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Albona Ristorante Istriano

545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1803
+1 415-441-1040
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1803
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1 - 10 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walking distance from our accommodation at Columbus Motor Inn and very pleasantly surprised by the food and wine quality. Meals not too expensive by San Francisco standards and although not large portions very enjoyable. Service was friendly and efficient and our dining experience was...More

Thank Traveller839
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Visited as our last night in San Francisco and what a find! Sam the owner was welcoming and friendly and quick to offer water and menus. Love the cozy intimate space and snowy white tablecloths. The food was delicious, we ordered the pan fried gnocchi...More

Thank Kerri P
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

While searching TA for a restaurant in the North Beach neighborhood, I found Albona Ristorante Istriano. My daughter's boyfriend really enjoys finding new and interesting food choices and Meleah and I love Italian food so this was the perfect mix of the two. We had...More

Thank debonvine
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Albona is an interesting place that serves Istriano food -- it is similar to northern Italian, but mixes in some unique flavors. I think most folks who enjoy northern Italian cooking will like it. The restaurant itself is quiet and a bit old school, and...More

Thank Rockdog33
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a meal there with a group with very different food preferences. The vegetable dishes were savory and unique. The staff was highly accommodating and made us laugh a few times. Great senses of humor. We were the last in and they didn't rush...More

Thank Dori D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but this gem was excellent! It only held a couple dozen people, so unless you are going early on a weeknight, you'd better get reservations. The food was excellent, and so was the service.

Thank KellyGreen065
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were directed here by the concierge at the Hotel Zephyr. What an outstanding recommendation! We were a family of 5 who arrived early at the restaurant and were taken care of by the Chef / Owner Sam. We had been traveling up the coast...More

Thank Treebrook
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant! What I love about NY is finding delicious authentic restaurants and the same is true in SF here at Albona. High attention to quality and service without the price tag. This is a gem and a welcome relief from tourist trap just...More

1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My wife and I visited Albona recently on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We were served by Samuel, chef/owner, who made us feel at home and gave us helpful suggestions about wine, food choices, and portions (to...More

Thank Billy E
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Having never heard of Istria but enjoy trying new cuisine, we chose this restaurant for our first meal in San Francisco. The description of the menu being a mix of Italian and Eastern European is a good one. We arrived and we're greeted and seated...More

2  Thank Conchobar
Nearby
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.
...More
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22 February 2017|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure-call restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1803
    (Taylor & Mason Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: Last stop of the Powell-Mason Cable Car Line at Taylor and Francisco Sts. (1/2 a block away). No. 30 Bus stops at Columbus Ave. and Francisco St. (1 & 1/2 blocks).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-1040
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