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Magic Flute

4.7
911 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (28)
  • Cozy (18)
  • Great for Lunch (17)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 922-1225
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The entire restaurant is available for buy-outs or there is a beautiful private room for 25 or more.
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Private party contact
Phil LaCavera: (415) 922-1225
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Catering
The Magic Flute offers passed hor d'oeurves for 25 to 150 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spruce & Locust
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Parking details
Along with on-street parking, there is also public garages nearby on Locust and California and on Cherry and California.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 911 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place for lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was my first visit there and from the moment my wife and I set out foot in there, we were treated like a long time customer. The owner is very gracious and welcoming. we went there for lunch/brunch and the Cream of zucchini soup was outstanding. Phil the owner asked how was the soup and I said it was fantastic. He said the clam chowder is even better and proceeded to offer a complimentary cup. It was fantastic. The Blackened Salmon and Shrimp Louie salads were perfect. Make sure you leave room for the beignets served with a whipped mascarpone cinnamon cream, strawberries and lemon curd, best beignets yet.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent service and fresh cuisine. The daily specials are particularly good and the atmosphere is wonderful neighborhood Italian. Superb wine selection as well. Recommend it wholeheartedly.

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vipElkie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I can’t remember when I’ve had a more delicious meal than the salmon/spinach/mashed potatoes Dinner and the beet salad we had before hand.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My two friends and I meet at a different restaurant for lunch every other week. We rate the Magic Flute as one of the highest. We enjoyed everything we ordered (we share) including the delicious chocolate cake with ice cream. We will definitely return one day.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Birthday well done

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My boyfriend and I went there for brunch because our friends said it was their favorite go to spot. WOW the brunch was sooo yummy! The atmosphere is cozy and cute! New favorite brunch spot and definitely coming back for lunch, dinner, everything!

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Terry (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I've been going to the Magic Flute for 25 years, and always find Phil and his family welcoming and warm.The food is creative and consistent, and there are multiple options for a large party or a cozy dinner for two. It's a neighborhood gem, and I can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Magic Flute provided an intimate, friendly, delicious meal with great service.

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vipMagpie88SF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Lovely neighborhood restaurant that has been a part of the Laurel Village scene for many years. It had been decades since I last ate there and it didn't disappoint.

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vipLizzy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great patio dining. Delicious brunch menu!

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had such a nice time!!
Delicious food, friends and family, it was perfect.
The owner is so hospitable.

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vipChefEvan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been dining at The Magic Flute for 32 years. Phil LaCavera is always a friendly, gracious host and never forgets a face. The menu has something for everyone. Our most recent brunch included scrambles, omelets and benedicts; all very tasty and tastefully presented. The blue cheese stuffed medjool dates were great and the beignets finished out the meal nicely. One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants in San Francisco!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I truly enjoyed our dinner- friendly, very professional service... warm, cozy and quiet atmosphere, limited but creative and delicious appetizer and vegetarian entree. Reasonably priced. Will return!

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mathewf (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food! It’s a bit small so the noise can pick up.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vipsweetP (San Francisco)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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Lovestoeat (San Francisco)
5.0  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!!!

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