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L'Osteria Del Forno

Map & Directions 519 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Italian, Pizza
  • Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm
  • cash
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

Among the mediocre, touristic restaurants that line Columbus Avenue in North Beach, there is a genuinely good place that serves delicious, authentic northern Italian food: L'Osteria Del Forno. It is eccentric: It's tiny, it doesn't take reservations, it's cash only, and it specializes in dishes cooked in its oven (forno), so there are very few pastas on the menu. But the panini (we love the one stuffed with roasted pork), pizzas, and oven-roasted meats are sublime -- and inexpensive.

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  • Jonathan P. on 05/21/09

    55. Milk-roasted pork at L'Osteria del Forno (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die | http://tr.im/7x7list)

  • Aubrey Y. on 09/10/11

    Ham and artichoke pizza was delicious. Also recommend the sweet red pepper appetizer. So good and love that we could byob!

  • Sarah W. on 02/13/10

    Homemade cheese raviolis

  • Gabriella S. on 04/07/12

    One of the only places I will eat Italian food. Ask for Wally, Susanna, or Richard. Tell them La Bestia Sent you ;)

  • Menotti on 05/29/10

    Roast beef was bland. Pancetta sandwich way salty. Service not great, never checked in with us or gave us bread.

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