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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lol this is a good sandwich but 1000% not the best in town. It is just a famous sandwich place that tourists like to eat at. Good sandwich for sure! But nowhere NEAR the best.

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

Grab your bread of choice, hand it to the person behind the counter and pick any sandwich - they're all amazing and delicious. Highly suggest eating it as it comes - don't substitute or remove anything or you'll lose a ton of the delicious flavor....More

1  Thank Liz K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A little deli with the best sandwiches in this area. They are freshly made for each customer. You can choose between different kinds of bread, meat and cheese.

Thank charlottebecker1997
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Their sandwiches are transporting, but the sweet or hot Sicilian sausages are amazing. Regular Italian sausages will never be good enough after these bad boys. I cook them whole in a sauce made with Molinari pancetta and serve on soft polent (Marcella Hazan), but they’re...More

Thank Kara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The deli is good but what makes this place is the wide variety of meets , cheeses , pasta and too much more to name . One of the best selections I have ever seen of extra virgin olive oil . The premade pasta dishes...More

1  Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been buying sandwiches from Molinari's Delicatessen for over 35 years. I keep coming back to North Beach and heading straight to Molinari's for my favorite cured beef tongue! I can't imagine going anywhere else. Great people, great selection, great food, and great experience!

Thank Art W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Among many other delicacies that’s why I go to Molinari’s Deli in North Beach. I wish it were a sit down Restaurant, they offer awesome Freshly made sandwiches.

Thank Liane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was raised working in an authentic Italian Deli and this one is even better with all the trimmings! Make a trip to taste and smell all the authentic stuff!

Thank jeanmariemead2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Molinari has withstood the test of time continuing to excel at what it does best. When I need superior products, especially Italian imports, I got to Molinari.

Thank jeffreycL4151QB
Reviewed 1 week ago

If You are visiting San Francisco and are going to be spending a day outdoors whether taking a guided tour, trip to Alcatraz, Muir Beach, or Just heading out to Golden Gate Park. You need to drop By Molinari's Deli and pick up Authentic Italian...More

1  Thank A7444OKmarkb
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August 16, 2017|
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Response from DoxCam | Reviewed this property |
Outside of the deli, there are several seats and tables to sit and enjoy your purchase but no service is provided.
Mary Ann P
September 26, 2016|
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Response from CornmanSibling | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I never noted any gluten-free foods there - wasn't a focus for me. They might sell some gluten-free uncooked pasta; but don't believe their deli foods selections (sandwiches or salads) have a gluten free... More
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Mary Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveller, Molinari's is one of the best delicatessens in San Francisco! And I am not from the f amity, or , even Italian. It is one of only a few of the LAST REAL ITIALIAN delicatessens in San Francisco. when is it... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-2337
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