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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

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Authentic (26)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Groups (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Cozy (13)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Live Music (9)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Very friendly staff. Food excellent. Nice ambience but noisy.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The fresh pasta was amazing! Good wine, good service, nice/quiet atmosphere :)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We had actually canceled another reservation and chose this restaurant because it was close to Cobb’s Comedy club. We are so glad we did. The Tuscan-style cuisine was incredibly flavorful with no salty taste. Our waiter was engaging and helpful. Though the restaurant is a block off Columbus, it definitely has a neighborhood feel. We look forward to our next visit.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Fior D’Italia is okay. I remember it being really good when it was in the old location, which is now Original Joe’s and this was the first time I’ve been back since they moved. Not sure if other places have stepped up since or if Fior D’Italia has slipped. We order 3 dishes and none of them were good. Eggplant parm was mushy and bland. It didn’t appear that the eggplant had been breaded and fried. Capellini Ragu has a funny chicken taste. Like maybe there was a chicken buillion cube in the sauce? My GF liked it but I did not. The chicken with prosciutto and fontina cheese was decent. I don’t think we’ll go back. If we didn’t live in such an amazing food city, it might be in our rotation, but there are dozens of great Italian places in SF that we prefer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Tired with average but expensive food. Not what I recalled from their previous location. There are far better places in North Beach for the same dollars. Pity

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Lovely setting. Great Italian cuisine. Friendly staff. Live jazz on Wednesdays.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This is a wonderful classic Italian restaurant. Service was wonderfully old world and food very good. Especially the osso bucco. Very generous portions.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great experience the food was very good. We were surprised that there was a group with a singer playing music during dinner helped make dinner that much nicer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with delicious food and drinks. The famous pumpkin ravioli is a must-try dish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This was billed as the best "Old School" Italian restaurant in California. The ambiance was great - they had live music (of the Frank Sinatra variety) and the wait staff was nice. The food however, was average at best. I had the risotto and it was under cooked and bland. My son had the tagliatelle which again was average. Its cool to check out because it is one of the oldest restaurants in SF but don't expect much from the food.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go again!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very disappointed in the service and setting. Our reservation was late (yet accepted) and we could see our waiter was tired. He didn't come around much. Water wasn't replenished, he got most of our orders to the wrong people (musical plates) and one round of drinks was it. In fact, the maitre'd sat in a chair and fell asleep as did another waiter. The began closing the dining room right when our dinners were served, including closing a curtain to one room half way because my chair was in the way. the food was excellent...too bad the environment and staff were unable to make it come to life.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Extremely pleasant on a quiet weekday afternoon. Loved the rigatoni with tuna, mushrooms, and tomato sauce.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful food across the board. You can spend a lot or you can spend a little. You will not be disappointed. Try the polenta - ask them for a meatball in it or meat sauce.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

we were seated upon arrival, everything was as it should be. food and service was/is very good

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We have dined here several times and it was always excellent. This time was very disappointing. We used to highly recommend this restaurant to friends. We no longer will. I could have gone to Olive Garden and had better food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great dinner, good service, good atmosphere. We ordered a salad to share at the table and it was quite small (not really a sharing plate at $16) but the food was great. Eggplant parmigiana was delish.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for NYE dinner. Good food, wine and service.

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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very personable service. Every course delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food delicious, service superb, wonderful atmosphere

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our SF fave!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing as always. The servers make you feel at home and the food never disappoints. If you want to get there a little early before dinner, they have great happy hour special from 3-6pm in the bar area. We always do a cosmo and some calarmari, yum!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent as always. Recommend to all my friends staying n SF

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Authentic Italian food perfectly prepared. I had a risotto dish (and there were 3 to choose from), husband had veal picatta (he rarely finishes his meal but for this he practically licked his plate clean), and daughter had the fettucini alfredo and loved it. For dessert we shared a dark chocolate mousse and a tirumisu. They too were fantastic. I highly recommend this jewel of a restaurant for a taste of old world Italy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

When we arrived at the restaurant at 2pm on Christmas Day the host told me we had no reservation although I had made one weeks earlier.After several minutes of confusion we were given a booth in the bar, not the dining room and received abysmal service. Thanks for ruining our Christmas for us and our 90 year old mother.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Authentic Italian hit the palate perfectly but the service was off the mark. Had to ask for the dessert offerings 2x and the check 3x. The veal piccata was devine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic food, great service, a little bit of Italy here in the states....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My daughter and I had gone for Christmas dinner and I could not have asked for a better experience, the food was delicious. The service was kind, courteous and exceptional. They were extremely busy but made us feel very special. Thank you for making a special day for us very special.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have gone to Fior d'Italia since the 60's. It never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was just like living in Italy! Bread, pasta, salad

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I grew up in San Francisco but this particular restaurant was never on my radar. I am so glad it was open Christmas Eve for our three-day getaway to SF from our North Bay home! It was a special meal. We focused on seafood and they did not disappoint, from the perfectly-shucked oysters to the black risotto. We sat at the bar a few minutes waiting for our table, but the server checked up on us, and the bar was its own fun scene--beautiful carved wood bar, by the by. The wine list has many reasonable offerings by the glass and bottle, and we had good guidance on our selection. The server complimented us on our holiday garb (really, just red turtlenecks) and made sure we were attended to. The layout of the restaurant lends itself to people-watching, and everyone was having a great time. This will be a place I return to again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to this restaurant for Xmas eve dinner twice - it’s really festive for Christmas, lots of families celebrating, great food and service. Really enjoyed it, and we’ll keep this tradition going for next year too.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve and the place was hopping! Many family parties made it fun. The osso bucco was well-cooked, falling off the bone with delicious marrow. It was good though not the best I've ever had. The veal chop was cooked just right and the sauce delicious. Though good, the quality of the meat was not the highest.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

good food, very nice people, and service was very efficient, almost rushed

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

food was good. service was super slow but friendly. This is a good place for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

On Christmas Eve we were a few minutes early for our reservation, we were taken into the dining area by a waiter but left standing in the middle of the restaurant for 5 minutes when the waiter walked away while clearly a table had been set up and was ready for our party of 8. The restaurant was cold and most of our food was served lukewarm which is unacceptable for their high prices. First visit to this restaurant and do not plan to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We hadn’t been to thus iconic restaurant for over 20 years. Location had changed, but the food was as excellent as we remembered it. Fantastic pastas!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great authentic Italian food. And they have Valet Parking

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

entered restaurant and greeted and sat promptly. we were told who our server was, however he never showed up. it took roughly 10-15 min to be seen by someone. service was nothing outstanding, we got our drink and dinner orders placed, but during the 2.5 hours we were there, our server only swung by once. room for improvement in the service area. food was excellent. had tutto mare; highly recommended.

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