Authentic Italian Cuisine

Cafe Zoetrope

Named for Francis Coppola’s venerable production company, American Zoetrope, Cafe Zoetrope is located in the majestic Sentinel Building, a San Francisco historic landmark in the heart of North Beach.

Cafe Zoetrope is a European-style cafe and offer authentic Italian cuisine and a wide selection of Italian and California wines, including our premium offerings that we carry exclusively at our wineries, cafes and website.

One-of-a-kind mementos spanning Francis’ long and celebrated film career decorate the walls while the awnings and heated sidewalks make it comfortable to dine outside even in foggy San Francisco weather.

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Our Specialties

Authentic Italian cuisine and award-winning wines, located in the majestic Sentinel Building in San Francisco.

Linguini alla Vongole


Linguini pasta cooked al dente, fresh clams, white wine, lemon and chilli flakes

Caesar Salad


A house Specialty, created originally at the Sentinel building at Caesar’s Grill in 1924

Braised Lamb Shank


Braised Lamb Shank in red wine sauce with creamy polenta and sautéed broccoli rabe

Pizza Luigino


Tomato, mozzarella, oregano, and basil



New Orleans style with ham, genoa salami, mortadella, provolone, mozzarella, and giardiniera on house-made bread

Spaghetti and Meatballs


Francis Ford Coppola’s beef, pork, and veal meatball recipe

A Culinary Experience
You'll Never Forget

From the pizza oven to your plate

Come join us for

Cafe Zoetrope
Happy Hour

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Our Renowned Staff

Meet Our Hospitality Experts

Cafe Zoetrope, opened in 1999, was created with much thought from Coppola. Many of the items on the menu are his own recipes and the European ambience is something he cultivated.

Francis Coppola

Founder / Owner

David Cervantes

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Mauricio Umanzor

Lead Cook / Pizza Maker

Lidia Valledor

Director of Food and Beverage

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Contact Us.

If you want to make a reservation or have any questions, please call Cafe Zoetrope. 

For Restaurant

Open Hours

Sun - Thur
12 PM - 6 PM
Fri - Sat
12 PM - 8 PM
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