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54 Mint

4.5
2545 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Roman cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas, bread and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. Our bar offers an extended variety of Italian wines, craft cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits.
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Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch with DJ set At 54Mint

    Multiple dates available

    Sunday calling for Brunch and DJ set at 54Mint !!! Our DJ Nino will spin some records and we'll pair them with some brunch classics and fun drinks! Come join us on our patio on Mint Plaza every Sunday 12pm - 3pm!!! As always we'll do everything to ensure a safe and delicious experience!
  • Christmas Eve Traditional Italian Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    As Italian tradition wants it, we'll offer a four-course menu based on seafood and the season's best ingredients. From Frittura Mista to our best Risotto with Rock Shrimp, followed by Cioppino and dessert, Chef Mattia worked his best culinary art to craft the perfect Christmas Eve. We will be offering a la carte options alongside the special menu. Book your table now for a unique dining experience.
  • Christmas Day Traditional Italian Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Christmas in Italy means family, and family means a table with many traditional dishes. With respect to the best Italian tradition, we design a four-course experience to make you taste every flavor of our heritage. From the Spezzatino (beef stew) to our Lasagna al Cinghiale, to conclude with Costata di Maiale and then dessert, you are going to have a complete immersion in an authentic Italian Christmas Day. We will be offering a la carte options alongside the special menu. Book your table now.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2545 people are saying
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MattB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

fish very much overdone. never did the obligatory "how is eveeything"? passed us by repeatedly as if not to interrupt us and then only asked if we wanted dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best carbonara I’ve had!

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vipAndreaB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined on the patio with two kids in tow and the staff couldn't have been more gracious. The outdoor space was lovely and warm with their special heat lamps. The food was good. Very straightforward Italian fare. They brought out simple pastas for the kids along with our appetizers. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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vipHaklparker
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, friendly service. Excellent food. The ricotta tarte for dessert was amazing!

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vipDC1530
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately, we found 54 Mint to be overpriced. Service was poor, and certain food was overcooked. They were also very aggressive on the upsells - recommending Shirley Temples at $14/each to my children (we found that out when we paid the bill).

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vipjeffl
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fish was waaaay overcooked. Oxtails all fat. Food was overpriced. Salads were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I took my mom and her friends here for my mom’s birthday. We were all disappointed with the food. I feel like it’s hard to mess up pasta, but the carbonara was almost crunchy and there wasn’t enough sauce to cover all noodles. There also wasn’t much sauce on the gnocchi, so it was like eating plain potato balls. They also forgot to bring my mom’s birthday tiramisu so we had to ask after the end of dinner and it was a bit awkward - not as special as I’d envisioned. I had really high expectations for this place given the reviews but sadly the food did not live up to them. Great server though.

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DerekLyft
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spaghetti Allá Putanesca was AMAZING!!! The right balance of flavors. Definitely will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have dined there before at lunchtime prior to going to the theater. Our only concern is that their prices for glasses of wine Ihave increased significantly and would probably discourage us from returning.

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Nova
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, excellent Italian food = good for the soul.

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EVOsf
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You will eat authentic Roman dishes here. Perfect Cacio e Pepe, delicious Carbonara & Amaracitiana. For mains, the Coda alla Vaccinara (braised oxtail) is killer. Superb wine list, too.

JM
vipJudyM
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great service. A little pricey for pasta but this is SF (& COVID). One of my favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice date! Ate outside. It was so quiet and clean too because restaurant is on the plaza. The calamari was delicious and so was our two pasta dishes. It’s definitely expensive but the food is yummy and normal sized portions. The cocktails were also very good.

JR
JenR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food that was well worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good authentic antipasti

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Everything lacked flavor - the bruschetta, the crispy rice balls, and the tube pasta which was thick. My fish was moist but was incredibly salty and the purée salty. Superb ambiance but horrible food and not worth the price. The bread that came free was dry and seemed a day old. It came with oil and vinegar that were a few drops of each. How cheap for an expensive restaurant. We had to ask for more which they brought out but why give s few drops in the first place. Overall a rip off.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Supper

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RichardC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wonderful food. Warm and inviting atmosphere. I would highly recommend.

