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Unfortunately this restaurant did not live up to its legacy. We visited Petroni Vineyard and had an amazing experience. We decided to try North Beach because it was owned by the same family. We were there to celebrate my birthday but we weren’t able to articulate that to the server because he was barely present. It was a very impersonal dinner, unlike the vineyard.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ate at the restaurant on Friday night and had an awesome meal, great wine and excellent service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Probably a biased review, since I love NBR and recommend this to just about anyone who will listen. Friday was my birthday, and I was not disappointed. Our reservation request was fulfilled, and we had the best service from a gentleman named Spiro. When I was perplexed between ordering my fave Osso Bucco or my other fave Spaghetti Carbonara, Spiro said, "why not both?" Happy Birthday to me! Anyway, wife had the broiled halibut, and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Suffice it to say if you are feeling bad about turning the calendar on another year, North Beach Restaurant will certainly make you forget about that part and give you an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal and experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I took the last reservation for the night. I arrived early only to have the waiter inform me to hurry as he was closing the kitchen in 10 minutes. When he came to the table one time he held his cell phone in his one hand and held it away. Apparently he couldn't even put it in his pocket.

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 (London)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The North Beach restaurant was warmly recommended by a tour guide. It turned out to be a more old fashioned, classic restaurant, than I expected. The service was very good (the waiter looked like Charlton Heston!) and the pasta of the day that we both choose was very agreeable. Other guests tended to be older and I had the impression that they might be regulars. Overall, it was OK but not special. The space is good and could be made to be really good looking. But maybe that’s not a market that they are aiming for.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I ordered the special "made to order" lasagna. Honestly, it was just average quality, maybe even less. I was disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really enjoyed the authentic cuisine and very friendly service!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful staff & great food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I had to summon our waiter to get a drink and again to get some bread, which other diners near us got without asking. So the evening got off to a bad start. I ordered the Bolognese. It was delicious, but it was not an authentic Bolognese sauce. My husband liked his osso buco. My son loved his house special ravioli.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fantastic evening! The food was amazing, everyone from the host to the waiter to the serving staff stopped to talk and offer recommendations. Couldn’t ask for a better date spot!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I first came here with my parents for my mom's birthday several years ago and we've been back multiple times since. The food is fantastic, every time, and we always enjoy their wine selection as well. With so many options in North Beach, this one always stands out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice place but went in afternoon and felt like I should have had an evening gown on. Not casual but good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Have visited this restaurant over the years and always have a great meal. The server who was French was amazing and went above and beyond.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I took my wife there for our honeymoon dinner. We absolutely loved it. The food was fabulous and the ambient was fantastic. Our waiter, Luis, was very accommodating, attentive and an outright nice person. I would recommend North Beach Restaurant to anyone that love good Italian food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were in San Francisco for a wedding and a group of eight of us wanted to go out for some good Italian food. I found North Beach Restaurant on the Open Table list of Italian restaurants in the city, based on reviews and their menu. To say the least, we were not disappointed, everything was fantastic ! The restaurant is located in the heart of San Fran's, Little Italy section and the restaurant is an authentic local place with a long tradition and a friendly vibe. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent...they also have a very extensive wine list. A good time was had by all, I will definitely go back here again when I visit San Fran.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The atmosphere was not enjoyable. No ambiance. The waiter had a heavy accent and was hard to understand. The food was good but not outstanding.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

What an outstanding experience. The service was some of the best I have ever had! The food was delicious! Thank you for a memorable evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were traveling through San Francisco. A friend recommended the restaurant. The veal was terrific. Pasta was very good. Good wine list. I thought I was in Italy. Lunch is served until 3 PM. Moderate prices, Lunch is a true value. Do not this miss one if you are in SF. It was so good we returned the last night of our trip. The whole staff goes out of their way to please you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

At least twice on every trip to SF. One of our favorites for 10 years

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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