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Nob Hill Cafe

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1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
+1 415-776-6500
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a later supper here served by friendly staff and the food was excellent and hot! Which made all the difference, a lot of restaurants in the city seem to server Luke warm.

Thank SheilaMCHZ
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind of disappointed. Waited in a cold weather for almost an hour and finally got a seat. It would be nice if the bread is warm and the butter is creamy. But the bread and butter were hard and was not appetizing. Service was alright, the only friendly smile we got was from the girl who came and asked us... More 

Thank sandy c
Okahumpka, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

zaneMy wife and I ate here twice in the last two days. Both meals were fabulous! The first night we had the Melanzane (baby greens,roasted eggplant, roasted tomato, feta),as an appetizer. Spaghetti alla Carbonara( romana cream sauce w/pancetta, egg, garlic). Linguine alla vongole (baby clams, white wine, lemon, garlic). Everything was fabulous!! The second time, we shared the antipasti for... More 

Thank carleton44
New York City, New York
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450 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered into this place after services at Grace Cathedral as it is a block away. Very nice people. Friendly neighborhood ambiance but not elegant. Caesar salad was OK button great, spicy tomato pasta was excellent. With a glass of wine each we had a great meal.

Thank Douglas T
Midland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. You feel like you are part of the neighborhood. Pizza and Lasagna were outstanding. Definitely one of those places we will talk about.

Thank JoeBrad422
Waterloo, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Searched Trip Advisor for Italian restaurants, settled on this one based on reviews. Called for a reservation and found they don't do them, little concerned as it was a 20 minute walk from the hotel. Deciding on Nob Hill Cafe was a great decision, it surpassed both of our expectations. Had to wait 10 or 15 minutes, not a problem... More 

Thank Bill181736
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here everytime we visit San Fran and love it. The atmosphere is terrific and the staff so friendly. The lasagne is a must have. The bruschetta, delicious. The calzone can be passed on. The red from Multipulciano was great. And the tirimasu is off the charts.

Thank FGScot
Fairfax, VA
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We had another amazing couple of meals when we were at The Fairmont, An easy two block walk and the food was as magnificent as always. We had a two year old in tow, and our waitress (and several other staff) could not have been more attentive and accommodating. Lasagna and pizza are to die for, and lots of vegetarian... More 

Thank 48stever
Sarpsborg, Norway
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Trying to avoid jetlag after 11 hours on transatlantic plane we walked the steep streets of SF, looking for a place to eat. Our first meal i San Francisco was a success at Nob Hill Cafe. Our party of five had risotto, carbonara and calzone, all of them very tasty and rich. Huge portions.

Thank Junsch
Predazzo, Veneto, Italy
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine recommended I try Knob Hill Café and I am so thankful I took her advice. It's a very small restaurant in the middle of a quiet street. I was by myself on this visit and had a cozy table at the window for lunch. I ordered one of the pastas and I'm already ready to go... More 

Thank Stacy D

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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