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54 Mint

4.7
2169 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2169 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Omars
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it from beginning to end!

I highly recommend coming here.

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Soph
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing but service was a little slow. They didn’t seem to have many people on the floor. Loved the food though would go again despite the service.

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vipDragon4
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, tasty cocktails, excellent service and a lovely outdoor dining area.

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vipbayarealocal
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how social distancing has given us the privilege of a quiet dinner tonight. It was so nice for our family, because the last dinner out felt like having family meal in a bar with drunks. Service was attentive and food excellent that we took another serving home.

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JessicaP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice patio dining but was over priced. Waited 30 minutes to get our food. It was ok.

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vipSylvaine
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting on the Mint Plaza, patio with a European feeling, outstanding service outstanding (and Tania knows her wines very well!) - Italian dishes, traditional but consistently good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a most excellent meal!! The outdoor patio was perfect place to enjoy the evening with friends nestled between the buildings under the urban night sky!!! The Indian summer weather was absolutely amazing!!!

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vipMXS1964
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST gnocchi I have ever had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the staff was really kind & attentive

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vipDavid
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They seem to take Covid seriously, their procedures for Covid were good. Take temperatures, hand sanitizer on the tables. Tables distanced.

Our third time here. Other times we were not impressed. This time we were underwhelmed again. The food is OK. The starters were Buffalo & asparagus and Pescetti Fritti. They were both fine. I thought the Pescetti was salty & fishy, but my friend enjoyed. I had the Gnocchi, they had the Brick Chicken & Carbonara. The Gnocchi was fine. He thought the Chicken was underwhelming. The goulash under the chicken was bland, mushy. The chicken was moist, but the mustard on the skin overwhelmed the chicken flavor. I guess the Carbonara was OK.

Main complaint was reception. There were 3 of us. They wanted to seat us at a table for 2. It was not comfortable for 3 adults. I asked for a larger table, they said no and would not budge. I offered a number of suggestions. They would not consider my suggestions, very inflexible. They later sat 3 people at one of the tables I requested!! They did nothing to try to make up for their lack of consideration of our request. Also I told them that it was a birthday, they did nothing for it.

I won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like COVID precautionary measures were taken really well. Food presentation was great, drinks menu is wholesome and really friendly service overall. Amazing dessert too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Thanks to Tania for all of her recommendation she makes our dinner experience amazing my girlfriend was really happy with everything we have we will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The lamb chops were delicious. The pasta dishes were average at best.

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MichaelB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see one of my favorite restaurants surviving Covid. The outdoor 54 Mint experience was lovely--like being in Italy. The food is always great. I had my usual braised Oxtail (the best), my Italian mother had the gnocchi and said it was the best she's ever had. I live in Southern California and so wish they had a location here. I so much enjoyed my Friday experience, went back Saturday night with a friend so I could try the Octopus and Rack of Lamb. The service is awesome. Tania knows her menu and is delightful to chat with. The entire staff is super friendly. They have the best Negroni stateside and a great wine selection. I look forward to my next time in San Francisco!

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DeepA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and outdoors setting. Good for date.

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CameronB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was our first time eating out in San Francisco since the Pandemic started. As always the food and service at 54 mint were very good. I had the chicken and it was tender and tasty, my wife had the carbonara and it was excellent.

Eating outdoors was about what I expected. It got a little cold and it was occasionally noisy as loud cars or motorcycles drove past. There was also one sketchy character hanging out, but he wasn't bothering anyone and there was a cop keeping an eye on him for a while. So it wasn't nearly as nice as eating indoors, but I felt perfectly safe and the staff tried their best to make it a pleasant experience.

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vipGlobtrottingFoodyGuy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the terrace on Mint Plaza. The restaurant has barricaded off the elevated outdoor dining area and it feels very separated from any of the street commotion. 3 restaurants now have outdoor dining there so it feels like a foodie scene! The plaza vistas make one feel like you are dining in Milan because of the combined architecture of the former Federal Mint building, the distant and classic SF Chronicle HQ, and the old Loan Exchange building that houses one of the original Blue Bottle coffee cafés. 54 Mint calls itself “authentic Roman cuisine,” but us OG insiders know that the founders/owners roots are Umbrian, so it brings that unique mix to the menu. Everyone from the busboy to the Managers are Italian and it’s as authentic as it gets. Great Covid option for a date, business meal, or special outing with old friends. I live around the corner, went to the opening many years back and count on it as my local neighborhood restaurant of choice!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good time dining in. The food was amazing!

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vipRockfani
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor accommodations and service were outstanding.

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LauraT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cocktails were outstanding! Food was delicious. This place is a hidden gem.

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vipHerbie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come di solito, è un posto dove si mangia molto bene!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe place during COVID

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BigBen
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Flavorful, Romantic Environment, Authentic Italian feel! Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner. We all enjoyed our meals and found and felt comfortable with the spacing between tables.

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Rocky
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere are all top notch! 54 Mint crushes it....best place in SF to dine outdoors.

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kimz
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with my 87 yo mom. Impeccable service.

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TylerW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It’s a great restaurant in a terrible location. Lots of homeless people around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service, good food and wonderful music!

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ShafiqS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, service, and food - perfect for any occasion!

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vipSuzannW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food with fantastic service. Almost where ever you go in SF and eat outside there will be beggars and homeless going through their demons. Be prepared for this. The staff is really good about keeping the area feeling safe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining experience during this unique time!

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vipWhatadifference
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, every aspect of the evening was just wonderful!

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vipFunfoodie
San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brings back fond memories of dining alfresco in Rome at a casual Ristorante Italiano. Our first experience was wonderful even during COVID and Nadia was our caring, knowledgeable and fun server for an early Sunday dinner. Highly recommend the house Panzanella salad and fresh made pasta entrees, Bucatini all' Amatriciana and the Spaghetti alle Melanzane were so fresh and memorable. Don't miss the dolci, Crostata di Ricotta e Pere - shortcrust pastry, cow milk ricotta, caramelized pears & chocolate, a delightful end to a perfect meal. My Italian Rosé was very nice. The only reason for lower ambiance score is neighborhood off an alley (mentioned in other reviews) and because we were early on a Sunday and the plaza was rather quiet so more diners would have been lively... Parking on Mission street is limited so plan to find a lot nearby. We'll be back to 54 Mint often!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server ( Sasha?) maybe not Sasha. Attractive young lady with dark hair and eyes - she was great! Warm, funny, engaging, and excellent service.

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vipBencruzsf
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as always! The staff was wonderful and made sure that everyone was safe

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Kelly
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a great place to dine. Due to all of the shops around it closing however, because of COVID-19, it was rather dull outside. It is in a part of town where there is a high homeless population due to the closing of major storefronts. The place wasn’t very populated and they are totally practicing social distancing.

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vipThane
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Past and lamb chops were outstanding. Service was excellent. Wine list left a bit to be desired, but understandable given the current environment. All in all a very nice evening. We’ll be back.

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vipDGDG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food - could have drank the tomato sauce! Wonderful service and well spaced tables- felt very safe. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, and perfect outdoor dining option!

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You can order delivery directly from 54 Mint using the Order Online button. 54 Mint also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. 54 Mint also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 543-5100.

54 Mint is rated 4.7 stars by 2169 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.

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