10 Reasons to Eat Around Washington Square San Francisco

Enjoy a delicious meal from any of these 10 classic restaurants near Washington Square San Francisco. 

Washington Square San Francisco is one of the city’s gorgeous parks located in the neighborhood known as North Beach commonly referred to as San Francisco’s Little Italy. This neighborhood is filled with galleries, jazz clubs, gelato parlors and of course some of San Francisco’s best restaurants.

North Beach is home to many delicious restaurants that serve a variety of food all day long. There is nothing like spending a sunny day enjoying Washington Square Park SF followed by a well-cooked meal at a nearby restaurant.

As you explore the Bay Area be sure to grab a bite from any of these 10 restaurants near Washington Square San Francisco. 

People Watch As You Eat At Bodega

One of our favorite places to eat near Washington Square is Bodega. This charming restaurant sits a corner of Washington Square San Francisco. Pull up a chair to one of their big windows with some bar bites and a glass of wine and enjoy some primo people-watching as folks stroll past Columbus Ave.

Grab Some Sweet Treats At Victoria Pastry Company

Victoria Pastry Company is home to some of the cities best pastries and desserts. The Victoria Bakery San Francisco location is a local hot spot and is the perfect stop for anyone looking for some fresh baked goods. We suggest grabbing a seat out front so you can enjoy your treats and look out into Washington Square Park.

Enjoy San Francisco’s Best Breakfast at Mama’s

Another one of the amazing Washington Square San Francisco restaurants is Mama’s. If you are looking for breakfast in North Beach, Mama’s is the place to go. Mama’s San Francisco restaurant has been serving some of the best-of-the-best breakfast in town for 50 years.

If you want to taste some of Mama’s breakfast on the weekends, be prepared to wait in line. On the weekends , guests start to line up before the restaurant even opens. The wait might be long, but the food will be 100% worth it.

Taste Fresh Focaccia at Liguria Bakery

Liguria Bakery is one of our favorite Washington Square restaurants. We absolutely love their focaccia. This bakery has been making delicious meals near Washington Square in San Francisco since 1911. Eating at Liguria is like tasting a piece of San Francisco’s history. It is like eating sourdough bread from Boudin’s or cioppino from Sotto Mare.

Enjoy Brunch Overlooking Washington Square San Francisco at Park Tavern

If you are looking for a healthy breakfast in San Francisco, be sure to check out the brunch options at Park Tavern. This charming restaurant serves delicious food and offers guests stunning views of Washington Square Park San Francisco.

If your dog is your copilot, ask for a chair on their patio. Park Tavern is one of the best dog-friendly brunch spots in town.

Enjoy Award-Winning Slices At Tony’s

If you are exploring San Francisco’s Washington Square, you need to stop at Tony’s for a slice of authentic Italian pizza.

The restaurant’s founder Tony Gemignani was the first American to take home the award for Best Margherita Pizza at the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy. Seriously, no matter how short your trip to San Francisco is grab a little slice of this fantastic pizza.

Enjoy A Meal At The “Original” Original Joe’s

Original Joe’s North Beach San Francisco location is another top restaurant that is near Washington Square Park. This favorite local restaurant serves mouth-watering Italian-American food. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner and they have a dilatable dessert menu and wine list.

The Italian Homemade Company

The Italian Homemade Company is an authentic Italian restaurant, not only located in North Beach but also in Union, Berkeley, and Hayes Valley. The owners are from the Romagna region of Northern Italy, they cook authentic food with a lot of passion and you can definitely taste this in their amazing dishes. Check the menu for their North Beach location on their website!

Enjoy Bar Classics And A Flight Of Beer At Rogue

A great restaurant near Washington Square San Francisco is Rogue. After a day of exploring North Beach take a load off and enjoy some bar food classics and a flight of beer. You can choose from over 40 beers on tap. Grab your beer and head out to their back patio and enjoy the fresh hair and fun vibes.

Dance And Eat At The Vegan Pena Pachamama

There’s nowhere in San Francisco quite like Pena Pachamama. What was originally meant to be a temporary music venue for a group of traveling musicians is now the top world music venue in the Bay Area. The Pena Pachamama serves amazing Bolivian vegan food. If you love music, culture and delicious plant-based meals, you need to experience the magic of Pena Pachamama.

Where To Park?

If you are exploring Washington Square San Francisco by car, use this parking map to assist you with finding parking in North Beach San Francisco.

Where To Stay?

If all of these restaurants made your list of things to do the next time you are in San Francisco, why not stay close by so you can try them all. The Washington Square Inn San Francisco Hotel is located right in the heart of Little Italy. This charming inn faces Washington Square Park and is surrounded by an urban oasis of cafes, shops, and galleries. Book one of their 15 luxurious rooms on your next trip to San Francisco’s Washington Square.

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Looking for a little more insight into the restaurant scene around North Beach? Check out our Washington Square Walking Tour video on Facebook. For more activities to do on your next trip to San Francisco check out these blogs.

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