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430 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902 (Telegraph Hill)
(415) 397-3600
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Ranked #277 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Telegraph Hill
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great drinks and people watching. Not the best food in the city, but was priced fairly for good food. The staff was friendly, food was good, and the drinks were great while people watching outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended in a guide book and you can see what the fuss is about. We ordered home-made ravioli, calzone and pizza and safe to say we were blown away. The flavours were incredible and the portion sizes were spot on. Lovely lively atmosphere and friendly waiting staff. Highly recommend - not to be missed!

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My friend and I were in San Francisco for the first time. During a tour, we wandered into Little Italy. It was lunch time and we wanted Italian! After looking at various window me use we found Calzone's. This was March 6 th. The weather was in the 60's and we wanted to be outside since we left snow in... More

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San Antonio, TX
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I hadnt been here since 1999 and remembered i had visited the place and thought it was ok so didnt have the urge to come back. The family and I had been walking around for hours (went to Nob Hill, Lombard street, telegraph hill and Coit Tower) and we felt hungry for a snack, so decided to try this place... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

In San Francisco every thing shuts early ( thats what we thought first) we were wrong. Some one told us about This place we landed up round 11.45 pm and the place was buzzy. Food is gppd but the people dining are better. Happy dancing on the street talking to strangers and very very happy. the outdoor area is good... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were out walking around one day and stopped here for lunch because of the outdoor seating. Food was great. I had the Mac & queso. Yum! If I ever make it to SF again...I'll be sure to stop here!

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

sat outside to people watch started with bruscetta as well as italian pizza followed by tiramasu great prices with good service

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews 219 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Stopped for lunch. Wish we picked somewhere else. The outdoor seating is so nice but they shouldn't then let cars park on the street. The crab dip delicious. The pizza really had no taste. My hubby liked the calzone but again served with no sauce. Coming from the east coast we are used to better pizza.

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Seymour, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were in San Francisco for 7 days and we ate at Calzone's five times! It's great food and they are open until 1 am! It's in our favorite neighborhood, has indoor and outdoor seating and the staff is very friendly. It's the perfect spot for a late night snack or meal. Great for people watching.

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Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Not superb Italian food but a great lunch of seafood pasta and calzone. would recommend - not just pizza and calzone as the name might lead you to believe

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