Since 1896, this place has been supplying the best of the Italian kitchen to San Francisco for more than a century. The tiny storefront is a charming delicatessen in North Beach always jammed with tourists as well as locals in search of something from the 'Old Country'. The shelves are filled with authentic Italian comestibles such as olive oil, mozzarella made in the style of Campania and enough sardines to feed a small army. The deli counter staff is filled with a garrulous group of guys that create huge sandwiches made-to-order. Make sure to check out one of their most popular, the Renzo Special, this behemoth made with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto can easily feed two. One other tip: Don't forget to take a number!
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: The Embarcadero & Green Street