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430 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902 (Telegraph Hill)
(415) 397-3600
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Ranked #270 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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  • Portuguese first
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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218 reviews 218 reviews
175 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We really wanted Italian food and was overwhelmed by all the restaurants so we just went to Calzone's because it was the first place we came to after walking around Chinatown! We picked right!! The food was awesome! We sat outside under the heaters and really enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the friendly staff! Great food, staff, and atomsphere!!

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Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

There are a number of Italian restauants around this location, we'd headed out here for something to eat rather than go specifically. Turned out to be a great choice. Not to long to wait for a table for 7. Calzone's is a sizeable restaurant with seating inside over two floors and some seating outside. Very interesting décor inside. Food arrived... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The service was great and the food is outstanding!! We had the chicken mac & cheese and a calzone, both of which were delicious. I will definitely go back whenever I go to San Francisco again. I highly recommend for anyone looking for good places to eat in SF.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Calzones is a very attractive restaurant and the service was good, but the food just didn't measure up. I ordered the hot crab skillet and it was extremely bland; it really is not a well-conceived or executed dish. The spinach in the skillet was terribly overdone (it looked suspiciously like frozen chopped spinach, not fresh at all) and that ruined... More

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