Caffe Sport, by Antonio La Tona serves Italian food where the restaurant's interior is adorned with elaborately painted furniture and woodcarvings. While North Beach is full of Italian Restaurants, not many actually embody the spirit or the food of their homeland. Antonio La Tona's homeland is Sicily, and Sicilian food is the best there is in Italy. Every square inch of the interior is adorned with elaborately painted furniture and woodcarvings. …
Why does anyone think this place is even remotely good??. Yes, the place has a fun atmosphere! No, the food is not good. No, the wine is not good! If you have ever had really good southern Italian food then you will be disgusted by the food that consists of bland heavy sauces, terrible quality pasta, and shocking prices.
Magnificent family-style Italian cuisine.
Fabulous Italian food--Calamari 'all Antonio--which is the Sicilian white sauce similar to aioli.
Great pasta, family style--reasonable prices. An institution, check it out.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Italian food in an elaborately decorated restaurant created by Antonio La Tona.
The best spot in North Beach!!. If you haven't eaten here and you like Italian food you're missing out! This place has a small but strong menu with huge portions. Everythings family style so be ready to share the dishes. Have good italian wine and beer available with a cool staf with lots of personality. If you're not sure what to get just ask the waiters to recommend something and you won't be disappointed.
Great family place. I've grown up going here with my family and it's always great! Love the food and the atmosphere, trust the waiters if they recommend something. we usually let them pick for us and are impressed every time!
Awesome!. I Love this restaurant. Fun, warm atmosphere and wonderful food. You can't go wrong with this simple menu, anything you pick will be great!
Family Favorite for Decades. Our entire family has been going to Caffe Sport for over 20 years. It is not only one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, but in entire U.S. For tourists, this is a must go to restaurant, because there is no other food like it anywhere outside of Sicily, possibly. They make the best pesto bar none, and the scampi and shrimp Ala' Antonio is to die for. Our son who hates to eat out, loves this place. When our daughter and son-in-law visit from Anapolis, this is the only must go to restaurant on their list. We have taken countless friends to Caffe Sport and almost without excpetion, they love it. You won't like it of course if you don't like pesto or seafood. Try one of the more traditional Italian joints. I would compare the uniqueness of this restaurant to K-Paul's or Pascale Manale's in New Orleans.
yummie seafood. the dishes are really good although small menu. a little on the pricy side but worth going once in a while. every item is seafood so know before you go if you want more choices.
Outstanding!!!. Without question, the most mouth watering food I have ever eaten. Every few months we'll have scampi withdrawals and have to head to the city for our garlic, 'al Antonio' fix. The waiters are typical Scicilians and love it when you give it right back to them. Salads are only at lunch - dinner is more family style. Just a great dinner and a fun place.
Consistent excellence. Caffe Sport's food has been consistently excellent throughout my years in San Francisco. Of note is their pesto which, hosnestly, is the best pesto anywhere in the City. The waiters can be surly (part of the restaurant's charm, actually) but have mellowed out over the years. If you are of the "customer is always right" mindset (which I am not) then skip this place and go to Pasta Pomodoro instead.
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