Tommasos Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Tommasos

1042 Kearny Street

San Francisco, CA 94133

415-398-9696

Tommasos Website

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Tommasos, Open in 1935, this place is a North Beach institution that seems to have a line every day
from 530pm onwards. It is an old school Italian eatery that hasn’t changed much. Big communal table down the middle. A small basement eatery with old fashion decor and yellow lighting, this is a classic and full of tourists. Tommasos is well know for their wood-fired brick oven pizza.

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Tommasos had lighting that was very dim and yellow, so our pictures have a tint. They have a different specials menu every month.

Tommasos Menu pics

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Dessert Menu

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Wine Menu

Tommasos Food Picks:


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Pizza with Mushrooms and Sliced Italian Sausage (12in $18.50) – Good thin crust (Not super thin) that isn’t soggy in the middle. Slightly burned on the edge. Good toppings and Sausage. This isn’t

OK:

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Pizza Super Deluxe (Mushrooms, anchovies, peppers, ham, Italian sausage and fresh tomatoes) (12in $20.50) – Wow this is getting expensive for pizza. A little mushy because of the fresh tomatoes. The Anchovies are real salty.

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Caesar Salad ($8.50) – Pretty average Salad.

Pans:

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Veal Scaloppine Marsala (Imported Italian wine) ($19.50) – Had some tender veal but was real, real vinegary. It included a small plate of pasta that was cooked al dente with a tomato sauce.

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Baked Fresh Coo-Coo Clams ($14.50) – The clams were tasty but they were basically swimming in overwhelming oil, Vinegar, parsley, garlic sauce. Good quantity of clams.

Tommasos’ service was pretty average. You had to track down the waiter for everything including getting water refilled. They even forgot our wine and didn’t apologize. Do not expect world
class service here. There will be a line here whether you come back or not. Coming for just a thin crust pizza is ok, especially if you are in the area. $12 Corkage Free.

If you like deep dish, go to Zachary’s in Oakland or Little Star Pizza. If you like Neapolitan pies, visit A16 or Pizzeria Delfina. We would goto A16, Antica, or Delfina for better Italian food than Tommasos, at a similar price. They offer to go service.

Tommasos Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Below Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Average)
Value Rating: (Average)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Tu-Sa 5pm-1030pm. Su 4pm-9:30pm.
Parking:Street
Reservations:No
Prices:$13 - $25

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  • Joseph
    April 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Perhaps it’s time for an updated or new review of Tommaso’s?

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