Steps Of Rome

★★★★★
  • 348 Columbus Avenue

    San Francisco, CA 94133

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  • 415-986-6480

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tiramisu at this place is simply out of this world. it will just melt in your mouth. 30 seconds later, you will wonder where did the damn dessert go?!!!

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tiramisu at this place is simply out of this world. it will just melt in your mouth. 30 seconds later, you will wonder where did the damn dessert go?!!!

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I love the taramisu here and they make cappuchinos with a heart of foam on top. This place is so entertaining...if you are just visiting San Francisco, I would recommend this exciting Italian restaurant. Try the Panini!

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★★★★★

I love the taramisu here and they make cappuchinos with a heart of foam on top. This place is so entertaining...if you are just visiting San Francisco, I would recommend this exciting Italian restaurant. Try the Panini!

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I have been in steps of rome many times, mostly late at night after a fun night in north beach. I must say the food always taste great to matter how late is it. \r
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The staff seems to really enjoy their time while working and interacting

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I have been in steps of rome many times, mostly late at night after a fun night in north beach. I must say the food always taste great to matter how late is it. \r
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The staff seems to really enjoy their time while working and interacting

Pros: Opens late and great food

Cons: little noisy

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Steps of Rome is a WONDERFUL place to eat, have a beer, or dessert. The staff is beyond great! They are attentive to your every need and are always around to make sure you're having a good time! The chicken parmigiana is terrific! My

3
★★★★★

Steps of Rome is a WONDERFUL place to eat, have a beer, or dessert. The staff is beyond great! They are attentive to your every need and are always around to make sure you're having a good time! The chicken parmigiana is terrific! My

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The first thing we did when we entered this cafe was ask if they take American Express; and the host indicated that they do. After ordering, we watched the activity around us while waiting far too long for the food to arrive. \r
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The first thing we did when we entered this cafe was ask if they take American Express; and the host indicated that they do. After ordering, we watched the activity around us while waiting far too long for the food to arrive. \r
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Pros: location

Cons: everything else

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Steps of Rome is a completely different cafe experience... this isn't the place to go if you want quiet dining\r
.. You can expect an impromptu party here any time of day or night, which adds to the allure of the cafe... There is Italian

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★★★★★

Steps of Rome is a completely different cafe experience... this isn't the place to go if you want quiet dining\r
.. You can expect an impromptu party here any time of day or night, which adds to the allure of the cafe... There is Italian

Pros: Atmosphere

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We have lived in New York and know what real italian food should taste like, but even if we didn't, who doesn't know that vodka sauce is a creamy tomato sauce? The Gnocci with Pancetta and "Vodka Sauce" most resembled a warmed bottle of

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★★★★★

We have lived in New York and know what real italian food should taste like, but even if we didn't, who doesn't know that vodka sauce is a creamy tomato sauce? The Gnocci with Pancetta and "Vodka Sauce" most resembled a warmed bottle of

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Food

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In all fairness the food that we had our night there was pretty good. The atmosphere, however, was horrible. Unless you want to end up next to a table full of high school girls singing Bob Markley at the top of their lungs, do NOT come

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★★★★★

In all fairness the food that we had our night there was pretty good. The atmosphere, however, was horrible. Unless you want to end up next to a table full of high school girls singing Bob Markley at the top of their lungs, do NOT come

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it's a fun place if you're late 20s to early 30s - loud music, great atomsphere, euro feel, decent food, etc.

3
★★★★★

it's a fun place if you're late 20s to early 30s - loud music, great atomsphere, euro feel, decent food, etc.

