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Molinari Delicatessen

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Delicatessen, Italian, Sandwiches
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373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
415-421-2337
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Takeout

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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent choice for a deli experience

If you like Italian, this is Heaven!. I suggest you take a preliminary visit it to get to know what offerings there are. If you want to order, you will have to decide quickly as this place gets very busy and the staff doesn't want any down time waiting for your response. The quality of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
JeanneFromCt
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like Italian, this is Heaven!. I suggest you take a preliminary visit it to get to know what offerings there are. If you want to order, you will have to decide quickly as this place gets very busy and the staff doesn't want any down time waiting for your response. The quality of the offerings is outstanding. Bring... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We popped in and just got a bit of their house-made salami. Oh. My. Goodness. It was the best we've ever had! This place is the real deal. We will be back to try more!

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We waited ages. People select the bread rolls with their hands while they wait to be served. Not hygienic.There should be tongs if that is the way they want to have it. The staff don't wear gloves and handle money too. If customers change their mind on the type of bread they want I saw the staff put it back... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Must try if you are in San Fran.. In and out in a matter of a few minutes after you choose your sandwich. Compared to the prices in San Fran, it is a good value

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Palm Coast, Florida
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396 reviews 396 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This salami has tremendous flavor and is not as fatty as some of the ones from Italy. I have tried a lot of salamis but this is still my all time favorite. They also make great copa and the delicatessen has lots of other delicious items.

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West Palm Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent deli. Sandwich was great!!! The ambience was old school felt like I was in an new York neighborhood

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Molinari is a great little Italian deli located smack dab in the middle of North Beach in San Francisco. The sandwiches are amazing, the prepared foods are wonderful, and the selection of items that are hard to find but necessary for true Italian cooking (any D.O.P. San Marzano canned tomatoes are something that will take your Italian marinara up three... More 

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San Francisco
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

its a really OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN deli. The food is so so good. The meats,deviled eggs, pasta, made to order sandwiches are sublime. Load up a picnic backet of goodies and either head to Washington square to sit on the grass or park bench and have picnic. Cable cars going by, people watching, seniors playing Bouci etc.

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Anchorage AK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I grew up in NY and to walk into Molinari's is like a step back in time. The sights, the smells, the tastes are all what a great Italian deli should be. First Class!

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San Francisco, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're looking for the real deal, Molinari Delicatessen is the place to go. It is the most authentic, Italian deli anywhere in the City.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-421-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?