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H NORTH BEACH RESTAURANTCL004051 Italian. This classic restaurant serves generous portions of hearty Tuscan cuisine from its extensive menu. The award-winning wine list boasts over 500 bottles to pair with house specialties such as chicken al mattone with Italian herbs, filet of lamb alla Bruno and cioppino alla pescatora. The four dining rooms cater to a variety of occasions, from a power lunch to a first date. 1512 Stockton St., 415.392.1700. ORIGINAL JOE’SCL005241 Italian. Revived after a devastating fire, this 79-year-old local favorite offers a taste of San Francisco’s history. Saloon-styled waiters serve some of the best (and largest) Italian dishes in the city—and mix some of the strongest and most reasonably priced drinks. Brunch, L, D (daily). 601 Union St., 415.775.4877. PARK TAVERNCL0041526 American. A fashionable yet comfortable American bistro and bar, Park Tavern sits on the eastern edge of Washington Square Park. (Some tables have a direct view of the church steps where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married.) The spacious brasserie boasts a market-driven menu of shareable plates, boldly flavored seafood and meat dishes and unique-cum-classic cocktails. Small plates are divided by raw, fried and smoked offerings. Valet parking. Brunch (Sa-Su), L (F), D (nightly). 1652 Stockton St., 415.989.7300. THE STINKING ROSECL0032158 Italian. Follow your nose to one of the city’s most interesting dining experiences, where garlic is king. This restaurant goes through more than 5,000 pounds of the pungent ingredient each month. Specialties include

40 clove garlic chicken, pork chops, roasted Dungeness crab and even garlic ice cream. L, D (daily). 325 Columbus Ave., 415.781.7673. TOMMASO’S Italian. Established in 1935, Tommaso’s boasted the first wood-fired brick pizza oven on the West Coast. The restaurant has since become a San Francisco insutituion and remains family-operated, serving the same famous wood-fired pizzas and Neapolitan dishes. D (T-Su). 1042 Kearny St., 415.398.9696.

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TONY’S PIZZA NAPOLETANACL006598 Italian. Dubbed the best pizzeria in America by Forbes magazine, Tony Gemignani’s pizzas are authentic, with ingredients imported from the pizza capital of the world, Naples. The diverse array of styles, from the famous pizza Margherita to the savory Cal Italia, require seven different ovens. L, D (W-Su). 1570 Stockton St., 415.835.9888.

PRESIDIO/PRESIDIO HEIGHTS ARGUELLO Mexican. This contemporary Mexican restaurant from acclaimed chef Traci Des Jardins is located in the Presidio’s historic Officers’ Club. The restaurant takes its name from Luis Antonio Arguello who commanded the Presidio in the early 19th century until he became the first Mexican Governor of Alta California. The interior features original pendants and wall sconces. Expect casual and traditional lunch options with a more complex dinner menu. 50 Moraga Ave., 415.561.3650.

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WhereTraveler Guestbook San Francisco is the premier travel guide for discovering the best things to do and see in San Francisco, California...