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Nob Hill Cafe

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Nob Hill
Italian, Californian, Pizza, Café, Bakery
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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  • 258
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    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
quick stop for mid-afternoon meal

We were looking for a bite to eat around 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon on Nob Hill and found the perfect spot, The cafe is very small but the size didn't stop 5 of us from getting a seat. At 2:30 we were given the opportunity to order from the brunch and regular menus. Our order included... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
MEC15_12
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
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United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Customer service is just as important as food within the overall dining experience.... This place has a lot to learn. The hostess (blonde hair) was rude, blunt and disinterested in our attendance. She told us there was a 15 minute wait and sent us outside which was fine, but no offer of a drink, no simple customer building 'small talk',... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Having eaten at the cafe many times over the last 15 years we returned on Saturday 11 th April . The food was bland and nothing like the tasty Italian food we remembered or expected. I have recommended this place to so many friends visiting from England. I think it's time to stop.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had lunch here on a Saturday. It was very busy which I took as a good sign. I ordered the veal piccata. I only ever order veal in Italian restaurants as elsewhere it is usually over cooked. I could tell as it was delivered to my table that I was in for a disappointment. It was so overcooked it... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were looking for a bite to eat around 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon on Nob Hill and found the perfect spot, The cafe is very small but the size didn't stop 5 of us from getting a seat. At 2:30 we were given the opportunity to order from the brunch and regular menus. Our order included sourdough french toast... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To toast to the last night of a fun-filled SF vacation weekend, we chose a convenient for us Italian restaurant. We were determined to wait for a table for as long as it took and were surprised that they ended up seating us much quicker than anticipated. Our server could not have been more fun and knowledgeable. Each of our... More 

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Decided to try out this restaurant whilst staying in the lovely Scarlett Huntington hotel opposite. The first time, an evening, we were unable to get a table, so I returned the next day for lunch with my five year old son. This time the restaurant was half empty. I asked for a table for 3, as my husband was joining... More 

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Albany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Staying in Fishermans Wharf with wife and 2 kids (10 and 13). After 1 night at the wharf I needed to get out and have some real food. The wharf is basically one overpriced Red Lobster after another with a view. This place was just what we were looking for. No harbor views just good Italian food. The place is... More 

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Preston, UK
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6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just a couple of blocks walk from the Fairmont where we were staying. Walked down and had to wait outside for a table for about 10 minutes as there's no bar / lounge area. The place is pretty small and well packed in, and we ended up with a table by the door which was a bit of a pain.... More 

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chicagoland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Hi. The food was good. Not great, not worth going back for us anyway. Bread was served with butter. We had to ask for olive oil & parmesan cheese. I had MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA. Not Melanzane Parmigiana I am used too. Just eggplant with mozzarella over pasta. Very stingy with the parmesan cheese, and none on the table. My daughter... More 

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miami
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was hoping to eat the best pasta ever as it is a favorite for locals and it was recommended by the hotel. We were very dissapointed. Pasta was overcooked. They have to serve so many plates to so many people and it is only one cook going crazy to meet the demand. We were very disappointed. Would not recommend... More 

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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, Californian, Pizza, Café, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nob Hill

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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