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I'm a San Francisco noob staying at my cousin's this weekend. Looking for lunch/dinner recs around this area. Very adventurous palates, willing to try pretty much anything ethnic or San Fran-specific. I'd prefer reasonable pricing because I plan on blowing it out at Incanto on Sunday. Let me know if you can help!

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  1. Stockton street and Lombard, Mario's Bohemian. Funky and cheap, which describes the store and this poster.
    http://www.northbeachshop.com/pages/m...

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    1. re: wolfe

      Thanks. Again, serious San Francisco noob.

    2. Be sure to stop in the Liguria Bakery (1700 Stockton St.) and buy a slice of their focaccia. Liguria is very "old-school" and has been there for ages. Try the one with tomato sauce. Be sure to get their before noon or so, as they often sell out by mid-day.

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      Liguria Bakery
      1700 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

      1. L'Osteria del Forno is the best value for sit-down Italian. Wait can be long at peak times and due to the tiny kitchen they usually have only one pasta a day and that's from the oven (usually lasagne or cannelloni). They have a great porcini pizza they sell by the slice.

        Tommaso's has great pizza and the cold vegetable appetizers are good, I don't recommend the pasta or seafood.

        I've seen Liguria run out well before noon. Funny place.

        Some good cheap / relatively affordable places in the neighborhood:

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        L'Osteria del Forno
        519 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Maykadeh Persian Cuisine
        470 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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

        The House
        1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Caffe Trieste
        609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Liguria Bakery
        1700 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Ideale
        1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Tommaso Ristorante Italiano
        1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Yuet Lee Seafood
        1300 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Golden Boy Pizza
        542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Albona Ristorante Istriano
        545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        La Trappe
        800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Da Flora
        701 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Cinecitta
        663 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Il Pollaio
        555 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        15 Romolo
        15 Romolo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza and Slice House
        1556 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Awesome, thanks for the suggestions!

        2. I live around the corner from there.

          La Trappe is belgium food, great beer collection. Head down the stairs to the "cave" (there is a dining area upstairs too, but it's more fun downstairs).
          Liguria Bakery closes whenever they sell out, so most of the time, it's before noon.
          Stella Bakery on Columbus for italian pastries.
          Sotto Mare for their sand dabs, cioppino
          Italian French bakery on Grant for italian cookies, breads
          Tanguito - Argentinian food truck down by fisherman's wharf
          Delise Cafe - great ice-cream/sorbet and unique desserts

          Walk south on Stockton to Chinatown...

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          Liguria Bakery
          1700 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

          Italian French Baking Co
          1501 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          La Trappe
          800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133

          Sotto Mare
          552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

          DeLise dessert cafe
          327 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133

          Tanguito
          2850 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. Momma's for breakfast/lunch, providing there isn't a line.
            Golden Boy pizza for a sicilian square slice if you need a bite to tide you over between meals.
            Golden Gate Bakery in Chinatown for custard tarts...you can cut through the alley next to City Lights as a shortcut.
            Tosca for Irish Coffee.

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            Golden Gate Bakery
            1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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            1. re: sugartoof

              The only time Mama's doesn't have a line is when it is closed and even then people are waiting for them to open.
              http://www.chow.com/restaurants/782/m...

              1. re: wolfe

                It's not that bad midweek. You can hit it and get lucky.