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Caffe Sport

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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574 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
+1 415-981-1251
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try this place out on thanksgiving evening. I am a chicken parmigiana snob & this was hands down the best I have ever had. Their marinara sauce was perfect! The chicken was perfectly cooked & the crust was perfect. The chicken wasn't too thin or too thick. The staff were fantastic & very friendly to us &... More 

Thank Sepher77
Vacaville, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one of the best Italian restaurants we've been to in San Francisco. We've been there several times and love it more each time. It's family style so the portions are large. The calamari is fresh and prepared perfectly. I love garlic and their garlic dishes easily outshine the stinking rose. We've had several dishes over the past... More 

Thank Jack T
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229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved to take out-of-town visitors here when we lived in Berkeley, and still love dining here when in town. Great Sicilian Food, huge platters of food. Doggie Bags required. All of the pastas are very good. Try the Gnocchi. The Cioppino is fantastic. And, we love the Calamari Platter. Service is very good and the decor is Italian Funky.

Thank albebuc
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Fun place; empty early. Split four pastas four ways; plenty. $15 corkage fee was a nice surprise. Heart of North Beach; you can walk from here to Beach Blanket Babylon.

Thank AllanJOwen
Newport Beach, California
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I revisited Cafe Sport, returning to the city after having been away for too many years. While the waiters no longer insult you, which was once part of the Cafe's local fame, the calamari remains tender and flavorful, with a good deal more than a hint of garlic. Good wine list. Good value. And now, friendly and... More 

Thank Bill M
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly, funky and mega portions. The decoration is amusing. Food is nice but very big portions ( good for some and waste for others) Servers were nice and the best was their Spumoni.

Thank jambord
Union, Washington
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with family for Sunday lunch. 4 lunch entrees were enough for the 6 of us. Ravioli were the consensus winner (2 of our group were teens ) but I personally loved the pesto gnocchi.

Thank 360eileen
New Jersey
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended to us by family so we made sure to have dinner here during our stay in SF. It is a really unique hole-in-the-wall with a Frank Sinatra soundtrack and the atmosphere is pretty fun. The food is also good - although it was served more lukewarm than hot. We had the gnocchi in pesto sauce... More 

Thank Molly H
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

No it's not a sports bar but it is a great Italian restaurant. There were 4 in our party and shared 2 appetizers and 3 entree. All the food was excellent and very attentive service. This is a must if in San Francisco

Thank David L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Hands down, the best Sicilian food that I ever had. My favorite Italian restaurants are the Mom and Pop types because they are the most authentic. I loved how it was decorated, very old world. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Tricia P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-1251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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