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Caffe Macaroni Sciue Sciue

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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124 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5102 (Jackson)
+1 415-217-8400
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I could tell this was going to be a great night when we hopped out of our cab, walked into the restaurant having not booked and there was a table for four waiting for us. The dining area is small, but that only adds to the ambience. We had great difficulty choosing, such was the range of deliciousness on offer,... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Wow. This place is amazing. The atmosphere is through the roof. Many locals were there during our visit and the staff seemed to know them and welcome them like family. Repeat local customers are always a good sign. The mood was set with the music that was playing (Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin era). It was very busy crowded noisy and tight... More 

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Virginia
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170 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

WARNING: Address listed in TripAdvisor is incorrect. Caffe Macaroni is at 59 Columbus Ave (not 124 Columbus Ave). The three husbands went to see the Transamerica building while the wives went shopping. We agreed to meet up at Caffe Macaroni for lunch. My sister lives in San Francisco and recommended it because it is very close to the Transamerica building... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great food and service. My husband and I go to SF several times a year. We were in wine country all day, so decided last minute to try this place that a friend recommended. The second floor has a 6' ceiling and they packed us in the tiny space on Saturday night. It was a unique experience. We had mussels... More 

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Paris, France
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

Really tasty, albeit my dish was a bit small. Feels like some real authentic home-made cuisine, but the best part was the atmosphere and the friendliness of Marco. There's something magical about this place. Recommended.

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Thank greentravelwriter
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had been reading great reviews of this place near my FiDi home......Sooo glad we went to check it out. Wonderful menu items, but there were at least 8 specials, and we each had one of those. Excellent....and who knew you could still dine in SF at below $25 for an entree? A funny thing was upon leaving we ran into... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not sure how this restaurant received these high ratings. Limited menu and what is the deal with second floor dining room? Felt like being in a doll house. Menu and dining rooms appear not to have been updated for years.

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Regina, Canada
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

My partner and I found ourselves in North Beach on the third day of our vacation and looking for authentic Italian - we found it at the Caffe Macaroni, a tiny place on Columbia that is worth the trip and trouble. The server and owner were friendly and inviting right from the get go, even though we'd already eaten a... More 

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Thank SmartyBoy
Houston
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2015

We walked into this restaurant on a Saturday night at 7:30 pm and we thought we were back in Italy. The first dish was amazing - calamari, cannelloni beans, arugla and tomatoes! Our pasta was homemade and wine was great! The waiter and owner were so personable and we enjoyed every minute of our meal! We can't wait to go... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is the closest you get to eating in Italy without the airfare and jet lag. The place is tiny. They show you to a small table of your choice, upstairs or down. The guy next to you is visiting from the old country. The owner tells you about the specials and gives you the menu and wine list; it... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Home Style
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5102
    (Jackson)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI: 33 & 45 lines
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-217-8400

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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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