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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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“sandwich” (241 reviews)
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently delicious and has remarkably remained the same place since I was a kid. Be sure to grab a number upon entering the tight-spaced establishment as it's always busy, try the specials and always go with the way your "server" would prepare it for themselves....More

Thank dleyva6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the greatest afternoon pleasures for me is getting a sandwich at Molinari's and eating it in Washington Sq, I also like picking up some fresh Ravoli and pesto to take home for dinner. If nothing else I just love to walk into this...More

Thank richardleontonkin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You choose your own roll from a bin and then give it to the counter and tell them what you want in it. The price varies depending on how many fillings you decide upon but the salami and other cuts are all are all fantastic....More

Thank foodloversacto
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Great deli stop in North Beach. It's always good quality and service. I recommend picking from their gourmet sandwich menu as the flavor combinations are delicious.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed December 8, 2017

If I lived here, I would go once a week. The Molinari Italian "Special" sandwich lives up to all expectations. The best sandwich I have ever had. The pastrami was very good and would have it again too. The blue cheese and variety of olives...More

Thank pinked_10_11
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Ravs to take home to cook yourself are like pillows of heaven. I can find my favorite fennel salami here; hard to find at other delis. I wish they were open on Sundays.

Thank Roberta Y
Reviewed November 24, 2017

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Wednesday and took a number along with everyone else. There was probably a fifteen to twenty minute wait for our number to come up... plenty of time to take in the atmosphere and details of this popular...More

Thank travelfanaticsunltd
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Absolutely love this place!!! Stopped in the city while on a Princess Cruise and just had to buy some of their salami. We make it a point to visit this place, buy a couple of their delicious sandwiches and purchase six sticks of salami weighing...More

Thank PJ6979
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streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
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gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
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August 17, 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
September 26, 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
September 26, 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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-2337
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