Fior D'Italia

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860 reviews
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Let Chef Gianni Audieri create a feast for your senses in the legendary San Francisco restaurant! Located in lively North Beach, Fior d"Italia offers fine Italian dining in a welcoming, elegant and fun atmoshere.

Enjoy a classic cocktail or glass of fine wine at the 1920's solid Mahogany and brass bar while chatting with locals and tourists alike. Or enjoy privacy at one of the intimate tables located by the window.

Dine in the warmly lit dining room and enjoy a classic Northern Italian dish cooked from only the finest and freshest ingredients. Known for his wide range of organic ingredients, homemade pastas and sumptuous entrees, Chef Gianni has a creation to please every palette.

"The Fior is a labor of love" says Chef Gianni. "This business is tough but when you love cooking traditional Italian cuisine, it becomes a way of life...and fun too!"

Whether on business or pleasure, come dine with us at the Oldest Italian Restaurant in America!
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Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant!

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FW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

The service is very bad as the server didn’t even have patience to explain the food I wanted. Obviously was rude. But the environment was great it was quite and there was a guy playing piano. Service very slow. Definitely not coming again. The food is ok, not really authentic for Italian pasta.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was phenomenal! The atmosphere was fabulous, music was just right, not too loud. We all loved it and we will return.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time back to this location to celebrate my husband's birthday as a tiny family of 3. Jan 2 is a pretty awkward time to have a birthday. We asked for in advance and were seated at a fabulous booth, where we could laugh and joke around in a delightful setting. No one bothered us; we didn't bother them. However, we did lose track of time... and when we looked up, we had closed the restaurant down! So much fun had by all.

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RR
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal in s great institution

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately very poor service, poor quality food, and noisy from poor music. Hard to swallow all this disappointment at the high prices charged. Would not recommend!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely small Italian place. Pasta was AMAZING. Service was fast. A wee bit on the noisier side, but still enjoyable.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Christmas celebration with our grown children and their spouses. This is just the kind of restaurant that reminds my husband of his Brooklyn family roots. We loved it all!

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NH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friends recommended this place for the food and history. The food and ambience were very good. What I did not care for that from my table I could see through to another room where chairs were stacked high like as if it was a storage room. That part took away from the classy feel of the main dining room where we sat.

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WG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, excellent food, nice ambience. Old school Italian done very very well. Close to Cobb’s Comedy Club for a short walk after dinner for the show.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal there!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We loved the menu, food and wine. Exactly what we were hoping for.
The service was friendly but not attentive.
The live music was a real treat too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family dinner that was made extra special by the excellent food, professional service, and wonderful circular booth. I would definitely return.

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Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I think they were a little overwhelmed on the night we were there. Service was friendly but slow. Food was good but they were out of many things. I would try again on a less busy night.

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner was delicious. The wait staff and bartenders were very friendly considering how busy they were. I had the chicken Mattone. My husband had the rabbit Both were delicious! My Cesar salad was probably one of the best. And I’m pretty picky.
It was great!!

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San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service on Christmas Day. Thank you so much!

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z
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

our second time for Christmas dinner. Enjoyed ordering off menu instead of prefix. michael was our waiter,
he was over busy but always polite. Needed more bus boys to help on this busy completely full day

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Siamo stati a festeggiare il nostro Natale
Il posto mi è’ piaciuto e l’atmosfera di gente perbene è normale italoamericana e anche no
La pasta però pessima
Possibile che sia così difficile fare un buon piatto di spaghetti ?
Sono allibita

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TT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Early Christmas dinner. Our waiter was outstanding. Great holiday experience.

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice lunch.

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AM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fiore d’Italia - loved it for years when I lived in SF. As wonderful as ever in its new location!

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FF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a fantastic job on Christmas Eve with a packed house. Bartenders and servers were all wonderful and the food and ambiance was holiday perfect besides! Fior is still and always a San Francisco gem!

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and good food. The olive oil and garlic with bread was great and the garlic that we asked to go with it was outstanding. They must grow there own garlic!

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IE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Xmas eve dinner - 3d year in a row for us here. Very festive place and great food. Service wasn’t as friendly this time for some reason though. Otherwise awesome place.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner. Everything was delicious. The restaurant was decorated beautifully. Our server was very sweet!! Grazie mille!!

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JP
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately the attention to the quality of food has gone down. The service was good but it could not make up for the food. Sorry as this was always a classic for my family.

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always terrific. They continue to have the best gnocchi there is. Great service and terrific food.

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DR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

very nice restaurant. Superior service, feels like a local family restaurant. We are from out of town and were there for the holidays. Friendly service and a very good selection of meals. excellent bread! All of our pasta dishes were excellent.

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

To be honest, I WANTED to like the place. But not sure if it was just not "their night" or what. Service really seemed rather poor for a place that has been around for that long. Waited almost 15 mins after our reservation time to sit down. Waited a while to get initial order (or anyone to come to table) Food was good, not great. Place seemed like it wanted to be liked, but something was just off. Not well use of staff from what we could see.

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JH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations. 80% of the tables were full. My wife had the veal which was perfectly cooked and extremely tender. I had the tortellini which came with a delicious cream sauce. The added freshly grated Parmesan cheese was a treat. We had a $44 bottle of wine but their selection goes up to $350. Our server was friendly, attentive, listened to us and went at our pace. Say yes to the bread.

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice menu, generous portions, quite a nice wine list.

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DK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place for a perfect dinner in the city. Food and Service was fantastic. Will certainly be back.

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WP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

cI had there on a Thursday night around seven thirty. The dining room was about half full and was pretty quiet. The place has an authentic atmosphere, the menu is traditional Northern Italian cuisine and my server was the genuine Italian article. Knolledgeable on both the food and wines. I ordered the spaghetti with meatballs and a glass of nice Chianti which the waiter recommended. The pasta was cooked as it should be au dante. The sauce tasty but the meatballs were only average. All in all it was a nice experience.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice and quiet on a Tuesday.. $300 for 6 people all in. Loved it.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Live jazz that played until 5:30, but afterwards we could have conversations with being load. The fresh pasta is very good.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday!

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TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fior D'Italia is classic San Francisco. It's a solid spot, affordable, and good place for family dinners or big groups. Really loved our dinner there. Great seafood pasta dish.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were taken care of from the moment we walked in the door. Service and food was top notch, made us feel like family. Well done!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and beyond friendly and loving

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San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I have always wanted to try this restaurant and we finally made it. It used to be in North Beach and then burned down. The new one is very old San Francisco with leather booths and lovely dining room.
There is also a bar scene with lots of locals. It was good value for the money. My husband's steak we more than he could eat so he took half of it home and the same for me and the mushroom risotto.
Big portions. The food is kind of old fashion Italian in that it is the regular suspects on the menu.
We did enjoy it and they were able to accommodate our early reservation.
I think it is a neighborhood place.

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