Caffe Fiore - San Francisco

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$30 and under
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Italian
Caffe Fiore is where European café culture meets fine Italian cuisine on the Mission/Noe Valley corridor in San Francisco. Serving classic Neapolitan and contemporary Italian favorite for dinner, our kitchen offers a fine selection of homemade dishes Tuesday thru Saturday . Whether it’s just for a glass of wine or a big dinner party, we look forward to seeing you at our home away from home, just a block away from the bustle of Valencia Street!
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JH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with 5 people and it was lovely. good service, fresh ingredients and nice ambiance.

DS
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I've waited to write this review, thinking that perhaps I should not. But the utter misery of my last visit here requires a review. I've dined here three times. Each time, my entree was the pan-seared skirt steak cutlets. The first dining experience was with a friend - the food was outstanding, the presentation was outstanding, and the service was outstanding. I even recommended the restaurant to friends, and they had good experience there. The second time was dining alone - the food was OK, the service was less than mediocore. The third time, I was taking a friend out for a birthday celebration, the service was abominable and the skirt steak so rancid tasting, that I can still sense the horrible taste in my mouth. In addition, we had ordered, as usual, six crostini, which never came. When the entrees came, I asked the maitre d cum waiter what happened to the crostini and he did not remember taking the order. He then just threw the crostini menu on the table without apology. We had also ordered two antipasti, the Baked Radicchio & Pear Wrapped in Prosciutto, Topped with Arugula & Goat Cheese and Parma Prosciutto, Salame, Porchetta, Gorgonzola, Parmigiano & Castelvetrano Olives- they both arrived in two large mounds that lacked even the presentation that one can find in an army mess hall. I have never had meat that tasted as bed as the skirt steak. As it was my friend's birthday dinner, and he did not want a fuss, I did not complain at the time and the maitre d' cum waiter, apparently did not care to address any problems. I think this was the most horrible dining experience in my life.

BH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually come here for breakfast, and it was our first time for dinner. It's really sweet, unpretentious and tasty! Looking forward to the next time!

N
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely neighborhood spot

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed food and small cafe feeling
We’ll be back

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best meal over 3 days in San Francisco. We were so fortunate to find this gem of a neighborhood cafe.

DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Modest size and menu, friendly, quiet, comfortable.

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s
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty especially the bread and olive oil. I always get the clams. Yum

L
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem – always satisfying

DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire dinner party loved their entree. The suggested wine was fantastic. We all agreed we would come here again.

PR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Felt family owned and personal in that way. The prices were very reasonable. The pacing of the service was quite relaxed which gave ample time for conversation without interruption. It was quiet even when the restaurant got more crowded so we didn't have to yell across the table as one must in so many restaurants. The only thing I would change is I would have turned the heat up. It was a little chilly so that my partner never took off her coat. There's a fireplace that doesn't appear to work. Get that working and I'd be back weekly!

EB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here a bunch of times and always love it! It’s one of my favorite gems! Food is always fresh and delicious, not fussy. Never crowded, good service. Really great value.

BB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meat eaters and vegetarians have very tasty and well prepared options. Highly recommended.

WM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent local restaurant. The house made pastas and cannoli are fantastic. The crostini menu would be fun to have just with that and a bottle of wine. Friendly service good food. Everything you could want from a local spot.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice neighborhood option...we walk to it.

j
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We went here for dinner and had a wonderful meal, truly some of the best pasta I've had in ages, and I live right by Flour + Water). But the place has zero ambience at night--bright lights, quiet music. (I actually got up and dimmed the lights in our section to my friends' delight.) They've got the food down. If they can figure the other bit out this lovely little restaurant could be a real gem. Maybe it is during the day. I just wouldn't recommend it for dinner, if you like a ambience with your tortellini like I do.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A bit pricey Dishes we had were at best average. Nice owner and server though.

AZ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal!! Food was superb. Wine was delicious. Service was attentive. Atmosphere was warm and inviting. Can’t wait to go again!

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fiore is one of the gems of the neighborhood, an important part of what makes the food scene in the Mission so vibrant.

SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've walked by this place for years and FINALLY came for dinner. It did not disappoint. Service excellent, wine excellent, food excellent - only negative is that it was a touch noisy. Overall highly recommended.

W
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy and and quiet room with exceptional food and friendly service. Good Lasagne! Fantastic bread! Perfect for good conversation and our family celebration.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, beautiful, lovely, everyone's so nice!!!!!

TP
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

You will receive very bad service here. The waiter is extremely rude and brought us drinks nicely, but we had to grab his attention after waiting a while to get our food order. When he gave us a drink, which didn’t turn out the way we thought it would be, we nicely asked him to please change it for another one and he brought us some different wine without asking us what we wanted very rudely. We had to wait a very long time for the food to arrive and then as we were leaving he said some very rude words.

s
Glasgow
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Fiore. Tasty pasta, I had the special, mussels with tomatoes and a little spice. Fresh pasta, really good. Not too busy at 6, but got busier. We could hear ourselves speak. Great neighborhood gem. Good value too.

ME
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely neighborhood spot. Very, very nice service and really good food. A simple pleasure.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! A massively under-rated restaurant. We're foodies who have travelled extensively and frequently in Italy and this is the best Italian food we've had in the United States.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with awesome decor. Service was excellent.

MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious cuisine, handmade pastas, a light yet flavorful touch w/ seasoning, perfectly roasted fish and poultry., casual Euro-SF destination.

AM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great little authentic Italian place in the heart of Noe Valley! Excellent homemade breads, pasta, and reasonable prices. I love this spot for a casual weeknight dinner date!

RM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was really excellent and unlike some other SF eateries who are skimpy with the food, they are generous with their servings. Overall just a very pleasant surprise.

s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly, tasty, comfortable. Loved the Spritz cocktail

AA
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for any occasion. I was able to bring my toddler son and the owner was so accommodating making it an enjoyable dinner for us and everyone else.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was incr

L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

made a mast minute reservation for a group of 10 women- Everyone was raving about the food! Highly recommend.

LM
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional! Service was great. We asked our server for wine recommendations. Each got a different wine, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our glasses. Each dish has a disrinct flavour. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food- authentic delicious, friendly and accomodating staff

TA
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great shared dinner with excellent salads & pasta. The tiramisu was delicious. Service was friendly & professional. Great neighborhood spot!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

was really happy with the whole night, good food, and good wine.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our team here for dinner. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable while still being approachable. Highly recommend!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will remember our evening at Caffe Fiore for a long time. We were greeted in Italian, at an Italian restaurant, which is always a good sign! Thankfully, the Italian waiter who served us was willing to suffer through our Italian language skills, talk about popular Italian culture, and share some personal stories. All the while, he helped us choose our drinks and meals and everything turned out very, very well. We highly recommend this place. It is a great little neighborhood find.

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