Luisa's Restaurant

Fine Italian food in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood

ABOUT US

Owner and Executive Chef, Luisa hanson came from a long line of entrepreneurs and restauranteurs. Her passion for cooking stems from watching her Grandmother -and namesake - in the kitchen from a very young age. Instead of playing outside with the other children her age, Luisa started honing her craft- learning about recipes, picking just the right ingredients and meticulously preparing food.

Since then, making and serving delicious meals has become not only her life's work but her ultimate passion! Taste the difference years of experience can make. Luisa has been in the food industry for over 5 decades. She has consulted for, built and ran 37 restaurants in her career including Luisa's Restaurant & Wine Bar. She is a prime example of how doing what you love and following your heart can indeed take you places. In her case, her heart belongs to the kitchen.

Our HISTORY

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OUR SPECIALITies

Pasta

Homemade

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Pizza

Thin crust

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Desserts

in-house

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MENU

Antipasti & Insalate

Calamari Fritti

Deep fried squid, served with marinara sauce

$12.50

Polpettine (5-Star Meatballs)

Mamma's recipe, in our marinara garlic sauce

$10

Avocado and Egg Toast

Jalapeños, bell pepper, mushroom & coriander.

$155

Blueberry pie

Jalapeños, bell pepper, mushroom & coriander.

$125

Pasta

Spaghetti Carbonara

Pancetta, peas, egg & parmesan cheese

$15.50

Veg Lunch Box

Jalapeños, bell pepper, mushroom & coriander.

$110

Peanut Butter & Cherry

Jalapeños, bell pepper, mushroom & coriander.

$100

Crazy Ribbon Fish Spicy

Jalapeños, bell pepper, mushroom & coriander.

$160

REVIEWS

Wow. I’ve lived in North Beach for a few years and have somehow missed this GEM! Stumbled upon it tonight and have to say it may be my new SF fave. The sour dough bread is incredible and you can’t go wrong with the pesto gnocchi. Hands down the best gnocchi I’ve ever had. 100% recommend this cozy haven - Luisa even came to our table and introduced herself! No photos to add, there was no food left

Clara Agnes Ault

Google

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.

Alex M

Yelp

As a local, who lives in this neighborhood, Louisa’s restaurant wins the local-choice awards! Food is fantastic, people are super friendly, and seriously the prices are very reasonable. Come for the food, stay for the service and you will not regret it. You may even meet Louisa herself, doing her thing at 90 years old and rocking!

Allan Graves

Google

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