Cafe Zoetrope

916 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA
- 459.2 mi.
Based On 417 Reviews

Cafe Zoetrope

Named for Francis Coppola's venerable production company, Cafe Zeotrope is located in San Francisco's historic landmark Sentinel Building. This is a European-style cafe that offers authentic Italian cuisine and a wide selection of Italian and Californian wines, including premium offerings that are carried exclusively at Coppola's wineries, cafes, and website. One-of-a-kind mementos spanning Francis' long and celebrated film career decorate the walls, while the awnings and heated sidewalks make it comfortable to dine outside even in foggy San Francisco weather. Diners can enjoy exceptional meals for lunch or dinner. Start with the picada tray with a selection of cured meats, cheeses, and olives, or nibble on a classic like oven-roasted calamari. House specialties like asado de tira (Argentine-style short ribs), braised lamb shank, and gnocchi made with Francis' own recipe, are delicious, and for pasta lovers, each of the cooked-to-order fresh pastas dishes are divine. There are pizzas, too, each made to Francis' standards and based on authentic New York style pizzas he enjoyed back in 1947. On the corner of Kearny and Columbus, the Sentinel Building is one of the most recognizable structures in North Beach. In 1906, construction began on this wedge-shaped flatiron building, and was still under construction when the 1906 earthquake hit. Construction was completed in 1907, and Francis Ford Coppola bought the building in 1972 to be the headquarters for his production company, American Zeorope. A number of his films were written, edited, or sound mixed within the walls of this iconic building. Cafe Zeotrope opened in 1999, and many of the items on the menu are his own recipes, and the European ambiance is something he cultivated. This is a wine bar and restaurant in the style of a Roman trattoria, and it is a must-try whenever dining in San Francisco.

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Restaurant Hours
Mon 11:30am-10:00pm
Tue 11:30am-10:00pm
Wed 11:30am-10:00pm
Thu 11:30am-10:00pm
Fri 11:30am-10:00pm
Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm
Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm

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