The greatest. We make it to the city 4 or 5 times a year and Tomasso's is always a must! Everything is excellent but the pizza and the service are above and beyond, the best I've had on the west coast I have been there dozens of times and I have always left pleased. Expect a wait but you will find it worthy..
Amazing thin crust pizza! Worth the wait..
AMAZING thin crust pizza.
And it's taken me years to find such wonderful pizza!
Small quaint little It alien place in North Beach. They don't take reservations so if you don't want to have to wait (and you will, if you don't get there early, as it is a small place) you should get there early especially if you have a group larger than 4 or 5.........you'll have to fight for the large communal table.
Service is excellent, food comes out quickly and tastes fantastic and the prices are super reasonable.
And if you don't want pizza, they have appetizers and other dishes too.
What else could you ask for in a pizza joint?
Best in the City!. Simply the best pizza in the city. You'll have to go to New York to find anything comparable. If you want amazing pizza in a warm family atmosphere, this is the place!
romantic. What a romantic, authentic Italian restaurant. Great ambiance and great dishes. Highly recommend to anyone seeking the true Italian experience.
Best off the beaten path Italian food in North Beach. Excellent marinara sauce. They have fabulous house wine, in face, any of their red wines are fantastical. The manicotti and lasagne are superb, along with any of the pizza. Our party of 9 was very pleased with all dinner and entree dishes along with the appetizers. This place does have a wait, although you can drink wine and wait in line- fantastic! The desserts add to the amazing dinner and appetizers. This is an excellent place to bring a big dinner party.
A must for visitors, and residents too!.
While I lived in northern California for years, and visited San Francisco MANY!!! times, I have never actually lived in the city. Currently I live in Japan. On a visit, a friend living in the Marina area insisted we go to Tommaso's. She prepared me by saying we would probably have to wait in line, that we could get wine while in line, and the restaurant is in a somewhat seedy area.
With this briefing, I was prepared. Boy, was it worth it! Had we brought children, I might have given it a second thought. However, for adults I say run, do not walk (but be careful crossing the streets!) to Tommaso's.
We did wait in line on a Friday evening but, being San Francisco knowledgeable, I had brought a jacket, which was necessary. We did wait, but that was actually fairly pleasurable, as we chatted with the other people waiting. Also, we did drink excellent wine.
The wait was definitely worth it, as we sat in a booth, and my friend suggested the spinach pizza and a salad, with above-mentioned wines. The salad was good, but the pizza was just delicious. The ambience added to the evening. Our waitress, while clearly busy, was polite, well-informed and helpful. We took our time and I vowed (vowed, mind you!) to return, as did General MacArthur.
Twice more, on visits from Japan, I have made beelines to Tommaso's, each time with a Japanese girlfriend. She enjoyed it so much, particularly because on the first occasion, the owner's wife (I am not sure if she is a co-owner) came over to our table and actually spent a few minutes chatting with us. She is a lovely person, and made the occasion much more memorable for both of us.
We did breakdown and order dessert, which was also delicious.
I read other reviews about someone's having terrible service, which was surprising. I have had only good to excellent service. The food and the wine are just excellent.
My hat is off to Tommaso's. By the way, we did ask, and were told, who exactly Tommaso is!
Best New York Style Pizza in San Francisco.
This is one of the few restaurants in San Francisco that uses a real woodfire oven. The first and best pizza in New York was baked in a coal fired oven, which burns at about a thousand degrees. A woodfired oven burns at about 800 degrees. The coal and wood add not onlyl flavor, but the quick cooking makes the crust crisp and the insdie dough soft and chewy.
The thin, crisp style pizza at this restaurant is most like the New York style coal fired oven baked pizza in texture and flavor. Coal fired overns are not allowed in California, and new Coal fired ovens are not allowed in New York. Only the original pizza places that began with coal fired ovens many years ago are allowed to continue using the same ovens today.
The other simple salads and antipasto at this restaurant are similar in style to the foods you find in Rome in most neighborhood restaurants. I think this is the best pizza in San Francisco, and I have tried all the best pizza places in the city several times.
It's a family style old-fashioned restaurant and you are lucky if you get one of the wooden white booths to relax, sit back and enjoy some house wine, salad and crispy pizza. My favorite pizza on the menu is the is the house special with sausage, mushroom and pepperoni.
Nonexistent customer service, seedy location. Tommasso's is the worst customer service experience we have had not only in the US but anywhere in the world! The location is horrible and the staff is beyond rude. Do not ever go here if you value even minimal service! There are many other good Italian restaurants in North Beach so avoid this one at any cost
THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN SAN FRANCISCO!!!.
I have been coming to this Restaurant since it opened. They have perfected the art of pizza making. Try the #13 Calzone or the Seafood Pizza for a slice of Heaven. And the Coo-Coo clams are to die for. And give yourself a treat when they put Cioppino on the monthly special menu. This is the first place I bring my out of town guests to for the San Francisco experience and they go back home bragging about the food.
And you can not experience a nicer welcome from the staff at all times.
Go with the Pizza. I just have one word for my review -- pizza! I went with a big group and we ordered two pizzas, among with other pasta dishes and salads. But the best was the spinach pizza. That's one of the best pizza I've had. Unfortunately, as it was on a Friday night and as we were a large(?) group of 8, we had to wait over an hour.
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