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North Beach

Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-678-5327
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North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-678-5327
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

We spent several days round here as our friends lived nearby, and our hotel was just on the boarder with Chinatown on Broadway. This area of San Francisco is so relaxed and has a village like feel to it. Fortunately, our friends who hosted us...More

1  Thank neil102
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I admit, I may be influenced by the fact that I am part Italian American and have been to Italy many, many times. I love everything about the culture and the way of life - whether in Europe or in the U.S. North Beach is...More

1  Thank Steve Freedomhi... C
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Go for the Italian Food and Bistro in this area. Great experience! A' little Italy' it called. Although most of the Italians moved to other area, but the culture and feeling of Italy still there. Have a wonderful meal, coffee, and bakeries, and people watiching...More

1  Thank Janis Y
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in SF the day of the festival and spent the day wandering around the streets of north beach listening to the many music acts and having a few beers and food from the various stalls. Great way to spend the day if you...More

Thank IfIdonttheywill
Reviewed July 28, 2016

When in North Beach, I always feel as if I'm on vacation. There is a very mellow feeling in this area even though is is busy and thriving with many people. One of my favorite things to do here is to grab a slice of...More

Thank D. N
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Great shopping with Italian Shops. Items you can't purchase online. The food is amazing! Coit Tower gives you 360 degree views of the entire city and Bay Area. Easy walk to Lombard St.

1  Thank Morgan E
Reviewed July 20, 2016

My husband and I had a great time in our first day in San Francisco!Margarita, our tour guide was so nice and she explained us many interesting things about San Francisco´s history. The food tasting started with an incredible soup made with seafood. Then we...More

Thank iraiadobaran
Reviewed June 24, 2016

I suppose this would be more of an attraction for me if I were into the nightlife scene for which this area is well-known. I do love Italian restaurants though, and it’s easy to see why part of North Beach has been dubbed “Little Italy.”...More

1  Thank Citallwic
Reviewed June 4, 2016

They have the best Italian food there, Try Molinaris for a killer sandwich. Most places are open for lunch

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Reviewed May 29, 2016

We walked this street on the way to Lombard street and the squiggly street, its very pretty and has those great steep San Francisco roads, a few restaurants and shops on the way. Ensure you have good walking shoes as some of those hills are...More

1  Thank jen m
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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