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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate the New Year at Garibaldis! Chef Doug Borkowski is preparing a beautiful 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu plus an Amuse Bouche for $85 per person. Last year's menu is posted to tempt your palate while he puts the final touches on this year's offering!

Garibaldi's on Presidio Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (21)
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Cozy (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Romantic (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Garibaldi's was as good as ever--you will not be disappointed!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Exactly as hoped. I was looking for a quiet, neighborhood place to have a business dinner with a colleague in from out of the country. This was perfect: seated promptly, great service, exceptional food, superior wines by the glass. Noise level low enough to have a conversation but loud enough to not worry about overhearing the next table (and vice verse).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of our favorite neighborhood dining establishments. The food is diverse and delicious with many options for V and GF. The service isoutstanding with friendly waiters that answer all your questions and arrive promptly with your order. My favorite is the lamb salad. I dream about this and getting obsessive cravings - it’s that good!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fantastic food. Friendly and efficient service. A refined environment that feels like a special occasion. A definite find that I will be visiting again soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love coming here with family. The food is consistently good and the ambience is elegant and relatively quiet. We loved the Brussels sprouts and broccoli. Great chicken and lamb!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We’re out of our favorite San Francisco restaurants. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were grabbing a bite before a book talk at JCCSF. The waiter got us in and out even though we were a bit late. I must say that the food was outstanding. One of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. Bright interesting flavors, hearty but not heavy, very well executed. Will come again when I have more time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I dine here on a very regular basis. Restaurant was empty when we arrived & were seated. The carpet had a odor & was very sticky ( chair literally stuck to the floor ) When I mentioned this to the wait staff they acted not interested in addressing this unsanitary situation. The service was extremely slow & disjointed. This restaurant filled up & there was not enough staff to address simple requests like water, salt & pepper,etc.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Really nice dining experience. My wife is a vegetarian and she had plenty of options

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Delicious... the gnocchi was incredible, and the Brussel sprouts were delicious. Quite pricey though.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and really nice waitstaff
I’ve been here several times for lunch and dinner. The Restaurant never dissapoints.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a favorite for our family trip every year. The food is consistently good and the ambiance is great. Perfect for someone looking for a quaint and hidden gem in San Francisco.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017, made reservations 2 months in advance only to be given a table with a view of kitchen and adjacent to the waiter station. This was our first holiday after losing the family matriarch and first time to see our daughter in months. Very disappointed. Food was not bad, but nothing special either. Service was good but couldn’t make up for the 100 per person cost.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thank you for an Outstanding Thanksgiving Dinner! The meal was everything I expected and more, the server anticipated my every request, bravo Garibaldi's.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went here for Thanksgiving dinner. Great food and service. Large portions. Would definitely come again! Classy place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Went with friends for a catch-up lunch, and because I am obsessed with the faro and chicken salad. Now there are two more of us obsessed with it, lol. Always a pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice well made entries, amazing touches in seasoning. Loved it. They also have a very nice wine list

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was very good. The biggest is was how noisy it was. We couldn’t really hear the person across the table from us. It was also very hot inside. Food was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The ambiance is always very soothing there. Low lighting, banquettes, cocktail shaker noise in the background...all great. Food and service are excellent and they have some very fun and interesting wine selections but by the glass and the bottle.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love it because the food is great and it has an intimate atmosphere. We especially love the bar tender Jenny Smith. She adds so much charm and fun to the place.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great local spot. Fresh. Delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have been going to Garibaldi’s for many years but I have to give the food a poor rating this time. My friend and I both ordered the mussels and they were lacking in flavor and not cleaned enough - too much grit. The French fries were good, as was the dessert, but not the mussels. Also, there was a fly that kept bombarding us and we couldn’t get rid of it! Not the best experience we have had at Garibaldi’s.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We're lucky to have such a good restaurant for lunch. Diverse food choices, all good to excellent, fairly priced with attentive, knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delicious meal and reasonably priced wine.

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

Has to go down as one of the best restaurants in the city over many years . The food is always of a very excellent quality and the hospitality extended
by all the staff is always so gracious . Setting this neighborhood restaurant in a very special category of fine dining eating establishments .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The waiters are friendly but somewhat pretentious. The menu does not change frequently enough for frequent visitors and the menu is limited. However, the food is good and worth the trip. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Garibaldi’s was wonderful, as always. It is our favorite restaurant because the food is always delicious, the staff behaves as though you are worth it for them to interact with, and we can almost always get in on very short notice.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food! Loved the crispy potatoes and calamari. The liver pate was not a hit with any of our group of 4, though. The tagliatelle and the mussels were outstanding! We shared the espresso ice cream with pralines and licked up every morsel. It was quiet partly because we dined before the crowds, at 6:30, and also we were able to sit in the back. A friend had recommended this place and we will definitely teturn.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant, very good food and nice ambiance.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I haven't been to Garibaldi's in almost 18 years. The food, service, and ambiance are still fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love Garibaldis except when the noise level precludes normal conversation as it did Saturday night. Please invest in sound baffling. It can be made of cloth and not be terribly expensive. I consider your restaurant to be the best in the city and I want to keep coming. Thank you, Ellen Fox

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Tables in the back are much quieter if conversation during dinner is what you like. Our service was outstanding. Water glasses always filled. Frequent checks by waiter offering suggestions and checking on our satisfaction. Food was delicious and as described in menu and by waiter. Great location for us.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I’ve been going to this restaurant for 35 years. Wonderful neighborhood eatery. HOWEVER< second time in a row the noise from 4 extremely loud cackling women ruined the meal. Management fails to protect its regular guests from this type of obnoxious conduct. The two women seated next to me on the side were also appalled at the behavior and lack of intervention. Makes it very tough to go back with so many other options.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I was so disappointed by our entire experience. We went for a special evening and the food was inedible yet expensive. The service was also extremely disappointing - the meal was rushed and they never asked how the dishes tasted, just took them away. It was also very loud - mostly due to the bartender who was practically screaming!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Garibaldis is just one of those solid places you can go over and over for a great dining experience time and again. Service is great

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very attentive service made our lunch quite enjoyable. The Garibaldi Salad was especially fresh and tasty and the side order of croquettes was tasty and a perfect complement. Also the budino dessert was fabulous and well worth the 10 minute wait; moreover, the small version was a generous portion that 3 of us shared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Not as I expected from past experiences.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good service, nice wine selection and comfortable environment

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Server was friendly and attentive but missed a dish on our order and gave an incorrect description of the wine. The food was salty and our beef dish was overcooked.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent!!!

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