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Molinari Delicatessen

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373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“salami” (111 reviews)
“sandwich” (212 reviews)
“italian meats” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While they are very busy most days, their subs and food in general is delicious. We had their Italian special and it was enough for two people. Throw in a rice ball and you have a nice lunch.

Thank Pierre1999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old School Italian deli in North Beach. Solid sandwich(#2 on my favorite Italian deli subs in California). I think it's always busy and the ordering system is a bit odd, take a #, chose your bread, decide on the sando(I had the Molinari combo), place...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step inside, take a number and order any of Molinari's delicious Italian food. Our family of four split two sandwiches - the veggie and Molinari special - they were fresh and very filling! You grab drinks from a fridge in the back, and they have...More

Thank Abby H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The salami here is excellent. I ended up buying about 5 pounds of the Toscano. The sandwhiches are also great. The eggplant parmegian was so tasty. Next time, I have to buy more salami!

1  Thank Tourist808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molinari salami is legendary in the SF Bay Area. The deli makes great sandwiches featuring their meats and other Italian staples.Don't miss the "Molinari Special".

1  Thank Jeffrey Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cured meats amongst the best in San Francisco. I love the hot salami. Conveniently located at the heart of North Beach. Friendly staff.

1  Thank rodauyang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molinari is a typical old school Italian deli. Sandwiches are individually constructed of high quality meats and cheeses and there is a wide variety of Italian groceries available for purchase. Always crowded, this isn't a sit down restaurant but it is an excellent place to...More

1  Thank unas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best deli--true Italian fare! Sandwiches-pasta's cold cuts excellemt A great experience to get a sandwich here then go to Washington Square to have lunch!

Thank elaine g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around for ever-as long as I can remember. I only buy Molinari Italian meats whether from them directly or at other delis/establishments. They are simply the best around. Their location in North Beach makes it ideal to grab other authentic Italian...More

Thank SFIrish69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality Italian products in a small space. Specialty items that are hard to find can be purchased here, albeit at a high price. Service is friendly and efficient.

Thank SFhotelpro
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,
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Mary Ann P
September 26, 2016|
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Response from CornmanSibling | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I never noted any gluten-free foods there - wasn't a focus for me. They might sell some gluten-free uncooked pasta; but don't believe their deli foods selections (sandwiches or salads) have a gluten free... More
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Mary Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveller, Molinari's is one of the best delicatessens in San Francisco! And I am not from the f amity, or , even Italian. It is one of only a few of the LAST REAL ITIALIAN delicatessens in San Francisco. when is it... More
March 12, 2016|
Response from Alex T | Reviewed this property |
The answer you want is: Call the Deli and ask the question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 415-421-2337
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