Pros: ambience

Cons: service

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Do NOT, I repeat do NOT eat here. Loud music, inattentive wait staff, and cold food are just the tip of the iceberg. The music is blaring and by the end of the night I felt like I had the onset of laryngitis! Our reservation was

3
★★★★★

Do NOT, I repeat do NOT eat here. Loud music, inattentive wait staff, and cold food are just the tip of the iceberg. The music is blaring and by the end of the night I felt like I had the onset of laryngitis! Our reservation was

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The reviews on the food are laughable at best. This place would be good if you are drunk and anything would taste good and you don't mind waiting a half hour for a table. Half our tables' food was cold - the beer was served warm. They

3
★★★★★

The reviews on the food are laughable at best. This place would be good if you are drunk and anything would taste good and you don't mind waiting a half hour for a table. Half our tables' food was cold - the beer was served warm. They

Cons: Food, Service

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I had recently been to the Steps of Rome Trattoria (which is right next door) and I wanted to try the Caffe since I loved their connected restaurant. My friend and I just had dessert but it was so delicious. We had their famous tiramisu

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★★★★★

I had recently been to the Steps of Rome Trattoria (which is right next door) and I wanted to try the Caffe since I loved their connected restaurant. My friend and I just had dessert but it was so delicious. We had their famous tiramisu

Pros: GREAT DESSERTS AND FUN ATMOSPHERE

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ATTENTION LADIES AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HAVE A FUN FUN TIME ....This place was a crazy, loud, yet addicting time. The waiters are very outgoing and friendly. My two girlfriends were visiting from San Diego and I wanted to show them a good

3
★★★★★

ATTENTION LADIES AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO HAVE A FUN FUN TIME ....This place was a crazy, loud, yet addicting time. The waiters are very outgoing and friendly. My two girlfriends were visiting from San Diego and I wanted to show them a good

Pros: Fun, crazy, and entertaining atmosphere! Good for groups

Cons: If you want quiet, not the place for you...just try it!

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Even though reviews are mixed, I had to try this place out for myself. I had friends coming to the city for a girlfriend's birthday and thought that it would be a fun place to try. I made reservations, but they hardly pay attention to

3
★★★★★

Even though reviews are mixed, I had to try this place out for myself. I had friends coming to the city for a girlfriend's birthday and thought that it would be a fun place to try. I made reservations, but they hardly pay attention to

Pros: a few good looking waiters, fun music

Cons: lousy food, poor service, trashy waiters

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This place has pretty good food, not outstanding but better than a lot of places in North Beach. On the other hand, it is a little corny and the music can be pretty loud. We got the feeling that most of the people in there were tourists, and the restaurant appears to cater to that. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with this, especially if you're with out of town guests who want to do touristy things, but it may not be the best choice otherwise.

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This place has pretty good food, not outstanding but better than a lot of places in North Beach. On the other hand, it is a little corny and the music can be pretty loud. We got the feeling that most of the people in there were tourists, and the restaurant appears to cater to that. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with this, especially if you're with out of town guests who want to do touristy things, but it may not be the best choice otherwise.

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The food is below average. I recently visited this restaurant and was disapointed with the food quality. The San Fransisco restaurant scene is tough to survive with quality at this level.

3
★★★★★

The food is below average. I recently visited this restaurant and was disapointed with the food quality. The San Fransisco restaurant scene is tough to survive with quality at this level.

Pros: Staff with character

Cons: Below average food quality

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My friend and I went to Steps of Rome Caffe after seeing it featured on Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels. It looked like a blast so we decided to go. I am happy to say that the show was a fare representation as we didn't want to leave. The

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My friend and I went to Steps of Rome Caffe after seeing it featured on Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels. It looked like a blast so we decided to go. I am happy to say that the show was a fare representation as we didn't want to leave. The

Pros: service, desserts, cute waiters

Cons: long line

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I had a friend that use to love this place but I think it had to do with the waiters, not the food. She loved the attention she got there. I personally didn't and go out to eat something good to great-- this place has neither. The food is

3
★★★★★

I had a friend that use to love this place but I think it had to do with the waiters, not the food. She loved the attention she got there. I personally didn't and go out to eat something good to great-- this place has neither. The food is

Pros: cheap

Cons: everything

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Great little restaurant,

Can be a little busy at the weekends, but is well worth the wait.

The staff are amazing, they go above and beyond, they are very polite and make you feel like a million dollars, plus they can be counted on to throw open the windows and serenade the passer bys.

