Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe

Cafe in North Beach & Chinatown

A boho North Beach landmark on Washington Sq, Mario's gave up smoking in the 1970s and turned to piping-hot panini. Generations of artistic movements have been fueled by Mario's oven-baked onion-focaccia sandwiches with meatballs, eggplant, or grilled chicken. This is a prime corner for people-watching over carafes of Chianti or pints of Anchor Steam, served by art-schooled waitstaff.

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