About Fior D'Italia

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!

2237 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner: Daily 3:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Chestnut Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 986-1886

Website:
http://www.fior.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every Wednesday 6-9pm and Sundays 2:30-5:30pm.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking for dinner. $9 per car for the first 3 hours. And special requests for lunch for large parties.

Public Transit:
The Powell-Mason Cable Car drops off Taylor and Francisco Sts-1 block away.
The Stockton 30 bus line drops off on Columbus and Chestnut Sts.-2 blocks away.
The 47 Van Ness drops off North Point and Mason Sts.-2 blocks away.
The F-Market Streetcar drops off at Fisherman"s Wharf -5 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Gianfranco Audieri

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour 4-6pm everyday. Half off all well spirits, beer, wine by the glass and bar food

Private Dining

We have 4 private dining rooms which seat from 6 up to 220 guests. Audio/visual equipment available at no extra charge.

Fior D'Italia Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Authentic (23)
Romantic (21)
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Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Live Music (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Had dinner here before attending a comedy show at Cobbs. Food was good, presentation ok. My only issue I had is, I mentioned it was my boyfriend's birthday to the waiter and he didn't acknowledge with a small gesture of a small slice of cake or scoop of ice cream....nothing. That was disappointing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food3
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is a nice classic itailian restaurant but I’m surprised to hear it’s America’s oldest, I just feel like the food there isn’t the quality of what the oldest itailian restaurant in America should be. Don’t get me wrong it’s amazing that they make the pasta everyday, that part was amazing, but I had the Alfredo there and it was just very bland and my dates dinner was kind of dry, I feel more spices should have been added

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was great .... they sang happy birthday to my Besty and she loved the lasagna, wine recommendations and panna cotta! It has that old school Italian feel.. definitely recommend this restaurant!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. Wine was delicious and they sang Happy Birthday and gave me tiramisu. It was great. Table was very organized and beautiful. Please call if your reservation changes. We had originally thought we would have 7 people coming, but a few minutes after getting to restaurant one of our member could not make it. The waiter told us to make sure to call next time if number of people changes.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of oldest restaurants in SF with great food, ambience and service. The Italians who helped found San Francisco know how to give you a great meal and great experience!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have enjoyed dining at Fior d'Italia many times. We LOVE the food, the ambiance and especially the service. It is impeccable, whether there are just a few of us or the whole family including kids. The restaurant is on the small side and so the noise level can get a little loud, but I'm sure we add to that especially when we have the kids with us.
There is usually valet parking which is a huge plus when my 84 year old mom joins us.
We have never had to wait whether we had reservations or not.
The ambiance and food is authentic Italian. As I said the service is impeccable but not 'stuffy'. Fior d'Italia is our 'go-to' place whenever we are in the City. It is definitely worth the drive from north of Santa Rosa for us.
Thank you Fior d'Italia for many memorable evenings!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service was prompt and good. Read comments about slow service, not our experience. Staff was friendly. Unfortunately food was only average. Recommend the veal chop which was good. Rest of meal not so. Calamari rather tough and chewy, egg plan fair at best, linguini with marinara disappointing. Felt like restaurant was resting on it's past.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great restaurant with a throw back vibe. I felt like I stepped back to the 1930s. Food was amazing and you can feel the history of this place. If you like old school service and ambience you will love this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I was really disappointed after reading lots of positive reviews. The food was tasty; it could have just been an off night but the service was really bad and it affected the experience enough that I wouldn't go back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Found this GREAT neighborhood place by surprise while visiting town. Fisher mans whatf is sketchy with all the homeless but just on the other side of the neighborhood we found this lovely quaint neighborhood with some terrific restaurants
Food was everything g it promised it would be
Service was stellar and overall a nice experience
Highly recommend it to tourists and locals seem to already know

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome authentic italian cuisine, if you're in a mood for a cocktail try the Martini Tiramisu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

From the maitre d to the cocktail lounge and bartenders, the black tied wait staff, white linen and terrific menu, everything was better than we had hoped.
It is advertised as the oldest Italian restaurant in America. In business since 1880s. That just added to the charm. If you are looking for great northern Italian in a wonderful neighborhood don't overlook this place. We will definitely return to San Fransisco and fior d italia will be at the top of our list. .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is one of our "go to" restaurants when visiting SF and the Fisherman's Wharf Area. The food and the service are consistently great. The restaurant has a very inviting feeling and we always have a great time whether it is just the two of us or a family gathering.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

