Tommaso's Ristorante Italiano

Home to San Francisco's oldest and most beloved wood-fired pizza oven, the Cantalupo family opened this legendary North Beach restaurant in 1935. Originally called Lupo's, the restaurant introduced the first wood-fired brick pizza oven on the West Coast. Immigrants from Naples, the owners’ pizza and Neapolitan dishes were based on closely guarded family recipes. As word began to spread, lines stretched out the door. Celebrity fans through the years include Bob Hope, Robert Duvall, Andy Garcia and George Lucas. Two famous restaurateurs, Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck, modelled their restaurants’ brick pizza ovens on Tommaso's. Today, the Crotti family carries on the tradition of scouring the markets for fresh seafood and vegetables, serving great wood-fired brick oven pizza and dishing sumptuous Italian food. 

Pro tip: Tommaso's does not accept reservations.

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1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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