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Cafe Zoetrope

Cafe Zoetrope

Café$$$$
North Beach, San Francisco
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7.6/10
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  • S D.
    "Felt the Francis Ford Coppola vibe here."(5 Tips)
    Kamila C.
    "Director's Cut 2008 Pinot Noir is excellent"(3 Tips)
    Sarah T.
    "The BEST spaghetti and meatballs."(3 Tips)
    Debra V.
    "Loved the malfatti special!"(2 Tips)
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  • Bobby M.
    Bobby MDecember 6, 2011
    Owned by Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather movies. The penne arrabbiata and Syrah wine, both at the waiter's recommendation, were awesome. Definitely coming back.
    Upvoted Feb 16
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SeeferAugust 23, 2011
    Owned by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, this cozy cafe serves up simple, hearty Italian food. Many of the wines poured here come from Francis Cord Coppola's vineyward, and movie memorabilia abounds!
  • Marianella C.
    Marianella CorderoAugust 5, 2016
    Absolutely perfect in every way. Dont miss the malfatti. Wine is exquisite.
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueSeptember 25, 2016
    Good looking French brasserie interior, well executed classic Italian dishes and an epic tiramisu and panna cotta for desert.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 8, 2014
    Nice wine selection from the Coppola winery. Wine flights available. French bistro vibe, Italian and Argentina food menu.
  • S D.
    S DAugust 13, 2015
    It's a pleasant atmosphere. Food was good. It had a New York feel to it. Felt the Francis Ford Coppola vibe here. The buidling is beautiful. Check it out.
  • Jonno N.
    Jonno NortonDecember 26, 2010
    Located in the historic Francis Ford Coppola Building entering North Beach from the Financial District on Columbus. Enjoy the Neopolitan pizza, putanesca, or just order wine and eat bread =D
  • Steve B.
    Steve BellamyJanuary 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The house wine (Coppola's own) is a great deal - I nearly always go for the appetizer plank and the arabbiata.
  • Scott S.
    Scott StaufferMay 29, 2012
    Amazing food and atmosphere. A must stop in San Fran. Great salads and pizza as well as wine. AMAZING!
  • Kati G.
    Kati GiblinAugust 29, 2015
    Cool place to get some excellent wine and see people wearing really nice outfits!
  • Mthos
    MthosSeptember 3, 2013
    Very tasty $15 lunch specials. Entree salad beverage and dessert. Recommend!
  • Jacqueline e.
    Jacqueline epcarJuly 20, 2010
    True New York style pizza. Even the bread and olive oil are incredible. Try the wines. Everything's insanely delicious. Super nice wait staff.
  • Alix B.
    Alix BloodworthJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Caesar salad! It originated here. Best I've ever had! Amazing pizza!
  • nani e.
    nani escosteguyApril 22, 2011
    Penne alla alrrabiata (?) delicious but it's hot. Take care if you dont like spicy food... Try all the wine you can
  • Christian S.
    Christian SchlenskerOctober 23, 2011
    Nice little vintage corner spot with good cappuccino, tasty pasta, and cool bartender.
  • Pierre C.
    Pierre CannSeptember 25, 2014
    Extraordinnary building ! And it belongs to Francis Ford Copola ! Enjoy a coffee or italian cuisine.
  • Jamie G.
    Jamie GallDecember 30, 2013
    Stop in Sundays for their brunch menu. Served late in the day
  • Desiree C.
    Desiree ColonnaJune 14, 2013
    Best pizza in town. Authentic Italian bread. Friendly staff. Perfecto!
  • Andy
    AndySeptember 2, 2012
    Have the four cheese pizza!!! And a bottle of Malbec. Can't go wrong.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WatkinsonDecember 7, 2011
    Great food, great wine, lousy acoustics. If you want a quiet meal forget it...
  • Erik H.
    Erik HessJanuary 17, 2011
    Well done New York pizza and pasta! Sit along the windows and watch the city roll by.
  • Jipsta
    JipstaApril 9, 2015
    Very cute place! The sausage lentil soup is incredible!
  • Daniel Ricardo d.
    Spaghetti meatballs is a must have with a coppola wine.
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
    The building containing this cafe houses several of Francis Ford Coppola's enterprises. He acquired the movie rights to "On the Road" in 1979.
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MekitarianSeptember 22, 2014
    Nice place to eat. However, my pasta took 40 minutes to come in an empty restaurant, and worst, they made a huge mistake in my order. $23 (or more) for a spaghetti and meatballs, was not worthy.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They claim the Ceaser salad was invented here. At any rate it certainly was perfected here!
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 9, 2014
    French bistro vibe, Italian and Argentina food menu.
  • K
    KOctober 11, 2015
    The lasagna was full of flavor.
  • Ashley
    AshleyMay 28, 2011
    The building is gorgeous, unfortunately my cappuccino was bitter and we were practically rushed out the door.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeyerFebruary 7, 2013
    Could be the coolest revolving door in town!
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganApril 19, 2016
    Avoid the non-Italian menu items. Get the Claret!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SachsDecember 28, 2011
    Spaghetti and meatballs, sides of spinach and mushrooms. Perfect.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HofffmanAugust 26, 2015
    Very dog friendly, dog-friendly!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MilneDecember 9, 2011
    Unreal food. Awesome. Eat here often.
  • Gordon
    GordonJanuary 5, 2013
    Try the Pizza Picada.
  • Kamila C.
    Kamila CeranSeptember 11, 2011
    Director's Cut 2008 Pinot Noir is excellent
  • Chad R.
    Chad RenfroeJune 1, 2013
    The Caesar salad is fantastico.
  • Michele U.
    Michele UrsinoFebruary 22, 2010
    The pizza here is very good. Better the most places in North Beach.
  • Jose R.
    Jose RecueroSeptember 1, 2013
    Strong and sweet Irish coffee.
  • Debra V.
    Debra ValazzaJuly 30, 2013
    Loved the malfatti special!
  • Laura W.
    Laura W.December 7, 2011
    Could have been a perfect meal, but we were forced to leave halfway through because of one incredibly noisy group. We weren't the only ones they chased away. It's a restaurant, not a sports bar!
  • Layla A.
    Layla A.June 23, 2013
    Owned by the director Francis Coppola
  • Yael H.
    Yael HodDecember 19, 2014
    Pasts and pizzas are great.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SilverstoneDecember 17, 2011
    I actually met Francis here once and got his autograph!
  • Paula N.
    Paula NunesFebruary 12, 2014
    Francis ford capola, numa esquina girissima...
  • Marc
    MarcApril 28, 2014
    Ford C very own place: meet ball time no Q
  • Bogdan C.
    Bogdan CovaciJune 9, 2011
    Awful place. The service is under par and the food is horrible (at least the one I got). Unless you want to throw away your money, stay away!
  • Roy T.
    Roy TaylorMarch 6, 2010
    Friendly staff, great wines. Francis Ford Copppla's place.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RussellMarch 4, 2013
    As mediocre as I remembered it being, only slower
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TorneyMarch 24, 2010
    The BEST spaghetti and meatballs.
  • Marc L.
    Marc LeibmanApril 13, 2010
    Cool place
  • Anna Raphaella E.
    Tratoria de propriedade do cineasta Copolla. Serve comida tradicional italiana. Comida muito boa já o atendimento deixa a desejar. Localizado em North Beach a Little Italy de São Francisco.
  • Patricia T.
    Patricia TillmannOctober 18, 2014
    Asado de tira!
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