The food is great, very tasty and well presented. I reccomend the Chicken in a Vodka Sauce, very tasty.

The actual restaurant is in a prime location, right in the heart of North Beach.

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★★★★☆

Great little restaurant,

Can be a little busy at the weekends, but is well worth the wait.

The staff are amazing, they go above and beyond, they are very polite and make you feel like a million dollars, plus they can be counted on to throw open the windows and serenade the passer bys.

The food is great, very tasty and well presented. I reccomend the Chicken in a Vodka Sauce, very tasty.

The actual restaurant is in a prime location, right in the heart of North Beach.

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I'VE BEEN GOING TO STEPS OF ROME FOR MANY YEARS NOW AND IT STILL IS THE BEST DAMN ITALIAN CAFE IN THE CITY. I EVEN TOOK A COUPLE OF ROMAN FRIENDS WITH ME AND THEY LOVE IT. BEST CAPUCCINO AND A TIRAMISU TO DIE FOR. COOL STAFF, GREAT

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I'VE BEEN GOING TO STEPS OF ROME FOR MANY YEARS NOW AND IT STILL IS THE BEST DAMN ITALIAN CAFE IN THE CITY. I EVEN TOOK A COUPLE OF ROMAN FRIENDS WITH ME AND THEY LOVE IT. BEST CAPUCCINO AND A TIRAMISU TO DIE FOR. COOL STAFF, GREAT

Pros: FOOD, STAFF

Cons: PARKING

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I went to Steps of Rome Caffe on Saturday night and had such a good time. When my friends wanted to go to North Beach I said no because I feel like all the places in North Beach are the same. Saloons or nasty bars on Broadway. Luckily we

3
★★★★★

I went to Steps of Rome Caffe on Saturday night and had such a good time. When my friends wanted to go to North Beach I said no because I feel like all the places in North Beach are the same. Saloons or nasty bars on Broadway. Luckily we

Pros: staff, food, dessert

Cons: no credit cards

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I just got back from San Fran and I went to the Steps of Rome on a recommendation of a friend who used to live in the city. I wasn't that impressed. The pasta was cooked right but the sauce... the pesto was so bitter that my sister had to

3
★★★★★

I just got back from San Fran and I went to the Steps of Rome on a recommendation of a friend who used to live in the city. I wasn't that impressed. The pasta was cooked right but the sauce... the pesto was so bitter that my sister had to

Pros: good looking waiters

Cons: poor food

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I had moved away from San Francisco adn had not been to my old favorite hangout, the Steps of Rome Caffe, in two years. Upon my return to the city, I decided to check it out and see if it was still as good and fun as it used to be.

3
★★★★★

I had moved away from San Francisco adn had not been to my old favorite hangout, the Steps of Rome Caffe, in two years. Upon my return to the city, I decided to check it out and see if it was still as good and fun as it used to be.

Pros: atmosphere, waiters, food

Cons: parking

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Last Satuday I went with a big group of grilfriends for my best friends bachelorette party. We had the time of our lives. We had made reservations in advance but I was a little nervous because they wre for 7 pm on a Satuday night and I

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★★★★★

Last Satuday I went with a big group of grilfriends for my best friends bachelorette party. We had the time of our lives. We had made reservations in advance but I was a little nervous because they wre for 7 pm on a Satuday night and I

Pros: service, waiters, fun atmoshpere

Cons: bill takes a while

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The food was sub-par. The service was horrible! The background noice/music was loud so we couldn't communicate with our waitress. When we tried to order dessert, our waitress misunderstood us/we misunderstood her...whatever..the main

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★★★★★

The food was sub-par. The service was horrible! The background noice/music was loud so we couldn't communicate with our waitress. When we tried to order dessert, our waitress misunderstood us/we misunderstood her...whatever..the main

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When I haerd that Rachael Ray from FoodNetwork came to film a new series at Steps of Rome in North Beach, I thought I had to see what it was all about. I had an awesome time. My boyfriend and I sat outside along Columbus Ave and watched

