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430 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Telegraph Hill)
415.397.3600
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Ranked #267 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Vallejo
Transit: Muni #9, #20, #30, #41 and #45 stop within a block of the restaurant.
Description: It doesn’t get more local than Calzone's, in the heart of North Beach. Whether you're sitting outside at the heated cafe tables or inside in one of the comfy booths, this sparkling bistro with a decidedly Cal-Euro atmosphere is the perfect place for watching eclectic locals mix with visitors drawn by North Beach's reputation as the hip place to see and be seen. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the same North Beach native since 1986 and is open 365 days a year, serving food continuously from 11:30 am until 1:00 am.
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English first
High River, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great food, nice wine. Friendly service and atmosphere. We didn't go inside, ate at one of the street side tables. There were overhead heaters at each table that staff would gladly turn on or off as you desire.

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thrilled to see you had a great time, Cath. The outside seating seems to have hit the right note for you. Anytime you're back in the area, we hope to see you stop by. Sincerely, Andre More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

prices are a bit expensive for a simple pasta but i guess it is because this reataurant is well known... the food was nice and the portions were very big. The service was not the best I've met, I think they could be a bit nicer to the clients

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thank you for letting me know about the service, Allison. I'm going to have a word with the servers to make sure that they're treating our customers with the respect and hospitality that you expect of them. Other than that, thank you so much for stopping by and letting us cook for you! I look forward to seeing you again... More 

Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Take a dinner near on the street, see all the people movement on the street. And a very good pizza directly from Italy (4stagione is excellent). A bruschette and a little appetiser and a glass of red house wine, will make your day! they have heaters for the street tables, and blankets.

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

I'm glad to see that you enjoyed the food and outdoor seating, Edimitriev. Very good choice on the pizza and bruschetta. Drop by again anytime. Sincerely, Andre More 

LosAngeles
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sorry to contradict other reviewers that had a good experience here but this restaurant is nowhere near a good traditional Italian restaurant where family and larger groups come first. It is probably excellent for couples that want to get a bite while watching people go by. Indeed the outside area looks European and if you are just 2 person and... More 

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear this! We always want to be accommodating to all our customers, regardless of how big their group is. Thank you for your feedback about the decor upstairs -- I'll be sure to discuss it with the team and see what we can do to liven is up. You should have expected food that was far above... More 

Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

ok folks , here is my point of view: The are 2 kind of people the rate a restaurants and their food and I am from the 2nd group and a minority. Group 1-Majority: like most people that we know are the group that eat out day and night and they hardly taste a good'ol homemade food. These kind of... More 

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

Bob, this is really disappointing to hear. Regardless of which group you belong to, a trip to Calzone's should always result in the same great experience. Thank you for your feedback about the dishes. I'll be consulting with the kitchen to see if there's anything we can do better for you. Our staff are expected to be professional at all... More 

Sydney
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Been here several times when in San Francisco. Always enjoy the food. Service is good and prompt. Food is fresh and delicious. Seafood and pasta is excellent. Looking forward to another visit.

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

That's what we love to hear! We cant wait to have you back here. It's always amazing to know that we've got fans from all over the world -- and now we can add Australia to that list! See you on your next visit. Sincerely, Andre More 

london
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is the perfect place to sit outside, watch the madness that is San Fran and enjoy good service and home cooked Italian food. We had pizza one time which was crispy and very tasty and lovely home cooked lasagne and ragu the next time. The portions are managable rather than oversized. The service is fast but efficient. Always busy... More 

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

Anything we can do to make your experience better! Thank you so much for stopping by and dining with us twice! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the pizza and lasagna. We hope to see you back here again soon for more! Sincerely, Andre More 

Suffern, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fresh, yummy food. Reasonable pricing, popular spot. Friendly, helpful waitstaff. Fun outdoor seating.

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thanks, Glen and Lisa! I really appreciate the two of you stopping by and I hope that it was a magical evening. Come back soon! Sincerely, Andre More 

Marseille, France
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Restaurant was packed and there was a very good ambiance the night we went It was nice to have food in reasonable portions that you can actually finish! Overall the food was good and the service impeccable.

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

Hey there, Nicolas! While I'm happy to see that the food was good and service impeccable, I know for a fact that we can do so much better than just being a safe option -- we should be the first thing on your mind when you plan a meal! I really hope you'll give us another chance and really make... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've been here 4 times in 2 trips - could LIVE on their bruschetta. Sit in the window so you can hear the music and hit this place in mid afternoon.

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Pam D, Owner at Calzone's, responded to this review

We only wish we could keep a constant supply of bruschetta sent to your home, Trish. Thank you for visiting so often! We can't wait for your return. Mid-afternoon, window seats, bruschetta -- got it noted. See you soon! Sincerely, Andre More 

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Additional Information about Calzone's

Address: 430 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415.397.3600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary

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