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Albona Ristorante Istriano

545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1803 (North Beach)
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Ranked #25 of 5,040 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Italian, Seafood, Central European
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Taylor & Mason Sts.
Transit: Last stop of the Powell-Mason Cable Car Line at Taylor and Francisco Sts. (1/2 a block away). No. 30 Bus stops at Columbus Ave. and Francisco St. (1 & 1/2 blocks).
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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times when I am in town. It is an easy walk from where I stay near the wharf area. I always get the strudel con pasta (layers of pasta, cheese, and prosciutto with a tomato cream sauce). It is amazing, different, and consistently good. This time I tried the their pear and gorgonzola salad. I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Went here for a friend's birthday and will definitely go back. The food is great and not your average Italian fare, the service attentive and the space is small and intimate feeling. The location is easy walk from North Beach or Fisherman's Wharf areas. You can find street parking in the area but can also park at Northpoint Center two... More 

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Houston, Texas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Ravioli to die for! The fried sage and butter - so glad they didn't put more on my plate because I couldn't stop eating it!!! Stuffed squid - excellent! Marinara sauce sublime... Stuffed pork loin with sauerkraut, a gorgeous sauce and fruits garnish - scrumptious! We will return! Wonderful!

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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We flew into a wet San Francisco, and after checking into a Fishermans Wharf hotel needed a place to unwind, relax, and recharge. Albanos is just that, but the food went way beyond our expectations. It is a small, cosy place, but the food is what I dream an Italian-influenced meal should be like. I had calgary tubes stuffed with... More 

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a meal while visiting the area. We had made reservations prior, and we were seated promptly. The staff was very friendly and the service was excellent throughout our meal. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. Can't wait to visit again.

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North Yorkshire, England
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233 reviews 233 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
451 helpful votes 451 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We shared a starter, the very good gnocchi they serve in a sirloin sauce then had a main each. Mine was just a not very exciting stuffed pasta. Edible but nor memorable. Husband had the loin of lamb which was cooked nicely pink. we didn't have a desert as the restaurant seemed to be closing and we thought the 140... More 

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California City, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Revisited this restaurant after many years...............just ok.... would not return. There are too many choices in this beautiful city. New ownership here since we visited some years ago. Small and charming ambiance, waiter forgot us (party of two) several times.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I booked this small Italian restaurant for our first night in San Francisco and as we were so jet-legged we didn't appreciate this little gem as much as we should have. It is a small restaurant, with nice staff and good traditional Italian cuisine. Definitely book in advance, it is a shame we weren't more awake to enjoy this meal... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

On business in SF we asked the hotel to recommend a local high quality place for dinner. There are lots of choices that fulfill this requirement in SF but we tried Albona on a recommendation. It was an excellent choice. The staff was attentive but not obtrusive. The menu is a bit different but all the meals were outstanding. The... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had high expectations for this highly rated restaurant and were happy to have our reservation for 4 confirmed for a Tuesday evening at 6:30. This was a casual business dinner for 4 who were attending a conference in San Francisco. We had our choice of tables upon arrival and were greeted by a name. Service was good and the... More 

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Additional Information about Albona Ristorante Istriano

Address: 545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1803
Phone Number: 415-441-1040
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: European, Italian, Seafood, Central European

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