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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%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“salami” (111 reviews)
“sandwich” (209 reviews)
“bread” (91 reviews)
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Thank EileenSanFrancisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best sandwich in years. I had a turkey on sourdough roll, with basil, swiss, mozzarella, tomatoes, and peppers. Very friendly and helpful man made it quickly. I got a Peligrino, and sat out front. I'm embarrassed to say that I've live here in San Francisco...More

Thank Josh E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the sandwiches are made to order. You need to get there before the noon hour, otherwise you will be waiting for ever. they have a good number of servers behind the counter. You can also buy other kind of Italian food. If they sell...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade style sandwiches, you take away food or sit in the street, sandwiches are filling and good taste, if you are bored of traditional style restaurant this is where to go

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a mile plus walk from the hotel but it was well worth it. A huge selection of Italian meats and bread. The service was good. They had seating on the street side.

Thank Kalpers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is must!!! Whenever we are in the bay area a stop to Molinari is at the top of our list. We plan a visit the last day before we leave so we can bring back loads and loads of their salami. This time we...More

Thank PJ6979
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was our first stop in San Francisco. We were hungry, it was within walking distance from our hotel, and it had great reviews. Molinari's did not disappoint!! I had the Luciano Special and my husband had the chicken parmesan. Both are hot sandwiches and...More

Thank janaya24
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,
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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?
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
Do you have gluten-free options?
12 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
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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