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Best Italian in North Beach for a group of 6???

wuwu Feb 27, 2009 12:34 PM

Can you help? I'm trying to find a great Italian restaurant in North Beach for a party of 6. I will be treating, so i'd like it to be reasonable in price as well. Any suggestions? thanks

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    whiner Mar 1, 2009 05:41 AM

    Hmmm... if you go at off-peak hours you maybe could do L'Osteria del Forno, but they don't take reservations and all the tables are 2s and 4s so they'd have to put two tables together for you.

    Does it have to be ON Columbus. Trattoria Contadina is nice. A little pricier than some of the other North Beach stuff but not too bad. I've been there with bigger groups and had good experiences.


    1. DebitNM Feb 28, 2009 09:05 AM

      We had a group of about 12 las year at E Tutto Qua and it was excellent.
      http://www.etuttoqua.com/ Very good food, great service.
      270 Columbus

      We ate at Figaro 2 weeks ago and had a great meal. I had Risotto with Beef Ragu and DH had lobster ravioli with Meyer Lemon sauce. Both were very good. We ate early [6 ish] midweek and it was pretty empty. Got busier as we left. Good service too.

      Figaro Ristorante
      414 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

      E Tutto Qua
      270 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

      1. wolfe Feb 28, 2009 07:09 AM

        Old thread with an update.

        1. calvarez Feb 27, 2009 07:07 PM

          I'm a fan of Panta Rei - it looks suspiciously slick from outside, but their game+pasta dishes (cinghiale, duck sugo) are the best I've had in the bay area. OpenTable-able too.

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          1. re: calvarez
            rworange Mar 20, 2009 04:20 PM

            Panta Rei link

            Panta Rei Cafe
            431 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

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            plainfood Feb 27, 2009 02:15 PM

            I go regularly to meet friends at Capp's Corner in North Beach for cocktails & cheap dependable family-style Italian food. It's not a high-falutin' gourmet treat but I've never had a bad meal there and i always have a good time. Lately I've been drinking Manhattans (their glass wine is okay too, nothing remarkable, but well-priced) and having Italian sausages with peppers and polenta. My friends usually have the Petrale Sole or New York steak. It's convivial and doesn't break the bank.

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            1. re: plainfood
              rworange Mar 20, 2009 04:18 PM


              Capp's Corner
              1600 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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              Jeff Feb 27, 2009 01:00 PM

              If you provide more information, you may get more focused responses. For instance, I have no idea what you consider a reasonable price. Nor is it clear if you'd like a particular type of Italian.

              I'm going to Ristorante Ideale tonight, which serves great Roman food and is, I think, reasonably priced.

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              1. re: Jeff
                wolfe Feb 27, 2009 02:17 PM


                1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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