Garibaldi's on Presidio

4.6
1973 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Discover Garibaldis, the perfect neighborhood restaurant, pleasing loyal locals and jet-setters alike for over 30 years! Garibaldis is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant. With a dining room stylish & comfortable, service professional & 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing

JA
vipJohnA
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Good restaurant. This last time they missed the beat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Wow 😳 what a terrible service. We were here to celebrate that Biden has won, what a mistake for the Restaurant, do not waste your money in such a place, staff has such a bad attitude, even with this Covid-19 situation, what we thought will be a night of celebration turned out to be a very sad depressing night, we were early because Apple Maps said they are open at 4:30pm well they have three different schedules, one at Apple Maps, one at Yelp, and one at Open Table. We made a reservation at 5:00pm so we waited at outside at 52° so keep in mind is very cold outside anyway, we just wait, when we were inside at 5:00pm our server had a very dirty shirt to being with, we did not let that to bother us, food was excellent, soup, chicken Milanese, lamb tenderloins were amazing, we wait a whole hour to get our waiter back, and when she showed up she bring the check when we want to order dessert, she says that we have a two hour limit time for the table, we were like what???? How we did not know this? And how you had not shown up all this time? Is something missing here? We were waiting for a whole hour for our server and she did not show up the whole time, we were treated in such a bad attitude and disrespect, and STILL we pay all our bill with gratuity and everything, we just don’t get why all the drama and attitude.

AJ
AlexJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Open for indoor dining, the ambience is not as warm, charming, and bustling as when they are operating full capacity but the food and service is just as good. Their Chicken Milanese is very flavorful. Service was great, very attentive and staff is doing a lot to make you feel safe. They took our temperatures and tables are far apart and completely wiped clean after guests leave. We will definitely come back for another date night!

DD
DiningDiva
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best food ever. Was so happy to be dining out again!

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vipBean
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming service, terrific cocktails, and varied menu selection make this is a neighborhood favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Such a great neighborhood restaurant, our waitress was awesome and the food was delicious. Hope to become regulars there!

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AshleyS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Liz was AMAZING! The food was also to die for...a truly wonderful experience even during these COVID times!

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vipChewonit
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I was shocked that tables are close together and most all tables were occupied. Made dining there a bit uncomfortable! We asked the waitress why so little distancing, but she thought it was o.k.

DM
DavidM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to live in San Francisco and frequented Garibaldi’s frequently. Now 14 years later, I returned and was surprised at how outstanding it still is. Impeccable quality and consistency. Still one of the best neighborhood restaurants in the city.

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MarshaR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy our favorite neighborhood restaurant is open! It felt safe and warm and quiet. Can't wait to go back.

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vipArAR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back this week since the pandemic broke out. So nice to return to this neighborhood gem. Try Doug's meatloaf!

JJ
JosephJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I dined here the first night after reopening for indoor seating and had a great meal and experience. Menu was somewhat limited but good, service was good and everything came out on time. No issues or rust experienced.

CH
ComeHere
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Garibaldi’s. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great food and great service.

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vipLovely
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent neighborhood gem. Worth a trip across town for a meal.

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vipRdtheWrldTrvler
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty! Haven’t been in a long time. Still excellent.

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mshydrangea
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wait person ‘hovered’ too much.

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Sparty
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding. Excellent Mushroom Risotto and Chicken Milanese. Wonderful Next Door Sauv Blanc.

DC
vipDeliaC
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Garibaldi's is around the corner from work, great place to meet with friends for happy hour.
The milanese was wonderful, the brussels sprouts, and the Garibaldi salad are outstanding, cannot wait to go back, I am very glad that they are open for lunch!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner like always. From the manhattans, Brussels, and chicken Milanese. Always my go to

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Meme
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

What happened to the bread and olives that we’re always served before the entree. We have been going there for 10 years as neighborhood loyalists and we will continue but besides offering no bread, the portions of Milanese and arugula are much smaller. We want to support our local restaurants but we are disappointed in Girabaldis’s.

JL
vipJoeL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice spot for lunch or dinner. Good service; attentive & friendly staff.
Highly recommend. They stay current in a difficult Sf restaurant environment.

QM
vipQuentinM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The filet mignon tartare and the cokctails were disappointing.
We got the tagliatelle and risotto for our mains and those were delicious.

