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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
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Cozy (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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food5
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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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went for brunch on a Saturday morning and sat on the patio out back. A lovely setting, good food and friendly, attentive service from everyone we encountered. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had a nice evening but they've changed their menu, and it's a bit less kid friendly. Maybe that was the intention. Still have a great wine list, though.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food is pretty uninspired. Service is always excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always reliable, really good food and reasonable wine prices. Not much choice, perhaps, but no hardship.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The Magic Flute has been a favorite of mine for the past 5 years. It's a delightful, consistent, brunch, and was a no-brainer for my choice of destination for my mother's birthday. Expect a friendly and sincere greeting from the host, a classically decorated garden patio, delicious brunch staples with a creative comfort twist, and an overall air of un-rushed but meticulous service. Love, love, love this place!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The experience was outdated French bistro food for outdated shrill women who don't have enough to do but dally over lunch.

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

It is a great neighborhood spot!
Perfect for a ladies lunch!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I was rather disappointed (was very close to leaving) by the way we were greeted. We had a reservation on Sunday morning, made DAYS in advance. The person at the counter not only ignored us, but didn't seem particularly interested in seating our party. We waited for about 15 minutes, and tried again--this time, he informed us that there were no tables available. When my friend mentioned that we had reservations, he responded that he could not control the restaurant traffic.
INDEED, it was very busy and we were encroaching on a table of four, while talking to our rude host, because there was nowhere else to stand. We pointed out that a table opened up and just needed to be cleaned. 10 minutes later, we got to sit down. I for sure thought that this kind of attitude would extend to our entire meal and being that Magic Flute closes at 2:30 on Sundays, we had roughly enough time to order and enjoy our food, but our absolutely magical waiter David turned it all around. He recommended the dishes and the drinks and one of our party didnt want coffee, so he brought her a pot of tea! What a treasure David is. With a quick smile, twinkling blue eyes and charm FOR DAYS, we forgot about the unwelcoming experience of earlier and were having a great time!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great find! Great service. Great ambiance. Great food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I came here with a few girlfriends yesterday for a Sunday brunch. The venue itself was very charming. Indoors it looks like a French bistro, outside there is patio seating. It feels very European. My only complaint was that our server rushed us through the process. Other than the rude server, I highly recommend for a weekend brunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Mediocre, and overpriced for brunch

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Portions are large. Very flavorful and rich.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Always a pleasant experience. Food is reliably above average. Service staff is always excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This is probably about our tenth time to come to Magic Flute: we love it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Really nice garden lunch. The omelet was really good. Friendly staff and a perfect atmosphere for a warm sunny brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Fantastic place for brunch. Has a beautiful garden where you can enjoy your meal on a sunny day!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Everything we ordered, which was all the entrees on the menu, was very good, especially the pork chops and brussels sprouts. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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