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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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4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Fun (13)
Good for Groups (13)
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Great for Lunch (10)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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 9, 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 7, 2018

Great service and awesome food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful!!!!!! Food to die for!!! Great waiter. Cannoli was amazing. We are locals and we will be back. <3

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I took my wife there for our 14th anniversary she loved it the staff is great the food if off the charts even though they were busy they made you feel like you were the only people there i was raised italian family so believe me it the real Toscana deal
Osso Bucco the best i ever have had

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Travelled 7 hours by plane to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It was significant so we could have gone anywhere, she picked North Beach as it’s been good in the past. We booked through OpenTable and specified the table we wanted. They got it wrong, we had to wait at the bar until it cleared. When we ordered the food was poorly spiced (kitchen was quite busy) and pretty ordinary. The pasta was wrong, we kept it as the waiter sold us on his mistakes. His pick of wine and pasta, not ours. WE WILL SADLY REMEMBER THE EVENING DOR ALL THE WRING REASONS. Don’t think we’ll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food excellent. Waiter Not friendly until he saw the $70 tip! Maybe this RESTURANT management needs to rethink who the customers are and make them feel they are important!

Tags: Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Spiro was our server and he was very very good. Informative and humorous. We will be back very soon. The food is fantastic. The Farinata was as good as my Mom made.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A fun time with good food. Alex the waiter was very knowledgeable and spent a generous amount of time explaining dining options and wine pairings. We had salads and pastas, all well put together and ample portions. Expect $75 per diner with wine and tip.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Whenever we are in SFO, we head to North Beach for dinner. Food is excellent and staff very personable and happy to make recommendations. If possible, we prefer the downstairs seating but upstairs is fine as well. This past visit was quite noisy due to holiday crowd. In spite of a full house, service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Been several times. Never going back. This was a waste of time and money! Service-hectic, disorganized, server kept attempting to “up sell” our order; seated in a thoroughfare; noise level- deafening; Used to be a lively neighborhood gem; it has changed drastically for the worst to be an overpriced tourist trap with poor quality. Too bad. Its’ time has obviously long past!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was good. Service was fine. Maitre'd was very rude. He told us he needed to turn the table over and we had just received our check. Had only been there 90 minutes.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Despite all the fabulous dining in San Francisco, this restaurant continues to be our "go to" when we visit. If you like REAL authentic Italian dining experience in the old school tradition...this is it. Fabulous food, great service...they never falter.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

What a fantastic place to celebrate my birthday. Appetizers and entrees recommended by Spiro, our waiter, were outstanding. An excellent wine list and wonderful desserts. One of the best birthdays, ever.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was very loud and were seated near the door where it was so cold that I had to keep my jacket on and so busy I was unable to hear my boyfriend speaking.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We requested a window table and we loved our private table for two in the front of the restaurant. Made our 40th wedding anniversary celebration even more special!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Gnocchi was good with a very simple sauce, the Eggplant Parmesan was overdone and dry. The atmosphere was nice and our server was helpful and efficient. However, after finishing our meal and paying our bill the server pressured us to leave the restaurant which I found very offensive and will not return.

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