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Molinari Delicatessen

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373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-421-2337
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent for takeout, picnic,touring, and take in meals while reasonable price for excellent cost and excellent food and ecellent price with excellent variety for above mentioned use. Viva Italian.

Thank Ididit_11
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can get anything Italian here. The place smells so good you could eat the air. Check out all the shelves of wonderful Italian foods. Then grab a number and wait for your chance to order the best sandwich you have ever tasted. Take home a couple of flats of their ravioli and some cartons of sauce. You'll be glad... More 

Thank EileenSanFrancisco
Chatan, Japan
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167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide selection of Italian foods and wine plus they serve sandwiches, our only regret was we had so little time and no fridge in our hotel room! They were very helpful in picking out a wine to our taste also.

Thank Kurt I
Baltimore, Maryland
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1,026 reviews
487 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened by chance to see this deli as we were walking along Columbus Avenue and had to go in. Wow, what a great deli – they had everything Italian. We discovered that Molinari’s was over 100 years old. Founded in1896, they started out making sausages and salamis. They carry on the tradition of excellence by importing meats, cheeses, and... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best sandwich in years. I had a turkey on sourdough roll, with basil, swiss, mozzarella, tomatoes, and peppers. Very friendly and helpful man made it quickly. I got a Peligrino, and sat out front. I'm embarrassed to say that I've live here in San Francisco for 20 years, I eat out all the time, and I've never been here! I... More 

Thank Josh E
San Francisco, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the sandwiches are made to order. You need to get there before the noon hour, otherwise you will be waiting for ever. they have a good number of servers behind the counter. You can also buy other kind of Italian food. If they sell it in Italy, they have it here. A good place for a good Italian style... More 

Thank John A
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade style sandwiches, you take away food or sit in the street, sandwiches are filling and good taste, if you are bored of traditional style restaurant this is where to go

Thank Sara R
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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195 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a mile plus walk from the hotel but it was well worth it. A huge selection of Italian meats and bread. The service was good. They had seating on the street side.

Thank Kalpers
Goodyear, Arizona
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155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is must!!! Whenever we are in the bay area a stop to Molinari is at the top of our list. We plan a visit the last day before we leave so we can bring back loads and loads of their salami. This time we decided to have sandwiches made for the airplane trip and an additional two to enjoy... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was our first stop in San Francisco. We were hungry, it was within walking distance from our hotel, and it had great reviews. Molinari's did not disappoint!! I had the Luciano Special and my husband had the chicken parmesan. Both are hot sandwiches and both were delicious. The people working were very friendly and patient with us and even... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's 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 practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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