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430 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Telegraph Hill)
415.397.3600
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Ranked #236 of 4,973 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: 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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london
Senior Reviewer
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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 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

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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Found this place one night after getting to the hotel late. Man am I glad I did. Every time I have been back I go over for a calzone. First off forget the thought that calzones are greasy or heavy the ingredients here are all fresh and light. For desert I strongly recommend the chocolate mousse. Outstanding absolutely great. Love... More

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

You keep coming back, Christopher, and we'll keep serving up more great food. Great choice getting the mousse -- nothing like a bit of decadent dessert to round out your meal! I can't wait to see you and your wife back here with us. Don't keep her waiting too long! Sincerely, Andre More

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking for a reasonably priced Italian restaurant in North Beach look no further. The food is amazing! All fresh ingredients, authentic Italian sauces. Don't be fooled by the no waiting at nearby restaurants- people wait for a reason- its worth it! If you can get an outside table the people watching is also excellent. Great for lunch

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

I'm thrilled to hear that we were worth the wait, Ralph! Thanks for noticing the fresh ingredients and authentic sauces too. Hope to see you back here again soon. We'll try and set you up for an outside table so you can people watch again. Take care! Andre More

Centreville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant with lots of character and atmosphere in a great location. Their pizza is delicious and the service was exceptional. Next time we are in SF, we will make a point to return.

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

Can't wait for your return, Robert. I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We'll have more pizzas with your name on it the next time you're in town! Sincerely, Andre More

England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Second time we have been here when in San Francisco and not disappointed. Can sit and watch the world go by with a couple of drinks and a snack or choose to have a meal. Food is fabulous, I had pizza, hubby had pasta - gorgeous. Love this place!

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

So glad you stopped by on your trip, Kerzy! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the food and outdoor seating. We're always looking to make your day better, so definitely swing by again sometime! Sincerely, Andre More

Thornton, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This restaurant has some of the best Italian and Seafood I've ever eaten! I was only in San Francisco for 3 days and after eating here on my first night and eating the best Crab Alfredo and drinking the best Mojito I've ever had, I made it a point to eat there again on my last night to try something... More

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

The best Mojito you've ever had? Wow. I'll be sure to pass that along to the bartender. He'll be very happy to know that! I'm extremely happy to hear that you stopped by twice on your three day trip and enjoyed yourself both times, and I hope to see you again in the future if you're ever in the area.... More

Winnipeg
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137 reviews 137 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had the pleasure of eating at Calzone's with friends. Definitely recommend the outdoor seating! The service is excellent and the food terrific too! Will be back!

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

Hey there! So glad that you got to come by and sit at our outdoor seats! Those are always popular. Great to hear about the food and service too. Hey, if you ever come by again, definitely let us know what we can do better to make your experience perfect. 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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