Fodor's Expert Review Original Joe's

$$$ North Beach Trendy

After a fire destroyed the old-school Italian American restaurant's Tenderloin building in 2007, it moved to North Beach; the "new" place has its charms, but it's quite a different restaurant, with far more sophisticated decor that includes some mid-century design elements. Original Joe's took over the former location of Fior D'Italia and carried on that space's legacy as a destination for fine dining, now marrying a higher-end experience with classic Italian American fare like eggplant parmigiana, saucy meatballs, and fettuccine dishes. It fit into the neighborhood right away and feels like it's been here much longer than its 2012 opening date indicates.

Trendy Lunch Dinner Dessert $$$ Italian

Quick Facts

601 Union St.
San Francisco, California  94133, USA


Known For:
  • Classic Cal-Ital food
  • Meat-heavy menu
  • Retro dining
  • Joe's house-made ravioli
  • Excellent bar

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