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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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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1803
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

wonderful food and attentive service! loved the asparagus soup and mushroom risotto! i will definitely return on my next trip to San Francisco!

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit to this place , I discovered this place last time I was in SF , we loved the food and the ambience . We came to SF today and were able to get reservations , food and service was very...More

Thank Amjad S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And did I mention delicious? There are some really good reasonable (under $50) wines. The staff is helpful and friendly and is willing to take the time to explain things and make recommendations. Really good atmosphere, and it’s quiet, so you can have a good...More

Thank mitch w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best mushroom soup ever made without any cream either! And the saffron risotto was just as good.

Thank Florence M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This place may not look like much from the outside but the inside is cozy and warm, the service was perfect and our food was fantastic. We are vegetarians so went heavy on the salad options and they did not disappoint. The salad daily special...More

Thank JoyceAna
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Wanted to get away from the touristy restaurants and Albona was a perfect choice. It's a small, sweet restaurant with fabulous food and outstanding service. We were VIP treated and the rack of lamb was out of this world. Would highly recommend!

Thank beaches56Duxbury
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

A quiet place on side street with attentive waiter and home style food. Good wine list. Would go again.

Thank sunshine5060
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Almost impossible to find. Doesn’t look great from the outside. Inside is small and rather old. But the food is outstanding. Old school Istrian food. Very nicely prepared. Definitely a place you can go for a great meal. Ask for the specials to make sure...More

Thank Bernhard W
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Lovely meal here but like most places it finishes taking orders about 9 o'clock - we were quite late going on so there was no offer of a dessert or coffee when we finished our main course!

Thank Mary I
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The service is perfect. Very friendly. Quiet and cosy atmosphere. And the food is excellent. Real authentic Italian food. Good selection of wines. We have only a few days but we will return for sure.

Thank Vincent S
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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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure-call restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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