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Molinari Delicatessen

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373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Marietta, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got two sandwiches and shared them for a couple of days...they were large and delicious! We were lucky to be able to walk there from our motel.

Thank Bernadette W
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Trips to Molinari's are always an experience to remember. The staff are straight out of "central casting" & fun to watch. Fantastic food, wine & pastas in addition to sandwiches. The crowd during the holidays is a SF tradition.

Thank William P
Timaru, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb sandwich , fresh and full of fillings . Staff friendly and chatty . I could spend hours in there trying the meats , salads and cheese . Definite great place for lunch ,

Thank Topyid
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For the past 30 years, Molinari is the only Italian deli in San Francisco from which I buy meats for sandwiches and ingredients to make my own pasta sauce. Service is with a smile or bring it back if there is a problem. All my relatives love to have their sandwiches made for the airplane ride going back home whenever... More 

Thank Susan W
Detroit, Michigan
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in North Beach and went here to pick up food for a dinner in. Fresh bread, proscuitto, sopressata, bean salads, etc . We were thrilled And... everyone so nice. Everything for a picnic anywhere in the city. If you're a foodie you'll love looking around.

Thank IQ_Lisa
Spanish Fork, Utah
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grab a number when you walk in. Then go over and grab bread for the sandwiches you want. Then stay on high alert for them to call your number and raise your hand when you hear it. They only call once and move fast. Have an idea of what you want or go with whatever they tell you because this... More 

Thank amber1127
Memphis, Tennessee
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to stop in based on a Diners Drive-Ins and Dives reco while visiting SF. Was unsure when I saw the meats hanging around but was sure the moment I took a bite of that delicious sandwich with the yummiest mozzarella cheese in the middle. Enjoyed eating on the patio outside and people watching.

Thank Lauren L
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They make their own salami and have good sandwiches. It's a north beach classic that is popular with tourists and locals. Very good potato salad.

Thank MrNice2015
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to come here after all the great reviews, and we weren't disappointed. It was a little confusing at first because we didn't know about taking a number or getting bread. After that, it was a breeze. My wife ordered the eggplant parm and I got the grilled focaccia special. Both were delicious, filled us up, and cost 26... More 

Thank jessandjosh
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Molinari's is our absolute favorite deli to buy sandwiches, or slices of salami or lunch meat, aged to perfection! It's our go-to deli for predictably delicious sandwiches. Walk in, take a look around to decide what you want, take a number, and pick out your bread from a bin at the front wall situated around the middle of the store.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 415-421-2337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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