3
★★★★★

When I haerd that Rachael Ray from FoodNetwork came to film a new series at Steps of Rome in North Beach, I thought I had to see what it was all about. I had an awesome time. My boyfriend and I sat outside along Columbus Ave and watched

Pros: food, staff, music

Cons: too crowded

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Steps of Rome Caffe remains one of my favorite places to go out in the city. I hear rumors that it is a tourist trap, but every single time I've been I've enjoyed myslef and the food. I love the cioppino and pizzas, not to mention the cute

3
★★★★★

Steps of Rome Caffe remains one of my favorite places to go out in the city. I hear rumors that it is a tourist trap, but every single time I've been I've enjoyed myslef and the food. I love the cioppino and pizzas, not to mention the cute

Pros: staff, food

Cons: music too loud

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I went to Steps of Rome CAffe on Friday with my two gorlfriends and we had such a blast. I used to go there when I was younger and wasn't quite sure if I would still like it. I was pleasantly surprised by the good service and good food.

3
★★★★★

I went to Steps of Rome CAffe on Friday with my two gorlfriends and we had such a blast. I used to go there when I was younger and wasn't quite sure if I would still like it. I was pleasantly surprised by the good service and good food.

Pros: cute waiters, fun ambience, good food

Cons: music very loud

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In sum, this place is a Tourist Trap! Too salty, too overcooked and too over priced! The service was horrible. The food was bad!. I ordered the gnocchi, it was overcooked, tasted more like mashed potatoes with tomato sauce. My husband

3
★★★★★

In sum, this place is a Tourist Trap! Too salty, too overcooked and too over priced! The service was horrible. The food was bad!. I ordered the gnocchi, it was overcooked, tasted more like mashed potatoes with tomato sauce. My husband

Pros: great location

Cons: Exspensive!, Bad Food!, Bad Service!

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I have been going to Step sof Rome Caffe sinc e I was 16 years old. I just went back the other day after a year living abroad, and was happy to see that not much had changed. I saw that people complain about the service, but the service is

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★★★★★

I have been going to Step sof Rome Caffe sinc e I was 16 years old. I just went back the other day after a year living abroad, and was happy to see that not much had changed. I saw that people complain about the service, but the service is

Pros: staff

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Went with my girlfriend last thursday. The atmosphere and the energy was great.
thanks for a wonderful time.

3
★★★★★

Went with my girlfriend last thursday. The atmosphere and the energy was great.
thanks for a wonderful time.

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I was pleasantly surpirsed. I had always heard of Steps of Rome but I was afraid to go because I thought it might be a tourist trap. But i really enjoyed myself. The Euro staff was so nice and interactive, and the food was decently priced

3
★★★★★

I was pleasantly surpirsed. I had always heard of Steps of Rome but I was afraid to go because I thought it might be a tourist trap. But i really enjoyed myself. The Euro staff was so nice and interactive, and the food was decently priced

Pros: staff, pricing, food

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This can be a wonderful restaurant if you know what you're getting into. It is a great place to take a big group of people who are outgoing and fun loving. Do NOT take a reserved or introverted group of people here. They will hate it. The

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★★★★★

This can be a wonderful restaurant if you know what you're getting into. It is a great place to take a big group of people who are outgoing and fun loving. Do NOT take a reserved or introverted group of people here. They will hate it. The

Pros: inexpensive, fun atmosphere, good food

Cons: , long waits

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THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS. THE ENVIROMENT IS FUN AND ENTERTAINING. WONDERFUL DESSERTS. AND IN WALKING DISTANCE OF BARS AND CLUBS

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★★★★★

THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS. THE ENVIROMENT IS FUN AND ENTERTAINING. WONDERFUL DESSERTS. AND IN WALKING DISTANCE OF BARS AND CLUBS

Pros: ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE, FOOD

Cons: , LIMITED SEATING

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My favorite place to hang out in north beach.
The food is like I had in Rome (try the seafood spaghetti...outstanding).
You can tell the waiters are not professional, but their italian way of having a conversation gives you the chance to

