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Best north beach Italian food?

pbjbreakfast Jun 11, 2011 06:52 AM

We're headed to sf north beach area today. We're looking for great Italian food- not necessarily touristy. Just want that italian restaurant ambiance with excellent flavors. Any recommendations for restaurants/ their specialties and desserts in north beach?

  1. Robert Lauriston Jun 11, 2011 07:10 AM

    Ideale and L'Osteria del Forno are the two I keep going back to.

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

    1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      lmnopm Jun 11, 2011 08:39 AM

      L'Osteria del Forno is my favorite. Their pizzas are good to great and make a nice starter to share. Very casual/low key. Tiny - no reservations, so go early or be prepared to wait awhile.

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

    2. scarmoza Jun 11, 2011 01:04 PM

      Tony's Pizza Napoletana

      Tony's Pizza Napoletana
      1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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        ameliana Jun 11, 2011 02:00 PM

        L'osteria is fantastic! Delicious roasted pork, just like in Rome. The BEST sandwiches I've ever had at lunchtime....and incredibly reasonable. Lovely wines and consistently great service. Lots of atmosphere. I grew up in North Beach, and have been eating here for over 15 years since they opened. Always great!

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