North Beach

North Beach, San Francisco: Address, Phone Number, North Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

North Beach
4.5
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Most of this neighborhood's former beatnik charm is retained while adding fine cuisine to its claim to fame.
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DebinSanFrancisco
Tiburon, CA296 contributions
Great historic walking neighborhood
Aug 2021
We had friends visiting from CT, parked in a lot at the entrance of Chinatown where we toured. Then took them through my weekend shopping walks when I lived in Nob Hill.

So, Little Italy is right near Chinatown where we stopped at my favorite Deli, Molinari's that's been there since 1896.

It's a great neighborhood to stroll around, with many Italian restaurants and Cafe's. Love the tiramisu and cappuccino's that I always had. They loved the walking tour they gave them and highly recommend you see this area of the city!
Written September 4, 2021
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mshapiro99
Sterling, VA989 contributions
Beautiful Neighborhood -- Close to Many Cuisines
Jul 2021
Walked through North Beach on a recent visit to San Francisco, and found the architecture interesting and welcoming. Close to Little Italy, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf, this will be the next neighborhood we find a hotel to stay in and use as a base of operations. Lots of great restaurants in a 5 block radius. Worth exploring!
Written July 18, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,519 contributions
Historic Neighborhood
Jan 2020
This is the traditional Italian neighborhood. Well time has passed and neighborhoods change and the population here is mostly Chinese. Lots of well-preserved attractive buildings, a few gems like Coit Tower. Some old fashioned Italian restaurants. Walkable.
Written January 27, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA130,361 contributions
North Beach: Fun Area to Explore in San Francisco
Jan 2020
I like North Beach, so returned on a nice January day. I went to the Beat Museum and City Lights Bookstore. I explored the food stores such as Molinari Delicatessan. I enjoyed in general just exploring the area.
Written January 10, 2020
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shazztang
Auckland, New Zealand111 contributions
Walk around the neighbourhood
Dec 2018
Lovely place to stroll around. Felt very safe in this area even at night, walking by myself. Make sure to stop by Liguria Bakery early in the morning for some delicious focaccia. I took a slice with me before heading to Pier 39. Awesome with clam chowder (if you can handle the blasphemy of not having your soup in a sourdough bowl).
Written November 28, 2019
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL10,967 contributions
Italian heritage
Aug 2019
North Beach, a busy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checked-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro bars. The spirit of the Beat Generation can be felt at the storied City Lights bookstore and the memorabilia-filled Vesuvio Cafe bar. In Telegraph Hill the Filbert Steps offer a scenic hike to the iconic Coit Tower, with WPA-era murals and panoramic views.
Written September 8, 2019
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MalcolmW648
Stoke-on-Trent, UK354 contributions
Great place
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visited north beach after walking through Chinatown, just by chance it was the annual north beach festival with street bars, outside market, street food stalls and live bands. We had the most amazing day and loved the area and it’s bars, which had a real laid back vibe, well worth a visit
Written June 25, 2019
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tj20travel
Richland, WA93 contributions
Love the area / Wondering about the future
Jun 2019 • Couples
Old West Coast Little Italy area of San Francisco. Love the charm and restaurants. Many businesses closed from our last visit of a few years ago. Sad to see and we are wondering why. Being Priced out? Area was clean and well behaved. Hoping for all the best to keep the traditional neighborhood going.
Written June 3, 2019
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,082 contributions
Great Walk
Mar 2019 • Solo
Over three days I zigzagged my way through large portions of the north beach area and found a little bit of everything. It is home to the most popular attraction to include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and the Embarcadero. Little Italy and Telegraph Hill/Coit Tower are also there and it butts right up against the financial district. There are tons of shops and restaurants and you can ride the cable cars and street cars throughout. Definitely a must in SF.
Written March 9, 2019
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
Terrific Bookstore!
Feb 2019 • Family
My son and I were in North Beach for the afternoon. We went for lunch as well as checked out a few of the shops. Then we walked south on Columbus Ave to City Lights Bookstore which is THE COOLEST! Highly recommend!
Written February 7, 2019
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