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Calzone's

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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430 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902 (Vallejo)
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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Plattsburgh, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the inside decor and the outside patio area. The pizza was awesome as was the service, a must visit on Columbus Ave!

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

Deborah, thank you for all of your kind compliments! We're glad you were able to try our pizza and had some excellent service during your dining experience. If there's any way we can accommodate you during a future visit, please let us know. Have a great day! More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant, the interior was really nice and the atmosphere was great. We had garlic bread for appetiser and we all ordered pizzas for dinner. The pizzas were really delicious.

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Thank 782sineadk
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

782sineadk, thank you for leaving us a 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor! We love seeing that you were able to get a taste of our pizza! It's the best, and made with our own original Calzone's touch! We'd love to see you back for some more soon. Until then, have a great day! More 

Hudson, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us ate at Calzone's on a weekday evening. The decor and atmosphere were great. The three of us agree it was the best meal we had during a week of visiting San Francisco. The lasagna was deemed "the best ever had". A salmon and asparagus dish was flavorful and light, better than expected. The wine choices are plentiful.... More 

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Thank danmiller6
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Dan, thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review on TripAdvisor! Nothing makes us happier than reading about a pleasant experience to our restaurant. We strive to ensure all our guests are getting the best experience at Calz​one's. Things like our atmosphere, lasagne, and our staff are what makes us such a great place to dine!... More 

Santa Clarita, California
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an awesome restaurant to sit outside and people watch. The food, wine and service were excellent. Reasonably priced given that this is San Francisco. There are lots of Italian restaurants with sidewalk dining, but nobody was at the other restaurants. Assume Calzone's is popular with locals and that's why it was packed. Cable car three blocks away. Just... More 

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

Thank you for the outstanding rating, Justin! It's wonderful to see that you enjoyed your dining experience at Calzone's. We're pleased to hear that every aspect of your dinner exceeded your expectations. Providing our guests with delicious cuisine and quality service are two things we truly value and we're glad that we didn't disappoint you in this regard. We look... More 

Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pizza and pasta lunch with Iced Teas. The quality of the dishes was amazing. Margeritta was really good and Pasta with Spinich, perfect:))

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Thank nhawthorn1
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 5 out of 5 review. We are delighted to see that you stopped by and enjoyed your meal with us. Here at Calzone's we take a lot of pride in our delicious Italian cuisine. Come back and visit us again soon! We hope you have a wonderful day! More 

Eugene, Oregon
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309 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many of the Italian restaurants in little Italy ,Mathis is hands down the best . I eat here first every time I come to the Bay Area . Great place for lunch or dinner . I had the egg plant sandwich yesterday , have dinner reservations for tonight . You won't be disappointed

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

Thank you so much for sharing your review, Anthony. We are honored you considered us to be the best restaurant in little Italy. You made an excellent choice with the eggplant sandwich. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again for the 5 out of 5 review. Have a wonderful day! More 

MA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside location is well-designed under an awning and with a wide sidewalk there is plenty of room for the tables and passersby. It is a very relaxed setting as is the service so expect to linger. The soup of the day was well-made an authentic. The small pizza offered fresh ingredients and a thin crust. Note that the pizza... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you appreciated the relaxing environment at Calzone's as well as the beautiful outdoor seating we offer. It's great to know that you enjoyed the authentic and flavorful Italian cuisine served at our restaurant. We truly believe in serving our guests only the most quality food. It was our... More 

Dalton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was fun, calzones were very big and delicious. The bruchetta appetizer was absolutely delicious. The chicken caesar salad comes with cold shredded chicken, not grilled chicken. Overall, it was good but a little overpriced.

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Thank khoule2016
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

khoule2016, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor! It's great to see you had a wonderful experience to our restaurant. The bruschetta has always been one of our favorites. Great choice! We'd love to see you back for another visit soon. Until then, have a great day! More 

Victoria
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for a city with a rep for good food, this isn't the place to go long wait, fun atmosphere, lame overpriced food wine was good but expensive, beer was pricey too gnocchi was ok but the portion was tiny and came with no sides (no salad, nothing) the chicken calzone was a lot of pizza dough and not much else,... More 

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Thank pyjama6
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're very sorry to hear about your recent experience at Calzone's. It's unfortunate to know that you were not satisfied with the quality of the dishes you ordered as well as with the service you received. Providing our guests with delicious cuisine and exceptional service are two things we strive for. We've reached out to you via private... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our tour in the US we started in San Francisco. One night we wanted some good Italian food. After a walk through north beach we ended at Calzone's. It breaths Italy, love for fine food without a lot of blabla. And the pizzas were good even compared to the ones we had when we were in Rome. Eating the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us at Calzone's. It's exciting to know that we were able to meet your expectations and that you were so satisfied with the flavor and quality of the dishes you ordered. We're especially delighted to hear that you were so impressed with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
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: 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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  • 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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