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vipconsumer
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent except for the noise---this might discourage me from returning

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vipRatheG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The server splashed soup onto my coat, quite a bit of soup in fact, as she flung our plates, diner style, onto our table. While cleaning my coat at the bar I was offered to speak with management.

Back at my table while speaking with management this server appeared between tables and began to argue with me: I shut her down.

Despite management's professed apologies, he and she made display of their fealty by joking and laughing as they passed our table in this near empty restaurant.

We later observed her setting places while holding forks by their tines and spoonsby their bowels. She was and is an ill mannered pig: I called her so.

A new manager with alcohol on her breath (in midday appeared). I spoke with her and left after she defended her employee'spublic health violation.

Oh, did I mention that a diminutive male server out of misplaced chivalry pushed his elbow into my chest. He was tiny, but challenging: "What are you going to do about it?" Well, he was tiny. I told him as he was guilty of battery, if anything I'd call the police.

Eat elsewhere. This place is where miscreants roam free and the management is sauced.

Management even defended her handling silverware by the tines and bowls (spoons). COVID and other nastiness anyone?

CJ
vipCJSF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We love Garibaldis however the service was not great this past visit. Kinda bummed as that is typically not the case and had taken friends here for the first time. Was a bit embarrassed.

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vipsuzanne
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent but not great food. Caesar salad was very disappointing

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moliem
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Always a big fan, however, on this particular night, our server was less than charming. The food was, always, delicious.

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vipLocal
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Arrive around 6pm if you want to have a quiet conversation. Gets much more lively around 7pm, but great atmosphere at either time.

JR
vipJenniferR
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a neighborhood gem! The quality of the food is outstanding. Best Chicken Milanese.
Wonderful cocktails too with a fun vibe

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vipCathy
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I was a little disappointed with Garibaldi's this time. I have always loved the lamb tenderloin but this time it wasn't as delicious as I remember it being. Also the couscous that is served underneath the lamb was not as flavorful as it used to be. I was disappointed.

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vipLaurieN
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The majority of the dishes (six guests ordering) were bland or over salted.
Will not return as this is the third time we've tried Garibaldi's only to be disappointed.

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tahoe4me
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood spot! Extra bonus with the prix fix menu for SF Restaurant Week. Everything was delicious and our waiter was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was good but the Host was both unfriendly and non-couteous. Bad way to welcome guests. We are long time customers

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vipLuv2eatout
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, delicious food and great atmosphere. Fabulous neighborhood feeling with first class menu choices. Will definitely go back again soon!

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vipMurph
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We have been going to Garibaldi’s since 1992. We have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries and even gotten engaged there. But this evening’s experience there was epically bad. The noise level was off the charts, the food mediocre, and the service terrible. We made a notation in the remarks that we were celebrating a 60th birthday that evening and there was no acknowledgment whatsoever from the management or the staff. Having been such loyal customers, and with so many other options available to us, I’m sad to say that we will not be returning because they missed the mark so badly on so many levels.

AG
AgoraGreece
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just what we were looking for. Birthday celebration with 6 adults. Food was good, drinks outstanding and service excellent.

RG
vipRick3G
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Garibaldi's has an amazing menu--the food and cocktails are incredibly well crafted and served. The problem was with the ambiance and service. I think every seat was taken in the restaurant which speaks well for the aforementioned comments--the food was amazing! The challenge was that the tables were too close together--if you want an intimate conversation with someone special, it's not possible here. If you want to engage your neighbors in conversation, then this is the place to go.

I felt a bit sorry for our waitperson who seemed quite competent, however, she was also covering more tables than necessary so she forgot things like placing the order for our second cocktail and that we had asked for bread earlier on. Suggest more waitstaff to help with the obviously successful restaurant that Garibaldi's already is.

The food will definitely bring us back; we hope they work on the service levels and maybe remove a couple table to provide a bit more space between the tables. All in all, a good experience--could have been extraordinary though...

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vipDuckieSF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious as always. Our waiter was lovely as very personable. The only issue was timing. I'm not sure what the delay was, but it was over 45 minutes between delivery of our appetizer and entrée. Our waiter was apologetic and topped off our wine glasses which was much appreciated. Luckily we had time to spare before our show at The Masonic.

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Garibaldi's on Presidio is rated 4.6 stars by 1973 OpenTable diners.

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