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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 12 September 2017

the "Italian" neighborhood which borders Chinatown, the financial district and close to Fisherman's wharf, and other good places. Great to walk, sample restaurants and bakeries, see historical places. A must for visitors.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 23 August 2017

You will find great Italian food all up and down Columbus. Our favorite is Mona Lisa. And, be sure to check out Molinari Delicatessen for an amazing selection meats and cheeses. We picked up some for a road-side picnic on the way home. YUM!

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went to North Beach on a Saturday with a reservation. We were promptly seated. We started with mussels in white wine which were very good, but were disappointed with the escargot. We're used to more butter and garlic; these were in a lot of...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Parked at North Beach Garage on Vallejo st between Stockton St and Turk Murphy Ln across from SFPD Central Station. Reasonable price and convenient visiting Little Italy and little bit of Chinatown. Walked up the hill/stairs on Filbert street started from Stockton St./ Filbert to...More

Thank Chiekomaria
Reviewed 9 July 2017 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

1  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

1  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
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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Kim Z
30 August 2017|
Response from Maggi713 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you map out where you want to go. The Golden Gate Bridge is on the other end. The rest are close to North Beach.