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 -
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week 11:30AM to 11:45PM with the kitchen serving continuously.
Between Union St. and Green St. on Stockton St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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!
Valet Parking continuously from 11:30AM to 11:45PM!
Located at the corner of Stockton Street & Columbus Avenue in North Beach, available MUNI Bus lines are:
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
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
North Beach Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A friend of my wife recommended this restaurant as being the best Italian restaurant in San Francisco and it lived up to the recommendation.
They cure their own Prosciutto, which made the melon with Prosciutto some of the best I've ever had.
They have an extensive wine list from some of the top local wineries as well as a broad selection of wines from other countries.
Though we were one the first diners of the evening, they did not rush us to finish even as the restaurant became more crowded.
We topped off our dinner with a tour of their wine cellar as well as their curing rooms for the Prosciutto. It was a most memorable dining experience
This was our second visit in a week. During the first visit we had a great server who guided us thru the menu and ordered for us the right appetizer and main course portion for a group of 5. During our second visit we brought our wine and despite of having a corkage policy and charge of $30 per bottle the server didn’t seem too happy and was pretty miserable and unfriendly the entire evening He also helped with ordering what we wanted except ordered food to feed 10 people instead of 7. Probably my second and last visit to the restaurant
Welcomed at front door. Given a great table. Offered water, bread, and cocktails. Extensive menu and great specials. Great wine list and great suggestions by Raj. Pasta de la Casa was terrific We also had the dover sole and the prawns. All prepared and seasoned and served very hot.
We went on Sunday evening and had reservations. After being seated it took over 25 min to get a glass of wine. The waiter, although nice to us, seemed to be spending all of his time on an 8 top at the table next to us. I felt almost as if he was just checking on us because he had to, more as an imposition than anything. He brought us our ticket pretty quickly after dinner. We all finished our first glass of wine while eating, but he never came back and asked if we would like another. Food was tasty, but we ended up leaving and going to another venue to enjoy another glass of wine one wine and dessert. We felt almost as if we were an inconvenience for our waiter. Food was pricey...it’s a shame the service was lacking, especially after having been told by so many we had to try this place.
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