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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“salami” (116 reviews)
“sandwich” (221 reviews)
“italian meats” (14 reviews)
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09:00 - 18:00All hours
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have great sandwiches and the people here are so very nice and warm. It's easy and fun to splurge here, from olive oil, pasta , cookies, salami, chocolates, olive spread, name it they have it. all made in Italy, I love their anchovies here...More

Thank almond40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic deli, real Italian feel and reasonable prices! You can get it to or sit at the tables outside.

Thank mballasward
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is good and it reminds me of Italy. I highly recommend this place. It's a deli, not a restaurant.

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

With so few authentic Italian delis left in San Francisco, Molinaris is the best possibly. Their sandwiches are delicious. The rolls fresh and tasty. Perfect crunch. A+ salami. Enjoy

Thank xmnmmnmx
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk by, one look and you're hooked! It's a great experience, simply just by going in / glancing around. It's well-stocked for preparing a delightful meal -- whether for the home or to sit in Washington Square. If one is looking for a...More

Thank Dukemeister2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molinari makes my favorite salami, so when I go to San Francisco, I have to find time to stop here. The special sandwich with oil and vinegar (NO MAYO or Mustard for the love of God!) is incredible. I always grab a couple of salamis...More

Thank mplsfoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best sandwich I've had. Very authentic. Worth the wait. Luciano special. Popular with locals and us tourists.

Thank Kenty66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local staple and tourist destination a like, this is one of the best spots to get a sandwich in town. It has been a staple in my weekly lunch menu for some time now and I don't foresee that changing. Can't go wrong with...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was some of the absolute best food we had while we were in San Francisco. Read all of the positive reviews online. As soon as we walked into this place, we knew we were in a true gem! My favorite was the Prosciutto Panini...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our first day in SF for lunch and it was the first place that popped up on trip advisor. Definately glad we stumbled upon it - delicious sandwiches that are very filling!

Thank jennabeaton
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,
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Dukemeister2013 | Reviewed this property |
There is some outdoor / sidewalk seating . . . perhaps 3 - 4 sets of tables / chairs. Yet, perhaps the best is to enjoy your meal in Washington Square Park (two blocks away).
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
26 September 2016|
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Response from Mary Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveller, Molinari's is one of the best delicatessens in San Francisco! And I am not from the f amity, or , even Italian. It is one of only a few of the LAST REAL ITIALIAN delicatessens in San Francisco. when is it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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