3
★★★★★

My favorite place to hang out in north beach.
The food is like I had in Rome (try the seafood spaghetti...outstanding).
You can tell the waiters are not professional, but their italian way of having a conversation gives you the chance to

Pros: friendly, good food, fun

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The food was ok. They had a guy outside that convinced my wife we should eat there. Everything was going ok until it was time to pay. We waited quite a while and finally I flagged down the waiter and tried to give him my credit card,

3
★★★★★

The food was ok. They had a guy outside that convinced my wife we should eat there. Everything was going ok until it was time to pay. We waited quite a while and finally I flagged down the waiter and tried to give him my credit card,

Cons: Service, Service, Extremely loud

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this is a really fun place to go if you're up for a loud, bright, fun, night. definately dont go here if you are expecting to sit at a table and talk about anything of importance. the carpaccio is great, the salad fresca is not. the pasta

3
★★★★★

this is a really fun place to go if you're up for a loud, bright, fun, night. definately dont go here if you are expecting to sit at a table and talk about anything of importance. the carpaccio is great, the salad fresca is not. the pasta

Pros: lively, good drinks, good ambiance

Cons: too crowded

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The food and overall service wasn't very good. But then again, it's a given that the place of origin of food styles are always better, but I guess there's no need for anyone to boast about experiencing the food and the country's origin.

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★★★★★

The food and overall service wasn't very good. But then again, it's a given that the place of origin of food styles are always better, but I guess there's no need for anyone to boast about experiencing the food and the country's origin.

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LOUD LOUD LOUD. If you want a frenzied pace filled with fun folks, this isn't a bad idea. Great place to watch the world cup. Good drinks, boisterous staff. Terrible food. Just terrible. Very oily and prego-quality sauces.

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LOUD LOUD LOUD. If you want a frenzied pace filled with fun folks, this isn't a bad idea. Great place to watch the world cup. Good drinks, boisterous staff. Terrible food. Just terrible. Very oily and prego-quality sauces.

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Had a total blast. Very loud, very crazy, very good for the ego if you're a female! Great place for a girls night out.

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Had a total blast. Very loud, very crazy, very good for the ego if you're a female! Great place for a girls night out.

Pros: ambiance, service, inexpensive

Cons: parking, loud

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Everyone running the show here is direct from Italy. With their designer jeans, Vespa scooters outside, and slick Italian hairstyles, this place makes you think you were hanging out at some cafe outside of the U.S.

The food is great. No

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★★★★★

Everyone running the show here is direct from Italy. With their designer jeans, Vespa scooters outside, and slick Italian hairstyles, this place makes you think you were hanging out at some cafe outside of the U.S.

The food is great. No

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The food isn't bad. It's better in Italy but, the tiramisu is good. It's a fun place to hang out & people watch. The waiters are big flirts so, watch out! Don't feel special though since they flirt w/every woman that walks in the door.

3
★★★★★

The food isn't bad. It's better in Italy but, the tiramisu is good. It's a fun place to hang out & people watch. The waiters are big flirts so, watch out! Don't feel special though since they flirt w/every woman that walks in the door.

Pros: desserts, locaton, fun atmosphere

Cons: parking, crowded

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This is by far the ABSOLUTE WORST "Italian" restaurant in San Francisco. Believe me! Having lived here for 8 years Ive been to many North Beach restaurants. I really hit the jackpot this time. The combination of food and service was, at

3
★★★★★

This is by far the ABSOLUTE WORST "Italian" restaurant in San Francisco. Believe me! Having lived here for 8 years Ive been to many North Beach restaurants. I really hit the jackpot this time. The combination of food and service was, at

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It's embarrassing to think that Steps of Rome is what Italians think Americans want from a dining experience. And it can't be what Italians want from a dining experience - because I've been to Italy. In any case, don't go - unless you like

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★★★★★

It's embarrassing to think that Steps of Rome is what Italians think Americans want from a dining experience. And it can't be what Italians want from a dining experience - because I've been to Italy. In any case, don't go - unless you like

Pros: other restaurts near

Cons: LOUD, crowded, bad food

 

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