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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Classic Italian style. Food is greal. A bit slow on serviceach but overall everything's good here. Esp the cheese.

Thank Vansfans b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazon Italian Deli with Italian breads to die for. Would say propably the best lunch in San Francisco

Thank Joona R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to try Molinari when I read all of the reviews. We all ended up ordering the Italian special (from an Italian deli, it seemed like the right thing to do). Everyone enjoyed their sandwich. I'm relatively new to enjoying Italian style sandwiches, so maybe...More

Thank Sararomayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the ingredients Italiano you could ever want for cooking Italian except the meat and poultry. The cheese! Sausages! Hams! The ravioli and tortellini to take home and make your own super dish! Sandwiches are made to order with the ingredients you choose. Take it...More

Thank Ayp031352
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop here every time we go to SF. We love this deIi! I also get the salames and cheeses for gifts. Be sure to carry on the salame to your plane and show it to TSA, as it resembles explosives and they will pull...More

Thank M O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Molinari's has the most amazing Italian sandwiches. A must visit in North Beach. You won't be disappointed by the quality and portions.

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will find many good Italian comestibles here, cheese, wine, and prepared items. It's where we get baccala (salt cod). Generally it's a good stop, but prices are high. Sometimes they have great specials. However, the big problem is people ordering sandwiches. The line and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not just a deli - it's a whole incredible experience. It's like the best kind of trip back in time - you take a number, a very friendly person behind the counter will slice deli meats, dish up incredible Italian delights, make you...More

Thank Matt V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best old school deli around San Francisco. Molinari Salami (hot and regular) on a fully loaded crunchy roll is amazing. Their signature sandwiches are a hearty meal when accompanied with a beer or glass of wine it's pure heaven!!!

Thank 699rox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the 70's there there were many deli's in the city where you could get a salami on a french dough roll. Not anymore and this is the place to go. They will sample you the dlei meats. This is great for kids. Pull a...More

Thank Joe M
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16 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
25 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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
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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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