About Garibaldi's on Presidio

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.

347 Presidio Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Happy Hour Begins Daily @ 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Sacramento & Clay Sts.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 563-8841

Website:
http://www.garibaldisrestaurant.com/

Private Party Facilities:
The semi-private back room can accommodate 36 people or arrangements can be made to buy out the entire restaurant for larger groups. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Cate Mason: (415) 563-8841

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Garibaldi's on Presidio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (24)
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Great for Lunch (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (17)
Cozy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fun (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Beet salad was superb; salmon was good, though flavors were a little muddy, and didn't add much to the excellent piece of fish. Wine rec from the waitress was exactly on target. Cocktail at the beginning (a vodka based mule) was ho-hum.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice, good service, good food. Noice level was very high. Difficult to talk or hear

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

a good reliable place - rather noisy with tables close, but still a good place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We booked through OpenTable for Valentine’s Day for myself, my wife, and 9 year old son. When we sat down, we discovered that it was a special fixed menu deal for $75/person. We had no idea this was the case before booking. When we asked whether we could perhaps get some pasta with butter for our child, they guy was a bit of a jerk- completely oblivious to how it was unfair to blindside us with the fixed fee meal without prior notice. He essentially said, live with it. So we went through with the meal. The meal was fine. Worth $75 per person including for a 9 year old? Definitely not.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I do like going here overall but the quality of the food varies a great deal depending on what I order. This was not a great meal.
But often enough there is something really tasty (The killer Minestrone on a previous visit, the chicken Milanese on a previous visit). I love the lamb tenderloins at dinner (awesome) but the lunch version this day was disappointing (lettuce instead of couscous; doesn't hit the spot....and I miss the pistachios. If they don't feel like cooking the green beans at lunch then at least give us the couscous!!!!). I know there is some good cooking going on here in the kitchen....but I wish I could help design the menu once in a while!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Always lovely, ambiance, neighborhood, service, food. Not inexpensive but really nice

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Three different main courses, all three excellent. Good food on this visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was awesome food was just great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love Garibaldi's but noticed this time that it was very noisy...too noisy...I had liked being there before because it was not too noisy - but this time - Friday night? - it was deafening....we couldn't hear ourselves talk.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our 2nd time at Garibaldi's for dinner. My wife had a great meal, our waiter was very good; and we had a great conversation with the table next to us. I would recommend Garibaldi's to everyone.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a very tasty meal with thoughtful and attentive staff. Lovely!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was delicious and it was a great value during Restaurant week. The mushroom risotto with truffle oil was divine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The lamb salad is superb!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Garibaldi’s is excellent. The menu is diverse enough to accommodate all eaters and special enough to please everyone. The services is always pleasant and the food is consistently delicious. This is one of my go-to places when catching up with friends over lunch or dinner. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed our visit. As we arrived early had a drink at the bar before moving to our table by the front window. Wait service was good about checking in if we were ready to order and bringing my salad, but main meals seemed to take longer than others that were seated after us. Our meals were good though portion size maybe a bit smaller than some other slimiar establishments. Would return for happy hour and bar bites.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Best restaurant in SF! Love the food and the drinks are incredible. Great place to catch up with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Innocent mistake - but the waiter spilled wine while pouring because he was distracted by something happening at the host desk. not a big deal but my clothes got stained.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Subpar overall. Food well prepared, service mixed. Wine menu had itself confused with a higher end restaurant. Ran out of Risotto before 7:30pm. One must 'request' bread, which was a bit odd, particularly as it was printed on the menu. We found we had to ask more than once to actually receive said bread. Considering the price, a rather middling dining experience. Too bad as the space was lovely.

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 (México)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It took fifteen minutes for a server to recognize me sitting at the table by myself!! The restaurant was not even busy!!
No one offered me any drinks to start.. not even the hostess, Cate (who I follow on Instagram).
I did get up to use the restroom and eventually flagged Cate to place an order for me.
I was disappointed with the experience and will be moving forward!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Delightful neighbor restaurant. love the decor, simple and elegant. wonderful waitress
lovely service

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2018

As always Garibaldi's was an elegant and comfortable venue with impeccable cuisine and service. My lamb salad was superb and your greens were, as always, perfect - fresh and tasty!

My friend, visiting from Seattle, arrived early and was concerned that the noise level was high. However, for our 2pm reservation that issue had disappeared and she was delighted with her chicken sandwich. She usually eats like a bird, but she could not leave even a crumb.

I find Garibaldi's to be my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Subtle elegance and a wonderful menu.

