People always say that North Beach has the most authentic Italian food in the city. Usually those people are old, resentful of yuppies and the tech bubble, and stand a little too close to you on Muni, but that doesn’t make them wrong. Every single pasta on the menu is ridiculously good, so find a bunch of friends who are willing to share (or at least historically easy to pilfer from).
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Chubby Noodle’s North Beach location is a great place for a group dinner or bottomless dim sum brunch.
Beacon Coffee & Pantry
Beacon Coffee & Pantry is a coffee shop in North Beach with good WiFi that also serves salads and sandwiches.
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An ambitious restaurant, and a good one at that. SPQR is making a run at the San Francisco pasta crown, mostly with ingredients we can’t pronounce.
Ragazza is better for groups, better for Italian food, and better for outdoor seating than any other place in Nopa.
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Delarosa is a neighborhood institution in the Marina for pizza, salads, and epic people watching.
The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
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