Great adherence to Covid safety protocols. Plenty of outdoor dining in an enclosed interior courtyard so you didn't fear being run over by a car on the street. Delicious food, attentive service.
Outdoor patio dining always a winner. Food offerings are delicious, consistently well prepared, and the service attentive and friendly. Trying something new on the menu every time at Magic Flute. This time was the quiche which was very good.
Best outdoor seating in San Francisco. Wonderful waitstaff and terrific food and wine list.
So cute! Food was amazing! Would go back for sure!
Wonderful for a covid-safe outdoor dinner. The staff took it seriously and expected guests to do the same. I truly appreciated it.
Food was quite excellent and the setting is gorgeous! Would definitely want to come back for brunch!
Nice outdoor seating in patio. Very pleasant. Food & menu need upgrade. Very average. Service good. Parking easy.
My daughter had the fish with capers, said it was delicious and I had
Pesto Chicken Penne
chicken, onions, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto cream, very rich but very good, good portions! During this Covid19 debacle, this is a safe place to be!
Always a wonderful experience at this restaurant. It is my favorite place!
Charming family-owned restaurant with a beautiful back patio. Got calamari (which was pretty good) and the salmon (great); husband got the burger and fries (great); we both tried some red wine by the glass. Good food, reasonable price for the high-cost area, and extremely attentive servers. We will be back.
The food isn't the MOST interesting/avant-garde; it's just nice Italian/American-style food with nice ingredients in a charming, romantic atmosphere. The patio has heaters and fairy lights and nice plants. Charming.
Such a great family run neighborhood spot. Everything is so well prepared and the outdoor patio is so peaceful and key these days. I love the fried olives and beignets! Support a family run restaurant that has been open for nearly 30 years. You will thank yourself.
Wonderful date night spot. Was needed and appreciated.
Excellent neighborhood restaurant, always enjoy going there.
One of the best dining experiences...great food and outstanding services. This restaurant is a definite add to my favorite list.
Always superior service and ambiance. Thank you! I want to keep this beautiful patio a secret.
The Magic Flute was perfect for our lunch with our friends for birthdays. The food was delicious and the service was also good. The quiche was creamy. The lamb burger was perfectly cooked. The steak for the salad and steak sandwich was yummy. They were happy to serve the cake that we brought, for a service fee, and to pack up the remaining cake for our two birthday friends. We were all very satisfied with our food. And, we stayed for quite a long time talking. It was a great day.
Nice work, Phil!
We had a great evening. Excellent traditional Italian food and very attentive service.
My new favorite restaurant!!! Cannot believe I have never been here, especially since I grew up in the city. Will make up for it for the rest of my life! What a fantastic little nugget in the city - a darling patio tucked in the back with the most special menu and the best mimosa I've had in some time. Everything was prefect - the staff, the food, the service, the ambiance - we struggled to decide what to order, and will return to try what we didn't. Cannot wait to return. Exceeded expectations in every way. Thank you so much!
This is one of the restaurants I love to go to in SF. Food is always wonderful, it is always warm and inviting and parking is relatively easy. Charming place not to be missed.
I don't think I have been to the Magic Flute in over 30 years. It is a great neighborhood gem. It was nice not to be bombarded with super loud music or a din of other guests talking. Great replacement for the closed Osteria.
We love the outdoor seating, the service is always great and the food is really good!
This was a great location! I love the outdoor patio. We went at 11am and it wasn’t too crowded. The food was great! I got the Benedict Florentine. Would highly recommend and definitely coming back.
The Magic Flute never disappoints! Brought my mother here to celebrate a special occasion as it is her favorite place in the city. Fantastic service, food, and ambiance as always.
Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, low noise level and great service. This is my go-to restaurant!
Lovely place. Would go back Would go for brunch and experience the outdoor garden area.
Food was well prepared.
The portions were small.
Ambience was good.
Surprised that bread not surved.
The whole experience was just so enjoyable. Lovely setting out on the back patio under the atmospheric lights, super friendly and enjoyable service - we were so well looked after, AND the food was just delicious. My quiche was perhaps the best I've ever had. I'm so happy I revisited Magic Flute after years since I was last year, but it will definitely not be years before I go back again!!!
Fabulous as always! Superb fried clamari. love the salmon, they always get a thin crispy outside layer with melt in your month insides. Rather than have an extensive liat of selections, they have a modest list that is extraordinarily prepared. We have gone there for years including for special celebrations and private parties for 15-20 friends. Good wine list, knowledgable waiters, and impeccable service!!
The staff was able to accommodate half our party being late and shift our reservation to a better time. The food was great. The ambiance was lovely.
We always love to go to the Magic Flute. It is a wonderful San Francisco institution. The food is fabulous and the prices are reasonable. It is the “go to” brunch place for Pacific Heights gentry.
Lunch at the Magic Flute has been an annual tradition for a friend and me ever since we met there 20 years ago. It never fails to delight. If you want to avoid the seldom onerous (but nevertheless there it is) conversational noise, choose an outdoor table.
Amazing experience! Made my boyfriend’s birthday so special with amazing food and wine.
This a neighborhood favorite. I love introducing new friends to this little jewel. Always superb morning. Noon and night. It is also a little known treasure with outdoor seating year round.
I love the warm welcome I always receive from the owner and the staff.
Love this restaurant. I feel they are happy to see me again each time I come by. I love the blackened salmon, but everything I have tried is very nice. There are 4 areas to sit in, and each has its own great atmosphere.
Always great. Get the shrimp linguini pasta special!
Magic Flute is a charming, well-priced restaurant with delicious food. If you're having dessert don't miss the chocolate cake. Amazing!
Brunch with six frjiends
Magic Flute does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Magic Flute also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 922-1225.
Magic Flute is rated 4.8 stars by 1200 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.