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Vesuvio Cafe

255 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
+1 415-362-3370
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This pretty North Beach bar is just as trendy as it was fifty years ago.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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255 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
+1 415-362-3370
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

When you can't get in the door with your kid who's a service academy student, something's up with the service. Dad and brother were right inside the door too, for us to be seated right away. Anyhow, it's a pretty interesting stop after browsing the...More

Thank Barnetjb123
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were in a gallery by the cannery and were told that a visit to Vesuvio Pub was a must, so off we went, its quite a long walk but we thought as it was recommended we would give it a shot. Big Mistake, it...More

Thank john F
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great place on a Friday evening for beers, wines or cocktails... the table service is great and you are made to feel very welcome. Would recommend.

Thank Chunk491
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I have been to Vesuvio a few times over my fifteen years coming to San Francisco. I work for a world class airline. The attitude and animosity displayed towards my colleagues and I here at Vesuvio is completely unacceptable and quite frankly appalling. The staff...More

Thank mikeymikeyuk
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

All cities are full of bars. All serve drinks, but most are soulless, stereotyped, themed and instantly forgettable, the only memorable thing being the drink. But if you look hard, all cities also have bars where you can discover real character and enjoy the experience...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We came for a couple of beers and to charge our phones. The service was ok although you had to go downstairs to get your beer. They could use more staff. There is a lot of interesting info on the walls worth reading.

Thank 4bruinsfan
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My husband had been talking about going to vesuvio our whole trip. He had been there a year ago with his buddies and said they had a great experience with great conversation with the bartender. When we got there, the battended was very rude when...More

2  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Rude members of staff that delivered poor service throughout our night! It's a cool place but the staff ruin it!

1  Thank adamjwilliams
Janet C, General Manager at Vesuvio Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hello, I am the gm at Vesuvio and if you would like to contact me with the details, time and date you visited, I can adress this issue with the server or servers involved. You may contact me directly at janet.clyde@gmail.com. Janet Clyde

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here to channel our inner beatniks. It's a nice 2 story bar with stiff drinks and great history.

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My review is not your typical review. The main reason being that i have never, ever, ever crossed the pond from my cosy home in Inverness, Scotland. And yet I had the most pleasant experience serving the owners of this bar. They are taking a...More

Thank Connor M
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