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Mara's Italian Pastry

503 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
+1 415-397-9435
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pastry” (36 reviews)
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503 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ordered coffee and a slice of cheescake. Service was impatiant and rude. Cheesecake tasted badly, like it was old. We mentioned that to the guy and he offered another slice, which we obviously refuesed. We finished the coffee and left the cake almost untouched.

Thank noabdavid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special about this pastry shop. Espresso was average and pastries were ok. Italian barista was on the slow side, but pleasant to speak with. They offer tables and chairs. Location was not crowded.

Thank AndiamoAMagna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worse Tiramisu since my first Tiramisu in 2001 in Iowa city. The cream puffs are awful too. I consider 20 dollars down the drain. Awful awful awful The guy working there was not very nice/ normal. Something wrong with this place....

Thank Farzad P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We were staying in North Beach and stopped in here for coffee (2) a piece of coffee cake, and two biscottis. Everything was quite good. Sat outside at one of the two sidewalk tables. Price= $17.65. Great location. Family owned.

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I come here everytime I come to SF, however this time, service was on the borderline of terrible; It felt like pulling teeth. Coffee was weak ( ameicano and an ice mocha), the palm leave on the other hand was delicious, fresh light and crispy

Thank Colette T
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Was walking around this neighborhood and wanted a sweet treat. We decided to check this place out and were pleasantly surprised. It was a small place, with three or four tables. But, they had a big selection of pastries. They all looked so tempting. We...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We stopped here for a quick pastry break; what a mistake! Crabby, uncommunicative service - including getting one of our three items wrong. Mediocre pastries. But, the prices were obscene! Three items - a smallish canoli, a bear claw and a slice of fruit pastry...More

Thank KV-MKE
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The ‘cannoli’ are good, cappuccino ok. You can feel the atmosphere of the Italian bar but the guy managing it was very lazy

Thank Tinaaa1970
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Great variety of pastries and cookies. Forty years ago my aunt used to live walking distance from this place and would pick up a variety of cookies for us. We had a great time trying them all. Mara's is family run and has a great...More

Thank Lia T
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Year ago, I used to go here several times a year, loved the bakery and location in North Beach. It has been several years since I was last here. I don't know if my taste buds changed or the taste of the food has changed,...More

1  Thank RonLeiken
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-9435
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