Garibaldi's on Presidio

4.5
1783 reviews
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Discover Garibaldis on Presidio, the perfect neighborhood restaurant, pleasing loyal locals and jet-setters alike for 22 years. Garibaldis on Presidio epitomizes the 'quintessential neighborhood restaurant'. With a dining room stylish yet comfortable, service professional yet friendly and a seasonal Cal-Med menu loaded with reliable favorites. Garibaldis is the rare spot perfect for anything from a first date to a family supper. Devotees return again and again for the generous portions, great wine list and specialty cocktails served at the cozy, full bar.
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1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. not much privacy, but fine. Enjoyed

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1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and excellent service; will definitely recommend to others and visit again :-)

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e
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Comfortable quiet place for lunch. Service was a bit slow for such a small attendance, food was good.

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CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is a favorite with the locals and Jenny behind the bar is a babe

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AL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Garibaldi's and have been going there for almost 20 years...I had a few palpitations after the change of ownership a few years ago as the quality and service seemed to go down, but they've turned it back around....yay !
I love the food and Pilar (our server) is a gem. She's knowledgeable, very attentive and kind.
Highly recommend !

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KB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely birthday lunch.

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J
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

understaffed one sever for too many feel like it is slipping

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Garibaldis is a reliable restaurant

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I've always thought of Garibaldi's as reliable B+ but our recent visit disappointed me. We were a party of five celebrating a birthday, which I mentioned when making the reservation and then again when we sat down. We got no candle, no little cake, nothing. Further, we ordered several appetizers to share and when they arrived, we were given no share plates. We had to ask. Plus one of our party got the wrong entree despite his lengthy discussion with the server about what to order.

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g
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch or dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite for sure tgat never disappoints!

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S
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been frequenting this restaurant for years when it was another ownership, & less pricey!
I don't come as often anymore, but I still think it's a lovely place for lunch, & Happy hour is the best!

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I like that they offer smaller plates, their combinations in salads are great. Our dinner was wonderful.

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BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible. Poorly managed. Our requests went unheeded a couple. We were there a year ago and had a similar experience. We will not go back...and we live nearby!

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MP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're in the neighborhood you MUST stop by! If you're not in the neighborhood, find a reason to be there! Great unique menu, and the staff (all around) is very friendly. I felt like I was in someone's private home being served dinner. Everyone on the staff cares about you having an awesome experience. I have a special diet, and they were enthusiastic to make sure I was taken care of!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The prime rib was amazing. However the starters and the desserts were very basic. The $22 glass of cabernet was also terrible. It was pretty good overall but for a dinner at over $300 for 2 I expect way more than "just ok".

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LL
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On A rainy Valentines evening Garabaldi had our table waiting followed by a most excellent price fixed meal, expertly serviced by friendly waitstaff. What more could you ask?

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KB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food, service and atmosphere! A favorite for sure!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this a quaint restaurant in pacific heights. Food is great and it has the right ambiance. Service is excellent. Will be back again.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

food not as good as it use to be and a little noisier...

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belated birthday dinner

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OT
San Francisco
169 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food and location, a must try. Easy walking distance.

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OT
San Francisco
212 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a lovely place for a leisurely lunch. Although tables are generally close to each other, it was not crowded at lunch earlier this week, so it was easy to carry on a conversation. Our server was friendly and professional. We enjoyed sharing a delicious Garibaldi burger (with avocado that brought it to exceptional!) as well as the Garibaldi salad with blue cheese, nuts and tender greens. Our drinks, hot tea and iced tea, were refilled automatically and without any extra charge, making that a gracious and appreciated part of our dining experience.

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s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Typical. Perfect.

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B
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great and consistent, in food and service. Innovative ideas and great staff! Love it.

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DR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch place

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M
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot to catch up with friends. Good service. Great classics.

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SF
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It is just too noisy. Impossible to carry on a conversation. If we had not been meeting friends, I would have left. Food was OK, nothing special...carrot soup, mussels. Brussel Sprouts were overly seasoned. Panna Cotta had a distinct buttermilk-like flavor. And four persons...2 eating the “special prix fixe”...over $250 plus tip...and we brought our own wine ($25 corkage).

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, always consistent. Great spot for a dinner date or get together with friends.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travis was an excellent server! We had a great time and loved the food!

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m
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite place in Presidio area. Always comfortable. Wonderful food

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e
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood staple and always consistent food and service. I just wish they had more food options for kids. The 'go to' option for my kids is usually their burger but a bit steep at $17 which they can barely finish. A limited kids menu would go a long way.

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Chicken Milanese does not disappoint but do not order the chopped salad. Old lettuce, uninteresting and bland. Poor choice on my part. Also, if you want bread and tapenade you have to ask for it.

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going here for YEARS! Back when I was single on “match” dates, to grad school graduation dinner with family, to birthday dinners, to a casual Tuesday night date with my husband, to last week...drinks and dinner in the bar with a friend. Almost any occasion! Great food, great service and a gem 💎 in the neighborhood!
Shhh...don’t tell anyone!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The steak was very very salty...

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was below average. Service was great. We will not return.

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GC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great staff and management--always crowded so this may be counter intuitive --the menu hasn't changed in ages---sure 1 new item or maybe 2 change---and maybe why the locals fill the place--no change---we don't come very often and would come more if more creative.

Also--price for value is questionable--we spent $160 out the door for 2---no wine. 2 cocktails. 1 small sparkling water--2 salads, 2 mains, 1 app. wow--seems high.

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R
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every trip back to S.F. we try to get to Garibaldi's on Presidio. Food is great every time, and the ambience has a real neighborhood feel. Staff are very professional--yet friendly--especially Carlos, one of the wait staff, and Juan. You will not be disappointed!

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JC
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We'ce been going to Garibaldi for 20 years. It's walking distance and has been reliably good for many years. However, my husband and I agreed this was probably our last visit. In the last few years, the menu has become smaller, the prices much higher (even compared to other similar type restaurants) and the food just not quite as good. My porkchop was just ok. Sad but we must move on. Convenience no longer going to be enough for us.

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