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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend this place for snacks and grocery items to take home. It gets really super busy sometimes.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch. Had the north beach special and the parma prosciutto - both of which were delicious and very well filled. Highly recommended to anyone in the area.

Thank Timhall030290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sandwiches are straightforward and the ingredients are simple, but perfect bread, good service and high quality ingredients make this a top deli in the U.S. The entire experience here is like going back in time, it's a classic Italian deli in every respect, you...More

Thank JeepRoadtripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt like I was in a novel. Every sense enlivened. Romance in an urban place. History and present in a spark of civilisation.

Thank Ronda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently ducked in here to pick up some sandwiches for a picnic and honestly I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better deli in North Beach. Once inside there is an impressive selection of fine Italian wines, cheeses and cold cuts. There...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A classic Italian deli in North Beach. The selection and sandwiches are amazing. An always must stop when in the City

1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

excellent for takeout, picnic,touring, and take in meals while reasonable price for excellent cost and excellent food and ecellent price with excellent variety for above mentioned use. Viva Italian.

Thank Ididit_11
Reviewed 23 May 2017

You can get anything Italian here. The place smells so good you could eat the air. Check out all the shelves of wonderful Italian foods. Then grab a number and wait for your chance to order the best sandwich you have ever tasted. Take home...More

1  Thank EileenSanFrancisco
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A wide selection of Italian foods and wine plus they serve sandwiches, our only regret was we had so little time and no fridge in our hotel room! They were very helpful in picking out a wine to our taste also.

Thank Kurt I
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We happened by chance to see this deli as we were walking along Columbus Avenue and had to go in. Wow, what a great deli – they had everything Italian. We discovered that Molinari’s was over 100 years old. Founded in1896, they started out making...More

2  Thank Maggi713
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streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
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gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
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Mary Ann P
I don't know if they have gluten-free foods. Molinari's is a delicatessen/store, not a restaurant on Columbus St. In San Francisco. They make sandwiches with Italian cold cuts, cheeses and lettuce. They sell cold cuts, cheese, wine, pasta (uncooked) and many other Italian food products. Dogs must be tied up outside this small space.
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
Several years ago I arranged to receive an order by COD. It's difficult to find a range of your products in Riverside. Are Molinari products available at the Deli?
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
Do you have gluten-free options?
13 March 2016|
Response from Alex T | Reviewed this property |
The answer you want is: Call the Deli and ask the question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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