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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907 (North Beach)
415-421-2337
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Ranked #6 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: North Beach
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I love going to this deli for one reason it's the best italian deli for a great sandwich that is truly mouth watering and its also great for picking up pastas and sauces and meats and cheeses and so much more! My mom told me about this deli a long time ago and i checked it out for myself and... More

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Granite Bay, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Amazing selection of everything! A classic italian deli. Service took awhile, but it is very popular and busy!

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La Quinta, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My parents are from Sicily and I grew up working in an Italian deli so I am very particular. This is one of the best I have ever been in. Great rolls that you get out of a bin and hand to the sandwich maker behind the counter. You can order one of their subs or create your own. I... More

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Liverpool, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and I chose to come here as our first spot in San Fran for a quick bite after flying from the east to the west coast. Located in North Beach. We ordered our food and then sat outside and watched the people go by. I had an eggplant sandwich, it was tasty and fresh. My husband enjoyed his... More

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You have to visit this place in the North End near Vesuvio & City Lights just to experience the atmosphere let alone have one of their sensational sandwiches, make sure to have their signature salami. Huge tasty mouthwatering deli candwiches. Had the italian special ( I think that was what it was called) I loved it!!!

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Dayton Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The home page of the Molinari & Sons website features a photo of an 8 year old Molinari child presenting a salami to the Pope. That tells you a lot about this place: an old-school Italian deli at the edge of Little Italy, almost in Chinatown, jammed with traditional house-made sausages, deli meats, salads, cheeses, Italian specialties, and DIY sandwiches.... More

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Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have made this a must visit lunch for each of our trips to San Francisco. Sandwiches that are big enough to split but you'll be glad you ate the whole thing. Food, atmosphere and price. Everything was perfect.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love this place because it carries Salsa Tartufata, which is very hard to find. But if all you want is a couple jars of the stuff, you have to wait until all the people (I think tourists mainly) have their sandwiches made. So try not to go at lunch time. Fresh pasta, great cheese selection, and of course, proscioutto,... More

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Godfrey, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great little Italian deli. Authentic local sausages and hams/prosciutto. Good selections of olives and sides. Enjoyed people watching at the sidewalk tables.

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Decatur, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Talk about old school and old world atmosphere! Wander to into Molinari's and you'll think you've stepped into old Italy! This shoppe is truly sandwich boy heaven! Great photo opportunity with the sandwich artists behind the counter and huge bulk meats and cheeses hanging from the rafters! Take a number and hand select your own personal sliced bread from the... More

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