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Section of the North Beach neighborhood with plenty of Italian restaurants and businesses.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as colourful as nearby Chinatown but still retains the authentic feel of Italy. Still has a neighbourhood feel unlike the growing metropolis of the CBD - great to walk around, not a huge area and lots of cafes and restaurants for a coffee or...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

It really is little Italy and you do feel like you are in Italy. The people, the restaurants, cafes, food are all very authentic Italian. Not a big area.

1  Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Really, if you like Italian food especially some authentic foods including Gelato and pastries, little Italy is the place to be. Many choices of restaurants, shops and cafes. Little Italy also borders the financial district so good for business lunches, and borders Chinatown so a...More

Thank globbiztravel
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a very neat neighborhood, and a lot to see here. The best way to see it is on foot. It is full of culture.

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Don't go to Little Italy if your hungry unless you have a plan. There are so many delicious looking restaurants it is impossible to pick one! Lol! We will definitely have to visit again and again and again to hit up all the restaurants!

Thank Dawne M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love Italian food and culture and San Francisco's Little Italy is one of the best Little Italy's that I have been to. In many ways its much nicer than NYC's Little Italy as it is larger and offers a good area to walk around....More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We just got back from Italy 3 weeks ago and being in Little Italy was almost like being back in Italy. We stopped for pizza and gelato; the store employees spoke to each other in Italian and the food was authentic. I wish we lived...More

Thank califdreamin88
Reviewed 22 May 2017

When I first booked this my husband was worried about be walking for 3 hours! What a pleasant surprise! We started at a coffee shop and learned how they roast their own beans and was shown the process. It was called Coffee Roma.Than we went...More

2  Thank pamoz
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Adjacent to Chinatown, SF's Little Italy is a vibrant community with numerous great eateries, gelateria's, markets and shops chock full of fantastic and authenic Italiano cuisine. Pick a restaurant for lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong...great coffee shoppes too!

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

North Beach got its name because a long time ago it used to be a beach. There were fishing wharves and boat docks that were frequented by Italian-American immigrants .The neighborhood became known as Little Italy. Today, it is a vibrant community. We so enjoyed...More

1  Thank Maggi713
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Dawne M | Reviewed this property |
I was talking about the neighborhood of little Italy, so it doesn't really have an "opening " time. I'm sure there are many restaurants that serve breakfast therefore probably fairly early.
valerie d
10 December 2016|
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Response from Colleen K | Reviewed this property |
Every restaurant in SF is BYOB but there is a corkage fee between $15.00 to $30.00. Check with the restaurant online through their website. If you want authentic Italian in North Beach try North Beach Restaurant. There... More