Delicious and affordable
Overall excellent meal and at a decent price. The Garibaldi's salad and wedge were both very good. Brussels sprouts were excellent (we scrapped the anchovies). For the mains we enjoyed the short rib and chicken milanese (both delicious comfort dishes done uniquely). For cocktails I had a night's mule (OK but too many blackberry seeds to truly enjoy) and my fiance had an island breeze (tasty and refreshing). Service was so-so: they omitted one of our salad orders and were a bit slow to greet us and take orders, but it was a busy Friday night in SF so par for the course.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I only get to San Francisco once per year and I visit Garibaldi's every time. The food and service are excellent. I look forward to my time there. It is highly recomended for you to dine there. Nice feel. Sophisticated yet casual. You feel very special at Garibaldi's.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
GOOD AND HEALTHY FOOD
THE LUNCH WAS EXCELLENT, BEAUTIFULLY DISPLAYED AND EVERYTHING WAS FRESH, ALL VEGETARIAN CHOICES.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hadn't been here for lunch in awhile since I heard the food had gone downhill. Then recently someone was very complimentary so decided to give it a try again. My Ahi Tuna salad was great as was the service. Will keep Garabaldi's in mind again with the other Sacramento Street restaurants.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still great after all these years..
I can remember eating at Garibaldi's over 25 years ago. The food is till excellent. The hot tapenade was a delightful start for the experience. Everything was just wonderful with unexpected flourishes.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Third time at Garibaldi's (we don't live in SF) and third wonderful dinner. Food, service and ambience great. Folks are having a great time and seems a neighborhood place as people greet each other frequently. We will be back.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good but not much space
We had a great dining experience and will return for sure. However, it was very narrow because the seats and tables were so close. It somewhat kills the romantic atmosphere if the neighbor can participate in your conversation.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy, great food/service
We returned to Garibaldi's after three years. Pleased to find is as cozy, comfortable as before, with great food and service.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exquisite. My
The food was exquisite. My friend and I were both eating on the "light" side, so we split everything. The only glitch was that we had each ordered a salad (he got the Chopped, and I got the Caesar), and the Caesar never came. Either the waiter didn't hear the order or it was forgotten. As it was, we had plenty of food anyway, so we were fine with what came! And apart from that, the service was perfect.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
PERFECT neighborhood spot
I have loved G's for years and continue to do so. It is the absolute perfect neighborhood place with huge, delicious portions of food, a lovely dining room, great service and fabulous cocktails. The chicken Milanese is pure heaven - and I'm not a fan of chicken at all - this is the ONLY restaurant in the world where I order it.
My only complaint, and it's minor, is with the wine list which we find to be a bit of a challenge - pricing is reasonable, but the selection is small leaves us a little flat. But everything else is so fantastic that we won't be deterred from going often.
I'm not sure if G's is worth a special trip from far away, but if you're going to be in the area it is an absolute must.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Spot W/ Big Yummy Portions
Great wine. Great casual but elegant vibe. Very good food with surprisingly large portions. I was all around pleased.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Our server, Katie,
Great food. Our server, Katie, was awesome!!! Definitely will spread the word about Garibaldi's.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food
We have never been disappointed on anything that we have ordered.
Everything is fab on the menu!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner for two....the whole experience was a pleasure. We will be back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Garibaldi's is a never miss experience. The food has never disappointed us and the service is tops too.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
cozy neighborhood feel, great food
This restaurant has the feel of a cozy tucked-away neighborhood restaurant and then the food is unexpectedly good. The prix fixe summer squash salad and trout was loved by one member of my party, but I could not help myself from ordering the chicken milanese which I had read in many on-line review as a must. It was indeed delicious comfort food. The chocolate dessert is a must. Warning: noise level quite high.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect spot for a business lunch
It's a great place for a business lunch as they have so many great options for dishes to choose from and the service is very efficient. Some very unique items on the menu including the chicken sandwich which I had with the great soup of the day (can't tell you the name of it, but it was good). Always enjoy this restaurant.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Perfect Spot
My niece was visiting from out of town and was staying at a B&B nearby. We wanted to treat her to a SF restaurant experience and California cuisine. Garibald's was perfect. Delightful, inventive, delicious seasonal offerings showcased the best of California. The Chicken liver pate was perhaps the best I've ever had. The sweet, melty flavor still haunts me. If you like pate, I highly recommend this. I ordered the Chicken Milanese, as the server said it was a local's favorite. Talk about comfort food. I call it "chicken nuggets for adults." My daughter loved the Halibut and my niece said her past dish was also excellent.
