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Mara's Italian Pastry

503 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
+1 415-397-9435
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pastry” (30 reviews)
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Cafe, Italian
503 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guys and I stopped here after gorging ourselves at Sotto Mare. Grabbed some pastries and coffee and sat outside and took the vibe and street scene in - prices were fair and everything was high quality. Perfect place for a coffee break and something...More

Thank MKB1701
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Right in the little Italy area. Claim to have the best cannoli in town for over 42 years. We didn't have cannolis, but the ventagli, a large puffy pastry with half of it glazed with chocolate. The pastry was delicious and cappuccino was fantastic. Two...More

Thank Shirley X
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I happened to be walking past here and decided to go in. I got a slice of apple pie and my wife got a slice of pecan pie. They were both so fresh and tasty will definitely be coming back!

Thank Declan H
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A must stop every time we are in San Francisco. Always come here after eating dinner. The pastries are truly Italian and there are many options. Great place

Thank the2travelingsisters
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Rude waitresses who discriminate against certain customers. Pastries tasted old and stale. The cannoli shell was too thick and did not taste very good. Coffee was room temperature and not to order.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

After we ate at Sotto Mare, and they told us they don't do dessert. We walked for a dessert. I was in a mood for tiramisu and cappuccino. Let me tell you, this place was excellent! I love and enjoyed mi cappuccino and tiramisu! Highly...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic italian pastries and great coffee. True italian feel, older gentlemen enjoyed a snack and speaking italian, made the atmosphere even better. My sister loves the pink, green and yellow layered cookies and they had plenty. Worth popping in for a snack after walking up...More

Thank Merrie W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This place is great for a pastry and coffee. The bear claws are the best I have had in a long time. They use marzipan in the filling

Thank RonWaer
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is our favorite bakery in North Beach! We make special trips just for the giant Apple Fritters dipped in Chocolate and the enormous Bear Claws.

Thank K A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Food was stale very stale over priced and nothing Italian about it . I guess you really can open any Italian coffee shop and serve people tasteless food and make money ..

Thank Domnora
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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