This four-generation-strong operation is the real deal. Italian dudes with thick accents man the counters, dry-cured salumi hangs overhead, and loads of imported goods straight from the motherland line the shelves. If you're not one for cooking at home, grab a made-to-order sandwich.
Molinari Delicatessen, 373 Columbus Avenue (between Grant Avenue and Vallejo Street); 415-421-2337.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile