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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
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Best pizza west of the Mississippi

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Max59er
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Palo Alto, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Palo Alto, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I can honestly say without a doubt this is the best pizza I have had in my life! Now I know that is a pretty big statement. I am from Chicago and we Chi town folks know Pizza. I have traveled to NYC plenty of times and even over to France and Italy and have eaten pizza just about every... More 

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Sonoma , california
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

OMG. Had the gnocchi in four cheese sauce and never had anything better in my life. The only thing that came close was the Carbonara pizza, bacon, cheese, sauté onions and an egg on top. Finish with the tiramisu and you will be hard pressed to find a better meal.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been going to Tommaso's with family, friends and even co-workers for many years and always have a great meal. Not only is the atmosphere awesome but the folks who work there make you feel like family. In fact, most of them are family members and take an interest in all of their customers. They have many repeat customers... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Having been to Tommaso's many times, I can promise you a delightful experience. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, as are the folks who work there, who, it seems, are mostly family members. We have had almost the entire menu but we often come back to our faves! We generally start with the veg antipasti: roasted bell peppers, garbanzos, asparagus,... More 

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Orange County, CA
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a "don't miss" restaurant. I shared a pizza with a friend. The wood-fire oven is the oldest in the region and introduced pizza to the west coast. You'll love the building. Service is uneven, and may not be warm, but that's the way it goes at a bustling place like Tommaso's.

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Delmar, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Pleasantly surprised!! No waiting for a table. Had the lasagna which I would recommend. Just amazing food, family atmosphere.

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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