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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants Near North Beach, San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit North Beach’s best Italian restaurants. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in North Beach. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in North Beach!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Piccolo Forno

Italian, $$, North BeachItalian, $$San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

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Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Italian, $$, Telegraph HillItalian, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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Seven Hills

Italian, $$$, Russian HillItalian, $$$San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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AltoVino

Italian, $$$, Nob HillItalian, $$$San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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  • TimeOut

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Venticello Ristorante

Italian, $$$, Nob HillItalian, $$$San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • USA Today

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Ristorante Milano

Italian, $$$, Nob HillItalian, $$$San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Ideale

Italian, $$, Telegraph HillItalian, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop

Italian, $$$, DowntownItalian, $$$San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • AAA

    Three Diamond Restaurant

    AAA

Dispensa Italian Charcoal Kitchen

Italian, $$, TenderloinItalian, $$San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Mangia Tutti Ristorante

Italian, $$, Financial DistrictItalian, $$San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Francisco and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what AAA, USA Today and Only In Your State had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like AAA - Three Diamond Restaurant, USA Today - 10Best - Cream Rises to the Top: Posh Restaurants of San Francisco's Nob Hill and Only In Your State - 10 Italian restaurants that serve pasta to die for. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your mushroom risotto

    When ordering mushroom risotto, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Factoids

  • The world-record holder

    Marc Owens set a new world record by eating the most cannoli at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 34 cannolis.

Parking tips

Parking can be tough around North Beach To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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