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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 94133-4525
(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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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is real Italian and has been around for a long time. The owner served us and she gave us great recommendations with the food. It was a no nonsense approach and just dishes up great tasting food. I over paid by $100 (new notes stuck together) the owner bought it back to me and explained I had overpaid... More 

1 Thank WilRoc
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Listen - If you want standard Italian from a 'my name is Michael I'll be your waiter this evening' chain restaurant, stay in union square, this ain't the place for you. We wanted to go to 'little Italy' for some traditional food on the last night of our holiday. Don't get me wrong, the place could have done with a... More 

Thank Warren L
Kansas City
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, cute, family run place. Chicken Parmesan very yummy. Spaghetti with meatballs also good. Waiter messed up my entree, took care of it and treated us to cheesecake.

Thank Kathi W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Tommaso's early on a Sunday night. You should know that they do not take reservations First come and first served. They open their doors at 5 on most days - and at 4 on Sunday. I've been a frequently flier at Tommaso's in my trips to SF, and I've never been disappointed. I started with one of... More 

2 Thank Robert L
Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Tommasso's on 31st July, evening, and the amount due was 56$, I paid by credit card. Being back home I checked my credit card statements and got charged 81$... Unfortunately no one has gotten back to me yet apologizing and refunding the money! Very disappointing!!!

Thank Flojam
carmen1042, Owner at Tommaso's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, After reviewing the credit card receipts of July 31st, we noticed that the previous credit card tip was inadvertently added to your credit card. We have refunded your credit card in the full amount of $81.55. Please accept our most sincere apologies for this mistake. Regards, Tommaso's Restaurant P.S. If you would like a receipt of the refund, please... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! Planning to go back before we leave San Fran. Small place with limited seating but it's worth the wait! Reasonable pricing!

Thank Mommabez
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These old family restaurants are disappearing and it is a shame, but thankfully Tommaso's is still with us. Go early or you will wait in line. We split a Caesar salad which was fresh and delicious, then had a pizza which would do Italy proud. This is good, comforting down home Italian fare with an old San Francisco vibe.

Thank lilymarlene808
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Share a pizza or enjoy a portion of delicious pasta with the homemade and famous sugo full of sun and taste. Friendly staff, worth waiting for a table, seating like in Italy at a long table.

Thank Irenewissum
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply wonderful and well worth the wait for a table. Very popular restaurant with oodles of atmosphere. It's all going on at this joint to deliver brilliant food. Staff very friendly. Wine list good. Food fantastic, authentic, fresh, perfect. Not the flashiest of restaurants and tightly packed in but that's not what it's about, it's about the FOOD ! We... More 

Thank TerryB202WA
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Tommaso's. The friendliest staff- although they had never seen us before. The service is efficient and the food is good. The pizza has a touch of American taste, but ingredients are genuine and give a truly Italian feeling. I'd definitely recommend it.

Thank BoboRossi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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 94133-4525
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (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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