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“Wow!”

L'Osteria del Forno
Ranked #364 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Description: As our name indicate, most of the food is cooked in the oven, like the best thin-crust pizza in town, thinly sliced pork loin roasted in milk, penne with meat sauce... And our extraordinary focaccia! We only cook fresh produce for 26 years!
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Very enjoyable from house specialty drinks to appetizers to pizza and the in house desserts were amazing just like the pizza.

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Thank Huerstel
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I were wandering through North Beach and selected this adorable restaurant on a whim. We were really glad we did.

The owner was on site overseeing the food preparation, prepping tables and generally displaying pride of ownership. Our server was friendly and helpful.

And then there was the food... We started with Octopus Carpaccio. Wow. Then a most delicate pasta dish. The dandelion soup, who knew how much we'd love that?

The tiramisu deserves special mention. It has ruined us for tiramisu found elsewhere. Merely set your fork on top and watch it slide through under its own weight.

We visit San Francisco often and now have a new favorite.

One last thing: bring cash! No credit cards accepted.

This is one of those, "should we share it with others?" type restaurants.

Enjoy.

Thank kbinsb
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I have, eaten here 4 times over the past10 years and its always been great. not fancy food but good honest italian food with nice wine. I come from New Jersey with many excellent italian resturants but I wish this one was closer to me

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Thank bobbyk57
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is my favorite Italian resturant in North Beach because it taste and feels like your in Rome. The staff if great and the food has always wonderful. It's the real deal.

Thank richardleontonkin
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

The thin based pizzas were perfect - the bases were the right thickness and had a lovely crunch to them without being burnt and the toppings were delicious with a tangy tomato base which was to die for. The red wine selection was excellent. The ambience just right for an evenings meal. Location excellent for an Italian in North beach. A great pick out of an overwhelming selections in 'little Italy'.

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Thank Kiran J
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