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North Beach

Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-678-5327
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Most of this neighborhood's former beatnik charm is retained while adding fine cuisine to its claim to fame.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-678-5327
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as great as New York's little Italy, but good for San Francisco. Great food and friendly people.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see Italian neighborhood in San Francisco full of great restaurants, small shopping boutiques, a lovely Washington Square Park, and beautiful churches. You can spend a day walking around sipping & snacking. However, I highly recommend a guided tour to get the most out...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Historic neighborhood with many restaurants and shops also a few churches. Fun to walk through, stop for an espresso and pastry, lunch or dinner. Mix of tourists and locals. Highest rated pizza restaurant in San Francisco. The Stinking Rose is a famous restaurant for those...More

Thank jfrao
Reviewed 2 May 2017

North Beach is a great spot for visitors. The main street, Columbus Avenue, runs right through North Beach, so it is easy to get here by car or bus. You will find Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 to the north. Chinatown borders the south. This...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This used to be the Italian neighborhood and still houses lots of traditional Italian restaurants and cafes. But now the population is largely Chinese, a sign of the changing city. Pretty architecture, good views, walkable streets.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We went to North Beach as it was close to the Beach Blanket Babylon Review which is well worth going to. Sadly the same cannot be said about North Beach. we had a Tuscan bean soup and a minestrone 5 out of 10 followed by...More

Thank Niknoknoknik
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Authentic Italian experience in San Francisco with many eateries beckoning with traditional fare...fun neighborhood to walk around in, peek into shops and bars and restaurants...has a distinctive flavor and harkens to the city's Italian immigrant experience.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of stuff. Food. Strip clubs. Bars. Tattoos. Tourists. A bookstore. Memories. Candy. The past. It's over.

1  Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Once you exit the Chinatown area on Grant Avenue you will transition into the North Beach area. Primarily the area settled by Italian immigrants it still has the favor of little Italy. Lots of things to see and do and a great dining option. Enjoy

Thank Wally R
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This neighborhood has managed to carry it's raucus freewheeling attitude from 150 years ago. strip clubs rub shoulders with hip venues, and around the corner is little Italy

Thank Norma W
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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