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Nob Hill Cafe

1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #80 of 4,937 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Bakery, Italian, Pizza, Californian, Café
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
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385 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A really cosy, romantic but yet "casual" place with very good pizza and the best pasta carbonara ever with real, italian pancetta instead of plain bacon. We had alot of leftovers, but since our hotel was located in Union Sqaure it was pretty easy to find a homeless to give it to since we didn't have a fridge at the... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Usually get the carbonara. Good bang for you buck. Probably shouldn't it too often since it's heavy. Their carbonara has a nice nutty taste to it if you like that kind.

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Warrington, PA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were staying a couple blocks from this otherwise very well reviewed restaurant, but only wanted something light to take home with us and pizza was it. Very underwhelming! This thing couldn't have been more than the size of a small plate, and for $16 that was insult to injury. Maybe the rest of the menu is better but our... More

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Seattle, WA
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were visiting from Seattle, and just happened to get off the bus near this restaurant and it smelled so good from the street, we popped in only to be met with great service, thank you Eamon. The pasta and bread were SO darned good, as was my calamari steak (cooked to perfection).

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Turned on to this little restaurant 2 years ago by the owner of the b&b we stayed in. Returned 2 weeks ago with my daughter and the food was still fantastic! Italian specialties and old stand-bys, all served with a smile. The place is small and much loved and they do not take reservations so, especially on weekend nights, it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ended up going here 3 times during our time in San Fran. Each time it was just as good as the last! Wonderful food, great service and a lovely neighbourhood like atmosphere. You can't book so get there early or wait, its worth it for great italian food.

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Ft. Hunt, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a quick walk from our hotel. The food was delicious! Dessert was fabulous - gelato topped cheesecake. Beyond yummy!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were looking for some great food in San Francisco, but with a casual atmosphere and Nob Hill Cafe was perfect! The restaurant was quaint and comfortable, plus it was close enough to Union Square to be a convenient walk, but far enough out to not be too touristy. The food was authentic and fresh and the portions were large... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited this restaurant as it was close to the hotel and had very strong positive reviews. We called ahead to find that they do not take reservations and so arrived a little earlier than we might otherwise and had only a 5 minute wait for a table (by the time we finished, quite a few groups and couples were... More

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England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a very good meal at the Nob Hill Cafe, which has a great lively atmosphere inside, helped somewhat by the restaurant itself being small and the tables being packed closely together. We turned up at about 7:30, which in hindsight was a bit too late, as we had to wait for an hour to be seated - and... More

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