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“Fantastic service and yummy food”

Albona Ristorante Istriano
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Ranked #234 of 5,826 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: European, Italian, Seafood, Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Cross street: Taylor & Mason Sts.
Transit: Last stop of the Powell-Mason Cable Car Line at Taylor and Francisco Sts. (1/2 a block away). No. 30 Bus stops at Columbus Ave. and Francisco St. (1 & 1/2 blocks).
Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and excellent service here. The menu is quite inventive which made a nice change from most of the italian places in north beach. The only problem was that it's rather expensive otherwise we would have gone back more often!

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

We had our honeymoon in the states and travelled around Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California for 3 weeks. The best meal by far was in Albona. It wasn't cheap but well worth the money. We had mussels and gnocchi to start and then rack of lamb and filet mignon for our mains. Everything was exceptional, including the service. The steak was the best filet I have ever had.... and I have had a few! The food is not Italian because Albona is not in Italy, but after eating here I think I will be going to Croatia, where Albona is! Based on what I have eaten in San Francisco, this should be much higher rated than 24!! We went early on a weeknight and didn't need to book.

Thank philb470
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We dined here the first night in San Francisco, and loved every aspect of this intimate restaurant. The service was excellent, the menu creative, and our food was superb. We loved it so much that we came back the next evening, with our son and daughter-in-law. The staff made us feel so welcome, and again presented excellent food and service! We'll come back here every time we are in this wonderful city!

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Thank HPelkie
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

In visiting the San Francisco area and Fisherman's Wharf, I was delighted to find and eat at Albona. This food had an exciting mix of spices which suggested Italian but with an added zing. Prices were reasonable. They had a wonderful selection of wines by the glass. I would return and highly recommend it for an enjoyable dinner.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We visited here last week and were really impressed. We luckily got a cancellation , but it does fill up so booking is essential.it is a small restaurant just off the bottom end of Columbus. Food was delicious. Service great. It is quite small so tables are quite close together. Seemed to be full of locals which speaks for itself. Highly reccomended.

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Thank buchanan1
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