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Tommaso's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-398-9696
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Helena, Montana
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While walking around Fisherman's Wharf, we stumbled upon Tommaso's Restauant. Though small and somewhat cramped we enjoyed true Italian service. Our waiter was from Rome and was very helpful. Had a crab cake dinner, (no not Italian cuisine), but delicious non the less with ceased salad, a crab cake dinner and a bottle of wine. Would eat there again.

Thank Arnold S
Monterey, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I am in North BeachSan Francisco, I feel lucky if I can eat at Tommaso's. Other restaurants are bigger, better known and more crowded. And that's fine with me, that way I can have a seat at the best! No reservations to contend with, strictly first come, first served. No worries, the wait is well worth the delicious food... More 

1 Thank arttrip01
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Named after a Chinese cook, this fabulous eatery tucked in a small sub level space on Kearney Street may still serve the best all round Italian meals in the city. The generous servings of spinach salad with a light lemon vinaigrette to a special baked coo-coo (clams) in a yummy broth is a great way to start. Pizzas and veal,... More 

1 Thank David O
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 720 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a gem we found on our first night in the city. The place has a queue but no matter how hungry you are be patient and wait, it's definitely worth it. The parma ham pizza was so yummy. It's a cosy restaurant with great service and relatively cheap.

1 Thank Saintlysinner
Henderson, NV
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I grew up in NYC, and on a recent trip back with my wife (originally from Long Island), we ate in several NYC Italian restaurants, looking for what we missed - great "old-style" Italian food. Turns out we were looking in the wrong city. Tomasso's apparently always has a line - and now I know why. We shared a small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Met friends and family here. We got there early, be warned it gets crowded very quick and no reservations. I had the manicotti, some of the best I've ever had. Staff was friendly. Gets a bit loud in there so don't expect to carry on a serious conversation.

1 Thank 368SteveT368
Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Second visit to Tommaso's. we enjoyed pizza the first time but was a while ago. This visit we enjoyed the Italian food. Portions are large enough to split , if you are so inclined. service was prompt , but we did go around 5-6 to avoid the crowds on a Friday night. My Eggplant Parmigiana was delicious, rich red sauce... More 

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Los Osos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This North Beach Italian Restaurant was recommended by a friend and was better than we expected. Very traditional interior and the service was the best. We had a pizza and the crust literally melted in our mouth. Also, their wine selection is great and very good. A must stop in San Francisco.

1 Thank LosOsosMike
Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a spinach pepperoni pizza which was good. Not the best pizza I've ever had. Very noisy you couldn't carry on a conversation for all the talking. Tables where to close together. I'm not sure I would go back again.

Thank TGS123_13
Carmel, California
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377 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We have been frequenting this wonderful restaurant for decades, watched the family owners grow and evolve. The food is real family old school Italian fare... their pizza was once voted best in the USA. Believe it!!!

1 Thank rthau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-9696

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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