Caffe Fiore - San Francisco
I had dinner with 5 people and it was lovely. good service, fresh ingredients and nice ambiance.
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.
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!
Lovely neighborhood spot
Really enjoyed food and small cafe feeling
We’ll be back
Our best meal over 3 days in San Francisco. We were so fortunate to find this gem of a neighborhood cafe.
Nice neighborhood restaurant. Modest size and menu, friendly, quiet, comfortable.
Always tasty especially the bread and olive oil. I always get the clams. Yum
A neighborhood gem – always satisfying
Our entire dinner party loved their entree. The suggested wine was fantastic. We all agreed we would come here again.
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!
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.
Meat eaters and vegetarians have very tasty and well prepared options. Highly recommended.
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.
Nice neighborhood option...we walk to it.
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.
A bit pricey Dishes we had were at best average. Nice owner and server though.
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!
Fiore is one of the gems of the neighborhood, an important part of what makes the food scene in the Mission so vibrant.
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.
A cozy and and quiet room with exceptional food and friendly service. Good Lasagne! Fantastic bread! Perfect for good conversation and our family celebration.
Awesome, beautiful, lovely, everyone's so nice!!!!!
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.
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.
Lovely neighborhood spot. Very, very nice service and really good food. A simple pleasure.
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.
Great food with awesome decor. Service was excellent.
Simply delicious cuisine, handmade pastas, a light yet flavorful touch w/ seasoning, perfectly roasted fish and poultry., casual Euro-SF destination.
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!
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.
Friendly, tasty, comfortable. Loved the Spritz cocktail
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.
The service was incr
made a mast minute reservation for a group of 10 women- Everyone was raving about the food! Highly recommend.
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.
Great food- authentic delicious, friendly and accomodating staff
We had a great shared dinner with excellent salads & pasta. The tiramisu was delicious. Service was friendly & professional. Great neighborhood spot!
was really happy with the whole night, good food, and good wine.
We brought our team here for dinner. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable while still being approachable. Highly recommend!
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.