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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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“bread” (136 reviews)
“mortadella” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank KLJ92
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank GroINorway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank SFishometome2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is it in terms of Italian delis in SF.....great fresh cuts, wines, bread, cheese.....a dream.....be ready to wait, and try to go at off times....no real on site dining, save for a couple of tables outside....but take your sandwich to one of the all...More

Thank OnAir813933
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The damn best deli sandwich I ever had in San Fran....true Italian deli with great sandwich combinations and the staff makes the experience even better. This place is a must visit, hungry or not just grab a sandwich or supplies from a true Italian deli...👍🏾

Thank Rowe44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yummy sandwiches, the kind i remember when i lived in SF. Pick out your sough dough bread and what you want on it. Oh boy, doesn't get any better. Small bistro tables outside the front door. Don't forget to grab a number as you walk...More

Thank juneaufurpants
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Molinari is your typical Italian deli that can be found on many locations in the northeast. Wasn't overly impressed with sandwiches or the service. Regarding the sandwiches, first you need to get your own bread out of the bread box, really??? Grab a ticket because...More

Thank AndiamoAMagna
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Molinari's is a great place to grab a sandwich. Located on Columbus Avenue, right in the North Beach Italian section of San Francisco. Great Meats! Great atmosphere! Great Location!

Thank 184ralphd
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The story of when something becomes too popular than others, and is given more credits than it deserves. I asked them to clean the table outside and they handed me the cloth 😂 The bread was hard and yes, they don t use gloves and...More

1  Thank irinaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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