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Tommaso's Restaurant

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

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  • 160
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Old -School but Outstanding!

This is a throwback place but based on the amount of people dining here on a Wednesday night, it's popular. It does not take reservations but the wait is worth it. The table ordered the lasagna, spaghetti and meat balls...both were outstanding. Family run, the sauce and pasta are all scratch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Auburn, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Auburn, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a throwback place but based on the amount of people dining here on a Wednesday night, it's popular. It does not take reservations but the wait is worth it. The table ordered the lasagna, spaghetti and meat balls...both were outstanding. Family run, the sauce and pasta are all scratch made. Small wine list but solid. Tight seating, a... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Recently we ventured to San Francisco from Minneapolis. We were in the mood for Italian one night and made the short walk over to Tommaso's. The wait may have been long and to tell you the truth it isn't exactly surrounded by the most appealing businesses (if you know what I mean) but boy was it worth the wait. After... More 

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Just Yelped the closest Italian restaurant and this one popped up. We walked the 2 blocks. We found it quite easily, put our name on the list..20 minutes later we were seated. But what a treat we found....the Raviolis are to die for...YUM! The meatballs are outstanding....and the pizza was WOW! needless to say my next visit will include a... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'm going to throw down and call this the best NY style pizza in the Bay Area. A Slice of NY gets a TKO in the second round. Golden Boy Pizza gets a KO *and* sent to the hospital. Tomasso's will go Mike Tyson on all challengers. There are no hippie pizza toppings here. If you're looking for sundried tomatoes,... More 

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san francisco, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was good however the wait for a table was ridiculous. They need to do a better job of seating people

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were well taken care of by our hostess Carmen.The calamari was amazing, as was everything that followed! Not to be missed.

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Lewiston ID
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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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