Diana
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  • First Review
    May 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 19, 2014
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Welcome to Caffe DeLucchi, where casual, comfortable dining, house made pasta and delicious wine and beer come together in the heart of North Beach.<br /><br><br><br /> <br />Enjoy our weekend breakfast outside with a Bloody Mary, one of our signature sandwiches at lunch or one of our house made pasta specials at dinner. If it's a late brunch fix you need, we serve brunch until 4pm, Monday to Friday and until 2pm on the weekends.<br /><br><br><br /><br />Our wines are an approachable list of familiar, and some not so familiar, California and Italian wines. We also feature a range of Belgian and Belgian style craft beers and Soju cocktails.<br /><br><br><br /><br />Come by before or after going to Beach Blanket Babylon, before a night out in North Beach or on a sunny weekend morning.<br /><br /><br><br><br />Eat. Drink. Enjoy.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Breakfast 'til 4!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We came here cuz I wanted breakfast and husband wanted lunch. This was a great choice. I had the Italian cheese scramble; mild Italian sausage, fontina cheese, 'shrooms and tomatoes. On the side was a delicious serving of polenta - a great change of the normal house potatoes, plus 2 pieces of toast. Husband was happy with his Italian sub, filled with four different meats, cheese, tomatoes and fresh lettuce."
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Belden Taverna is an Italian Steakhouse. The cuisine is a memorable blend of bold flavors and elegant refinement. We serve contemporary American classics, beautiful Mediterranean themed salads, fresh seafood dishes and we use nothing but California farm fresh produce.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We split the roasted beet salad with arugala, bleu cheese, roasted almonds with balsamic dressing; very tasty. The bread was ver good, too. I had the half order of spaghetti with dungeness crab, grilled corn, asparagus, garlic and sliced jalapeno. It was quite tasty. There were a couple of other pasta dishes to have as a half order. Husband had beef, three ways - which was a grilled filet, marrow with toasted seasoned bread crumbs and another preparation of beef, served with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and a wine enhanced gravy. He had the chocolate mousse for dinner. Creamy, not overly sweet with a huge dollop of whipped cream. We sat upstairs, as outdoors was packed. Deep red walls with warm lighting. Service was great."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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John's Grill has been a San Francisco tradition since 1908. This historic restaurant is one of the city's oldest and most famous and is a favorite of celebrities who enjoy great steaks, expertly prepared fresh seafood with excellent service and a one of a kind atmosphere. John's Grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammetts, The Maltese Falcon. The restaurant has earned many tributes: it has been chosen as one of the 10 best by Esquire and featured in Gourmet Magazine. Live jazz nightly in the upper level dining room.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Don't Go!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Husband ordered the rib eye. He said it was basic, no flavor/seasoning. I had the chef's fish which was red snapper topped with crab and shrimp, topped with a lemon sauce. Oh my, what a glutinous mess that came instead! The fish was hot - only good thing. The shrimp were those really tiny shrimp, the crab meat totally disappeared in the sauce that barely tasted of lemon. It didn't even look appetizing! Both entrees came with crispy green beans, a couple of pieces of broccoli and ONE tiny carrot. The "baked" potato was baked, but seemed like it was nuked again before it was put on the plate. And for what we paid for these awful meals...."
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups
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Serving brasserie-style San Francisco cuisine and refined cocktails complemented with a diverse wine-program, Brasserie S&P, has unveiled to be a favorite in the local culinary scene. We offer all-day dining from a creative menu, designed by Executive Chef Adam Mali, which incorporates the finest, seasonal ingredients found in California. The 90 seat restaurant blends seamlessly with our “gincentric” bar to offer a lively, sophisticated yet informal dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
We left!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were seated at a table and given menus. That's it. None of the serving staff acknowledged us. They were not busy. We weren't even offered water while we sat there."
Dined on 9/15/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Vibe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went for brunch. I had the omelet, filled with tomatoes, spinach and feta. It was filling, but light. It came with yummy "home fries" - diced potatoes with the skin on and wheat toast. Creamy butter and smooth raspberry preserves. Husband had the sausage and egg croissant sandwich. I saw someone's plate of pancakes. They looked so good; flat, but cake-like. The ambiance was really great, felt like I was in Paris. Great coffee, too."
