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Best north beach Italian food?

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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?

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

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

    Ideale
    1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      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.

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

    2. Tony's Pizza Napoletana

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

      1. 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!