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Little Joe's

523 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4506
+1 415-433-4343
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
29 Aug 2015
“Best Lasagna”
11 Jul 2015
“Franco is a Master Italian Chef and Owner”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
523 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4506
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

We got the eggplant parmesan, which was good but the lasagna my husband ordered was heavenly. Couldn't have asked for a better plate. The sour dough bread that they serve you when first sit down was so good, great flavor. The staff was professional but...More

Thank LauriAnne H
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Veal Scaloppini with Rigatoni in the best anywhere in the USA. Anytime I visit SF fro Sacrament, Little Joe's is a must for dinner. He used to have 3 or 4 locations with the original location in the heart of Little Italy, City Government rules...More

2  Thank Editeded
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This restaurant is closed. It was open for about 40 years, and had some of the best Italian food I've ever had. Now, the website points to a place called "Little Joe's Pizzeria." It's not the same thing. There are a lot of restaurants called...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2015

I went there for the first time in 1981 and there was a line out the door. I do not go there much anymore for reasons unrelated to the food. I went recently and was pleased to see you get the same value reflecting that...More

Thank Dhowlaw
Reviewed 22 April 2013

We dined here as it was convenient for the ICH where we were staying.£30 (GBP)per person evening meal. It was okay, nothing poor nor great to say. it was fine.

1  Thank 12SLA
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Myself and my girlfriend ate here after a lone trip from Ireland and in need of a quick bite. A very basic simple layout with a few TV's with Hockey and Basketball on gave a laid back atmosphere. We got a slice of peperoni pizza...More

Thank aido29
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Great food, great bread, and good service. I was surprised to see the meals were sill reasonably priced (average dinner $18, $10 for a burger). We took my father in law, a real Italian from NY. He loved it!

Thank jdealman
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We had been dining at Little Joe's since 1971.... at its original location on Broadway, then Van Ness, 5th Street and now, on Market. The seafood stew was still great. But both the wine and beer selections were sadly disappointing. We had tiramisu for dessert,...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 15 September 2011

The address given on Trip Advisor for Little Joe Baby Joe is incorrect. That address is many years old. Since then Franco has moved to SOMA and now has a new location at 85 Fifth St. (at Market). It isn't in the greatest area of...More

Thank nsgw
Reviewed 15 August 2010

If there were a 0 star it would be more appropriate. The waitress saw us standing at the door 5 minutes before showing us a table. The bread was stale and that should have been the sign to leave. On the other hand it made...More

Thank JeffG9
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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  • Address: 523 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-4343
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