Tosca Cafe

Row 1

242 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-9651
Italian, Cocktail
$ $ $
Mon–Sun: 5:00 PM–2:00 AM

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  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Toscas is a monument to chrome and red leatherette and burnished wood. Good drinks, too.
  • April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman of The Spotted Pig in NYC revamped this classic North Beach bar and added a full restaurant menu.
  • It cost $1.5 million to restore. Red leather replaced red vinyl, and the antique cappuccino machine sports a new interior. The new-old Tosca positively glows.
  • Experience hits on all levels, from the satisfying Italian food to the fun bar bites and cocktails to the deep Italian wine program. The only problem is getting in: Tosca doesn't take reservations.
  • Known for their "House Cappuccino" - Ghirardelli chocolate, steamed milk and brandy- and their jukebox, this almost century year old bar is a must do!
  • Get energized with the house's #94 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
  • Order the "Famous Cappucino"
  • May we recommend house cappuccino with Buffalo Trace bourbon, armagac, and dandelion chocolate ganache?
  • One of my favorite bars on Earth. No joke.
  • I grew up thinking Cappuccinos were brandy & hot chocolate
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2011 Winner Editorial Pick BEST PICK ME UPFreshly brewed espresso shaken w/Bailey's, Kahlua, vanilla vodka, & ice; strained into a cocktail glass; & topped w/3 coffee beans..
  • Cozy. Try the hot chocolate with whisky.
  • Crispy pig tail and any pasta dish. Be prepared for some pain to the wallet.
  • They have a black pepper and cheese pasta that is phenomenal.
  • The bar panini sandwich is fantastic. Gruyre, ham and bay leaf: It's an awesome late-night snack for when you just want a nightcap.
  • The bucatini all'amatriciana here are best in class. Piping hot, perfectly meaty and spicy.
  • Wait persons are awesome tip at least 20 percent
  • Do the cappuccino. The bucatini is also excellent.
  • House cappuccino.
  • Pro tip. Eat here often!