Noe Valley is a quaint, family-oriented neighborhood in the center of San Francisco. The neighborhood is named after José de Jesús Noé, the last Mexican mayor of Yerba Buena (present-day San Francisco). Although Noe Valley is primarily residential, there are two bustling commercial strips, one along 24th Street, between Church and Diamond Streets, and the second along Church Street, between 24th and 30th Streets. Read on for The Culture Trip’s list of the best restaurants located in Noe Valley.
This intimate, rustic Sardinian restaurant serves homemade spaghetti, octopus stew, and other Sardinian specialties, plus an extensive, all-Italian selection of wines. La Ciccia is truly a tribute to the Italian island of Sardinia and is an experience that should not be missed.
This small, low-key cafe offers a delicious selection of classic American breakfasts, crepes, sandwiches, coffees, and hot chocolate. Head to Diamond Café and enjoy a relaxing meal ranging from the classic pancakes and eggs to croissant French toast.
Firefly Restaurant is an American favorite with an ever-changing menu of home-style cooking. Opened in 1993, Firefly strives to present an experience akin to eating dinner at a friend’s house, and with dishes like Pacific swordfish, beef brisket, chocolate custard, and apple cobbler, they do not disappoint.
Griddle Fresh is a traditional American breakfast joint, serving favorites like corned beef, pancakes, and omelets. Grab your friends or family, head to brunch and grab some amazing dishes like lemon or strawberry ricotta soufflé pancakes, eggs Benedict, or smoked salmon tartine.
Lupa Trattoria is a small, neighborhood Italian restaurant featuring authentic Roman dishes and homemade pasta. Lupa Trattoria’s menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food — combining simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including quality olive oil (a staple of Italian cooking) and locally grown local vegetables and fruits.
This small, modern Japanese dining establishment serves creative sushi made with sustainable seafood, and also includes vegan options. Come early to catch Tataki’s happy hour deals, including $1 oysters!
Contigo is a modern tapas bar that serves traditional Spanish and Catalan small plates with a Californian twist. Contigo serves dishes inspired by the vivid flavors of Barcelona and offers artisanal Spanish and American hams (they’re the only restaurant in San Francisco where you can sample the fabled jamón Iberico de bellota)and a daily Catalan coca(flatbread) from their wood-burning oven.
Bacco is an intimate, authentic Italian restaurant that serves homemade pasta (including gluten-free options) and risottos, offers regional Italian wines and is led by a chef born and raised in Italy. Enjoy the freshest pastas, salads, seafood, veal, chicken, and lamb attractively presented, for a true Italian dining experience.
Enjoy the open-kitchen views at Pomelo, a restaurant that offers a global menu with dishes named after cities around the world. Its tantalizing recipes contain sustainable seafood plus local and organic ingredients.