Garibaldi's on Presidio
Garibaldi's on Presidio

Garibaldi's on Presidio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.garibaldisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (415) 563-8841
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Happy Hour Begins Daily @ 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The semi-private back room can accommodate 32 people or arrangements can be made to buy out the entire restaurant for larger groups. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Cate Mason 4155638841x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sacramento & Clay Sts.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Service is $10.00 per car.
A word from Garibaldi's on Presidio
Discover Garibaldis on Presidio, the perfect neighborhood restaurant, pleasing loyal locals and jet-setters alike for 22 years. Garibaldis on Presidio epitomizes the 'quintessential neighborhood restaurant'. With a dining room stylish yet comfortable, service professional yet friendly and a seasonal Cal-Med menu loaded with reliable favorites. Garibaldis is the rare spot perfect for anything from a first date to a family supper. Devotees return again and again for the generous portions, great wine list and specialty cocktails served at the cozy, full bar.
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Garibaldi's on Presidio reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)fit for foodies (62)special occasion (42)romantic (30)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (20)good for groups (19)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (6)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Sadly disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First time we went to Garibaldi's (sometime in 2013) we thoroughly enjoyed everything about this place. Our experience on Saturday, however, was the complete opposite. Our food was average, came out cold, one dish was under cooked and not at all as described on the menu. We invited our guests and picked up the tab, spending $350 on a less than stellar meal was tough to swallow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great service. Food ok but not memorable. Would return for convenience in neighborhood
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Food and Service
    Charlie
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I was very disappointed in the food. I had bee there numerous times when the food was great but this was not one of them. And the service was extremely rushed. I never understand extremely rusher service unless there is a line down the block so to speak. That was not the case on a Tuesday night at 6:15.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely meal
    jrozzelle
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I've been coming here for years and have never had a bad experience. Last night I had the chef's special and my partner the chicken. We sat towards the back. We'd not seen each other in a while so we lingered. It was a Tuesday so they didn't need the table. Still, nice to never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, elegant, close to JCC
    KJSFVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Perfect if you have a program at the JCC which is around the corner. The Brussell sprouts are out of this world, though you get twice as much as lunch as at dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Garibaldi's on Presidio
    LiveSushiBar
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a delightful meal; friendly and efficient service; pleasant surroundings. Will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD= +, Service= -
    Loves2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Yes, we did arrive 45' early for dinner reso on a Saturday evening (6:30 for 7:15) Were seated (many tables open), waiter's first day, manager tried to help. Order was sent to kitchen incorrectly and one item never arrived. Tab was adjusted. BUT....we will definitely return as the food is FABU!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful eating experience!
    BirdiecatVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised, the food was great, the waitress was nice and it was a good find in San Francisco where things can be very expensive for not much return. I had two small plates, risotto balls and goat cheese appetizer, both excellent. The salad were also very good and some unusual combinations. The place has been remodeled, as I understand it because it has been in SF for many years. Everyone in our party was very happy with their dinners and I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wait staff augments wonderful menu
    gingergarlic
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Though I had specifically requested a quiet table, the host brought us to one of the side by side tables in the restaurants' center. When I asked about the alcove, she quickly complied with my request. The wait staff is superb, and the food is presented with panache, and is fresh and truly wonderful. We split a varied beet starter, and I, personally, could have eaten the whole plate (even though a divided plate still gave us each an ample serving). We both had the Salmon with quinoa and grilled vegetables. Great dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YouAskedMe
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our hotel recommended this neighbourhood jem. It was a great evening. The service was very good, the food was very good and the atmosphere was vibrant. It is not quiet but very much alive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GinnieleeVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    As always, outstanding. Never have had a bad meal. I sometimes feel like I am in my own home, the staff are like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best lamb tenderloins anywhere
    shilaVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    haven't been for a while so was surprised at how the prices have risen. Yet, the food is always quite wonderful and like the wine recommended for us. I shall return and miss not being there for some time. Predictable but always satisfying Mediterranean food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service way off
    GoodfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Service was not good & kind of awkward. Two different people approached us & asked for our orders, they didn't review specials or other items on menu etc. It was not a great experience. Plus our dinner took a really long time to arrive. Expected better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladyinpurple
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Several of our party noted that the chairs were hard and uncomfortable. The Garibaldi Salad was excellent. Many of us had the lamb and while it was very good, several of us found the marinade too strong and the lamb a bit more well done than ordered.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Garibaldi's Inconsistant Recently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been going to Garibaldi's for about 5 years now. Every once and a while they seem to have an off night and this past Sunday was such an occasion. The food was not up to the usual standard. Salmon was small and quinoa was bland. The dish was described as containing fennel and olives. We found no hint of fennel and 3 half olives. The food also took forever and when we finally found someone to ask they apologized that they were "turning over the kitchen". The worst though was the service. We've had great servers in the past at Garibaldi's - true professional servers. Our server this time was very young didn't know the menu and was basically absent for the entire dinner. Water glasses ran empty, I was served my dish but had no fork.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed & really unimpressed
    NewSFfoodie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    There was only one other table eating and the service was sooooo slow, the waiter messed up our order about 4 times, and the manager was even worse. Our good was cold (in addition to wrong!) and food was just ok
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gogreen
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Utterly delicious, creative and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect wedding dinner celebration!
