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Nob Hill Cafe

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1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
415-776-6500
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 290
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  • 173
    Very good
  • 47
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  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good seats at 5pm

They do not take reservations but if you are there at 5 when they open, you should be able to get a table. You might even get one of the window tables and be able to watch the world go by. The food is homemade and delicious. I had the veal piccata and it was tender and delicious. Just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Biscuitandcookie
Good for:
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

They do not take reservations but if you are there at 5 when they open, you should be able to get a table. You might even get one of the window tables and be able to watch the world go by. The food is homemade and delicious. I had the veal piccata and it was tender and delicious. Just a... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent Italian meal within 2 blocks (no slopes!) of the Fairmont. There was a wait at about 8:00 on a Monday night and the interior is very crowded and tables are squeezed together, but the food was very good Italian and everyone, including our picky kids, found something they enjoyed. Worth the wait.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice casual place for dinner if you are in the Nob Hill neighborhood. Lots of Italian choices. Good variety of wines. Come early. We were immediately seated at 5:30 but it got crowded soon after. Excellent friendly service by Elena. Recommend the Carbonara. It reminded me of Rome.

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good Italian food, casual , no reservations taken. Come early as there is a line waiting to get in the later you come.

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been to Nob Hill Cafe many times. It is a favorite. No reservations so arrive early. On a Tuesday we got a table with no wait at 5:30 pm. We shared excellent Carpaccio then I had the veal scaloppini and my companion the chicken marsala special. Both were very good. A bottle of pinot and light gelato desserts... More 

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Small intimate place, good service and fantastic food. Special on day of visit was seafood lasagne....was wonderful. Wine list not huge, no liquor available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved this wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. Well worth the wait. Excellent service, delicious pasta dishes and salads. Great atmosphere. Well priced too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The food was fresh and very well prepared. The prices were reasonable. We tried the striped bass in papilotte, and it was delicious. Eliza, the hostess, could not have been more helpful getting us a table on a very crowded night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The atmosphere and service were very good. It felt just like you would want a neighborhood cafe to feel. We visited for lunch after checking into a nearby hotel. I had linguine vongole and my wife had local sole. Each dish was good, but the sole had a bit much butter, detracting from the flavor of the fish. The linguine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had about a 1/2 hour wait to be seated, but were able to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine to pass the time. I had an excellent gnocchi with bolognese sauce (large portion) and my husband had a very tasty pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-776-6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Cafe, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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