North Beach/Telegraph Hill

Restaurants in North Beach/Telegraph Hill

Make a beeline for the back display cases and order Stella’s signature sacripantina, a hard-to-find Genoese specialty. The rum-soaked sponge cake, layered with zabaglione, is somehow both richly creamy and wonderfully light.

Named after the traditional dish of sautéed tomatoes and green bell peppers from the Basque region, this restaurant is a blend of country cuisine from both Spain and France.

Coi

Coi's chef (and F&W Best New Chef 1997) Daniel Patterson combines his passions for local ingredients and avant-garde experimentation. With these seemingly opposite directions, Patterson is part mad scientist, part home cook.

Named in homage to the neighborhood's beatnik past, this North Beach lunch counter serves up a short but inventive menu that changes by the day.

Sister restaurant to nearby Piperade, this tiny tapas bar is located in Jackson Square just a few blocks from the Embarcadero. Behind a light-green and glass façade, the restaurant contains approximately three dozen seats, including a large communal table set with metallic Eames chairs.