Great local's restaurant - far away from deadly SF tourist traps.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It holds its quality!
Nice to be able to experience Garibaldi's on a Sunday evening when the noise level is down and the food and service are as consistent as ever. A neighborhood gem for sure.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
tuna salad was one of the
tuna salad was one of the best I've ever had. friend's salad was exceptional also. good menu!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why no bread?
Both my guest and I ordered meal-sized salads and no bread was brought. Nor was it offered. Had to try and flag down harried wait staff. Second time this has happened. Not good practice.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Garibaldi's twice
I've been to Garibaldi's twice and both times were consistently good, both for the food and the service. Great place for a special occasion.
7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better Than Zen
Really excellent food, and the service is top notch, intelligent and respectful.
It's so refreshing to eat at a place where the cooks are creating true art with what they do, rather than just slapping something down on the plate to appreciate the Zen beingness of the ingredients.
I've found the seafood treatments here to be exceptional, but it's all so good!
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Post-art museum trip for dinner
We thought the food was excellent and were pleased to find that the small plate appetizers we ordered served four generously. That was a nice change from many restaurants these days!! Our entrees were delicious, too. The budino my husband and I shared to finish our meal was probably one of the ten best desserts I've ever had - really!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Gem
We took our friends out for their anniversary and as requested the staff provided a wonderful dessert plate with Happy Anniversary written on the plate in chocolate! We've never had such a special dessert delivered that way. Our friends were thrilled. The antipasti choices were excellent. We will definitely return.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Nice atmosphere.. Met a girlfriend for dinner. The servers were friendly and helpful. All of the food we had was great and interesting Love the decor. Would definitely come back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizers were yummo! Drinks
Appetizers were yummo! Drinks were too. Service was a bit slow and not up to notch expected overall.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first experience at Garibaldi's, and it could not have been improved on. Everything the 4 of ordered was presented beautifully and was absolutely delicious. Lamb tenderloin was amazing; the starters, squash salad and a savory potato dish were innovative but satisfying. Both couples split an entree and barely had room for the great desserts: the portions are the largest I've seen for a restaurant of this quality. Service was friendly and very efficient. Will definitely be back!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just love this restaurant ; it never fails to deliver.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Garibaldi's Mid week
Delicious food. The olive oil and bread to start were remarkable. I had the haddock and corn, my husband and daughter the chicken milanese..Both meals were yummy, hot, the pace of the service was great. Drinks came promptly. Attractive decor, nice crowd, lots of neighbors with older kids, older couples, young couples, nice cross section of the 'hood. Enjoyed my wine by the glass..my daghter loved her sangria. We have been perhaps 6 or more times, and will def go again.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A diamond amongst neighborhood gems
Sometimes I take the fact that Garibaldi's is in our neighborhood for granted and I do not visit nearly as often as I should. I love this place! Fantastic, consistently delicious food and friendly service. The Chicken Breast Milanese and Chocolate Budino are classics and never ever disappoint, but I don't think you can go wrong with anything on their menu. The clientele may be a little stuffy, but the staff will immediately put you at ease.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We reallly enjoyed our dinner
We reallly enjoyed our dinner at Garibaldi's. The lamb and chicken were both incredible, as well as the non-alcoholic strawberry spritzer, which I have tried to recreate (not as well) at home. We went with the family and both the chicken lamb dishes were big enough to take some leftovers home, which we fought over the next next day. I was not thrilled with my fish, however. It came out undercooked and didn't taste fresh even though the sauce was delicious. For the prices charged here, I expect perfection. A great meal and dining experience!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had an appetizer portion
I had an appetizer portion of cavatelli which was both perfectly prepared and plenty to satisfy my appetite. We were seated by the door, affording a great view of the flow of the place, which was active but not annoyingly so.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a restaurant that is always good. It is a neighborhood gem with a sophisticated atmosphere. A pleasure.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely delicious. Each plate surprised us with different mixtures of ingredients. Everything we ordered was good, mozzarella for starter, lamb and salmon as main dishes and two petite desserts. The service was excellent too!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Used to go to Garibaldis on College
