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Michelangelo Caffe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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579 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801 (Union Street)
+1 415-986-4058
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I just had a great meal here. We visited extensively with the owner, Salvatore, from southern Italy and his co-worker from Sicily. The food was great. We had the mussels and clams with wine broth as an appetizer. Great entrees and cannoli for desert. All was delicious. Equally fun was the restaurant itself. Beautiful artwork and sculptures.... More 

Thank Txcommonsense
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lured in by an employee on the street but were glad we did. We had a lovely meal, washed down with a very pleasant chianti!!! The staff were friendly, not pushy and the food was very good. Hubby had chicken in a mushroomy sauce which was very tasty, i had the spaghetti carbonnara which was very good too.... More 

Thank nokidsintow2014
Annapolis, Maryland
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have a very yummy lasagne here. I had profiteroles for dessert; they were fine. They offer all the standards and likely the others are also good. Decent wine list. Reasonable prices. Decor is quite interesting. Staff is a bit pushy, however I think they mean well. Maybe it is because I don't like it when someone stands outside the... More 

Thank Lasuvera
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

After a long day walking around Fishermans wharf we stumbled across this place as we walked back to our hotel. The gnocchi and papadelle boscaiola was delicious and the bruschetta was the best I've eaten.

Thank Martin W
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very good!!! We ordered pizza.... basic one, tomato sauce, mozzarella and prosciutto was very good!!! If you order wine they give you olives and bread with olive oil and vinegar

Thank Vanessa W
Meridian, Idaho
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice little family style owned restaurant in Little Italy San Francisco. Authentic Italian cuisine and staff offering great good at an affordable price.

Thank Carl2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered pizza and pasta, pasta arrived 5 minutes earlier than the pizza which wasn't good, the food was also not good quality and then I noticed the manager or waiter stood outside with a menu trying to get customers to come in and face the same poor food as us... poor them!

Thank Stuart R
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Given the reviews we had high hopes for this restaurant but we were really disappointed with the food, we had Parma ham and melon to start and the melon was very old. I had ravioli pasta which was swimming in sauce and lacked flavour. Service was good but the food needs to be improved.

Thank LKavs
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Maybe the chef was having an off day as unfortunately our family thought the food here was mediocre! The pasta dishes were average, the sauce on the chicken dish was thin and watery and overly sweet and the pizza was hard - as if it had been sitting on a warming plate for a while. On the plus side, the... More 

Thank curly40
Louisville, Kentucky
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great food in fun location. Had family dinner to celebrate last night in San Francisco. Authentic Italian food for reasonable price, good service even though restaurant was full. Lots of choices in North Beach, highly recommend this for fun night.

Thank Mike N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2801
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus Stop corner of Union and Columbus: Bus: 45,30 and 8X
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-4058

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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