Restaurants

Top Choice Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

Mister Jiu's

Ever since the gold rush, San Francisco has craved Chinese food, powerful cocktails and hyperlocal specialties – and Mister Jiu's satisfies on all counts. Build your own banquet of Chinese classics with California t…
Top Choice Pizza in North Beach & Chinatown

Golden Boy

Looking for the ultimate post-bar-crawl or morning-after slice? Here you're golden. Since 1978, second-generation Sodini family pizzaioli (pizza makers) have perfected Genovese-style focaccia-crust pizza, achieving …
Top Choice Italian in North Beach & Chinatown

Tosca Cafe

When this historic North Beach speakeasy was nearly evicted in 2012, devotees like Sean Penn, Robert De Niro and Johnny Depp rallied, and New York star chef April Bloomfield took over. Now the 1930s murals and red-l…
Top Choice Deli in North Beach & Chinatown

Molinari

Observe quasi-religious North Beach noontime rituals: enter Molinari, and grab a number and a crusty roll. When your number's called, wisecracking staff pile your roll with heavenly fixings: milky buffalo mozzarella…
Top Choice Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

Z & Y

Graduate from ho-hum sweet-and-sour and middling mu-shu to sensational Szechuan dishes that go down in a blaze of glory. Warm up with spicy pork dumplings and heat-blistered string beans, take on the housemade tanta…
Top Choice Bakery in North Beach & Chinatown

Liguria Bakery

Bleary-eyed art students and Italian grandmothers are in line by 8am for cinnamon-raisin focaccia hot out of the 100-year-old oven, leaving 9am dawdlers a choice of tomato or classic rosemary and garlic, and 11am st…
Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

China Live

San Francisco has steadily craved Chinese food since 1848, and this fancy food hall delivers regional Chinese taste sensations with Californian flair – it's San Francisco chef George Chen's Asian version of New York…
Pizza in North Beach & Chinatown

Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House

Fuggedaboudit, New York pizza loyalists: in San Francisco, you can grab a cheesy, thin-crust slice from nine-time world-champion pizza-slinger Tony Gemignani. What, you were expecting kosher-salt shakers and bottled…
Italian in North Beach & Chinatown

E' Tutto Qua

The Colosseum is 6000 miles from the corner of Columbus and Broadway, but you'll eat like a gladiator at E' Tutto Qua (translation: It's All Here). Boisterous Roman service and over-the-top decor create a party atmo…
Californian in North Beach & Chinatown

Trestle

If you're on a start-up budget with social-media-mogul tastes, you're in luck here: $35 brings three courses of tasty, rustic comfort food. You get two options per course – typically soup or salad, meat or seafood, …