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Liguria Bakery

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1700 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2915
+1 415-421-3786
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

They always sell out before you think they might, but it's well worth getting up and out a little early to make a purchase to enjoy all day long. Best EVER.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I was told about the bakery, by native of the Italian neighbourhood. Located on the corner of Stockton St near Washington park, this bakery is institution. I was told to go early, ifi wanted choice of tastes, we were there at10 am and they already run out on 3 out of 7 different tastes.bakery closes at 14:00 and if they... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

If you're in North Beach stop at the Liguria Bakery and grab a focaccia square to go! It's so delicious, as greasy as it should be. Every bite reminded me of my summertime vacations in Cinque Terre, Liguria. Just go with the plain, no need to add extra flavors.

Thank The_Roosters
Cashiers, North Carolina
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile

The only thing special about this standard bearer of the Italian Flag is the focaccia and despite the plain exterior, interior or the brusque acknowledgment that you even exist, you indeed are there just for that, the focaccia! While in San Francisco, I wouldn't miss a visit there for anything. It manifests childhood memories and those of the Sonoma vineyards... More 

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san mateo CA
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

I still buy their foccacia when I am in the neighborhood. It is wonderful. Forget Mama's in three years of living there I never bothered with the wait I went to Curley's. Yes they may have the attitude that they do not need you but that is because they don't. My wife worked with a woman who lived in their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013 via mobile

Focaccia bread, muffins, scones and biscotti... all wonderful. We ate on the focaccia bread for days. LOVE the smells in the store...

Thank spidrman
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

This wonderful bakery is accoss the street from mama resturant where you will be in line a hour. Get a piece of Foccacia to share from Liguria in seven varieties. My favorite is jalapeno and cheese or Pizza!! Simply the best you will ever have and you may just pig out and skipped the hour wait~~~

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

Nestled in the Italian section of San Francisco (known as North Beach), Liguria Bakery offers authentic Italian baked goods and treats. Their breads and foccacia are very popular and often sell out. This place is categorized under restaurants on Trip Advisor, but it is just a small bakery. Delicious food and pleasant service!

Thank CleverCat
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

It's all you get. And it's all you need. Owner was cute- i told her about her ranking and her reply was I'm never on the Internet. I believe it! Old school applies here. And I'm sure it's what makes it so good, 103 year old business. Cash only.

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Kalispell, Montana
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

Here is the trick - Liguria's is right across the street from Mama's. We arrived in Washington Square at 7:45 on a Friday morning. The sign in Liguria's said "open" and there were a few locals inside getting their bread. The lady, who people say is often short tempered, was in a great mood and shared a bit of history... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2915
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-3786

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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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