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“WE WANTED ITALIAN”

Molinari Delicatessen
Ranked #4 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Actually this is a fabulous Italian market. We got a bit of a lot of stuff (including white anchovies) and fresh bread and ate it right outside on the street on a little table. Took me back to Italy. And, coffee is just around the corner as well as bakeries. No need to spend a lot of money for a great meal. We went back on our way out of town to stock up for the next arm of our trip - for a picnic!

1  Thank attherock
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The sandwiches are really good. You pick a number, pick your bread, when they call your number, give your bread to the guy behind the counter and tell them what sandwich you want. They make it, slice it in half, wrap it and you are ready to go. There are so many other wonderful food items in here though. The salads are good. The meat sticks, salami, proscuitto and pepperoni are all good. There's a couple of tables on the sidewalk if you can get one to eat and people watch.

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1  Thank nadomom2
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I've been eating/shopping here for 30 years and it is truly a SF landmark/treasure. They have a wide variety salami and proscutto, as well as a large assortment of cheeses and imported oils and treats. They make the salami locally and it is one of the best dry salami's made. The spicy Toscana salami is a favorite of mine. They prepare sandwiches to go, and have a varety of prepared salads/pastas available.
Do yourself a favor; Go there before it becomes a Dim-Sum joint.

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1  Thank Bob F
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Although just a deli, this was one of the best meals we had while in San Francisco. We took our sandwiches to Golden Gate Park and had a little picnic. Watch out for the staff behind the counter. They will try to sell you the most expensive sandwich even if you order another. Then they will try to get you to upgrade the bread for your sandwich, and for the sandwiches that don't come with cheese they will ask you if you would like cheese, but don't tell you it's an extra dollar. After all the upgrades one of our sandwiches was almost $13. It did taste good though. Just be careful to order what you want, not what they recommend.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Amazing deli with all sorts of yummy food items to make a great meal at home. We also stocked up on foccaccia bread and lots of salami for sandwiches. Good location for when you're exploring North Beach and need to eat something quickly, or buy food for dinner!

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