What an excellent dining experience! Great service, food and ambiance. Love the location in a quiet, upscale neighborhood nestled away from the crowds between North Beach and The Wharf. This SF institution lives up to its billing. We loved so much we've booked a special event in one of their lovely private rooms. Fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I really, really, really wanted to like this place and give a great review. The service was amazing, the live music was awesome, ambience was very nice. But the food was just mediocre. Disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We are from the South Jersey area close to Philly, and we discovered this place 2 years ago, once we knew we were coming to San Francisco, we made Fior our first stop. We were greeted at the door with a friendly Italian “Welcome Home”, not only they meaned it, it actually felt like home, our waiter was very energetic, proud of the place, the food and his work. He has been there for 16 years and went out of his way to tell us about the history of the restaurant. Their Caesar Salad is not just croutons, lettuce and cheese like everybody else, but the right amount of quality ingredients tossed to perfection. Their linguini tutto mare was and explosion of seafood flavors representative of the regions around the Italian coast, their gnocchi is homemade fluffy and light, the Piedmonte sauce was creamy, fresh, great aroma and have the right proportion of ingredients without any flavor overpowering it , needless to say we love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service was perfect and the food was good. There was live music and they were wonderful and fun to listen to. We'll go back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were greeted by the chef and owner, Gianni, who sat us at a table. Very welcoming. The wait staff was amazing. We ordered and the food was delicious and we were served quickly. The food was presented so nicely. We ordered the ravioli di zucca (pumpkin ravioli) and it was delicious. The sauce was very light and buttery with the sage coming in at the end without overpowering the dish and the pine nuts added a bit of a crunch. A well done dish. I ordered the scaloppini di Dior (veal with a wine mushroom sauce) and it was perfect. The veal was tender and the sauce was exactly what I was looking for. A strong presence of wine blended with the mushrooms and the pancetta ladled over the scaloppini made this exactly what I was looking for. Strong flavors of wine and mushroom with the smoky, salty taste of the prosciutto. Served with nicely seasoned steamed veggies and potato medallions.
My dad ordered the eggplant dish and said it was very tasty. It certainly looked delicious having been baked with marinara sauce and cheese.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fine old San Francisco restaurant. Good good and void value

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Delicious, authentic Northern Italian style food at reasonable prices. Our server, Gio was terrific! Will definitely go back when in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Located reasonably close to Fisherman's Wharf, Fior D'Italia was a great choice for an authentic Italian meal. The menu offered a nice variety of choices. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was tasty and nicely presented.

One factor that sets Fior D'Italia off from other Italian restaurants is its decor. It was like walking into a fine hotel restaurant from days gone by. From the tin ceiling tile to the pictures on the walls, I was reminded of what dining must have been like in the early years of the 20th century. There was a subtitle,formal, elegance to the room. Nice!

Good food, good service, and a comfortable environment. Close to perfect!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Time has past this place by. The pasta in all of our dishes was cooked into clumps. The soups were without flavor and the unpleasant servers take tips for granted. The person who seemed to be in charge looked like he had just popped in for a second whilst wearing frumpy clothes

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food quality is excellent. If a dish is made with a dry pasta, the restaurant will substitute fresh pasta made at the restaurant at no charge, and will prepare fresh pasta al dente.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Wonderful place for dinner. Will be back again, and again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I would give this 5 stars but was very off put by our initial server. First there is two part (the bar and the actual restaurant), there was no outside seating in front of the bar so we went outside the restaurant and the server said we could not have happy hour prices if we sat there and needed to go to the tables (literally 5 ft) to the other side. I think it's ridiculous that they did not want to accommodate the happy hour prices and the server was EXTREMELY rude about it. Normally I would have just left given how rude he was but was meeting a friend so I went to the other side. I'm really glad I did, because it turned my experience around. The bartender (geo?) was so warm and welcoming and definitely made my experience very please the food is awesome! I got the ravioli as an appetizer and the mushroom risotto, both were amazing and highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

See reviews on Yelp, really great advice there. Excellent food but a bit skimpy on plate size so you may need to order 3 per 2 people or at least appetizers. Wine selection is good, even the house wines were good. I took two teenagers after going shopping and they are generally picky eaters but there were dishes they liked without it being lowest common denominator items like spaghetti and meatballs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Magnifico! The food and ambiance was delightful. The wait staff was superb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A taste of real Italian food. Brings me back to my SF Italian roots!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our dinners were as delicious as they always are! We happened there on the hottest weekend ever in SF with no air conditioning which made the dining experience a bit uncomfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A very good meal and service was great, just the right amount of time between the courses, plan on making a reservation, we plan on going again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Really lovely, especially on jazz night! Food was good. Ambiance was special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The oldest Italian restaurant in the US. We had a great dinner there. Excellent food and service. A well run restaurant. We highly recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We dined here twice while on vacation because the food was so good. We highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

This place is old school Italian in North Beach. The real deal. 4 of us all loved our dinners. I had Pasta Zucca, very interesting vegetarian ravioli, my wife had rack of lamb, friends had veal with mushroom sauce, and pasta with pesto. Had some real good Italian red wine recommended by the waiter and manager. Not cheap but worth it. Will be back. Walking distance to Fishermans Wharf hotels which is good because parking is tricky.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We really liked the variety of the menu selections. Our server was friendly and accommodating. The food was well-prepared and tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Gnocchi were unbelievable! I had to check that they were made from potatoes. Light as a feather, melt in your mouth!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our waiter was very kind and accommodating. We ordered a bottle of wine and it wasn't what we expected. He did not give us a hard time whatsoever and let us order another bottle. It was service with a smile and the food was delicious!

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Overall, our experience was pleasant. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. We all had different kinds of pasta dishes, and all of them were well made and tasty. They feature a spicy Bucatinin in the menu, which is good, but not quite as spicy as I expected.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was authentic Italian and it was fantastic! Bruschetta and ravioli with bolognese were both delicious! Great portions! Not overly filling like other Italian places I have been to before.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 8, 2017

hervorragendes Essen mit vorzüglichem Service

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