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Molinari Delicatessen

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Address: 373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
09:00 - 18:00
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Authentic Italian Food

I found Molinari's on Trip Advisor and needed to try it. Well, we 'tried' it three times it was so good and we purchased items to eat on the return flight. It can get busy... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Ron D
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

I found Molinari's on Trip Advisor and needed to try it. Well, we 'tried' it three times it was so good and we purchased items to eat on the return flight. It can get busy depending on when you go. Remember to take a 'number' when you go in and try to figure out what you are going to order.... More 

Thank Ron D
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Really cool place. They sell all sorts of meats, fresh pasta, and other things. If I lived here I would frequent often. Sandwiches are really good. First you go to a bin and pick out your own fresh roll. When they call your number, hand then make your bread and tell them which sandwich you want. Tons of options. I... More 

Thank Rick P
Rennes, France
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It's just excellent! We tried two sandwiches and both were tasty, and you had more than enough! The price is very reasonable, just to be a more attractive place!

Thank Guim P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious, fresh and yum! Had a Black Forest ham roll. Very generous and worth the $11.00!! Found this place walking to Fishermans Wharf. Great find!

Thank Sarai81
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Where else do you get amazing Italian deli sandwiches but in North Beach. Molinari's, a back-to-basics Italian deli and sandwich shop complete with hanging salamis, walls of pasta and various italian sweets and goodies. First take a number. If you are getting sandwiches make sure you walk over to the sandwich bin on the left side of the store and... More 

Thank SasMonti
Mahwah, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Deli sandwich can't be beat. Bread fresh and meats high quality. The only downer no restroom for patrons.

Thank Mike M
Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Molinari has not changed a bit in the 40 years I have been going there. In a world of chains and online shopping, a trip there is a charming taste of the past. The Italian deli food is as good as ever. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank JOEL S
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Enter this cozy spot and take in the great aromas of salami, olive oil and such. Ordered the North Beach. Perfection. Select your own fresh bread and the order is made as you wait!!

Thank Elaine B
San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Even if you don't can't sample the wonderful food that they make, it is worth to at least visit for the atmosphere. The place is a definite visit.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

Every time I visit North Beach I always include a stop to Molinari's. Just walking in the door smells great. Delicious sandwiches, happy workers, great deli items. I mentioned a foccacia bread I'd had several years before and they directed me to another store to find it - how's that for service??? You won't find a better sandwich anywhere in... More 

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