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Trattoria Volare Caffe

561 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
+1 415-362-2774
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
8 Jul 2015
“Disorganized or what?”
29 Apr 2015
“Wonderful Italian spot in North Beach”
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561 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

I bought a Groupon coupon and tried calling this restaurant, but the phone number didn't work. Thus, I couldn't make the reservation that the fine print required. I visited the restaurant's website and confirmed that Groupon had the right phone number for the restaurant, and...More

1  Thank rita h
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Very good dinner. We had house green salads, calamari appetizer and cioppino and all were excellent. They even served their draft Peroni beer in nice chilled glasses. The only improvement I would recommend would be to serve a crusty Italian bread instead of focaccia as...More

Thank dwmv65
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We are here on a Saturday evening with young kids. Got right in without a reservation. Italian drama was showing on one wall. Server was friendly and engaging until we didn't order wine. Lasagna was great! Cioppino was the best- not just seafood in tomato...More

Thank SLC17
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We were searching for a restaurant for dinner. A server led us in with some bruschetta samples, often a sign of a commercial restaurant. However the bruschetta was delicious, the servers were from Italy and the food and atmosphere was good. We were happy with...More

Thank annezk
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Used a Groupon and showed up early on a Tuesday late afternoon. They could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Upgrade our glasses of wine, served good Cioppino & a very fresh salad. Seated us at a window table. Good old-line North Beach Restaurant.

Thank timm5353
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We enjoyed superb and prompt service by friendly staff at our windowside seat in Little Italy. I had the salmon in pink sauce over homemade fettuccine, which was delicious. My wife liked her shrimp and scallops on pasta. Nice atmosphere. Can't go wrong here.

Thank Travelingman16
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Stumbled onto this place cuz we were hungry and Tony's Pizza was packed. Our server was very short and not friendly. I asked if they serve garlic bread, he said no and walked away. Would've liked it if he said they just had bread. But...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

We went to this place after finding a groupon. We walked from the Marriott Marquis. It was an extended walk. I have to admit that we did not expect much initially. We expected even less when we actually saw the storefront. We received a lot...More

Thank Lonnell D
Reviewed 20 November 2014

The fettuccini bolognaise was homemade and very good. The other pastas ordered by my friends were not part of the homemade pasta menu and were not as good. The waiter was unfriendly, never brought one of the appetizers ordered, a large glass of water requested,...More

Thank Greta C
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We went there for pizzas. We waited quite a while before getting them and were very disappointed : the crust was overcooked on the edge but undercooked in the middle, and the toppings were not very tasty. But the worst was the service. At some...More

Thank Philippe G
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-2774
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