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About Magic Flute

One of San Francisco’s most romantic restaurants, the Magic Flute, has a new and exciting menu reflecting California-Italian Cuisine. Located in fashionable Presidio Heights, the restaurant with sponge-painted walls and hardwood floors is reminiscent of a family-run trattoria found in a small Tuscan village. Sunlight streams in through large picture windows in the front dining room, and after dark, Florentine wrought-iron chandeliers, imported from Europe, infuse the room with soft light. The equally beautiful rear dining room looks onto a lovely, flower-filled patio with white Italian marble tables and large Italian market umbrellas that make the heated patio the ideal spot for al fresco dining. Phil LaCavera sees to it that service is personal and attentive. The staff also takes great pride in making each party and wedding a memorable occasion. You won’t find a more enchanting ambiance for your special celebration.

3673 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Spruce & Locust

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 922-1225

Website:
http://www.magicfluteristorante.com/

Catering:
The Magic Flute offers passed hor d'oeurves for 25 to 150 people.

Parking Details:
Along with on-street parking, there is also public garages nearby on Locust and California and on Cherry and California.

Private Party Facilities:
The entire restaurant is available for buy-outs or there is a beautiful private room for 25 or more.

Private Party Contact:
Phil LaCavera: (415) 922-1225

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Magic Flute Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Special Occasion (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
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Good for a Date (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (10)
Authentic (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Seasonal (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The Magic Flute is a lovely Presidio Heights restaurants. It is classic old San Franciscan and Phil the owner is an amazing host. The patio is absolutely amazing. The best patio dining I have found in San Francisco.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious food; lovely setting; owner/maitre d' wonderful and welcoming; waiter a wee bit cranky.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a delicious lunch. Even on a Friday at noon reservations are a must. We had the vegetarian scramble - generous portions and top quality ingredients. Plus impeccable service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This is a very consistently good restaurant. Phil greets you. Staff are knowledgeable & pleasant.
Food is as described & very good.
You are not rushed & staff are attentive without hovering.
I've been going with friends for years & will continue to do so.

Remember to leave time for finding a parking space .
Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went with a friend for Sunday brunch and found a neighborhood restaurant with great food and wonderful service. We will be back!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was excellent and the waiter was very attentive but not obtrusive. The food presentation was lovely and delicious. Will definitely return for another meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a really nice Saturday Brunch - very attentive service, great accommodation for a food allergy, and excellent food. The salmon benedict and Presidio scramble were very flavorful. A bit pricey, but it's Pac Heights...

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Again a wonderful meal and lovely atmosphere
We love the Magic Flute!
Neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Tired place with food that didn’t taste good
Nice people that meanwhile but a tad depressing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Just lovely, with good old fashioned excellent service. Beignets to die for!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious as always! Sat outside for the first time for brunch and it was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The place is very cozy and inviting. The food was pretty good, but the service had much to be desired. Everything from waiting for water refill to the attitude of the waiter.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a great pick for weekday brunch (a decent selection of egg dishes, salads, apps, sandwiches, and entrees). Outdoor patio is a must on a sunny day. Great service by Joe.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall it was a pleasant meal experience. However, we were celebrating a birthday and at one point the waiter brought out a dessert platter and since we couldn’t tell from far away we thought he was bringing out a classic free birthday dessert so we started singing instinctively. When it turned out to be a dessert platter of desserts we had to pay for it was just so awkward and uncomfortable we bought one even though we didn’t want to since it was brunch and dessert was by no means necessary. It made for a very awkward rest of the meal.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We come here yearly to celebrate birthdays. As always - enjoyable, good food, good service. Parking can be challenging but usually one can find a parking spot.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The Magic Flute is a wonderful restaurant. I have been eating here for 25 years. The location and ambiance are quite nice, with outdoor dining. Phil, the owner, is delightful and has been in this location for 30-plus years.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best kept brunch secret in the Bay Area, and if in didn't like the owner so much I'd keep it that way. The ingredients are always fresh, the service is fast, and the flavors are well balanced. The mimosas are excellent, though priced like a regular glass of wine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent specials with rich sauces. Easy conversation level and very nice service

