North Beach Restaurants
1652 Stockton St., North Beach
The "park" in Park Tavern is a reference to Washington Square Park, which sits directly in front of the history-steeped space that originally housed a wood and coal yard. Dinner at this Jennifer Puccio-run spot is a grand affair with a fish and meat-centric menu to match. In addition to just-caught roasted halibut and outstanding roasted chicken, you’ll also find the "Marlowe" burger—a carryover from their sister restaurant, Marlowe. Their private room on the Mezzanine level has cool black-and-white graphic wallpaper and a dedicated bar.
242 Columbus Ave., North Beach
This historic kitchen (the space has been around for over a century) churns out the kind of no-frills, endlessly satisfying Italian food we all love. After a two-year closure, Tosca is back with new ownership and a refreshed interior courtesy of Ken Fulk. Settle into their comfy parklet for a morning cappuccino, or commit to the full prixe-fixe menu of Italian classics for dinner.