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Best Restaurants in San Francisco

Are you looking for the Best Restaurants in San Francisco?

Here are some ideas for your SF Getaway, with many favorites (**) of my nephew, Dan, who lives in the city.

San Francisco Marina


  • ** Ella's - 500 Presidio Ave. 415-441-5669 Near Laurel Village. Best banana pancakes on the PLANET. Outstanding egg dishes."
  • Mama's at Washington Square - North Beach 1701 Stockton St. 415-362-6421 North Beach's best breakfast. Closed on Mondays.

Coffee House San Francisco

  • **Cafe Roma 885 Bryant St. (North Beach)
  • **Cafe Sapore 790 Lombard St. (North Beach)

Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

  • ** Ristorante Milano 1448 Pacific 415-673-2961 "On Pacific in Russian Hill. Small, quaint, and fantastic."
  • E'Angelo Marina - 2234 Chestnut St. 415-567-6164 - My other Nephew, Mike, lives in the Marina area and this is one of his "haunts". He took us here for dinner one night (they know him by name). Great fun - Small, casual, great food, fun atmosphere, ITALIAN owners
  • Caffe Sport - 574 Green St. 415-981-1251 Sicilian cuisine and Old World decor.
  • Trattoria Contadina - 1800 Mason St. 415-982-5728 well known by locals is just a block off Columbus on Mason. They've served good, authentic Italian food since 1983.

Best Restaurants in San Francisco for Dinner

  • ** Izzy's Steakhouse - 3349 Steiner St. 415-563-0487 moderate/ expensive. In the Marina. Very good. - My nephew, Mike's, favorite!
  • Scala's Bistro Union Square - 432 Powell St. 415-395-8555
  • La Folie Union Square - 2316 Polk St. 415-776-5577 Very romantic, incredible food & service.

Indian Restaurants San Francisco

  • **Naan and Curry near Union Squarer 478 O¬íFarrrell 415-775-1349 (two locations in the city)

Sushi Restaurants in San Francisco

  • **Wasabi and Ginger Marina 2299 Van Ness Ave. 415-34-1368 "Excellent. Free valet parking. On Van Ness"
  • **Sushi Groove 1916 Hyde St. 415-440-1905 "Smaller - In Russian Hill. Very good."

Pizza San Francisco

  • **Za Pizza 1919 Hyde St. 415-771-3100 (delivers)
  • **Little Star "3 locations in the city - deep dish pizza...mmmm..."
  • North Beach Pizza 1499 Grant Ave. 415-433-2444
  • Piazza Pelligrini North Beach - 659 Columbus Ave 415-397-7355

Other Ethnic Restaurants


  • **Gordo Taqueria "Cheap, burritos - four of them in the city."


  • **Zarzuela Russian Hill - 2000 Hyde St. 415-346-0800 "Moderate/ expensive, very authentic Spanish cuisine."


  • ** Burma Super Star In the Inner Richmond - 309 Clement St. 415-387-2147 "Call ahead to put your name on the list."


  • Butterfly Pier 33 Embarcadero 415-864-8999 (right next to the boat to Alcatraz)

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