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Firenze By Night

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1429 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 392-8485
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous food and atmosphere

Old, old line Italian place with fabulous gnocchi, friendly staff and quiet atmosphere. Just the place to relax after a day in the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Suzanne L
Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Old, old line Italian place with fabulous gnocchi, friendly staff and quiet atmosphere. Just the place to relax after a day in the city.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant whilst staying at the Ritz and generally they don't recommend bad places - they didn't let us down. We were initially unsure after reading some of the reviews - but pressed ahead anyway. No wonder Frank Sinatra used to always come here when in San Fransisco - it has truly passionate owners who were proud... More 

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Hayward, California, Usa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Getting a reservation at a first class restaurant on Valentine's Day can be a problem - unless you had your wedding reception there. This small restaurant is family owned business in its second generation of operation. I'm very biased in my view of Firenze by Night becasue I've been eating here since it opened over 20 years ago. It just... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had walked all day, were really tired and just happy to finally get to the Little Italy district in San Fran. We checked TA and found this restaurant close by. It was early so we had no problem getting seated right away. The service was wonderful, the food hot and good, my pasta dish was wonderful although my husband... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

While I appreciate that for some, the Olive Garden is the standard for Italian food, we know better having traveled through Italy and living in a eastern city with a big Italian population. This place falls short even by the Olive Garden standard. The bread is stale, the soup is watery, the pasta is like "hamburger helper", the salad is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Excellent food all around. Started with a few salads and calamari, which was the best we had while in SF. For main dish the server recommended the seafood linguini over the special risotto, and the risotto would have had to been amazing for him to be wrong. The mussels and shrimp were cooked perfectly in a nice white wine sauce.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is my first visit to this small gem in the North Beach area of San Francisco. The restaurant, while small in size is grand in atmosphere! The food was lovely, we had one order of the special fish and one of the special veal. Both great. Then there were two orders of ravioli, fair but not great. In addition... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Food was great, Gnocchi is award winning and definitely fantastic, stuffed ravioli superb, service and promptness of food was very professional and not pricey by San Fran standards, great ambiance. Best in North Beach.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Absolutely the best Italian food I have had in a long time! A quaint little restaurant run and owned by an Italian family! Authentic food! The gnocchi and the carbonara are by far the best I have tasted... not to mention the service is superior! Make sure you pop in and say hi to Rosario (kinda looks like Robert Downey... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Hearing Eyetalian as you begin to take your seat, you can feel hospitality of place. Place has more of a feel of neighborhood on east coast, as you might find I'm Boston or NYC or even Chicago. You will also notice when any party leaves there are handshakes and a thank you for coming. My server was Mike, the bartender,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1429 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 392-8485

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 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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