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Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“salami” (125 reviews)
“sandwich” (246 reviews)
“bread” (119 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read reviews about this deli so it was on my list of places I wanted to try.It was a little on the expensive side for us but was worth the cost .My husband who is frugal didn’t mind the cost because of the quality...More

Thank temple574
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic sandwiches, period. One of the great lunch spots in the city. Accordingly, it gets very crowded, but without question worth the wait. If you haven't been in before, make sure you grab a number from the ticket machine on the counter or you won't...More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 11 foodie son said this was the best sandwich ever! Pick your own bread, fresh cut meats, generous serving and oh so tasty. Cool old world deli and quaint sidewalk tables. Can't wait to go back next time in SFO.

Thank ausam95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A traditional Italian-american deli done right. Best sandwich I've had in my life. We took ours up the road to the park to eat. They were so big we saved half for later.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old established deli in the heart of North Beach. Only a few tables - outside on crowded sidewalk- everything is to go. Some tourists, but mostly locals, and usually a line, so be sure to take a number right away. Very good sandwiches made to...More

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and great products. Leave satisfied every visit. Parking can be a challenge. Lines at lunch but worth the wait!

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the corner of Vallejo and Columbus, you will find a Italian deli treasure! This family has been around since the 1800's and has an incredible selection of deli-meats, cheeses, olive, Italian specialties -- you name it! At lunch time, there could be a bit...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk in grab a number, great salami, cheeses, salads, pastas,bread, olives, canned tomatoes, always a good choice.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Came in around 1:30pm on a very rainy Monday and there was no line. Having read TripAdvisor reviews we grabbed a ticket and then chose our sandwich rolls from a bin. We handed the rolls over and off the gentleman went creating our Molinari’s deli...More

1  Thank happyvalleymom
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Went there to get salami and dried cod both were excellent as always nice guys work there. Best salami in SF

Thank Rick M
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Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
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17 August 2017|
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Response from DoxCam | Reviewed this property |
Outside of the deli, there are several seats and tables to sit and enjoy your purchase but no service is provided.
Mary Ann P
26 September 2016|
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Response from CornmanSibling | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I never noted any gluten-free foods there - wasn't a focus for me. They might sell some gluten-free uncooked pasta; but don't believe their deli foods selections (sandwiches or salads) have a gluten free... More
25 September 2016|
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Response from Mary Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveller, Molinari's is one of the best delicatessens in San Francisco! And I am not from the f amity, or , even Italian. It is one of only a few of the LAST REAL ITIALIAN delicatessens in San Francisco. when is it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-2337
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