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Nob Hill Cafe

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Nob Hill
Italian, Californian, Pizza, Cafe, Bakeries, Pasta
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 44
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  • 15
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  • 10
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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
Great food & atmosphere

This is a popular place, so reservations are recommended, call ahead of time, we still had a small wait with a reservation. All of the food ordered was amazing, full of flavor and worth it. The service was great and atmosphere was quaint and draws a local crowd. Wine list and desserts were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a popular place, so reservations are recommended, call ahead of time, we still had a small wait with a reservation. All of the food ordered was amazing, full of flavor and worth it. The service was great and atmosphere was quaint and draws a local crowd. Wine list and desserts were outstanding. Highly recommend giving this local joint... More 

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stopped here after a visit to Grace Cathedral, a little bit of a wait but we were early enough to get a seat outside. Obviously popular with people in the neghborhood, lots of take out orders. Food was very good and portions were ample, we have dinner for another night! Delicious Italian fare, wonderful veal piccata. Service was attentive and... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First, the waitress was wonderful and full of stories and help. I had the French toast, which was ok, but my sons pizza was good and my daughters gnocchi was simply delicious. The meat sauce was one of the best I've eaten. She liked it so much that she ate there three straight days.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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266 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very good food and attentive service offering great care for each of its patrons. I really enjoy this place and believe that you will as well. Anything I've had was very good!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The name doesn't sound Italian but this place is. Terrific service, great food, all at non- San Fran prices. Well worth the awl up the hill

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Food was excellent. Everything was prepared from scratch. Calamari Salad was great but a little salty for my taste but still highly addictive. Calamari was perfectly prepared. Went for late lunch and was seated and served nearly immediately. Later visited with a larger group at dinner and ended up standing for about a hour outside waiting to be seated. The... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nob Hill Cafe was a stones throw from our hotel (The Scarlet Huntington, which was fabulous, btw). We to wait 30 minutes for a table but it was well worth the wait. The wait wasn't so bad considering we got to drink some wonderful Chianti at one of the patio tables outside. I do recommend wearing a jacket & maybe... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place had great service and great ambience. Otherwise, I would have given it a "terrible" rating. The food was awful. We ordered the caprese salad and it was ok. We also had the pasta with tomato, garlic, and basil. The pasta was bad!! The pasta was overcooked, they used jarred rather than fresh garlic, the tomatoes were mush, and... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lovely little place in a quiet area. Be prepared to wait for a table as you can't book but there's "waiting tables" outside you can sit and have a drink at whilst waiting for your table. The front of house lady was extremely friendly and following a wait of around 30 minutes we got our table. Its fairly cramped but... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Following an amazing dinner at Aux Delices and walking the hills, we stopped at Nob Hill Café for dessert. After a wait of 30 minutes we were seated but it took only moments for the table to be cleared by two brusque old gentlemen who spoke not a word to us after we said we wanted to go straight to... More 

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Additional Information about Nob Hill Cafe

Address: 1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
Phone Number: 415-776-6500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Pizza, Cafe, Bakeries, Pasta

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Pizza, Cafe, Bakeries, 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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