Italy in an alley.
I'm always looking for good Italian restaurant that aren't in North Beach to try out. This one was actually pretty good!
Tucked away in a little alley off of Kearny, we were greeted by French-speaking hostesses and waiters. Makes the atmosphere feel a little more authentic.
I ordered the Risotto which was excellent. Pesto, summer corn, spicy prawns on top of a lobster bisque drizzle. Delish.
Did not get to try any of the desserts, but will have to come back to try other dishes!
DON'T go here -- you'll regret it. From the outside, the restaurant looked great. Unfortunately, that is the only thing this place has going for it. Seems like a tourist trap (yes, I am a tourist on vacation in SF). Food was bad, overpriced, and the icing on the cake came when we received the bill showing that the pasta we ordered for our 1 year old and 2 year old was $12 each ($24 in total). The waiter said they do not have a menu for kids and suggested pasta so we ordered it. When the bill arrived, we asked the waiter if the tiny plate of pasta for our 1 year old and 2 year old was $12 each and he said that it was correct. Given that an adult entree of pasta was $19, it is just not right to charge $12/plate for pasta for infants and not let the customer know about it in advance. This place deserves to go out of business.
Warm, Friendly & Tasty. A friend recommended that my husband and I go to Cafe Tiramisu for our anniversary, and we were more than pleasantly surprised. This jewel of a dining experience is tucked in an alley near SF's financial district, and features a palette-pleasing array of classic and not so classic Italian dishes. The service is attentive, yet not intrusive, and the wine list is reason to come back every week. I really can't say enough about this wonderful place. I look forward to returning very, very soon.
Like eating in Roma, but better!. I've been eating in Cafe Tiramisu for over 10 years, whenever I get to San Francisco. Great food, attentive but not stuffy wait staff. Medium priced, not expensive, and definitely worth it. Can be crowded and a little noisy, but who cares, since its a great restaurant. I recommend it to everyone I know who is going to SF, and that's with a money back guarantee. It's as good as anything you will find in Italy.
Go here!. I?ve been here before and each time, I have had a very pleasant dining experience. On top of that, did you know this restaurant is teaming up with StreetSmart4kids? It?s actually really cool what they?re doing. I just heard about how SS4K is a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged teens stay healthy. They are running their ?Dine Out and Donate? campaign here (as well as approx. 70 other restaurants in SF) during October and early November. After having a fabulous dining experience, just fill out the donation form when paying the check (minimum donation $3). This is perfect for people like me, who love to eat out all the time and also like to give back to the community. Check it out for yourself on the StreetSmart4Kids website!
Best Italian in the city! Better than North Beach!. I went to dinner the other night with a friend and ate at this amazing retaurant. It felt as if we were in Europe! We ate outside (next to a heater, as the famous San Francisco Fog was rolling in!) I had a wonderful seafood dish, topped off by the restaurants famous dessert Tiramisu (I figured any restaurant that names itself after the dessert has got to be good, well not only was it good it was GREAT!) We had made reservations on line on "open table" and we were seated almost immediately after arriving at the restaurant. Our waiter was from Italy and that added further charm to our dining experience! He was charming, cute(Yes I flirted a little!) and was very attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for an authentic Italian dining experience. They offer exotic dishes (not your typical Eggplant Parmegan or Spaghetti and meatballs) but REAL northern Italian dishes! Wonderful! I will be back!
Great food, romantic atmosphere!. I have been going to Cafe Tiramisu for nearly 5 years. I go with my boyfriend who LOVES to sit outside(he says it makes it feel as if we are in Europe) that's a stretch, but it is romantic. All or most of the wait staff are foreign (many from Italy) which truly makes for an authentic Italian dinning experience! The Baby back ribs are my personal favorite! and try the tiramisu for dessert!(I figure any restaurant that names itself after that wonderful Italian dessert has got to be good) and it's not only good, it's great! Better than my boyfriend and I had in Italy! Thumbs up to Cafe Tiramisu!
Best place for a dinner if you are looking for spectacular taste with great service and ambience!. Great ambience outside with candles with GREAT service! Being half Italian, I am very picky about Italian food and I was VERY impressed with their food!!! I've been to so many restaurants in North Beach area of S.F. and cannot believe how Cafe Tiramisu beat them with flavor by a long shot! The rigatoni and the ahi linguine was delicious! Oh and the desserts... I can see why they named the place tiramisu :) I have been bragging to family and friends about this place all weekend! Keep up the great work Cafe Tiramisu!
Great Italian on Belden Place.
You can't really go wrong with any of the restaurants on Belden Place. Wanted to have Italian for dinner with Friends so we chose Cafe Tiramisu.
The charm of Belden Place is to be sitting outside of course. The Cafe Tiramisu is no exception. The inside of the restaurant has not particular interest, I would highly recommending making a reservation and asking for an outside table.
Great wine selection and good dinner. Our dishes were good but nothing memorable. The proximity of the tables may make it a little uncomfortable for certain but we enjoyed it.
When: Dinner on June, 16th 2007
A Little Slice of Italy. With all the bustling noise and excitement at this restaurant, I felt as if I were back in Italy, visiting the charming little eateries in the tiny alleyways of Italy. Fortunately the ambience wasn't the only thing reminiscent of Italy. The service was very friendly and charming (all with a touch of Italian) and the pasta was delightful. I had linguine with clams, zucchini and dungeness crab - everything was so well flavored, light and fresh - I literally finished the plate. yum! I saw other diners feasting on steamed mussels and they looked lovely - i will have to come back and try those next time.
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