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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)
+1 415-397-3600
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Lala96
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 5 days ago NEW

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 

Carmel
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The only reason I am not giving Calzones a perfect raising is because we did not eat. We only had a glass of wine and their vodka lemonade. The bartender was super friendly, I wish I remembered his name! He was quick and very agreeable when we wanted to move outside to sit on the sidewalk. It's a great place... More 

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

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Rebecca! We're delighted you had such a pleasant experience with us! We aim to please and your praise for our team lets us know we're doing our job! We endeavor to go above and beyond for our guests! It's great you enjoyed our prime location. That's what we like to see! We look forward... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the outside sidewalk dining, with overhead heat! A perfect spot to people-watch over a bottle of wine and delicious pizza

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

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Karen! We're delighted you had such a pleasant experience with us! We strive to offer stellar service alongside our mouthwatering dishes. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have an amazing day! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the sidewalk heated dining option. Excellent pizza and wine. Staff was friendly, patient and didn't rush us despite busy time. And by "scenic view" at 5 stars, I mean people watching on the sidewalk!

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

Thank you for the perfect rating, Nancy! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! Providing high-quality meals and excellent service is always our highest priority! We hope you plan on stopping by again! We'd love to have you back! Thanks again, Nancy! Have a beautiful day! More 

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144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fancy, beautiful place, well decorated, nice setting... however, nobody sits here to stare to the walls, right? If you are like me and come here to eat, you may agree that this food is mean, regular, nothing especial at all. I had a prosciutto and arugula pizza that was cold! My son had a pasta that was ok, according to... More 

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

We appreciate the feedback, Jose. We're disappointed that your stay with us was less than ideal. It's unfortunate our dishes didn't meet your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. We'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We look forward to hosting you again soon for a more positive experience. Have a great day. More 

Santa Barbara do Sul, RS
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a perfect place to eat (crab fettuccine alfredo is my favorite plate) with your boyfriend or friends. This bistro has a large awning along the front with tables and chairs beneath it, perfect for watching the crowd go. I loved this place.

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Thank prenda11
Andre A, General Manager at Calzone's, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect rating, Prenda! We are always working very hard to provide great tasting meals and excellent service for all of our guests. We are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would love to host you again soon! Thanks again, and have a fantastic day! More 

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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The comfort here is great. Outdoor seating with heat. People watching is big. Food like the house made campanelle with salmon is delicious. Salads are lacking is dressing but very fresh ingredients. Desserts are yummy. Prices a little high but this is Columbus Avenue. Service is slow and deliberate.

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

Thanks for the great review, David! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us. We strive to offer top-notch service and mouthwatering dishes for our guests. It's fantastic you enjoyed our dishes. That's what we like to see! We look forward to sharing another lovely experience with you soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

One of the bes italiant restaurants in SF I found. I my opinion better than most places I've dined at in Italy. Try the Alfredo.

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

Thank you for the perfect rating, John! Providing delicious food and fantastic service is always our highest priority. We are very pleased to hear about all of the experience you had with us and that you think we are on of the best! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thanks again, John! Have a great day! More 

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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

If gnocchi is on a menu, I'm ordering it! So of coarse I had to order the homemade gnocchi...which was excellent. My husband had a calzone, figuring since the place is called Calzone's it better be good. It was THE best calzone we ever tasted! It was light, not too doughy, the filling was tasty. Service was extremely fast, friendly,... More 

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

Thank you for the perfect rating! We are very pleased to hear about the experience you and your husband had! We are always working our hardest to provide great food and excellent service. It is great to hear that you will be back, we can't wait to see you! Thanks again, have a great 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
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
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 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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  • 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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