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Calzone's

430 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902 (Telegraph Hill)
(415) 397-3600
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Ranked #222 of 4,937 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Having my own wood burning Pizza oven at home I was not surprised how quick this fresh thin based delicious pizza was eaten with a Caesar Salad and ice cold lager it brought a hard day of sight seeing to a very pheasant end This pizza was perfect and well worth a trip to this restaurant

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Located right in the heart of Little Italy in San Francisco just a few blocks away from Fisherman's Warf. The food and wine were excellent and the outdoor seating was a great bonus.

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USA
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Truthfully, we were a little hesitant about a restaurant with the name "Calzone's". However, after reviewing the menu outside, we decided to give it a try. We were welcomed by a friendly hostess and were seated quickly. Our waiter came over right away--something that is very important to me. The menu offered several good selections at pretty good prices for... More

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

It sounds like you and your family were pleasantly surprised! That's great to hear, Lu-Ann, and we appreciate spreading the word. If you make it back to San Francisco, we'd love to serve you again! Sincerely, Andre More

London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A large restaurant with good sized portions, friendly staff and a terrific atmosphere. Seating on several levels, the street seating is excellent for people watching.

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

You summed us up nicely -- thank you! You're right, the people watching potential here is great. It makes it even better when good food is involved! Sincerely, Andre More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Awesome atmosphere, pasta and location! Overlooking Columbus Avenue you can enjoy great Italian food. Definately woth a visit!

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

Thank you for your nice message, Oliver! Sincerely, Andre More

Carson City, Nevada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You can't go wrong just about anywhere in North Beach but Calzone's is my personal favorite. The food is excellent, the service is fast and professional and I love sitting on the sidewalk and taking in the happenings in North Beach. It's relaxing and a San Francisco experience.

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

The sidewalk seating makes for some prime people watching, huh? It males me happy to hear that we're a favorite of yours, and I just want you to know that we're very appreciative of your support. See you next time! Sincerely, Andre More

Cheltenham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Sat outside with heaters which was lovely and warm. Prawn pasta dish was a winner. Tomato pasta less so but still lovely. Only problem is we had a dirty side plate and our main came before our starters had been cleared and when we had only just finished. Would go back though.

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

Bulrac, I want to apologize for those hiccups -- thank you for keeping us on our toes. We would love to have you back, and look forward to leaving a better impression. Sincerely, Andre More

Waihi Beach, NZ
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Found this lovely restaurant in Little Italy. Received excellent service and the food was straight to the table. Nice margarita was also enjoyed. Great decor and a choice of indoor or alfresco seating. Would go again.

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

Thank you, Shane! We're happy you found us, and even happier to hear that you enjoyed everything from your food to that margarita. Looking forward to seeing you again down the line! Sincerely, Andre More

Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The atmosphere of Calzone's was delightful and authentic. The wall decor of shelves with bottles, jars, and cans was a mosaic of Italian ingredients and goodies. Fun to gaze at them all! My daughter and I shared food for our very late lunch. We split a caesar salad - very plain looking, but the dressing was good. We also divided... More

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

Thank you for sharing this! I'm disappointed to hear that your server was not very attentive. While we like to help each other out and work as a team, there's no reason for someone to be inattentive. I'm happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your time here, though. We'd love to see you back some time. Sincerely,... More

Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped for lunch. I was not too hungry but I had the bruschetta it was good. A friend of mine had the chicken and asparagus pasta.. It was delicious but the Salmon was magnificent!! The beer locally made was one of a kind. The decor and the environment had a positive vibe. The staff were very kind and fast.

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

Thanks for the shout out! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed everything from the bruschetta to the salmon. We'd love to see you back some time! Sincerely, Andre More

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