54 Mint Forno Italiano

4.3
539 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are an authentic Italian Pizzeria, Restaurant and Bakery.
In the morning we offer a wide variety of house baked fresh Italian breakfast items such as cornetti, brioche, crostata and sfogliatelle.
During lunch and dinner you can try our authentic Italian pizzas and pasta, all house made with fresh ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 539 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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3.9
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3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anntheplanner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed the Avocado appetizer! The baked peach dessert was difficult to cut and share. Should have gone for the mousse which was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family run business. Delicious.

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vipJenniferB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. We had the baby kale salad and a pizza cappriociosa. The portions were generous for sharing, and the flavors were fresh and interesting. The service could have been a little more attentive.

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vipPAR4
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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vipRich
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was attentive, professional, and very communicative. The food was delicious and up to a quality bistro standard.

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KarenR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I made an 'in person' reservation to eat at 54 Mint for the first time since the pandemic began. It was wonderful; everything we had (including the fried shrimp appetizer and the funghi pizza) was excellent. The staff were very nice as well.

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ChrisW
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Walnut Creek. Great food and service, but easy on the wallet.

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vipMerrilee
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the servers were so kind and we truly had the best pizza EVER! Incredible crust and top notch toppings.

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KC19
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Servers were friendly. We will definitely go back.

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vipJoakimW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waiter did not come by to the table once after ordering. Bus boy had to replace dirty plates (3), bring us Parmesan after asking, bring us serving spoon after asking. Used to love this restaurant but this will be the last time for us. Food was average at best.

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vipItalianfoodie
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian restaurant with great food and ambiance. We try to visit as often as possible. Highly recommend. Indoor and outdoor dining available.

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Frangiepod
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great authentic Italian. Light crispy pizza dough. Fantastic. Service was ok but wouldn’t stop me from going again. Too darn cold to sit outside too. No heaters.

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vipMalcolmH
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice location with outdoor seating but they miss the mark on service and quality. Our server was not at all friendly nor did he try to make our dining experience enjoyable. The pasta was not prepared well and arrived warm on cold serving dishes. They didn't come back to check on the food so we ate about half of it. We had dessert and they were tiny servings and were obviously not homemade. They need to work on the friendliness of the servers. The best part was the avocado salad ..............and the busboys!

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viphappydiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The staff, particularly the main waiter we got had some serious attitude problems. Ruined the otherwise acceptable experience.

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RSCohen
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

For prime time (7:30 pm) on Father's Day one would have expected to have some patronage for the business, however our party of 3 was only one of two tables occupied the entire time. The restaurant was extremely quiet as a result. Unfortunate, their menu options were very limited, the food was mostly bland with small portions but expensive prices considering everything was ala carte. The waitstaff was personable considering the recent loosening of the pandemic restructions.

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Hilary
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed the flavors of everything we tried, both appetizers and many courses. The pizza was really delicious and they have a nice selection of wines.

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pastaeater
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I am new in the area and I have been trying different Italian restaurants close to my new residence. The staff at Mint 54 in Walnut Creek were very friendly and accommodating and the food was very good. I would return.

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OliviaN
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! And the staff was so nice and provided great service. Definitely will be back again.

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Sandra
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delightful food

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OrnellaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to dine and get authentic Italian cousine, and to also enjoy Italian pastries in the mornings on weekends. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, fresh pasta and fab pizza... they added new items to their menu

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Michal
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Good service, food was just OK - all of our dishes were underseasoned. Value/price pretty low in my opinion, but beeter picks in the area

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AnchorsAway
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try 54 Mint for my fiancé’s 30th. Showed up and the table was ready and perfect spot for outdoor dining. As guests arrived (9 of us) we had water and bread provided. One of our guests was mistaken on a menu item and the restaurant was willing to substitute. Overall wonderful and def would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The staff is super not friendly, we were the only people in there and got stuffed in a corner. There was no music on and everyone seemed disheveled. They were out of every mixer we wanted for a drink and the bread was super dry. Should of paid attention to prior reviews but thought we would give it a chance. We left before food was even ordered

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vipSparkie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good classic Italian selections, plus Chianti classico, DOCG

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pizza!

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vipMady
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Walnut Creek. New menu, bigger pasta dishes than before. Excellent service. Best pizza in the Bay Area!

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vipEnaEna
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Honestly this used to be my favorite spot when it opened. I know that the owner was there all the time and the food was amazing, and the service was amazing. Last few visits left a lot to be desired. The staff is off chatting and forgets about customers. The food was hot on the edges and cold inside, and after waiting for 25min to get our order I was so hungry that I ate around it. If I complained I’d have to wait another 25min.
I am not sure if the owner changed or he isn’t in the picture any more but his absence made a huge difference in service and quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great

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JLN10
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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PattyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good food and fast service but way too noisy! I'd hate to hear it when there are more tables inside! But there tiramisu is awesome (just not enough!) ;-)

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vipToni
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We made reservations foe the outside table (only left) but assumed they would have heaters or a covering. They had neither and said they couldn’t use their heaters Bc of the wind. Mind you, all the other restaurant down the street were using heaters.

The coldness (57 degrees) made for a miserable time and could not enjoy the meal. In fact, the pasta was incredibly cold two minutes after being served. In other words, we had a cold pasta so it doesn’t seem fair to judge the food quality.

This was like a camping trip and not what we expected. It’s too bad because we actually had a date night and tried to make the best of it. We just couldn’t do it.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good food. A bit overpriced. Nice place but it was really quite. They need to turn on some music.

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vipSara
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Outdoor dining does not have umbrellas, it was so hot and we were sweating. Not pleasant experience at all. Someone wanted to leave because they were too hot, and the restaurant told him $10 pp will be charged.

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BrandiK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff very pleasant. We went with another couple and all really enjoyed the appetizers

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KathrynJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food is delicious. I wish they had some outdoor seating in the shade.

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vipbellacucina55
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We dined inside and were the only guests. The food was very good, the pasta very fresh and hand made. We split the avocado salad which was very good but a bit bland. I could have used some salt and pepper. There was none on the table, not even packets. I should have asked. The spinach pasta was delicious. A few things were puzzling: no offer of bread and when the entree came, we had to use the same plate as we used for the salad. The server should have provided us with fresh plates. I had to ask for bread. This occurred to me more than halfway through the meal.
I’m not one to write a bad review but I think 54 Mint could have been a bit more thoughtful about their service.

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vipartobey
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

my husband said it was a bit overpriced for what he ordered (lasagna)

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Yumster
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening al fresco. Fantastic food. Staff seemed to struggle a bit with the many outdoor spaces in which diners were stashed. But it's all a new frontier in Covid-times. So grateful to be out, to enjoy a crisp spring evening, and to eat delicious, varied food. We were a big table, with some fussy diners. Everyone left happy. Grazie!

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You can order delivery directly from 54 Mint Forno Italiano using the Order Online button. 54 Mint Forno Italiano also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 54 Mint Forno Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 476-5844.

54 Mint Forno Italiano is rated 4.3 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.