Garibaldi's on Presidio
Garibaldi's on Presidio

Garibaldi's on Presidio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.garibaldisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4155638841x
  • 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
147 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (110)fit for foodies (70)special occasion (51)great for lunch (45)romantic (32)good for groups (20)notable wine list (18)vibrant bar scene (14)great for brunch (12)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It Is What It Is
    MartinVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is a comfy neighborhood restaurant, with dependable if predictable food and drink. After a bad review they were trying very hard. Pasta and pate both excellent; service attentive. Won't win foodie awards, but you will eat satisfying, homestyle meals in a calm, welcoming setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • solid
    MonsieurBongout1
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    service and food. lively. wine a bit pricey. some glasses under $10 please.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, still fine dining!
    CompatriotVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The operation is going very well. I t seems that they spent more time favoring their East Bay operation…..and, now are realizing the full potential of this Pacific Heights as a 'treasure'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BebeSharkVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food is consistently good as is the service. The Chicken Milanese is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devoted customer
    JilskaVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem with delicious food, and you can actually talk in a normal voice and hear without reading lips.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    A delightful neighborhood restaurant, with wonderful service. Our waiter was a gem, attentive to our every need. The lamb was spectacular and the appetizers were simply wonderful. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Thursday night at 7 PM and the place was jumping. This was our first visit and we will be back. We were greeted at the door promptly and led to our table by a friendly hostess. Our server arrived within a minute and was attentive throughout our meal. He offered a nice wine suggestion that I enjoyed very much. We had the cauliflower appetizer that was very tasty and the Garibaldi's Salad, which we split and was still too much for the two of us. Our main courses were braised beef short ribs and marinated lamb. Both were cooked perfectly and tasty. Our server then suggested the sorbet dessert. The strawberry/basil scoop offered a unique but refreshing taste that we both loved. The apricot was dull.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joys of a neighborhood restaurant
    Lokitrickster
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Everything about this neighborhood gem is understated, in the best sense. The decor is quiet and comfortable, the service prompt but not unctuous (although I suspect the waiter knew this was a dinner date). The food was tasty and well-plated. The chocolate caramel corn sundae we shared was clever and delish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Refreshing Lunch Salad
    PlanetExplorer
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I think that Garibaldi's must have recently changed their menu. I do not recall so many fabulous lunch salad selections. I got the grilled chicken and faro salad and it was divine. Perfectly cooked, great combination of flavors and textures. I had a great lunch with a colleague. It was private, quiet, and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a group of 14 and Garibaldi's was very accommodating. We were a very loud group and the wait staff was very patient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DNBJLI
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    On the comment section of the reservation I included a request for the best seat in the house due to two (2) special occassions that day - 30th wedding anniveary and 60th birthday. No special gesture or accommodation was provided at the restaurant - a total disappointment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special menu; special food
    want2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The menu here is terrific: a set of starters that are varied and all delicious--particularly chicken liver pate, risotto balls and fried potatoes. There are a variety of salad selections, steak tartar, grilled calimari that are good-sized and can serve as a light entree. The entrees themselves are all excellent, particularly the chicken milanese (the best chicken dish in the Bay area), lamb tenderloins, and usually a fresh pasta dish with a protein ragu. The sides of creamy polenta and harissa green beans work well with any entree. We have come here for years and always come back, with good reason. Also a nice wine list and a full bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceptional food; however, pricey
    martyd
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    While a neighborhood gem for years and therefore very convenient, the noise level was disturbing and the meal pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Annie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Garibaldi's is usually pretty good. The food is never exceptional but the ambience and neighborhoody location make up for it. This time it underwhelmed. Maybe because it was a slow Sunday night...who knows. The chickpea/cucumber salad and beets were as expected, good. The special of the night, the pork ragu bucatini, was just ok. The biggest disappointment was the wine, an Argentinian bonarda, which was very warm, a sign of improper storage. I'll probably be back since this is the first time I've felt underwhelmed by Garibaldi. Hopefully it was just an "off" night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    the calamari appetizer was really good. The salads were too big, and just OK. The steak was OK. It was a last minute booking, so we were happy, but wouldn't book again for nice dinner out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Novato Diner
    Diane
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The lamb was the best I have ever had! Great dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All these years and
    luluj
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I've been going by this spot for ages and have always seen the scene in the restaurant as vibrant but never once ate there until last week. I'm so glad we did. We live in the neighborhood and even if we did not we'll be going back frequently.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but overpriced
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My salad with a small bit of salmon on top was good. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the lettuce was fresh and well dressed. But it seemed definitely overpriced. and the other salads were mostly bowls of lettuce priced at $13. No bread offered. But we didn't ask for bread. Service was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood place
    lunch4all
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Garibaldi's did a great job for our party of 6. Food was exceptional with good healthy choices. The service was friendly and efficient. Perfect for our celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    JRenee
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Quiet, accessible location for a nice lunch. Great food, well prepared and served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food!!
    DeeKevVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We think we just found our favorite restaurant in SF!! The food was awesome, fresh, & very very tasty! We had the beet salad, grilled octopus, & the fresh pasta dish with a raw egg yolk to be mixed into the dish when it arrived. It was sooooo good!! Kudos to the Chef for creating some very creative dishes with so many flavors in each dish! Will definitely be back to try some other dishes soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine About Town 2014
    MatthewJRoberts
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The special prix fixed menu was okay. Not great, just two sandwich options and a salad. I had the briskett, most and tasty. Two dessert options. We had the cream puffs and fresh strawberry basil sorbet. Service was good, though a little disjointed. There was an error on our check, but was corrected efficiently.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Mark
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Dishes were slightly unconventional, and delicious. I had the orecchiette pasta with brisket and savored every bite. The wine was a bit pricey, but very good. Good place to take a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server was hopefully new
    zzzz
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    And pretty much untrained. Had to flag down a busboy for water. Drinks. Bread. Food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarinM
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    All the service was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Meal was a great starter of Burrita, a lack luster Chicken Milanese, {Try Emeril's recipe, much better} the dessert were two puffs with a divine chocolate sauce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • extremely satisfying dining
    superburito
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have been twice so far, and look forward to returning! The service is excellent, you are not rushed through dinner, a great place to go if you want to linger over a very delicious meal and not worry about your server giving you the evil eye or hinting that it's time to go. The food is excellent! I can't wait to try more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Aurelius
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Overall it was a great food experience! We got there early; staff was attentive and friendly; food came out at perfect times, kitchen was not backed up. Starter: Burrata Moz & Fried Califlower; Mains: Lamb and Chicken Milanesa, Dessert: Profiteroles & Cream Puffs. It was a great date light!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet