San Francisco North Beach Restaurant?

May 16th, 2010, 10:44 AM
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San Francisco North Beach Restaurant?

Looking for recommendations for a restaurant in the North Beach section of San Francisco. Price point $$-$$$, not anything too stuffy, eclectic is fine, fun atmosphere, any type of food. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.
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May 16th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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you do know north beach has a lOT of italian restaurants right
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May 16th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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yes, I do. But I'm looking for something not too stuffy.
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May 16th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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Hello, laura, here is the website for the Mona Lisa Restaurant in North Beach.
http://www.monalisasf.com/

The Mona Lisa is not stuffy. Do make reservations or you might find yourself standing in a line on the sidewalk.

Now the website states they serve authentic Italian food. Their food is good but as almost all Italian restaurants it is tweeked a bit for the American customers taste as the owner admitted to a family member who was born and raised in Rome until he came here about a decade ago. But my family member always enjoys eating there in any case. I do too.

Many Fodorites have enjoyed the Mona Lisa and many have returned to the restaurant more than once. So just one thought for your consideration.
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May 16th, 2010, 02:09 PM
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loveitaly - thanks so much for the recommendation. Will check it out.
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May 16th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Consider Firenze By Night. We ate there twice last time in the city and both times the food was outstanding as was the service. Not stuffy and a bit noisy but the owner Sergio is generally on the floor and available for questions and conversation. For other ideas go to the " Yelp " web site and look at North Beach Italian restaurants for ideas/reviews.
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May 16th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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120aks - thanks for the recommendation!
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May 16th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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We ate at Figaro and liked it alot, tasty food and good prices.[Lobster ravioli with meyer lemon sauce; risotto with beef and veggies]

Also, E' Tutto Qua is very good, we had a Fodors GTG there and everyone liked the food and waiters.

http://etuttoqua.com/
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May 17th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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La Trappe might be what you're looking for - it's a Belgian pub and is a fun scene with a great beer selection.

Albona serves Istrian food and has one of the world's great proprietors. He's lots of fun.

There's an old-fashioned family style restaurant called Capp's Corner. You sit at big tables with other people. It's about as un-stuffy as you can get.
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