by Tiffany Maleshefski - 25 Reviews - 5 List
North Beach has drastically changed since it was a haven for beatniks, cool cats and well, duh, Italians. These days, this historic neighborhood often falls prey to the tourist crowd, but get past that very small drawback, and this neighborhood remains to emanate charm and a solid restaurant scene. From big bowls of pasta to fondue and tapas, get it all at our favorite North Beach restaurants.
Updated: June 28, 2010
Coi is one of the most innovative restaurants in the country, and where Daniel Patterson helped pioneer molecular gastronomy. In the main dining room, his creative menu is showcased over 11 courses, while the lounge offers a less demanding a la carte menu.
It's one of the best places for dining al fresco in all of North Beach. The menu serves many of the same regional dishes found along the Ligurian coast (incidentally, the same area from which many of North Beach's first Italian immigrants hailed).
One of the most romantic restaurants in all of San Francisco, this charming, all-souffle eatery only sits a couple dozen people. It definitely requires a reservation and patience while Chef Jacqueline Margulis cooks for everyone herself.