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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate your Sweetheart with Chef Doug's 3 Course $75 per person prix fixe menu. He's preparing succulent dishes for every palate including Prime Rib, Dungeness Crab, Death by Chocolate, as well as gorgeous vegetarian options in each course.

Garibaldi's on Presidio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
Good for a Date (27)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Cozy (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Romantic (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Casual (13)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 11, 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 10, 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 9, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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 5, 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 4, 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 3, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 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 31, 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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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 23, 2017

Low key and fabulous!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I always have a great experience at Garibaldi’s. I took my husband and a friend for a holiday lunch. I originally had a 1pm reservation, but they were able to seat us at noon, which I appreciated. The entire meal was delicious and each of us enjoyed our choices. The chicken liver pate was so good we got one to take home. The Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta was perfectly smooth and creamy. The service was superb with any requests quickly and graciously handled. We never felt rushed and we were able to visit and have a leisurely meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

While the food was very good and the staff greeted us warmly, no one stopped by to see if we needed anything. It took us awhile to get anyone’s attention. This happened several times.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The night we went, it was extremely warm and stuffy in the restaurant. They did not have enough staff for the amount of people there so our service was terrible. The food might be good but we did not enjoy it enough to make up for these shortcomings. In fact, none of us can remember the food, just the noise, the poor service and the stuffiness.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, amazing food. The brussell sprouts were to die for, blackened just right with a little balsamic. Salmon was one of the best I've ever had. Love that I could talk to my date without having to shout. Seriously, why do restaurants think we like it like a Metallica concert in their dining room?!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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 9, 2017

Garibaldi's is one of our favorite local restaurants. This night we introduced our friends to the restaurant and we know they will return again. We were very lucky to have Pilar serve us how is so attentive and knowledgeable about the food and beverages. Even though we have been to Garibaldi's a number of times we truly enjoy each experience and know that the food and service will be wonderful. Enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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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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 (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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 (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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