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Molinari Delicatessen

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373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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San Fran Bay Area
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As old Italian delicatessens are becoming extinct, this is one that's still around and one cannot pass it up. PIck out your bread and the nice guys behind the counter will make a sandwich how you like it. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Located in North Beach, you have to go here for lunch. Everything is great, and... More 

Thank Hawaiitroller
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Molinari's is not only great, but it is a piece of Italian/American history that will soon be gone from our landscape. Italian delis were everywhere when I grew up in Detroit, but now they are a rarity. Molinari's represents the character of what once was more common so be sure to stop in and enjoy what it is and what... More 

Thank Robert L
San Francisco
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Their Italian sandwiches are great. I really liked their sausages too. You are able to get them at the store. It last a very long time, the sausage I mean.

Thank bayrider
San Francisco, California
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always loved going here for most of my life. My Father was friends with the Molinari's many years ago. This family run business produces some of my most favorite meats and Salami's. Those goes my mouth watering just writing about it!!!!.

Thank 4JMP
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service great food long waits (especially at lunch time but definitely worth it! Easily accesable Columbus and Broadway across from Washington Square Park and ST Peter and Paul twin Spired Church

Thank roberthA8307ON
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my favorite neighborhood spot. I used to live in north beach and never disappointed! The sandwiches, quality of ingredients, side dishes! All good. Perfect for a grab and go kind of deal - grab food and chill at Washington Square park nearby and enjoy people watching!

Thank Moni W
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great selection of Italian Deli items and cold cuts. The lunch sandwiches made to order are worth the visit. The foccacia is great whether they make it there or elsewhere. Always helpful counter people; just ask

Thank kasvcstnt
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is about as old school San Francisco as it gets. In the heart of North Beach, conveniently an Columbus Ave. Great quality Italian-style deli meats, toppings and breads. Their signature sausage is excellent. Great for locals and tourists alike. Not inexpensive, but not crazy either. Take your sandwich and cross Columbus to Washington Park and eat al fresco. It... More 

Thank William B
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old School Italian deli very charming. Love their salami. They have all the goodies to go with a Italian foodie spread.

Thank SF_Bulldog
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place. The sandwiches are great on fresh rolls and the service is awesome. We also order many of the antipasti here for our Italians dinners. If you want some good Italian food, Head to Molinari's and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Kamaaina1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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