frequently, until they ruined it. Went to the new incarnation once, it was awful in many ways. So glad I can still get the lamb tenderloins, even if I have to go to the city to do it. Do not know why they couldn't leave the one on College alone - it wasn't broken, now it is. We had a great dinner, service was great. Got really loud by the time we left, and really hot. Our server propped the door open because she agreed it was hot and stuffy but someone immediately complained.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I keep coming back here year after year. Always great fod and service.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is consistently good
The food is consistently good at Garabaldi's...just be careful, the serving sizes are large. My wife and I ordered the Risotto Croquettes (4 in total), split a Chopped Salad and finally the Chicken Milanese. That was more than enough food. We've been there at least a half dozen time...it is always great and virtually every table is taken. It's a hot spot!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant but expensive
Food was wonderful and portions small, though there are restaurants in town which are better for the money. Ambiance was nice and service was attentive. Excellent cocktails, but limit one martini! Maybe it is me. I'm tired of expensive menus and cocktail-wine lists. I was struck by the absence of any diners of apparent color when I was there which I found intriguing as one who dines around SF with some frequency. .
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but mediocre service
Excellent meal but the service was really lacking and very slow. Cute place and plan to return but disappointed with service.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Garibaldi's a few times, and liked it better for lunch than dinner. I do have some dietary limitations, so my menu choices are limited to fish, and I chose Tuna vs. Salmon. The tuna was not bad, but the garnish was just ok. The choped salad was ok too, although I could tell that the ingredients were fresh, but again, I don't eat dressing. The dessert however was amazing! Dark chocolate molten cake with coffee ice cream and hazelnuts. Really delicious.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my birthday girl and her sister and her husband to one of my favorite, actually my absolute favorite neighborhood restaurants in the City. Garibaldi's never disappoints. The food is always spot on, and the service is superb! Love coming here for just a wonderful dinner or to celebrate any occasion. If you have never been it's a must on you list....
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Garibaldi's has
The food at Garibaldi's has been consistently excellent for several years. They did not disappoint on this visit.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience!
All four of us really enjoyed dinner Saturday night. Food was excellent, service was the best, and it such a beautiful place! We had an assortment of antipasti items to start...;.each one better than the next. Entrees were the short ribs, the pork chop, and the filet mignon, all of which were wonderful.
There is a full bar and they make great martinis. We also had avery nice reasonably priced zin.
The whole experience could not have been better!
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will be among my favorites
Elegant yet casual atmosphere. Gracious and fast service. Interesting and well prepared seasonal dishes.
Grilled Tuna with roasted vegetables - lovely to look at, flavorful and healthy to boot. Lamb tenderloins with squash melts in your mouth.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can always count on this gem!
Great for business dinners, family dinners, couples or women dining alone! Food and ambiance are consistently wonderful. Staff is friendly, welcoming, and professional.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long time favorite
We gladly drive from Campbell on a Friday evening to sample Garibaldi's menu. The marinated lamb tenderloins are magnificent.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
There are 4 of us ladies who like to get together to celebrate birthdays. The wine, food, special dessert were excellent. Cate was able to accommodate all this for us plus our favorite window table!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good; neighbors choice
We always look forward to our reservations at Girabaldis. Great drinks; nice selection of devious entries; and good chance to run into friends. Staff very professional.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving at Garibaldi's
Four of us had an excellent experience at Garibaldi's on Thanksgiving day. The choices were terrific and we all loved our main courses of Filet Mignon, turkey, or ocean trout. The wild mushroom soup was also outstanding. Their chocolate budino dessert was as good as usual but the pumpkin cheesecake was somewhat disappointing since it didn't have enough pumpkin flavor. The wait staff were excellent - very attentive and helpful - and the whole experience was great. I will make a point of going back there soon.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM