We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Caffe Macaroni Sciue Sciue

$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
124 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5102 (Jackson)
+1 415-217-8400
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 81: English reviews
Laguna Beach, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant the first time three years ago at Christmas and it was very crowded, the food was excellent and the service was fun and we really enjoyed ourselves. So we went back again this time and sat downstairs it was not crowded but the service was very inconsistent and the food that we ordered was average

Thank Lagunaboyonthego
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I could tell this was going to be a great night when we hopped out of our cab, walked into the restaurant having not booked and there was a table for four waiting for us. The dining area is small, but that only adds to the ambience. We had great difficulty choosing, such was the range of deliciousness on offer,... More 

Thank TheConcreteCow
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Wow. This place is amazing. The atmosphere is through the roof. Many locals were there during our visit and the staff seemed to know them and welcome them like family. Repeat local customers are always a good sign. The mood was set with the music that was playing (Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin era). It was very busy crowded noisy and tight... More 

Thank cthompson3
Level Contributor
172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

WARNING: Address listed in TripAdvisor is incorrect. Caffe Macaroni is at 59 Columbus Ave (not 124 Columbus Ave). The three husbands went to see the Transamerica building while the wives went shopping. We agreed to meet up at Caffe Macaroni for lunch. My sister lives in San Francisco and recommended it because it is very close to the Transamerica building... More 

Thank TravlinJackVA
Tampa, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Great food and service. My husband and I go to SF several times a year. We were in wine country all day, so decided last minute to try this place that a friend recommended. The second floor has a 6' ceiling and they packed us in the tiny space on Saturday night. It was a unique experience. We had mussels... More 

Thank Heather B
Paris, France
Level Contributor
116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Really tasty, albeit my dish was a bit small. Feels like some real authentic home-made cuisine, but the best part was the atmosphere and the friendliness of Marco. There's something magical about this place. Recommended.

Thank greentravelwriter
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Had been reading great reviews of this place near my FiDi home......Sooo glad we went to check it out. Wonderful menu items, but there were at least 8 specials, and we each had one of those. Excellent....and who knew you could still dine in SF at below $25 for an entree? A funny thing was upon leaving we ran into... More 

Thank Miscue55
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level Contributor
67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Not sure how this restaurant received these high ratings. Limited menu and what is the deal with second floor dining room? Felt like being in a doll house. Menu and dining rooms appear not to have been updated for years.

Thank NJ-KAS252
Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

My partner and I found ourselves in North Beach on the third day of our vacation and looking for authentic Italian - we found it at the Caffe Macaroni, a tiny place on Columbia that is worth the trip and trouble. The server and owner were friendly and inviting right from the get go, even though we'd already eaten a... More 

Thank SmartyBoy
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We walked into this restaurant on a Saturday night at 7:30 pm and we thought we were back in Italy. The first dish was amazing - calamari, cannelloni beans, arugla and tomatoes! Our pasta was homemade and wine was great! The waiter and owner were so personable and we enjoyed every minute of our meal! We can't wait to go... More 

Thank ckfox

Travellers who viewed Caffe Macaroni Sciue Sciue also viewed


Been to Caffe Macaroni Sciue Sciue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Home Style
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-5102
  • Public Transportation: MUNI: 33 & 45 lines
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-217-8400

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Caffe Macaroni Sciue Sciue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood