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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this place on trip advisor when visiting San Francisco and had to try it. It didn't disappoint! Loads of choices and variety of breads. I had the herb roasted beef with cheese and salad, was delicious! Fairly expensive but worth it. We also managed to bag a table outside which was good as otherwise there isn't many places... More 

Thank MissHove
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding authentic Italian delicatessen. You must have the ciabatta with cured meats and artichokes.

Thank AnthonyEMicallef
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly biased because my cousin owns the place but seriously I haven't tried a deli in SF that has the quality and feel of an Italian Deli in Tuscany! Sandwiches are awesome and the ravioli's and meat sauce are delicious!

Thank jratto
San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old San Francisco treat but at today's market prices. I had a Genova Salami sandwich which had three or four slices in a nice soft French bread and smothered with lettuce an tomatoes but mayo was very runny. Sandwich cost $11 which I thought was high for what we got.

Thank dragonfly129
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you step in the door grab a number and as you wait look around and pick out some awesome meat, cheese or pasta so you're ready when they call you up. Also, scan the shelves for some sweat treats you can't come by at other markets. When they call you up and you converse in Italian ...... More 

Thank ebufal
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best Italian deli in San Francisco. Old and authentic the sandwiches are fabulous and the items available for sale are varied and exotic. The wine selection is wonderful and as are the pasta sauces and different versions of diced tomatoes. Occasionally they have arancini (stuffed rice balls) that are wonderful with a little marinara sauce.... More 

Thank Linda B
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molinari is what every Italian deli should be like. A North Beach icon. Great salami, sliced meat, cheeses!! Be sure to take a number (the old paper tape ones), grab your fresh baked roll from on of the bread bins and wait to order a sandwich...pick any one of them, they're all great!

Thank Michael C
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a north beach institution. Any day you will see little old Italian women lining up for cold cuts and cheeses. Grab a couple sandwiches and a salad or two and a bottle of something and head over to Washington square park for a picnic.

Thank RonWaer
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molinari's has everything but Tony Bennett crooning in a corner. Skip the touristy places in North Beach and come here if you want to experience the real San Francisco.

Thank George K
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Italian specialties and sandwiches😺 Home made ravioll and sauces are awesome. Great place with old time feel.

Thank Jimbrown101

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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