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LeslieS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great waiter, great service,
Delicious,

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Awesome
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting San Fran and read reviews. Did not disappoint. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. Food and drinks were wonderful! Sat outside but heaters made warm atmosphere.

HM
HunterM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant! Service is top notch and the food is delicious. One of the best Italian restaurants in the city! Absolutely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

DG
vipDennisG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian cuisine with lots of regional
Specialties. Great service and atmosphere!

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LaraSK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant with a lovely outdoor dining space. Our second time and won’t be the last.

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LisaS
Hamburg Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding service! Wonderful dinner in a beautiful ambiance, can highly recommend the lamb chops!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was terrific. The drinks a bit pricey! But overall, would highly recommend the place.

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DinaM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & wine were great! My team enjoyed everything! Service was attentive and professional. Definitely recommend!

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vipdebc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a romantic birthday celebration and it was wonderful. Great service, attentive staff and hip ambiance. Our meal was delicious and the portions were generous. Looking forward to eating there again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was very attentive. The food was average and there was nothing special about it.

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vipJohnnyG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is good, but service is rushed and disruptive to conversation.. Staff kept trying to clear our dishes before we finished eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Restaurant was cute enough & we opted to sit outside. Unfortunately there were some strange characters wandering around the perimeter of the restaurant that made me a little uncomfortable, and I was grateful for the kind of fence the restaurant had put up around the area. DJ was fun to have on the Sunday I went. Food was ok. My octopus was too salty & my friend’s pasta reminded me of canned Chef Boyardee ravioli I would have as a kid (but I liked that flavor lol)

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RedEye
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

So bland & Boring, complete waste.

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KenH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked this restaurant due to its proximity to the Theater District. Food was really good! Best grilled octopus I've had at a restaurant in a long time!
Would highly recommend.

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pamark
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food cocktails and service were all 5 star

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a weekend getaway. Decided to try Mint 54. If you are not local, your online maps are of little use. We ended up in a shady alley way. Not particularly safe. Once we found it, we loved it. We ate outside. The people watching was fun. The margarita was absolutely amazing. However if you can’t it do spicy food, it may be too much for you. My wife had the gnocchi. All the pastas are house made. This was a perfectly cooked gnocchi, which is not always the case at many restaurants. I had the evening special truffle risotto. Wow! Awesome service.

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brilldoggy
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal before we went to a show at the Orpheum. It is hard to find good restaurants in this area, and this one was a gem! The food was outstanding, the service was terrific, and the ambiance was great. I will return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good, super casual. Loved that they had a good choice of wine.

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Natalia
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

—We were celebrating a new business opening as it was the last night for some of the colleagues involved in this project.

We decided to spend our last night together at mint 54. The experience started quite odd as the server Carlos was quite rude from the start. He would not take our order as we wanted, very strict and wanted us to order all at once. Some members of the party were not ready to order yet and he kept playing with his booklet while my friend was ordering and deciding what she wanted to eat. QUITE RUDE.

We then proceeded to give it another shot and not judge as the restaurant was busy. Our table was fairly large we had 7-8 people and we were consuming beverages and quite a lot of food. We knew the 20% gratuity would be included but the service was THE WORSE IVE EVER EXPERIENCED. Once appetizers came out, it took about 30 min for the main dishes to come out. Expectations were to have a 10-15 min wait as he was so persistent to put in the order all together to course it as you’d imagine!

What a shame because I was in charge of choosing the restaurant and have been several times. Always lovely service at the bar but never in a big group setting.


After main dishes came out, we were interested in desert as I had the best experience on my last visit.


The server Carlos explained the deserts and as my colleague was asking questions he proceeded to say “yes that’s what I just said” my colleague avoiding conflict decided not to have desert.


Extremely Rude rude rude!

My colleague was simply questioning if the tiramisu was a gelato or an actual tiramisu cake….


They have both so it was a clarifying question.

As a service industry member the behavior was above and beyond to ruin the experience.


Such a shame as the food the ambiance, bussers and the kitchen staff are always so lovely.

Will not be returning.

SM
SherryM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is not as good as many years previously. Our fish was dry, the salad kind of uninteresting and the every changing waiters seemed surprised by our request to taste the white wines before ordering…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was over salted. Good, not amazing food. Server was awesome.

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54 Mint is rated 4.5 stars by 2545 OpenTable diners.

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