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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907 (North Beach)
415-421-2337
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Ranked #11 of 4,926 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Sandwiches
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: North Beach
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93% Recommend
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Houston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a real Italian deli in the heart of Little Italy. The sandwiches are big with lots of meat on them so they are best to share unless you are really hungry. Make sure you take a number when you walk in. Pick your own bread from a bin at the side. When they call your number, you hand... More

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Farmington, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went in for a small purchase and were in awe of the history,decor, inventory of wine, meats, cheeses and condiments that were available. I had gone to this market with my mother who was born and raised in SF years ago and was surprised to see that the market was exactly the same. The employees were all smiling as... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a gem. This is a place I always seek out when in San Francisco. The prosciutto is fabulous and the bread is so fresh. Take a number and get in line. You wont be disappointed if you like real Italian sammy's.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you want your meals on the cheap, you can buy your cheese and choice of luch meat here, and make your own sandwiches with Boudin's sourdough. This place has the best selection with reasonable prices, you start salavating when you walk in the door!

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We popped in here for lunch, the sandwiches are amazing, they are packed full of filling which is generally high quality Italian meats, hams and salads. None of us managed to finish the sandwiches as they were so huge. It is a bit of funny place, as you select your own bread out a tub, and then hand it over... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fantastic, authentic Italian deli.....sandwiches were fantastic.....only reason it got a 4 instead of 5 was there is no seating and I would have loved to sit and eat and watch the crowd....food though is definitely a 5!!

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When you walk into Molinari's you experience what a great deli in Italy must look like. There are a couple of tables out front and when you walk in you see the big display cases of meats and cheese. You take a number, grab the bread you want out of a bin, and then order one of the best deli... More

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Melbourne
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195 reviews 195 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you're hankering for a light lunch, one of Molinari's giant sandwiches will do the trick. We learned our lesson from Ike's in Castro the day before and ordered a Luciano Special between the two of us. This huge focaccia was filled with prosciutto, sweet coppa, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and leaves and was made and toasted freshly. The range of... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

During our 3 day's in San Francisco we managed to find our way to Molinari's twice. The store front is very unassuming and your first time may be a bit mysterious because there is a clear process for how to order your lunch which is not clearly explained - grab a number, grab a loaf out of the box, pick... More

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Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice deli in Little Italy!!!! About a block and a half walk from the Grey line tour bus drop off. Wonderful little deli with soooo many choices and they are friendly and will help guide you through the menu. We saw it on TV and looked them up. The owner and staff were great.... I wanted a sandwich that wasnt... More

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