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San Francisco Restaurants

L'Osteria del Forno

  • 519 Columbus Ave. Map It
  • North Beach
  • Italian

Updated 04/30/2013

Fodor's Review

Pass through the door of this modest storefront and you'll feel as if you've stumbled into a homey trattoria in Italy, with the staff chattering in Italian and seductive aromas drifting from the open kitchen through the sunny yellow dining room. Each day the kitchen produces small plates of simply cooked vegetables (grilled peppers, roasted potatoes with yams and carrots), a few baked pastas, a daily special or two, lamb skewers, a roast of the day, creamy polenta, and

thin-crust pizzas—including a memorable "white" pie topped with porcini mushrooms and mozzarella. (All the hot dishes come out of an oven—no stove here, so don't come expecting a large selection of pastas.) Wine drinkers will find a good match for any dish they order on the all-Italian list, which showcases gems from limited-production vineyards. At lunch try one of North Beach's best focaccia sandwiches. The space is petite, so don't come with a large group, and there can often be a wait for a table.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

519 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, California, 94133, United States

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Phone:

415-982–1124

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed Tues.

Updated 04/30/2013

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