Head over to North Beach if you are looking for some of the best Italian restaurants with rich historical backgrounds.
La Traviata is the place to be for authentic Italian food. Located on Mission Street in San Francisco, they have been around for almost 40 years and continue to keep Italian heritage alive every day. Enjoy one of their popular dishes, gnocchi, lasagna, alla carreras, or tortellini, while you take in the multitude of celebrity photos that hang along the walls of the restaurant. You will not be disappointed by the warm bread that arrives when you sit at your table, the delicious range of dishes to choose from, the affordable prices, and the lovely staff.
There are four things that Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack cares about: love, food, music, and having a good time. Emmy Kaplan was born and raised in San Francisco and has been running her restaurant for 20 plus years. One of her goals is to provide her clients with the best dining experience they can have. While not dining in her restaurant, you can seek out Emmy for her help in buying or selling a luxury residence or purchasing a fixer-upper. Stop by Emmy’s to enjoy traditional Italian dishes at an affordable price for the entire family
Tosca Cafe is one of the oldest cafes in the area, dating back to 1919. Three Italians landed in San Francisco after World War I and opened a bar near Near Beach. Tosca is named after the daughter of one of the owners. Despite the poor timing of opening a bar amongst the start of the prohibition, Tosca was able to withstand. However, it had to be turned into a cafe where two of the original owners stayed with their two espresso machines and began developing their house cappuccino. Tosca’s backroom has seen many celebrities throughout the years. The room was constantly filled with celebrities from Sean Penn, Francis Ford Coppola, Johnny Depp, Ed Harris, Bono, and Nicholas Cage.