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“Pizza, pizza, pizza...”

Tommaso's Restaurant
Ranked #84 of 5,946 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Reviewed July 28, 2013

They claim it to be the first wood-fired brick pizza oven on the West Coast, and I'm certainly not going to deny them that distinction. The crucial part is that they sure know how to make pizza and cook it to perfection in that 70 year-old oven.

After a YELP check for nearby restaurants and a resounding recommendation from the bellman, our group of six headed for Tommaso's. They don't take reservations, so we got there early which was good. Tommaso's is not big and it filled up fast after we arrived. We all ordered pizza of several different types, and shared around.This is excellent pizza, some of the best I've ever had! Thin crust and great flavors abound. All fresh ingredients.

A busy, but efficient wait staff makes this seem like a family place, or at least like you've been going there for a long time. We only tried the pizza, but everything we saw coming out of the small kitchen looked and smelled great. There was pizza left over and it tasted just as good the next day for lunch.

Moderately priced and terrific value for the quality of food and service!

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Thank jwhallgren
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I must say that this was one of the better meals I have had on a Italian restaurant. The pasta was perfectly cooked and marinara sauce was awesome!

The only few thing I have complaints about was that your arrived so quick that it almost felt that they wanted to get rid of you... and the place was very noisy. Very noisy! But the food makes it worth it.

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Thank jimZon
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

There are SO many restaurants in this city...and it seems as though a new one is popping up every week and causing a buzz. However, there aren't that many that stand the test of time. Tommaso's has stood the test of time. It is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco - and certainly the best Italian restaurant in the City. You have to just prepare to wait in the line a bit...don't look over the menu if you're too hungry...just take in the smells of the great food and the sounds of the happy diners and know that your turn is coming up. I highly recommend the Manicotti with meatballs and/or the fresh spinach pizza with garlic. The staff is amazing and it's like going to your Italian grandma's kitchen to eat! Mangia!

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Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Used YELP to find Italian close by. Little did I know we were entering a SF institution! Waitstaff was terrific. And the food! Still thinking about it. House salad, scampi w/ asparagus appetizer, lasagna and spinach pizza. All PERFECT!

Thank acribari
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We go here every time we are in San Francisco. The pizza is a thin crust that is crispy and tasty. We also often get the ravioli which is homemade. The filling and sauce are delicious!
It can be a wait if you come after 6:00 but it's wort it.

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Thank DolphG
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