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Nob Hill Cafe

1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #142 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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340 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic meal in very relaxed ambient surrounding with friendly staff.Shared a few stories with the Austrian couple at the table next to us.My wife and I stepped back out into the Nob Hill mist and found our way back to the Fairmont .Great night .

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great Tasty food and Service. Friendly staff from hostess to bus boy! We go there often, mostly when visiting the City.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We could not resist this place as we walked by. You could smell it a block away. It is tiny and a bit loud but we loved the shrimp ravioli and pork chop specials. $20 a person on average. The garlic bread they served was awesome.

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I really enjoyed dining at this restaurant. The food was amazing and very fresh, and the prices are very good especially considering the neighbourhood the restaurant is in. It was really busy the night I dined there, which seems to be common, but it was super comfortable to sit a outside and wait with a glass of house wine (which... More

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Chicago, IL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Expect a wait, even with reservations, at this sweet little restaurant practically around the corner from the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins on Nob Hill. Noisy when full, which it invariably is after 7 on most nights, the kitchen turns out SF classics (petrale, calamari steaks) as well as familiar pastas and well-turned pizzas. It's informal and totally unfussy, which makes... More

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Dublin, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We just left your pretentious little place. After calling to confirm that you were open and that we could come in for dessert, we came in the front door and were told that dessert could only be taken as take out. If that is the case it should say so on your menu on the website. It did not AND... More

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New York City, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a convenient place for the Nob Hill tourists, which is what I am. The room is very comfy, the prices are very comfy, the service is very comfy. The food is highly serviceable. It will fill your belly without complaint, but don't come here for more than that. Nice little wine list.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We visit San Francisco often as family lives there. Going out to eat can be difficult with driving and parking....and expensive! We walked to this small restaurant after reading other reviews and it was lovely! We arrived early and had pasta as our main course. The gnocchi were perfect, the pancetta in the carbonara was certainly of better quality than... More

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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

On a recent trip back to SF revisited this wonderful restaurant, and it hasn't lost any of its charm or ambiance. Great wines, waitress was terrific, the food was delicious. Outdoor cafe style seating is available. A neighborhood gem.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We ate here 3 times on a recent trip to SF, and every meal was lovely. The food came out quickly and the service was excellent. The place has a nice intimate vibe, and represents good value for money. If we ever go back to SF we would definitely visit again. Highly recommended.

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