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Tommaso's Restaurant

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 398-9696
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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  • 155
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian food I've ever had.

My wife & I ate here last Saturday evening. She ordered a veal dish, I ordered a pepperoni pizza, with intentions of sharing the plates. Both dishes were amazing. The cheese was smooth & creamy, the pepperoni's tender & tasty. The veal was amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Jim2430
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Lewiston ID
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Lewiston ID
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife & I ate here last Saturday evening. She ordered a veal dish, I ordered a pepperoni pizza, with intentions of sharing the plates. Both dishes were amazing. The cheese was smooth & creamy, the pepperoni's tender & tasty. The veal was amazing.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Came here for dinner the other night. there was a small wait for a table. the place is not big but it is cozy. We ordered the fried calamari for appetizer . It was ok, kinda bland. The entrée was linguine with shrimp, scallops and clams with tomatoes was excellent as well as my buddy's veal. It was tender .

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Eureka, California
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They don't take reservations and we were told to expect a half hour wait, but since we were just 2 we got seated right away. The server explained the kitchen was slow, so we ordered a bottle of wine (served right away), and nibbled at the very good bread. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs - very old fashioned... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fun atmosphere and pretty high expectations after talking to others waiting, we waited nearly 60 minutes (the hostess forgot our name when she moved to the next page of her notebook). The servers and hostess were all super pleasant, handled our hungry 6 year old very well as we waited. We ordered basic pasta's (i.e. ravioli with marinara) - fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Such great food and friendly staff. We arrived at 7:00pm and had a 30 minute wait which was well worth it! Once seated our food came quickly and it was scrumptious!!

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Slough, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When we arrived at the restaurant they were queuing outside and there was a 20-30 min wait. Needless to say we waited and when we had been seated by a very efficient and friendly front of house, we enjoyed extremely good food and service. If you are in the area, try booking first. its a small restaurant but delivers to... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We love this little place and come often when we're in town. They have great food and have been around for over 80 years! Come early as lines start forming and there aren't many tables. We got there at 6 this last time and beat the rush by 10 minutes.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I brought my family from Korea here, because my brother-in-law was craving anchovy pizza. This place is a classic, open since 1939, and one of the first places in the country with an authentic brick pizza oven. Wehen I was in school in SF in the 1980s, it was known to have the best pizza in a town known for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I thought the pizzas were great in Naples. They may have been bettered. Pizza, Pasta with meatballs and lasagna were superb with impeccable service. Luckily we didn't need to queue. It pays to have friends in Cisco. 5 stars.

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Sonoma , california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Last year we visited during May and they had a special pizza with white corn, chopped tomato, cilantro and mozzarella. Best I have ever had. Called the restaurant last week to see if they were going to bring it back and YES it's on the May special menu. Got the family together and drove down for a Sunday dinner. Best... More 

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Additional Information about Tommaso's Restaurant

Address: 1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: (415) 398-9696
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 398-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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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 neighborhood 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 neighborhoods 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 neighborhood home.
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