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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (289 reviews)
“bread” (147 reviews)
“mortadella” (20 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Italian, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed yesterday

one of the best classic italian sandwich shop in san francisco ..my favorite ... Italian bread with parma prosciutto e sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese or molinari salami with provolone cheese as per drinks Italian aranciata san pellegrino

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ginolazzara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The BEST salami! I'm on the East Coast and every time I go to San Francisco, I stock up on Molinari salami.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FundLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must sample Italian deli sandwiches made with hand crafted meats and breads. Also, wines, balsamic vinegars and cheeses.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank My_viewNY
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Old school Italian deli in the beautiful north beach neighborhood. A wide assortment of meats,cheeses sauces and sandwiches. My favorite is the Italian combo. The late Anthony bourdain would frequent when he was in San Francisco. You will 😊

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank sf4d9rman
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Oh man, this has been one of my staples for the past 6+ years. I always get the Molinari Special and it's so delicious! I'm usually one of those weird people who doesn't like a lot of meat in their sandwiches, but I make an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 935oliviap
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We waited all day and after walking nearly 8 miles around beautiful SF, we stopped in for a beautiful italian sandwich on a sesame seed roll. With a bag of chips and a ginger ale it was the perfect lunch after a wonderful day of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Reganjca
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

If you eat meat then you simply have to order the Italian combo which comes with about a million different cuts as well as cheese and pickle. As something of a sandwich fan, I have to say it’s one of the best I’ve tasted anywhere...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I got the italian special with everything, if you like ham you'll love this! Crazy amount of filling. When you walk in grab a numbered ticket (to your right on first counter). Get a bread of your choosing out of the bread bins further down...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KLJ92
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here to buy some breakfast as recommended by Lonely planet. Oh my was that a great idea! Pick a roll and choose what you want in it, or choose from the menu Only mistake we did was to order one each...too much food!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GroINorway
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I've been coming here since the late 1950's for sandwiches. Their variety of Italian provisions, wine, and deli meats/cheeses is huge, and this is the real deal. I always get the Renzo's Special sandwich - prosciutto, hot copa, sun dried tomatoes, provolon'. This is a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank SFishometome2016
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awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Gweebs | Reviewed this property |
Website says closed Sunday
17 August 2017|
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Response from DoxCam | Reviewed this property |
Outside of the deli, there are several seats and tables to sit and enjoy your purchase but no service is provided.
Mary Ann P
26 September 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-2337
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