- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
If you are looking for good authentic Italian food, you have to try Caffe Macaroni!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and the owners are awesome! They make you feel like you are dining at their home
Great dinner! The hosts/owners are truly welcoming and the food was outstanding.
My wife and I come here almost every anniversary. It was tough missing out on it last year. It felt like going back home when we were able to return this year.
Remarkable, beautiful staff/owners...friends they are and the food/wine was so far above average you could not possibly have enough stars to rate them....
Fabulous off the beaten track experience in North Beach. No tourists. No crowds. Willing to modify to meet my paleo, low carb preference. Extra wild mushrooms with greens and salmon..no problem. Restaurant owned by lovely couple who made us feel like family. I asked what the other outdoor table ordered because it looked good and the man said, oh you want to try? I bring you some! Same with wine..you like red wine? I bring some for you to try? He bring two full glasses at no cost. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent - beyond friendly, almost familial. We sat outdoors next to a large heater. Dog friendly.
Food is always wonderful. Seafood pasta was delicious.
Mario and stephanie and Izzy rock!
Mario, stephanie and Isabella are wonderful! We enjoy them very much!
Excellent food and service from Mario and Stephanie as always.
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was welcoming !!
Great Valentine's dinner. Great host and atmosphere!
Fantastic ingredients, great ambiance. They make you feel at home.
The best Italian food in the city!!!
Mario and Stephanie are the best hosts and we always have such an amazing meal at Caffè Macaroni. Sometimes we don't even order off the menu; we tell Mario what we're in the mood for and he always brings out something delicious!
Outstanding!!! Mario and Stephanie rock
The food was superb. Owner is really friendly, great energy and service
We had a wonderful meal and the staff was attentive the entire time. If we’re in the area we will definitely go back!
So cute!!! Stephanie is the best and the food was delicious, fresh, classic exactly what we wanted.
Best food in Northbeach!
The staff is so nice and the food is fantastic. Great place and great value
Great food and wine choices delivered with amazing energy and warmth.
Great food, great people. What more could you ask for?
Loved Mario at Caffe Macaroni and the kids and husband had a blast. Highly recommend this spot for simple wine and fantastic southern Italian food.
Fantastic pasta and everything else. All made fresh. Great atmosphere, fun and delicious
We where outside. Mario the owner was such a doll. Food was great. Let him choose!! Definitely the hit place to go to in north beach.
This restaurant always makes me happy. From Mario's warm greeting and expert command of the menu to Stephanie's amazing desserts, Maccaroni deliver's consistent value, well executed food, showcasing the freshest ingredients. I always recommend Maccaroni to my friends. It's a culinary gem and a go to dining spot for me.
Host and owners are wonderfully friendly. Nice to have outdoor dining during covid.
Always fun to eat at Macaroni.
Mario the owner was there, he is fantastic. Catered to us . Has been there for 30 Years there is a reason the food was wonderful.
A small restaurant, but one of the best in San Francisco. I have been coming there for years. The host and hostess, Mario and Stephanie, are fantastic, warm, and engaging people. The food is outstanding and authentic Southern Italian cuisine. I have have been fortunate to have eaten food throughout Italy, and eating at Caffe Macaroni brings tears to my eyes. I have a habit of ordering their Tricolore Salad and Positano (black linguine with prawns, mussels, clams, calamari, baby octopus and garlic). Their Sanguine is superb and be careful of Stephanie's Dolce! If you make a decision to share it with your friend/date, you will be cast as a selfish, greedy, narcissists! You will eat more than your proper portion! I have recommended and have been accompanied by people from all over California and the entire globe. Most recently, from folks who live in Australia!
Great visit (as always) — good food choices + many specials. We had a wonderful dinner!
Excellent food, the octopus was the most tender and flavorful I have EVER had, the antelope was wonderful, and the cheesecake was to die for. The best meal I've had in months.
Amazing food, quality Italian ambiance and service. We loved their wine recommendations. Not great for huge groups of people, but perfect for date night or a double date!!
I've eaten here a number of times over the years, and the food is always great. From a simple linguini agile e olio, to the seafood risotto, everything is fresh and tasty. Most recently, I had a dish of very fresh halibut, accompanied by a serving of escarole, with antipasto of calamari and cannellini beans. With the cozy, homey ambiance, and the hospitality of Mario & Stephanie (the owners), one feels like a dinner guest in their home, not merely a customer at the restaurant. The wine list is ample yet not overwhelming, and has entries for individual glasses, moderately-priced bottles, and premium bottles, for that occasional splurge. The location is a few blocks from the more tourist-oriented zone, but well worth the detour.
I have been coming here for over 25 years and the limoncello cake is the bomb! My friends and I shared the following: the creamy mozzarella and arugula salad, followed by the eggplant parmigiana, linguine di mare and then the porchetta. We also shared a slice of the limoncello cake and the panna cotte with persimmons. I would come just for the limoncello cake but the food and the people have always been great. It is a not so hidden gem at the edge of FiDi/Chinatown/Little Italy. However, the owner, Mario, is thinking of retiring so better enjoy this while it lasts.
They have never disappointed us! We've been going to Cafe Macaroni off and on for about 6 years now. We haven't been able to go for about 2 years now and it's like seeing an old friend. Great food and great service!
Caffe Macaroni reminds me of the small mom and pop Italian North Beach restaurants I remember from the 1970's. The cafe is quirky, very red, and decorated in a whimsical manner. The restaurant is very tiny. We sat upstairs and we both ducked our heads. This area is intimate and cozy. You become quick friends with whoever you are seated by. The fennel and orange salad was outstanding. My husband had the tricolor salad which was also super delicious. I had the halibut on eggplant and my husband had the pork dish. The eggplant was sublime. The halibut didn't taste as fresh as I had hoped and my husband felt the same way about the pork. I side of "pizzaola" pasta was as good as my husband's Italian grandma made from scratch.
Limoncello cake split for dessert. Vermentino wine quite good. We will return.
We had a reservation for 7:15 on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant was way too crowded, and we were not seated until 7:50. We did not receive drinks until 8:15, nor food until 8:30. The food ended up being good, but the wait kind of killed the mood.
Caffe Macaroni is always outstanding. The food in this tiny place is the best italian you will find in San Francisco and the atmosphere is always intimate and unique. Great place for a date, to take out of town friends or business associates, it never fails to impress.
Interier very crouded
Caffe Macaroni offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 956-9737.
Caffe Macaroni is rated 4.8 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.