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Nob Hill Cafe

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1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
+1 415-776-6500
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate there for dinner with the family while on vacation. Was close to our hotel so we thought we would try it. They don't take reservations so we did have to wait for about 45 minutes at a table on the sidewalk. However we had a glass of wine while waiting and just enjoyed the neighborhood and the great smells... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Nob Hill Cafe based on TripAdvisor reviews and its close proximity to my hotel The Scarlet Huntington. Tips: Get there when they open at 5 since they do not take reservations. If you don't want to wait for a table, consider ordering take out if you are at a nearby hotel. Wine by the glass is affordable and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant by chance and what a wonderful find! Really enjoyed the simple classic italian food. The staff and service was great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in the Nob Hill area as it is walking distance from hotels. The cost was comparable to a night out in Australia.

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Mendon, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small, casual restaurant with authentic Italian food. We both enjoyed the melzane salad with grilled eggplant. The spaghetti carbonara was excellent with perhaps a touch more cream and a bit less egg than I'm used to, but I loved it. My husband liked his lasagna.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this little restaurant, food was excellent and the location very convenient to our hotel. Highly recommend that you visit when in San Francisco.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Italian gem here on Nob Hill. Get there early as very popular. Good variety of Italian dishes and reasonable wine selection. Value for money!

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Thank Les988
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little place. Had the gnocchi with bolgnese sauce. WOW... Simple but excellent. Lovely wines. The only downside is the NO RESERVATION policy. I showed up a bit early to get a table as my friend was joining me. They wouldn't allow me to sit and wait saying that they did not seat 'incomplete' parties. Silly rule that almost ruined... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Menu had a nice selection. Apple fennel sausages were quite good. Pasta was delicious. We would go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate that there were no line ups as there are no reservations. Quickly seated and attended to we ordered a bottle of 2014 Louis Martini. Only $33 and great value Bread followed. Be forewarned. They bake their own bread that comes hot to the table. You'll want it as your meal; but there's more to come! Ordered a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the cafe on our last night in town with no reservations and waited about a half hour. It was well worth it. Coming from Boston with our North End and a couple of good Italian restaurants in each neighborhood I did not expect to be blown away but the Nob Hill Cafe did everything right. Apps, pasta... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-6500

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Staying in Nob Hill

Neighborhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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