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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
Today
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, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
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  • 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
Excellent Pizza

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Hoc01
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California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Amsterdam
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Mitchell, Ontario
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We loved the atmosphere in this cozy little Italian restaurant. We lucked out and got a booth just before the rush. There are only maybe a few booths and one large communal table in the middle. There was quite a line out the door as we were leaving. Our meal was fabulous!

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

OMG this place is sooo good. Best restaurant I went to in SF. I had the spinach and parm pizza with prosciutto on top and the special bolognese. SOOOO GOOD!!!!

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

cozy restaurant with excellent Italian food and helpful staff. It does not take reservations and is small so you wind up waiting in the street. The rest of the blocks establishments seem to be gentlemens clubs, adult stores and a big serving of awkward.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been coming to Tommaso's for many years and it has *never* disappointed. The pizza is absolutely fabulous -- the dough, the sauce, the cheese, the toppings -- and always cooked to perfection. Wood burning pizza ovens are tricky to work, and sometimes you can get a burnt pizza -- but never at Tommaso's. The consistent, high quality of... More 

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los angeles
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We came here on a week night and it was packed, maybe because it was Thanksgiving week, but more likely that this is a neighborhood gem. We were lucky to get a booth table for the 5 of us. Service was okay and the food was not bad - we had pizza, pasta, and veal. I do have to say... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My father first brought me to this restaurant almost 40 years ago and I have returned for the wood-fired pizza ever since. Dimly lit and cozy, a perfect place for a family to enjoy a lively meal amongst the din of the restaurant. Went as a family over Presidents' Day weekend and my youngest daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first visit... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very nice and cozy place, feels just like Italy. No liquor, just wine. In overall, a very good dinner experience.

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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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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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