Reviews

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Luisa's Restaurant Wine - Champagne Bar since 1959 is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 21 reviews!
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We went to Luisa restaurant and Union and liked that Luisa herself greeted people. We now go to her restaurant in North Beach and it is one of our favorite . The food is so good (Luisa herself makes it). Prices are reasonable and service is great. I can t wait to try her new restaurant opening on Fillmore in the near future. If you try it sure you will like it too. You feel like you are dining in someone s home. Diane and Dan

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So glad to see Luisa again!

The former Luisa's on Union was an institution. North Beach is well known for its Italian food, but Luisa is the real article, from Italy and with 59 years of San Francisco restaurant ownership & expertise.

The food is great - try the house made pasta - and the prices are reasonable. Skip the spots closer to downtown and head straight to Luisa's.

*****

A true, family owned, Italian restaurant. There is nothing on the menu that would be the wrong choice. Every type of pasta, sauce, and meat is made there by the chef. The chef in question has been slaving away since 1959 to bring the best, authentic Italian food I have ever tasted. Please, I beg you, do not pass up this gem. The atmosphere alone is better than any restaurant you will find in North Beach. Bless you Louisa!

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Came in on a slow Monday night - we live in the neighborhood. Hadn't gotten around to trying this place yet. We walked in to find Luisa hanging out and being friendly. My wife ordered the spaghetti carbonara, I ordered the lasagna. Both were excellent and felt very authentic. If you're looking for Italian food like your Italian grandmother might make, this is the place for you.

*****

Amazing! Great local place or visitor or whatever! Just overall great authentic Italian food. Coming back ASAP for food that feeds the soul.

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I loved the atmosphere here. The food is excellent and authentic (the gnocchi, yum!)My favorite part was meeting Luisa as she greeted us at the door. She gave each of her customers personal service as she recommended dishes and told stories of the past. I will definitely come back next time I'm in the Bay Area.

*****

We were told about this amazing place and had to check it out. So very glad we did: a stellar meal(fettuccine with chicken, pesto and pine nuts, and amazing pana cotta, just so you know, for me), but the highlights had to be Mama Luisa and her staff. Outstanding service, and great conversation that made us feel like we were family, even on our first visit.
We will eat there, and enjoy it all I am sure, again. I highly recommend you do the same!

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This place is amazing! The owner herself, Luisa, welcomes you to her restaurant! The food is just AMAZING! So authentic, fresh, and delicious! 4 generation recipes and boy are they good! Everything on the menu is delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant when in San Francisco!

*****

Number 1 restaurant in ALL of SF! Beautiful establishment with even better hospitality, and the food...to die for.
I will never forget my 5 star service and warm welcome into the family
I can't believe I've been living without Luisa's food for this long! Her recipes will continue in my family for generations to come
Much much love. Any time I come to San Francisco, this will definitely be a destination I will be eating at.
No doubt about it, best in SF.

*****

Love, love, love the food. Had some of the most authentic Italian recipes I have tried. The Neapolitan pizzas are bursting with flavors. We ordered the Quattro Stagioni pizza that comes in slices of different toppings and each slice is bathed in its own unique world of aroma. My bf had the lasagna and wants to go back for more. I'd be up for trying other popular dishes there next time.

*****

Fantastic meal! Had the gnocchi with vodka sauce which was delicious- the gnocchi were near the best I've ever had and the vodka sauce was incredibly flavorful. Also tried some of the cannelloni di carne, pizza, bruschetta, and garlic bread, all of which were very well good.

Would highly recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco. Luisa was so much fun to chat with as well, and created a very welcoming environment!

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So, if you are lucky enough to come here and Luisa is here, ask her to share her story! She has been cooking since 1956, although now the name says 1959... and it shows. I had the spaghetti carbonara and the Pollo Piedmontese and it was so very delicious and one of the best carbonara I have had. This place has character - which is driven by 90 year old Luisa.

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I took my Daughter here for her 16th birthday. We were greeted by Luisa herself and I immediately felt like family. The food was fresh, delicious, beautifully presented and definitely made with love. Being Sicilian as well this restaurant made me feel like a kid again at my Nana's for Sunday dinner. Thank you for your kindness and Italian hospitality. We will definitely be back.

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What a treasure to find. We stumbled upon this restaurant after a very disappointing experience with a restaurant up the street. Luisa turned out night around. Her recipes have been passed down through four generations and you can tell the food is made with love. Luisa came around an introduced herself to everyone in the room. She was a delight and added to our overall experience. The food was delicious and the cannoli is out of this world. This will be a must on our list whenever we are in town.

*****

Amazing homemade Italian food!! Warm ambience. Friendly staff. Best Tiramisu!

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Wonderful experience the host is a sweet lady everything was fresh and made us feel at home the food is the best Italian food I have ever had her recipes are from four generations past done

*****

This place is amazing! The owner herself, Luisa, welcomes you to her restaurant! The food is just AMAZING! So authentic, fresh, and delicious! 4 generation recipes and boy are they good! Everything on the menu is delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant when in San Francisco!

*****

Absolutely amazing food and wine but Luisa is the star, highly recommend eating here!!!

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The main highlight was Luisa herself, such an amazing lady! All of the food that we ordered was so amazing we had such a good time. and the tiramisu was beyond delicious

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Wonderful place and attention. Food is amazing!

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Great food and company by the owner. I highly recommend going if in the area and getting some great authentic food!

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