54 Mint Forno Italiano

4.4
521 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 521 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hilary
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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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
8 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
7 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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Mysisinlawlovesit
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good pizza. Small portions of pasta. Would be better for lunch.

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New2SF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta was better than pizza

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JudyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time at 54 Mint. Had lunch outdoors. The Margherita pizza was excellent. Took a couple of custard-filled desserts home and they were wonderful. Will definitely go back.

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TonyU
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Have eaten at 54 Mint several times but won't be going back, I think. Had dinner at 6:30 on a Thursday evening and service was sssllloowwww and it wasn't crowded. We ordered a salumi platter that came without bread. When we asked they saud it was still cooking. Don't bring the platter, then!! We stared at it for about 15 minutes when all of a sudden our entrees came to the table. So much for appetizers. My cavatelli was not cooked through. I'm sure they thought it was al dente, but being an old school Italian who's been making and cooking pasta for 40 years, this was under cooked and almost crunchy. 5 minutes after the entrees came, we finally got some bread for our salumi platter. My sons got pizzas and the crust was mushy from the toppings. Not an enjoyable dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal outside on the patio.

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vipsrshea
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food as always. Never had a bad experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Not worth it. Not so friendly attitude and bad service, dirty plate, cold bread, greasy vinegar and olive oil bottle.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and servers were very attentive and helpful. Food is always fresh and never disappoints. A go-to for when friends or family are visiting and we want to wow them.

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MelissaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is truly amazing Italian cuisine! We love it, and it's one of our new favorite restaurants. Victor and Alessandro are part of the wonderful staff at 54 Mint, and make the dining experience there even better! We look forward to our next evening out at 54 Mint!

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vipJohnP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great restaurant. Menu is full of delicious pasta and pizza. We had the Ragu and the Salciccia pasta after eggplant parm appetizer and avocado salad. All excellent. Finished with a fuggato for dessert.

Authentic Italian food with intriguing Italian wines. I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! I will definitely go back .

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CherylJ
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

54 Mint is a great place for authentic Italian Pizza, pasta, salad, everything is good including the brussels sprouts. Great place to go for lunch or dinner!

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vipSlove2
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Average Italian food. Outdoor COVID space could use some work. Our table was positioned at an incline. Several wines on the menu were not available.

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vipDebiM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Probably prefer dining indoors but for pandemic times it was excellent. Don’t forget to try their baked goods in the morning, they are quite good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t put the outdoor seating so close to

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vipFoodDiva
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Sat outdoors. Nice weather and good service. Food was good too.

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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 4.4 stars by 521 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.