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“Best Sandwiches and Salami Ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Delicatessen
373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907 (North Beach)
415-421-2337
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Ranked #11 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
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
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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“Best Sandwiches and Salami Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Been going there since I was a boy and lived two blocks away over 70 years ago. Every Saturday we'd stop by for delicious breads and meats. Then around the croner to a Mexican deli (no longer there) for great homemade Tomalis. Left when I enlisted in the Navy but every trip back always stop at Molinari's for sandwichs that can't be beat and hard salamis and fresh cheeses to take home to Georgia. The routine hasn't changed, first take a number, next pick out your own roll from the basket then wait patiently in line to give your order to the boys behind the counter. If your going for lunch get there before 12 Noon otherwise the line's out the door.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fallbrook, California
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“thanks trip advisor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We also went for lunch based on reviews we read here. It was hard to choose a sandwich from the extensive menu. Our sandwiches were yummy. The bread was fresh and soft. The meat and cheese were Italian through and through. We ate half for lunch and the other half for dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Was walking through the neighborhood and stumbled upon this gem. Great sandwich and really cool deli. Recommend it if in the area!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wow! What a sandwich!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Following all the reviews on trip advisor I went here for lunch at 12:30 and I think I made it just in time! When I looked behind me the queue was out the door!!
I chose the Molinari special. Should be toasted on a focaccia but the lady in front for the last one! So I had a ciabatta which was still amazing.
You could share this if you weren't as hungry as I was.
Then took a relaxing walk through China town to walk off the sarni!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Holy salami!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

If you don't stop at this deli, it will be tragic. Fresh, authentic, tasty, affordable. Sandwiches are huge and can easily be shared. Go for the Renzo-fresh mozz and amazing prosciutto. Carry-out only, although there are a couple of tables outside.

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