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Calzone's

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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430 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902 (Vallejo)
+1 415-397-3600
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Calzone was delicious. My daughter was not thrilled with the chicken Alfredo as it was so so. Service very prompt and friendly. Excellent atmosphere. I wanted to sit outside but was too cold even with very accommodating heaters. Wine list extensive.Will certainly visit again.

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Thank sholl789
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4/5 rating! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! It's fantastic our team made you feel so welcome and took such great care of you. That's what we like to see! We're happy you enjoyed our calzone but disappointed your daughter's dish didn't exceed expectations. It's wonderful you appreciated our lovely... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place while walking through the city. We were looking for a light lunch and this place was amazing. We ordered pizza and garlic fries to share between the two of us (very glad we ordered to share as portions were huge!!). Both delicious! Staff were extremely attentive and friendly and very reasonable prices (pizza, fries and two... More 

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Thank rachelfh526
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review, Rachel! We're delighted to hear that you had such an amazing dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - the pizza and garlic fries are fan favorites! We're also very pleased that our team provided you with attentive and friendly service. That's what we like to hear! We can't wait to... More 

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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Italian that makes their own pasta. Bartender was friendly and made a great fruity lemonade cocktail while I was waiting. I had the lobster/seafood pasta, so delicious! The bread pairs perfectly with the pasta. Definitely will visit again when I am back in San Francisco.

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Thank Michelle O
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review, Michelle! It's outstanding you had such a lovely experience with us! We love sharing our passion for mouthwatering dishes with our guests. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! The seafood pasta was a great choice! We look forward to hosting you again soon for another amazing experience!... More 

Portland, Oregon
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133 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of those gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoons in North Beach and the opportunity to sit on the sidewalk and have lunch sounded like the perfect idea. Service was great, Sangria was refreshing, heirloom tomato salad was really good & fresh, the seared bacon wrapped sea scallops were ok (I wasn't a fan of the wasabi sauce underneath) &... More 

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Thank Beth F
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thank you for the great rating, Beth! Providing great tasting food and excellent service is always our highest priority. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to serving you again! Come back soon! Thanks again, Beth! Have a great day! More 

Auburn, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in casually to enjoy a drink and appetizer on the patio when we were meandering through the Italian district last weekend. We very much enjoyed our cocktails and delicious melanzana crostini (heavy on garlic, just as we like!). Our waiter was attentive without being too overbearing. It's a wonderful place to stop for a reprieve...... More 

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Thank Laurel M
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect rating, Laurel! We are always working our hardest to provide the best tasting meals and excellent service for all of our guests. It is great to hear about the great dishes you enjoyed! We hope you plan on stopping in again soon! We'd love to have you back. Thanks again, Laurel! Have a great day! More 

Milan, Italy
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very nice, both inside and outside. We asked to arrange a table for 10 persons outside moving some tables and the waiter was a bit rude in saying that the tables cannot be moved, but he arranged us some tables inside. Food is supposed to be Italian but it is actually an American version of Italian food:... More 

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Thank Gianpaolo C
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, Gianpaolo. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent experience at Calzone's. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team will reach out to you privately on TripAdvisor to learn and discuss more about your experience. Thank... More 

Orinda, California
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426 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time here....the first time was not a good visit and I commented and rated appropriately on TripAdvisor...The manager emailed me and we spoke and he was genuinely interested in my comments and asked us to visit again. We did and really enjoyed it. The ambiance is very "Italian" and bistro feeling. I had home made pasta... More 

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Thank Kesslane
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're delighted you had such a fantastic second experience with us. We're happy you gave us another opportunity to demonstrate the high-caliber service we're accustomed to sharing with our guests! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! The calamari... More 

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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is lovely. The waitstaff was awesome, but if you are coming here fine Italian cuisine, I would recommend trying one of the many others close by. I had a pizza that by all accounts was the most boring, dry, tasteless pizza I have ever had. I wanted a pasta dish but nothing sounded overly exciting so I tried... More 

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Thank MsLulu78
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Lulu, we appreciate you taking the time to share feedback from your recent experience at Calzone's. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team will reach out to you privately on TripAdvisor to learn and discuss more about your experience. Thank... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Three English families on three separate holidays meet for Christmas Day 2016 lunch at Calzones. A long and happy meal with good service was had by all. Two families pay with cash, one by card. The latter get back to the UK to discover that the total amount for the meal had been taken from the card. No receipt, no... More 

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Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic rating, Guest! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our guests at all times so it's very pleasing to hear that we were able to accommodate you during your meal and resolve any issues as quickly as possible. We look forward to hosting you... More 

Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Our last meal before moving on from San Francisco was memorable as we ate outside under powerful heaters on the pavement. An experience watching the local people go about their evening constitution. It was typical Italian hospitality and the paste dishes were very good along with a poached salmon dish

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Thank Mike D
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, Mike! It's fantastic you had such a lovely experience with us. We're delighted you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes! That's what we like to see! It's great you enjoyed our prime location! We aim to please! We're looking forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
    (Vallejo)
  • Public Transportation: Muni #9, #20, #30, #41 and #45 stop within a block of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-3600
Description
It doesn’t get more local than Calzone's, in the heart of North Beach. Whether you're sitting outside at the heated cafe tables or inside in one of the comfy booths, this sparkling bistro with a decidedly Cal-Euro atmosphere is the perfect place for watching eclectic locals mix with visitors drawn by North Beach's reputation as the hip place to see and be seen.

The restaurant has been owned and operated by the same North Beach native since 1986 and is open 365 days a year, serving food continuously from 11:30 am until 1:00 am.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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