Sara

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Organic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I live in the neighborhood and have been going to Garibaldi’s for years, but the food seems to have slipped a little. The lamb salad, which has always been a favorite, was not served in the usual bowl and just didn’t come up to the salad in the past. Also, the Budino, which is my favorite dessert, has lost the hazelnuts in place of large and very hard almonds. At the very least you should use toasted and sliced almonds - the dessert doesn’t need any more sugar in the sugar coated almonds. The last time I ate there I had the mussels and there were too few and they were to sandy, so I think I need to scout out another neighborhood spot. Disappointing.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was good but service was terrible. 9PM reservation so the pressure was off, but appetizers arrived 5 minutes before cocktails arrived. Don't order food until they show with you drinks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I LOVE Garabaldi's....been going here for many years and always enjoy myself...just a couple of things I find annoying...it's SOOOO loud in there that I find myself hoarse from yelling afterwards and secondly, I think the prices aren't fair for what you get. On this visit I ordered the chopped salad (my favorite salad on the planet) and it seemed smaller and more expensive. Also, my dinner partner had the pasta and it barely covered the bottom of the pasta bowl...please don't misunderstand...I'm not a big eater and NEVER expect huge portions (nor want them), but their portions just don't seem to equate to the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and service. Really impeccable service with attentive waiters. It reminds me of old school SF. Attracts an older, less diverse crowd that is characteristic of the neighborhood so you may feel out of place if younger than 50. It is loud and dark. Hard to hear companion.

We shared small plates. All great, especially the salmon tartare and carrots. Short ribs were very tender. Profiteroles look better than they tasted.

I'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Garibaldi’s is my Grandaughter’s choice for our lunch post her JCC ballet class. Lisa and Troy are amazing. They are thoughtful and generous as they make our experience fun!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Have always loved this neighborhood restaurant but felt like it needs some new ideas and innovation. The chicken Milanese was very good but the salad was limp and weighted down with too much dressing. You have to ask for bread now and we received 3 small pieces for 3 people.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Brought a friend visiting from the UK. Like that it is in a neighborhood - and reflects far more of San Francisco than the craziness downtown etc. Perfect spot - for what we were looking for. Food very good - noise level just right for catching up with an old friend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This neighborhood favorite is always a great place to go. Great food, great atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was extremely slow even though restaurant was not at capacity. Two people out of 4 got sick immediately after meal. Salmon was undercooked and lamb tenderloin was served cooked but not plated hot. Main courses came long after starters, that not only our waitstaff apologized but so did the manager. They comped a dessert but then didn’t take it off the bill. Chocolate Bodino came out as a soup.
Highly disappointing in so many ways.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It's my go to spot for excellent food, drinks, dessert, and service. I've never been nothing but pleased with this neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had really loved Garibaldi’s in Oakland for years, and now we were happy to find the same great food and atmosphere in their SF location. The service was spot on and it was a great evening. We highly recommend Garbaldi’s for any occasion!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food as always. Service way off. We were asked if we were dieting because we didn’t order drinks. We were also brought our app and main at the same time and not checked on since... had to ask for check. Rare experience. Typically LOVE it.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time but probably won't be back too soon. On New Year's Eve, I guess one can expect to pay high prices but we just felt a little taken with the strict menu, heavy cost, and only mediocre service. We'll come back but not again for a while.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with a sophisticated but comfortable feel, friendly staff and great imaginative food. The lamb tenderloin was flavored and cut to have an upscale resemblance to merguez, which was both fun and really flavorful. The roasted root appetizer also had great flavors and a unique presentation. And the Perfect Perfect Manhattan was just that! Will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant was wonderful as always, but the service was delayed to our table because the service staff was not adequately informed who should serve us. After that, everything was handled well.

The food was good, but the mushroom soup was a little bland that night. Additionally the dessert was oddly plated in a glass (Spiced pumpkin cake, fruit and whipped cream cheese). It was not easy to eat.

However, the ambiance of this restaurant is always enjoyable. We will go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Just ok. Classic feeling sf spot but is a bit tired. Much older crowd.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Welcome to what a friend calls a “Presidio Heights Private Club.” Very comfortable and cozy with white linen tablecloths.

We started with an excellent chicken liver pâté with toast points and cornichons, very smooth and silky. The bar did not have a glass of sauterne to accompany the pâté, which I thought odd.

An interesting green salad with apples, walnuts, and goat cheese which was severely underdressed, almost dry.

Main course, my wife picked the chicken Milanese, an inspired choice, which we split. More than ample portions, tasty!

We had a nice bottle of Poderi San Lazaro Pecorino from the Marche region of Italy, nice complement to the meal and affordable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent dinner again after a few yrs return, enjoyed walking from our hotel and back to a local dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Low key and fabulous!

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