    RLMcKinney
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Wee were married on Wednesday afternoon at Ciry Hall and chose Garibaldi's as our wedding dinner restaurant. They seated is in a corner table that although very tight it allowed us some privacy on an otherwise very crowded evening. They also didn't seat anyone at the table next to us until we were finished eating which was very nice. They treated us to a celebratory glass of champagne.our server was a little quiet and was clearly busy which was ok as we didn't require a lot of attention. The bucatini pasta was excellent. Great flavor and hearty which hit the spot after a long day with little food! My husband had the filet and he also enjoyed the meal. A table treated us to dessert and we chose the bananas foster sundae. Wow!! Incredible!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service!
    FoodyoneVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The grilled calamari was wonderful as were the chicken entrees and the salmon! Always excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dinner
    CanadaFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Have been coming to Garibaldi for 20 years and the food is always just lovely. There was a great variety of choices and portions are rather large. We probably could have split appetizers and a main. Brought our own wine because corkage is reasonable, but their wine list and prices looked good. Just a nice place to go. The only drawback was the seating can be a little tight and we were next to a rather loud fellow, so we heard a bit more of our neighbors' conversation that we cared for. Otherwise, just lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Even Better Service
    JerseyGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner this past Friday night. Lamb tenderloin was delicious, burrata was creamy, pasta cooked to perfection. Wait staff was friendly, attentive and effective. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise
    HollyNorthVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great but the noise level was too loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Still great after all these years
    Skinnydiner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I had not been to Garibaldi's for about 8 years, and it came up on Open Table as a restaurant open on Monday nights. I had loved it when I went there in the past, so I thought I would give it a try. I took a friend and we had a fantastic meal. Everything was prepared and plated beautifully. I absolutely loved the lamb tenderloins. I will be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    DinnerDateVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We've been here a few times and enjoyed it and this time was no different. We went for our anniversary. The food was excellent and the portions are generous, we had leftovers for dinner the next day. The service was friendly and attentive, and the place is not pretentious. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    brownukulele1974
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My girlfriend and I were able to be seated in 45 mins of our reservation. Great locals only feel. Risotto croquettes were a great start to a lovely night. Would go back tomorrow! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    FoodyoneVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had not been here in a while and almost forgot how good this place is! Always loved their chicken milanese, but tonight tried the roasted chicken....perhaps the best I have ever had! My wife loved the salmon! Service is always good. Very nice wine selection and full bar as well. Great atmosphere! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Viva Garibaldi's!
    MarcTVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to Garibaldi's via a special offer from TravelZoo. Easy to find and managed to park on the street around the corner from the restaurant. My wife had looked up some reviews on Yelp and the polenta croquettes were highly recommended as an appetizer--the recommendation was correct. They were delicious! I had a filet mignon and my wife had some beef ribs--both were really good and nicely portioned. Dessert was a two-item "petite" combo that wasn't petite: profiteroles and an awesome chocolate cake with coffee ice cream. The cake was perfect for the two of us and we ended up taking the profiteroles home. Service was excellent and my wife and I both agree we will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood go to
    NJSFguyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is the place for neighborhood meals. Love the chicken! It is not the hippest place around, but reliable and tasty. If they changed it, the place would close. It's perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent!
    sara
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food is always delicious and service is warm, friendly and seamless! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, sauces a bit sweet
    Founachu
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very good quality of food ingredients. Efficient service. Nice ambiance. Too bad they put so much sugar in their sauces. I'd prefer to taste the actual food better and not get so fat in the process.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing service and food
    Kanie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I highly recommend this restaurant. We went for happy hour and loved all of the appetizers we tried. Rissoto cakes were amazing, Padron peppers soooo good. We couldn't believe how affordable it turned out to be. Drinks and service were fabulous! We will go back as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pammy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food! Had a great time and will for sure be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    MissMolly
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a fun evening! Some notable items include the Moroccan lamb dish with the couscous and the grilled calamari. Very good service and although I went with a friend, I could tell it would be a great romantic date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Long-time Favorite
    DerekC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The warm reception starts things off right. Our server Katie (beautiful, stunning woman) is at once professional and friendly. By the time the food rolls out, we're eager to see if the food tastes as good as it sounds on the menu. Oh yes, it does. From appetizers to dinner to desserts, all 5 of us agreed the food was first rate. This is a sophisticated, polished gem of a restaurant, and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good lunch
    imago
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We purchased a travelzoo voucher to have lunch at Garabaldi and weren't expecting much. So it was a pleasant surprise to find an upscale restaurant that served sophisticated food. We'd return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experience
    2commensali
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Contrary to the recent very negative review in the local newspaper, this restaurant offers attentive service and well-prepared dishes. Do not let that review stop you! I think you will enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chrstiVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    we had a very nice dinner . Love this restaurant but service was unusually slow. Long time before taking orders and bringing courses. But food was good as always and service was good just a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch Spot
    Claire
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    First time to Garibaldi's and it didn't disappoint. The menu has many appealing choices for lunch. The service was not friendly but was very efficient. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five star restaurant!!!
    dvnoneVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We started with the risotto croquettes and crispy goat cheese. Both were crispy on the outside with melted cheese that oozed out. The chicken Milanese was crispy and moist. The roasted chicken had crispy skin that I would normally not eat, but this was too good to pass up, and it was juicy not dry. I loved the olives and bread that they bring to the table. They were warm and spicy. The service was wonderful and they had a great cocktail menu. I can't wait to return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem found again
    SkyewizVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We used to go to Garibaldi's when they were located near Potrero Hill 15 plus years ago. So glad to find them again in their new location! As before, food is always sensational! Must try the minestrone soup with homemade pesto - it was superb. Not that mish-mash of soft veggies everyone else calls minestrone - a succulent broth with perfectly cut and perfectly cooked veggies! We will once again make Garibaldi's our "regular choice".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 72 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 999 reviews are from the Garibaldi's on Presidio reviews archive.