North Beach

Welcome to North Beach

At the center of Broadway and Columbus, North Beach spreads out from the Bay to the bottom of Telegraph Hill, and features authentic Italian cuisine, the spiritual home of the Beat movement, and a boisterous nightlife.

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The District

There's a live-and-let-live attitude that prevails here. While tourists can be spotted peering into their guidebooks at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Broadway, which is lively on the weekends, just a block away, the real neighborhood begins.

The Location

Houses are perched on the quiet streets that make the precarious climb up Telegraph Hill, offering jaw-dropping views for those lucky enough to live here. And the authentic North Beach can still be found in the neighborhood haunts: Tosca Cafe, a bar that favors opera lovers; Caffe Trieste, the best place to get an espresso; and City Lights, the famed independent bookstore and publisher of Alan Ginsberg's “Howl.”

The Lifestyle

For those who seek it out, there's plenty of authentic Italian dining and delis, a heritage of the wave of immigrants who arrived here from Liguria, Turin, and Lombardy in the 1920s and ‘30s. As for the beach, that's long gone. Once the waters of the bay lapped up against Taylor and Francisco Street, but today, that waterfront has long since been replaced by a 19th-century landfill.


The Commute

  • Silicon Valley 45m by car
  • South San Francisco 20m by car
  • Financial District 5m by car

The Market & Future Outlook

Neighborhood homes for sale are among the most desirable in all of San Francisco. Luxury apartments, condos, and homes are scattered throughout the neighborhood.

The Food + Spirits

Take-Out Only

  • Freddie's Sandwiches
  • Kennedy's Irish Pub & Curry House
  • The Italian Homemade Company
  • Liguria Bakery
  • Mama's | Bakery/Brunch
  • Little Vine
  • Cafe Jacqueline
  • Tony's Pizza Napoletana
  • Il Pollaio
  • Baonecci Restaurant
  • Sotto Mare
  • The Buena Vista
  • Alioto's Restaurant
  • Scoma's Restaurant
  • Fog Harbor Fish House

Bars & Lounges (Temporarily Closed)

  • Monroe
  • The Saloon
  • Carbon Lounge
  • Temple Nightclub
  • The Pub
  • Wines of California Wine Bar
  • Beer 39

The Sights & Culture

Home to beautiful scenery and a vivacious lifestyle.


Why North Beach?

An Iconic District With Breathtaking Views

This Northeastern district of San Francisco exudes culture and vibrance. Home to the city's "Little Italy," incredible food and nightlife are everywhere you look. It is also famous for its luxurious real estate with outstanding and iconic, historical locations in San Francisco.
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