Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe
Venerable, old-school Italian cafe
Cafe · North Beach · $
The Zagat Review
3.9
Food
3.6
Decor
3.8
Service
 
The "meatball sandwich is the way to go" at this "funky" "piece of North Beach history" that's ideal for a "quick" , "inexpensive" Italian "nosh" and a "great espresso" (but "no cigars" ); it's a little "dark" and "divey" , but Washington Square provides a "scenic backdrop at no extra charge" and the staff is "fun" , so all in all, ask "locals" , "what's not to love?"
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hours Open Today · 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
location 566 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA phone +1 415-362-0536 website m.facebook.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Quick bites
Lively scenes
Google Reviews
4.4
(160)
I always love going to Mario!! The espresso and the staff are impressive. And Great location with fun view of Washington Square. I live nearby and go there several times a week.
Roberta D'Anneo · January 9, 2018
Such a nice little spot for a quick bite. Great sandwiches and pizzas along with a selection of other dishes. This place isn't trying to be anything more than it is. Great coffee and a modest beer and wine list. Also, they have a gorgeous view of the park.
Kyle Fanthorpe · December 10, 2017
As a tourist I don't want to give this place away to become another tourist attraction. But it's a must if you want an authentic experience of SF! Great staff and amazing food! Make sure to tip well because the people that work here deserve it. I got here at about 1pm on Saturday and when I left at about 2:30 it was packed. Highly recommend if you want an authentic experience.
Cassidy Johnston · September 17, 2017