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Magic Flute never disappoints but for this dinner party they hit it out of the park....
especially in service. We had our toddler grandson with us to celebrate his grandfather’s
birthday knowing the potential challenges this could present.
The wait staff could not have been more gracious and accommodating, insuring we all
enjoyed a delightful dinner....including our toddler.
BTW. Our toddler has been dining at the Magic Flute since he was one month old and
while the restaurant’s ambience is sophisticated, we’ve always been made to feel welcome
with our little one and enjoyed our visits.
...and, oh yes...the food is excellent, too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful service, and finally a nice quiet spot to have dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Loved Magic Flute! We will return next month ❤️
We had quiche and stuffed figs and cocktails and dessert All just perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great times and food!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great and special romantic place. Great wine selection. Wonderful for special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was simply wonderful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great time with my wife. The ambience was romantic and the staff was very friendly. We will be visiting again :).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had our children with us, and though it had been touted as a family friendly place, it felt less so on a Friday night. We did go early, and it seemed more amenable earlier. As the evening turned into the 7 pm hour, I began to get the impression our family was not as welcome. Maybe we should stick to lunchtime.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I love this place. I enjoy their good food, friendly service, and it’s a lovely place for family conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We arrived on Monday for lunch. It was unfortunate that N. California having very bad fires.
The air quality was not good and SF was receiving ash all over the city.

The wait team was gracious and provided the option to sit inside vs. outside. We opted to sit outside, as it is a very quaint area. They assisted to make sure the table etc., was clean.
Natalie served us. She was very kind and attentive despite clearly the air quality did not
agree with her. The food and presentation is cozy and very reflective of SF. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Generous portions and attentive service make this a wonderful spot for lunch with friends. Great lamb burger!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is one of the best brunch spots we've been. Very personable host, and the food is delicious. We highly recommend you start with beignets, and then complement it with something savory from the brunch menu. Service is attentive, and brunch cocktails are available. We look forward to visiting whenever we are in town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delightful as always for brunch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great spot for a delicious low key dinner. They were able to accommodate a large group with only 2 days notice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have never been disappointed in the food, service or ambiance at the Magic Flute whenever we have dined there. We feel quite fortunate we live just a few minutes away.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The Magic Flute is a great restaurant! We've been coming to The Magic Flute for over 35 years. The food, ambiance and service is excellent. The owner and staff are always welcoming. It's great for all occasions from a romantic dinner or a company party or bridal / baby shower.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The Salmon Nicoise salad greens were drowning in dressing and the potato was cold. But the delicious beignets for dessert made it worthwhile.

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

Have enjoyed excellent brunches and lunches here often. This was our first dinner here and all three of our meals were exceptional.
Definitely will be back for dinner!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was a great place to celebrate my mom's birthday. The food was good and our waitress was very attentive. I think the kitchen may have forgotten our order though-it took a very long time to get our food! Overall, it was a fun night at The Magic Flute!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My partner and I took his step mom who is in from out of town. First time for all of us. It was a perfect spot for our casual chatty get together. Staff was friendly and professional; the owner was friendly an ever so charmingly flirty with mom. Our food was very good. We agreed that the chicken Marsala was outstanding as was the risotto but we all enjoyed all our dishes. Lovely casual quaint atmosphere. I hope to get back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Authentic Italian restaurant with a nice neighborhood feel.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The Magic Flute is the best brunch restaurant in San Francisco as far as we are concerned. It has just the right balance of breakfast entrees (the chorizo scramble was excellent) and lunch entrees (the grilled chicken sandwich and the caprese salad were both great). The owner is very hands on, stopping by each table to say hello and make sure everyone was enjoying their meal. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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