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Calzone's

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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430 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Vallejo)
Muni #9, #20, #30, #41 and #45 stop within a block of the restaurant.
415.397.3600
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: It doesn’t get more local than Calzone's, in the heart of North Beach...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Sidewalk Dining and People Watching

This delightful little restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel, which is quite a recommendation for a neighborhood full of Italian restaurants. We were looking for pizza and calzone specifically. Had we wanted an authentic Italian meal, other places would have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Colorado
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374 reviews 374 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This delightful little restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel, which is quite a recommendation for a neighborhood full of Italian restaurants. We were looking for pizza and calzone specifically. Had we wanted an authentic Italian meal, other places would have been recommended. The outdoor heaters took off the chill of the evening, and blankets are available, if... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So we tried this place based on friends from the area who recommended we give it a try. From the beginning it seemed like a "get'm in, and get'm out" kind of place. Waiter seemed put off by a minor special request on an appetizer. I just got a crummy vibe from the guy. Food was above average. Not sure... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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130 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We shared a pizza and a calzone. We had to send the calzone back to heat it properly. It's in the middle of the Italian quarter so you can just imagine how overpriced it is. But it was still tasty.

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

That should not have been the case -- I am terribly sorry and will look into the issue for you. You should always expect hot and fresh food from us and I hope you'll come back soon so we can prove it to you. Sincerely, Andre More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good Food wanderlful service but too much Homeless making us uncomfortable, they are everywhere asking for money , I never see that in other city in USA

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

Ernesto! Grazie a tutti! Come back again anytime. Sincerely, Andre More 

McDonough, Georgia
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362 reviews 362 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We happened upon calzone's by accident. Saw the beautiful patio seating which was heated and decided to stop and dine. We had a bottle of the link greggio and the margerita pizza. It was very good!

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

That's the best way to find a new place to eat in my opinion, Karena! Thank you so much for enjoying our patio. I hope this means we can count on seeing you again! Sincerely, Andre More 

San Gabriel, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

With so many choices, it was first the apperance of Calzone's that attracted us to eat here. The inside of the restaurant is just as fascinating as the outside. The bread was "out of sight" and the plate was well attended to keep it full. Garlic Fries were ordered by mistake but they were fantastic. Shellfish Pasta was a scrumptious... More 

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

There's nothing we love more than mixing food with a fun environment! Thank you so much for stopping by and trying us out. Carlos will definitely be seeing this as well. Stop by again anytime! Sincerely, Andre More 

Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We walked up from Club Quarters for a late evening meal and had the best time. We had the best pizza - beautiful presentation - long oval shaped pizza. It looked so good, the people at the table next to us pointed at it and asked their waiter what it was. They wanted one, too! We opted for inside seating,... More 

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

Can't wait for your next visit, Donnae! We hope Austin is treating you well in the mean time. Thank you so much for your terrific review! Sincerely, Andre More 

Pasadena, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have some fond memories of Calzones from many years ago. We wanted to recreate and share the experience with our family. It has so much warmth and personality that just stepping inside you know you are going to have a great time. We had wine, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Ravioli with chicken and Rosemary in a mushroom sauce, Crab Alfredo... More 

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

So happy to hear this, Valentine! I always love hearing back from regulars like you. I hope you were able to pick out a favorite out of all those dishes you listed! Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Andre More 

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ate here a few days ago while saying in SF. Decent enough food and great to eat on the pavement watching the world go buy. Reasonably priced by SF standards too.

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

Thank you so much for the lovely compliments! I'm glad you were able to join us and watch the world float by. Do come again soon! Sincerely, Andre More 

Idaho Falls
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here while visiting on a quick couples weekend. If the weather is nice, sit outdoors along the sidewalk. It's fun to people watch on the street. This restaurant is in the heart of North Beach, the Littly Italy of San Francisco right along the main drag of Columbus. We ordered a roasted beet salad, the butter lettuce... More 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by during your couple getaway! I certainly hope we were able to provide you with a romantic, intimate lunch. So happy to hear that you enjoyed our salad so much, and I'm looking forward to seeing you back here again soon. Cheers! Andre More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 430 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Vallejo)
  • Public Transportation: Muni #9, #20, #30, #41 and #45 stop within a block of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 415.397.3600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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.
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

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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