Fior D'Italia

4.7
1216 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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!

Support Fior D'Italia during COVID-19

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1216 people are saying
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vipMom3
Nashville
61 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous authentic Italian meal! Caesar, Veal & Sole were all delicious

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JasonC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Great portions. Excellent martini. Friendly atmosphere. Just a little bit slow, perhaps a little understaffed.

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Katrina
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Came for restaurant week. Got an appetizer, entree, and desert for $25. Menu also included 25% discount on wine bottles. Food was good (pumpkin ravioli was a standout!), but service was extremely slow. We waited about half an hour for someone to take our order for drinks and food. Appetizers came out quickly but entrees took about another 30-40 mins to come out. Very slow to come around and pick up our card for payment as well. Dinner probably lasted 2 1/2 hours. They seemed understaffed, so I'd recommend going on a less busy night or being prepared for it to be a long experience.

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vipBrad
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday lunch with Jazz band, great food and service, absolutely a great place to go to in The City.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and wife thought the food was great. Service was excellent as well.

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vipThomasB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood charm, friendly staff, terrific pasta - especially the bucatini. Add a meatball to it and you're set.

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vipBill
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are professional and attentive. Really nice ambiance. My new favorite place that will be a regular stop on our SF visits.

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Jean
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I think the traditional Italian dishes are likely to be quite good. The Rabbit and Fish were covered with tons of sauce which was only fair in flavor.
It was super noisy when we were there, maybe related more to some folks seated near us.
Waiter was excellent and attentive. We did wait for food for quite some time, but they were also quite busy. Friendly atmosphere.

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AmberD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon and they made it special

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vipMinas
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Tortellini literally made me cry w joy. Service was impeccable. Lalo the GM is a gem! It’s a loud, warm old school Italian joint and was just the authentic vibe we wished for.

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ArminR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Staff is excellent, very friendly. Lalo the host is so welcoming, truly feels like you are ‘coming home’. Food is consistently great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic and very well prepared. The staff was friendly and the overall experience was a delight!

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SWFL
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience...authentic and ambiance.

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ThomasD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Server was MIA and sloppy

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MauiCO
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long time of not dining at Fior D'Italia, we were relieved to know that the quality of food, service and ambience has not changed. Fabiano, our server, was courteous, attentive and knowledgeable and efficient. As usual, we enjoyed our delicious favorites: crispy calamari, linguine tutto mare and osso bucco on a bed of smooth and creamy polenta. Our bottle of chianti perfectly complemented our meal. Caffe mocha and gelato were just the right ending to another wonderful dining experience!

Parking was a challenge, but we will be more prepared next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

First, we love the policy of showing vaccination card and ID. We felt very safe dining there. We also understand the restaurant industry has been hard hit by Covid and are happy to dine out to support. That said, we waited 20 minutes for the waiter to take our drink order. The only person who stopped by was the busser who dropped bread, no butter or olive oil. Then we waited longer for drinks, and painfully long in between courses as the restaurant got busier. Given the circumstances, it would have been a more pleasant dining experience if service were a bit more coordinated, especially since other tables who arrived after us got served faster.

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vipJimC
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute decision and we loved the experience. The food was outstanding as was the service. The setting was perfect for a warm evening of dinner conversation. Truly a traditional old world Italian ambience. A bit separated from lots of area restaurants but very worthwhile dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter, John, very good and attentive- charming Italian restaurant with lots of history. Food was fabulous!!

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JenniferL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was phenomenal, especially the host. I cannot remember his name but I dined there on Saturday, September 11. He was so friendly and welcoming to me and it made me feel great.

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MikeW
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Staff was friendly and professional!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent! Will most definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Restaurant was understaffed, we waited over 10 minutes to be acknowledged (thankfully) by a waiter who was not even serving our area. We ordered drinks 1st, but didn't get them until after our food came. We had to request bread 3 times before finally getting some. Nearly ruined my wife's birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Wedding weekend

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JillD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food, horrible service. We booked on Open Table saying that the occasion was "Birthday". Hostess was wearing a hoodie with GAP logo in gigantic letters - inappropriate attire for this white table cloth restaurant and so not expected with waiters in black pants/white shirts and looking the part. Seated in an almost too well lit dining room with 1/2 the tables filled with diners. Our server greeted us and then proceeded to mostly ignore us for the evening. He would say "I'll be right back with the bread" and then not come back. Dishes were not cleared until the meal was over and we ordered dessert. Server stacked the dirty dishes on a neighboring table - stacked is a nice word = he basically dropped them on top of each other. We only saw one "busser" who refilled our water once. Never saw that person again. Could not tell if the restaurant was short staffed or that the staff just didn't care. Fior d'Italia is so close to Fisherman's Wharf that the restaurant likely draws a lot of tourist traffic and perhaps the servers don't care if the patrons never come back.
On the plus side the food was good. Calamari appetizer and Ceasar salads were mediocre - would not order again. Pasta dishes ordered all around and they were tasty. Had the cannolis for dessert and they were freshly stuffed and excellent.
We are locals and will not return. And birthday was never acknowledged either. Wonder if the owners were not on site this Labor Day Monday night and the staff was just trying to get through the serve without delivering the "service" that so many Open Table reviewers have raved about. Good luck if you go - have patience and a really good sense of humor if you get our server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Great piano player set the stage for a romantic dinner for two.

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vipKiki32K
Dallas
109 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This restaurant serves wonderful food and all 4 of us loved our meal, loved sitting outside to eat and enjoyed our dinner. We liked the location just 2 blocks or so off Fisherman’s Wharf. Our server was attentive and humorous— a little too much for my taste but others seemed to enjoy it. We would definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late, visiting town. Got in just under the wire. The servers were lovely to us and our kids. Never made us feel rushed. Great food! Huge portions.

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LouiseK
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing osso bucco was amazing as was the Fruita del Mar Pasta.
Salads were good. The wine was nice. Ambiance was amazing.
The only issue was the service was VERY slow and we had to "ask" constantly for faster service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very old skool San Francisco feel.

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vipgeewhiz
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Fior! It’s an iconic institution in SF and popular among both locals and visitors. Their food is consistently great. Good wine list too.

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DonnaF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful
Great service
Food was AMAZING

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vipAndrewD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice and enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very charming old San Francisco Italian restaurant with a great menu and great food. Everything you could want from a good Italian restaurant from a wonderful Caesar salad to a perfectly prepared and very tasty veal piccata. The only negative was the service. It was spotty at best with too long a wait before anyone appeared and then having to flag down the waiter for a second cocktail and when water. It was clear that one waiter was handling a huge amount of tables as was the busboy. It then occurred to me that they are no doubt dealing with the pandemic related understaffing that is prevalent everywhere. So I have to acknowledge that. Regardless, I will be back again soon.

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vipESuh
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing meal! Waitstaff was incredibly friendly and nice.

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vipThomasB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requirement of vaccinations enforcement in a very cool manner. Highly recommend this neighborhood place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD!!!! Authentic Italian in a safe clean neighborhood

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Cisco2Kid
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perhaps the most charming part of the evening was the staff, but everything was great. Not every place can survive 135 years in business. Come see why this place has.

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vipIronman6
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice dinner just way too slow. Maybe it was just an ‘off night’ for them.

FAQs

Fior D'Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Fior D'Italia is rated 4.7 stars by 1216 OpenTable diners.

Fior D'Italia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fior.com/gift-certificates.

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.