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Molinari Delicatessen

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373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a classic Italian deli with the best meats, cheeses and breads in SF! Love the Reno special and stuffed peppers

Thank shilberto
Orinda, California
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mortadella. To get anything as good requires an eleven hour airplane ride and nine time zones and customs.

Thank hwstein
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, lines can be long, but there's a lot to look at (and buy?). Grab a number, grab your bread and wait your turn. Plenty of fillings, it'll last two meals. The Renzo, the Luciano, Italian combo, all good, good, good.

Thank sifuerst
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I remember going into Molinari's with my Nonna when I was very young. The smell from the salamis, cheeses and porcini mushrooms fills the air and takes me right back to 50 years ago. It's still the best Italian Delicatessen in San Francisco.

Thank vicsf1
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent many years tromping up the street to get my weekly fix of their mortadella on a french roll. Crammed with great Italian delicacies, wine and a killer deli. Check it out.

Thank S4739YLrose
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

wow, you can feel the history of the place when you step in. Great sandwiches and very friendly guys behind the counter. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice breakfast.

Thank kqvick
Overland Park, Kansas
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious sandwiches for lunch. Split the South beach turkey and eggplant parm between 3 people. You pick out your roll first, then bring it to the counter. Don't forget to take a number when you walk in- there's a line.

Thank Dianne r
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had read that if in the neighbourhood this was a must stop for lunch. If you love your cured meat sandwiches then this is the place to go. Grab a ticket when you enter, grab your bread then just hope the line isn't o long. Even if it is it's worth the wait! Came back the following day - loved... More 

Thank KirkyMelbourne
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boyfriend and I shared a meatball sandwich from here the other day. It was really delicious, so simple yet so much flavor. And the bread was really fresh! I want more..

Thank sccahalan
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basically my sandwich was made from a little Italy! So yummy!!!! And BIG! You pick your own bread and then the kind of sandwich you would like! I got the special - their house sandwich. And YUM!

Thank Hana S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 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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