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Section of the North Beach neighborhood with plenty of Italian restaurants and businesses.
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San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a short walk from Pier 39, wander up the streets past little parks & explore this area, stop for a meal or at least a coffee

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

A fun shopping and dining neighborhood - as well as very historic. We just discovered the impressive and delilcious Z.Chocolat at 474 Columbus- the main street cutting through North Beach. Washingtom Square is the site a a number of street and art fairs. The Catholic...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

This part of San Francisco most resembles the place for which it's named. The restaurants and specialty shops really make you feel like you're in Italy. Parking is a NIGHTMARE. Take Uber. Restaurants are mostly good. Street performers are unique.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Great little area, denoted by Italian flags everywhere, apparently to let you know your not in Chinatown next door! We loved the Banksy mural and the books hanging in the air with the words on the pavement, to denote the internet, with the mural above....More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Certainly not a big or as famous as the NYC version, this Italian neighborhood still has something to offer. AS we approached Columbus from the Chinatown side, the oriental signage quickly changed to an Italian theme. Here you will find at least a dozen quaint...More

Thank Kevin V
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

A long street in north beach with Italian restaurants and cafes. It’s next to many theaters and is near China town.

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Looking for traditional Italian cuisine? This is your place. The food and service was wonderful. Very authentic. The tortellini was amazing.

1  Thank Donna C
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We were searching for a place to eat Italian food while in Little Italy. The owner told us he’d make sure our food was good and it was! The restaurant is cozy and the staff including the owner were kind and knowledgeable. They catered to...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Not as colourful as nearby Chinatown but still retains the authentic feel of Italy. Still has a neighbourhood feel unlike the growing metropolis of the CBD - great to walk around, not a huge area and lots of cafes and restaurants for a coffee or...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

It really is little Italy and you do feel like you are in Italy. The people, the restaurants, cafes, food are all very authentic Italian. Not a big area.

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
...More
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174lyn
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Dawne M | Reviewed this property |
I was talking about the neighborhood of little Italy, so it doesn't really have an "opening " time. I'm sure there are many restaurants that serve breakfast therefore probably fairly early.
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valerie d
December 9, 2016|
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Response from Colleen K | Reviewed this property |
Every restaurant in SF is BYOB but there is a corkage fee between $15.00 to $30.00. Check with the restaurant online through their website. If you want authentic Italian in North Beach try North Beach Restaurant. There... More
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