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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907 (North Beach)
415-421-2337
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Ranked #7 of 5,005 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 / Telegraph Hill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Santa Rosa, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Very friendly staff, service with a smile. A nice selection of salamis and such. If you are in the need for some Italian cooking ingredients, you should go here.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place. Would go again, would recommend. Our group each chose a different sandwich and everyone was satisfied. You can order from a pre set selection of sandwiches or have it made as you like it.

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montreal
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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Fresh bread, imported salumi, great cheese and simple toppings make for great sandwiches and Molinari's has all of those ingredients. The friendly staff swiftly prepare all sandwiches, made to order or pre set as on menu, to perfection. Grab a bottle of wine and you gave yourself a perfect picnic lunch!

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Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice, large sandwich filled with quality meats, cheeses and extras. Pick your bread, hard or soft from the bread box and have a sandwich made to your liking. No indoor seating and not much out on the sidewalk, so it's best to have a plan on where to eat in case the sidewalk tables are full.

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idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This deli is my standard for comparing all other Italian Deli's. Best Italian sandwiches. Everything is so perfectly put together. I go there for the sandwiches, but the store has all kinds of fun stuff to buy.

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Additional Information about Molinari Delicatessen

Address: 373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
Phone Number: 415-421-2337
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian, Sandwiches

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