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Molinari Delicatessen

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373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop in San Francisco. We were hungry, it was within walking distance from our hotel, and it had great reviews. Molinari's did not disappoint!! I had the Luciano Special and my husband had the chicken parmesan. Both are hot sandwiches and both were delicious. The people working were very friendly and patient with us and even... More 

Thank janaya24
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First came here in 1958 when I delivered newspapers in the neighborhood. Had my first salami here and everything else over the years has been wonderful and delicious. Don't miss the chance to enjoy something in Molinari's.

Thank DoxCam
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for Bresaola and Baci Perugina you can certainly find it there! reasonable prices!

Thank Erica K
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is almost always a line for the custom made sandwiches, but worth the wait. First, you grab a number, select your bread from the bread bin unless you want a panini. There are only a couple of tables outside so you can take your goods to the park and enjoy. When in the City, I often stop for cheeses,... More 

Thank L5605JRnancyf
Manchester, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nostalgic Italian looks like it's never changed from the day it opens it doors, which works in its favour. The choice/ option of food on offer is amazing. The quality of the produce is absolutely wonderful. I could stay there for a while, just looking at everything, it's amazing.

Thank gillian p
Chehalis, Washington
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here twice for sandwiches and found them to be delicious and filling. The first time we had the "Italian combo" and the second "salami". On both occasions they were excellent tasting! You must first pick your bread type from a bin on your side of the counter then hand it to the clerk and tell... More 

Thank Ed K
Denver, Colorado
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329 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was a must stop for me during my wife's & my recent trip to SF. I had seen it on "The Layover" and also noticed the high rankings on TripAdvisor (#3 at the time). So one rain soaked early afternoon my wife & I trekked our way from our Union Square hotel through Chinatown just to eat here. We... More 

3 Thank Legamania
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The service was quick but of the highest quality. Genuine Italian taste, reasonable prices. We got two sandwiches and it was enough for two meals

Thank Carlos C
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

although you pay for authenticity, this is the place for those cold cuts and lots of italian imported items. even if one is just looking, it is fun.

Thank Laxsmi d
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Superb! If you want to feel like you are in Italy go to this great Delicatessan. IT cannot be beat. we just do not have too many of the old fashoined places to go any more. It is preasant just to visit...and enjoy the smellls! But I guarantee, you wiil buy something....


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-2337

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful 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 neighbourhood.
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