Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

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.

Read More

Restaurant Information


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

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed Tues.

Updated 04/30/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all restaurants in San Francisco

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?