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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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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best Italian deli in SF. Mortadela is to die for. Sandwiches are yummy on sour dough roll. Ravioli's are wonderful to take out and make at home.

Thank lottaklutz
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can get great ravioli, cold cuts and cheeses in addition to many imported items. I love the old world feel and the quality. Also great sandwiches of course. The guys are great.

Thank Nina N
San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hey Folks, The makers of Molinari salami, if you have not tried it, it's time! if you can find a place to park this is one of the best intalian Sandwiches you will ever eat!!!!!!

Thank Frank J
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been coming to Molinari my entire life - my Italian parents would make a stop there every Sunday to pick up fresh cold cuts! The quality is exceptional. We've also made a habit of picking up sandwiches for any outings in SF. These were always delicious, and still are, except that the last time the bread was not as... More 

Thank Barbara R
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is absolutely one of the best finds in SF --- can't go wrong if you pay a visit to what I consider one of the all - time favorite spots to visit

Thank MiztuhP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Militarily is one of a small number of authentic Italian deli's remaining in San Francisco. If you want to drool over an amazing selection of Italian prosciutto, sausage, cheese, virgin olive oil, salads, vinegar and wine, fresh ravioli and pastas, this is Deli central. Great provisions, professional staff, and an old world feel in North Beach. They make a mean... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been my families 'go to ' place for Italian specialty items for four generations. Not really a restaurant, but a carry out deli. Closer to a specialty food market, although they make incredible sandwiches.

Thank Richard C
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Molinari's was always one of the good San Francisco salamis and it still is, although it's probably manufactured in San Leandro these days. Based on their empire of cold cuts, the Molinari family produced a judge and a county supervisor and probably a lot of real estate. But the deli kept going strong and still today on any Saturday afternoon... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the best place in SF for a real Italian sandwich (in the SF' Italian area called North Beach) and while you're at it pick up your ravioli's and sauce for dinner - grab your roll and give 'em your order but be quick about it!!

Thank NikkiGel
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the few authentic, original Italian Deli's left in San Francisco. Excellent house made sausages and pasta and generous sandwiches. This is not the type of Deli where you sit and eat. It is mostly for purchasing sandwiches and deli meats and food to go. Nothing stale here as they move everything pretty fast. Try to avoid lunch hour... 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 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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