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The 8 Best Italian Restaurants in North Beach, San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Looking for the finest Italian food in North Beach? To get you the definitive list of the best Italian restaurants in North Beach, we reviewed the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Explore everything you need to know about the top Italian restaurants in North Beach below.

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Piccolo Forno

Italian · $12 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe

Italian · $14 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Italian · $30 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Seven Hills

Italian · $36 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Venticello Ristorante

San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop

Italian · $38 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Mangia Tutti Ristorante

Italian · $23 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Sabella & La Torre

Italian · $27 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Waterfront
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 31320 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in San Francisco and 1539 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Only In Your State, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Thrillist had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Only In Your State - 10 Italian restaurants that serve pasta to die for, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Authentic Italian Food in San Francisco and Thrillist - The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants In San Francisco. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your mushroom risotto

    When ordering mushroom risotto, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


  • The world-record holder

    Marc Owens set a new world record by eating the most cannoli at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 34 cannolis.

Parking tips

Parking can be tough around North Beach To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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