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Plouf has terrace seating with heat lamps and a canopy. There are bistro style seating and an indoor fireplace. We have a 2-course Lunch Prix Fixe for $22 (Soup/Salad and Mussels) and a 3-course Dinner Prix Fixe $30 (Soup/Salad, Mussels and Dessert) <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Husband had the calamari, said it was best ever and it was a huge serving. I had the baby lettuce salad, which was tasty and pretty. The warm bread was yummy. I had the Hawaiian butterfish with risotto and roasted squash. It was soooo good, I didn't want it to end. Husband had the sauteed salmon with cauliflower couscous, asparagus and lemon sauce. Both portions were good-sized. Husband had the chocolate-espresso mousse. Service was great and friendly."
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Mangia Tutti has been serving great Italian food for over 8 years. Entrees include fresh local seafood, handmade pastas and pizza. Come and experience Italy in the heart of the Financial District.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Welcoming
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We split the house salad, big enough to do so. Assorted greens with walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes and crumbled Gorgonzola. Husband had the veal scallopine and sautéed spinach with garlic, toasted pine nuts & reconstituted raisins. I had the homemade ravioli with minced duck. It was topped with red & yellow diced tomatoes with herbs. The bread was delicious, just like cake. The owner said they bake it twice a day. It came with olive oil infused with herbs and a tomato based sauce. Both were great. We split the New York style cheesecake, a good-sized serving. It came with raspberry sauce and freshly sliced peaches."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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If you don’t live in Ghent, La Bella will make you want to move there just so you can claim this Italian charmer as your neighborhood Italian Bistro.<br /><br /><br /><br />In 2007, a family tradition was carried out from Andrea Di Carlo, combining the warmth of the traditional Italian dining experience with signature family recipes from the original Trattoria La Bella Italia in Virginia Beach on Laskin Road. Fresh ingredients and careful preparations aren’t surprising, given that chef-owner Andrea DiCarlo learned from his mother, Anna Alaimo, making fresh pasta with her since he was a young boy at the Virginia Beach location.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always Yummy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The three of us split the calamari appetizer. A generous portion, lightly battered and fried and served with a chunky marinara sauce. I had the spinach lasagna, piping hot, cheesy and so good I didn't want the dish to end. The other two each had the salmon special. Very large servings of potato encrusted salmon, lightly seasoned, served over a bed of roasted carrots, asparagus and the like."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Featuring sweeping views of the Elizabeth River from the waterfront ballroom, terrace, and herb garden, VINTAGE KITCHEN has quickly become a community favorite. Burled wood floors, black leather benches, and the patina of a copper bar provide a relaxing and elegant setting for award-winning modern cuisine, simply prepared and stylishly presented, using the freshest local and regional produce in season, with a focus on artisan-crafted Virginia wines, cheeses, and micro-brewed beers. The area’s most discriminating clientele dine in an exclusive private library and digital theater with a backstage look into the kitchen, by appointment or invitation only, where daily 7-course bespoke tasting menus are offered graciously by hometown Chef/Owner Phillip Craig Thomason.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
De-lish
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went for Norfolk's Restaurant Week - 3 courses for $30. We each had the Caesar salad. It had a hint of hot pepper spice shredded cheese, melted bits of sharp cheddar and great croutons. For our entree, we had the shrimp creole. For a change, it came with a yellow rice that resembled couscous. The sauce had tiny bursts of dried lemon. For dessert, I had the lemon cake with a hint of lavender. It was presented in a Ball jar with layers of fresh fruit and whipped cream. Hubby had something with chocolate. Everything was great! Every table in the main dining area has a view of the Elizabeth River."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro, the foremost wine destination in Hampton Roads featuring 325 different varieties, 70 by-the-glass, and the highest quality cuisine. Relax. You’ll find precisely the atmosphere to suit your mood among our 90 seats configured in a variety of options including table settings, booths, a bar, couches, and a private dining room. Our seductive decor emphasizes comfort and conviviality whether you’re enjoying a crisp wine, delectable food, or browsing the bottles and labels of our extensive wine cellar. Our highly knowledgeable staff’s friendly attitude engages both oenophiles and those just learning about wines, so everyone equally enjoys Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Never Disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Mom had the Atlantic salmon. A good-sized serving and was cooked to order with a balsamic reduction glaze. Served over squash and haricot verts. I had the almond encrusted scallops. So yummy; wish there was another scallop on the plate! Served over spinach couscous with a cream sauce made of white chocolate and bananas. So subtle, but soooo good. Husband had the mahi mahi special that he thoroughly enjoyed. And everything was presented so nicely on the plate. Mom and I split the apple pie served in puff pastry with the creamiest vanilla gelato we've ever had."
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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