About 54 Mint

54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. 54 Mint is also a retail store where you can purchase, for a simple gift or for your own need, a variety of imported products such as extra virgin olive oil from Umbria, balsamic vinegars, cheese, spices, wines and much more...Our bar will remain open until midnight offering an extended variety of cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits as well as a late-night menu of small bites.

16 Mint Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10 pm,
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Happy Hour: Everyday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cross Street:
Mission and Market streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 543-5100

Website:
http://www.54mint.com/

Parking Details:
a Public Parking Garage is also available, located on the corner of Mission and 5th streets.

Public Transit:
Mint Plaza is located off of Fifth Street between Market and Mission Streets in San Francisco’s Central Market district. The Plaza is a short distance (approximately 1 block) from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations. Convenient MUNI bus lines include the 14 Mission, 15 Third, 30 Stockton, 45 Union and all Market Street routes.

Executive Chef:
Mattia Marcelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Ring in the New Year with a taste of Italy. Join us for our multi course menu for $90 per person, with optional wine pairing. 3 seatings available - 5pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm. Limited a la carte will be available. 72-hour cancellation fee.

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Mon - Thu 9:30PM - 9:45PM

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Private Dining

54 Mint offers several exclusive and semi-private room options. It can accommodate parties as large as 130 people and can seat groups on a single table for 25 people or less. Please email us at events@54mint.com for any party of 12 or more to get a quote and prix-fixe menu options.

54 Mint Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Business Meals (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Homemade pasta in a great space down a hidden alley

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Simple, delicious Roman classics using the freshest local ingredients. The “pinsa bread” they use to make their paninis is fabulous...!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Really great meal. Look forward to eating there again soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good food, great location, really nice ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent wait staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was tolerable, but the food killed our experience here. The pasta lacked flavor, as did the undercooked meatballs. Def will not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Cute restaurant and Tiramisu was good. We needed more attention. Took a while before we were greeted by our server, he didn’t check on us and Had to ask for water 3x. Finally the bus guy brought us some water.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was delicious. Great service.
Too bad the people next to us were talking too loud, but it's not the restaurant' s fault. When these people left we felt relieved and could have a conversation. Why do people don't realize how impolite and disrespectful is speaking and laughing so loudly in this country ?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The executives enjoyed their meal and the location was very handy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very friendly staff. They were knowledgeable and helpful when we ordered. Wine was good. We tried the Valpolicello and the Bottello (white) Both were good. The food was excellent, nicely served and very flavorful. The ambiance was a little cold. The high ceilings make for a noisy and uncozy atmosphere. Bathrooms down a lot of stairs, but clean and well-maintained.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We made reservations but none were needed. You don't get a particularly friendly reception when you walk in. My husband and father in law both immigrated from Italy but it didn't have a warm, Italian feeling. We sat down and explained we wanted to order family style. Within less than 10 minutes, 4 of the 6 plates we ordered we put on our table. We hadn't even been served wine and each plate must have been pre-prepared for that speed. I asked the waiter to slow down the service so our food would not get cold and we wouldn't have to rush. Less than two minutes later, the last two plates were served? What? I had to ask again for them to take two back to let us enjoy our food. Then the busser poured still water into our paid for sparkling water and a whole variety of specific misses in service ensued. The wait staff was not trained for American service. When the mistakes were made, no apologies were offered. The food was fine, not great, with some things done well and others mediocre. For that price point I'd expect really high quality food. The pana cotta we ordered was lovely, with a delicate flavor and perfect creamy consistency. However, it was just dumped on the plate...no thoughtful plating, without any true love of the food that I'd expect from an Italian restaurant. I wouldn't recommend the restaurant or go there again. There are many much better choices for Italian in SF at this price point.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was VERY mediocre. Had to send two dishes back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was incredible! Small menu, but pasta was absolutely delicious! My daughter said her pasta and her "Shirley Temple" was the best she ever had. I agree! Food was very fresh. The waiter was kind and helpful. We loved the ambience of the basement. I would highly recommend 54 Mint.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent authentic Italian food. Waiter was very passionate about the food and described all the dishes and wine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here this week. Her comment was best - "this feels like one of those places in Florence". More specifically, it didn't feel like techie San Francisco - all noise and hard edges. A bit old school and a bit euro and a bit really good food. We had a local buffalo mozzarella and grilled brocollini starter and fried smelts w/aoli. Simple sure, but very nice. The grilled brocollini was especially nice. We then shared Cacio e Pepi pasta and grilled lamb chops. Both were excellent. A good bottle of wine (Barolo) and all was good in the night.

Sometimes they have truffles...we missed them but will try again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This restaurant is a gem and truly authentic Italian. It has stood the test of time and done it well. The waiters quickly are like close friends explaining every ingredient with loving detail. Everyone is Italian and they imbuse your experience with old world passion. Order the buffalo cheese appetizer and you will be told about the elderly lady in Tomales Bay who has named all her cows and sells her cheese to only two restaurants in the area. Really a lovely place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were looking for a new place to eat after a theatre matinee. We saw this place listed on Open Table and thought we would give it a try. So glad we did! 54 Mint is awesome! The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding and we will surely recommend this place to friends. There were so many interesting choices on the menu we had a hard time deciding which entree to have. We wanted to try them all, so we will be back! In the meanwhile, treat your taste buds and go there. You won’t be disappointed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Our server had great insight on our wine selection to access my wife’s Abruzzi ancestry. Not our first time here, it’s become a regular stop when we’re in the City.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was atrocious. It was Dreamforce week and downstairs was taken over by a group and seemed to be getting all the attention from the servers. Received a different wine from the one ordered and took 3 times asking where the cocktail was that one of us ordered. Pastas however were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food, though visually appealing, lacked culinary prowess. The mixed salad was generous but the breadcrumbs garnish was too salty. Octopus was the most tender ever-perhaps too much so-and lacked any depth. The pastas were bland and forgettable.
As far as the service, my date felt pressured by the hovering waiter. His first words told us that they were busy so we should quickly order!
It’s too bad because it’s a great dining room, though rather noisy, and we won’t be going back.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Better than expected. Gnocchi and Octopus were outstanding!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great meal we both had lamb chops.
Had to share a table which can be hit or miss. It was just that the first group was not friendly at all but the 3 people from sales force were great.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have eaten here at least a dozen times since they opened several years ago. Never been disappointed. A simple menu with authentic and hearty Roman food. Great starters you can make an entire meal out of, terrific pasta, and always a few fresh and authentic main course large plates. The wine list is fantastic, and generally fairly priced, though you can drop a bundle on an older Barolo if you are a mind to. The waiters and bar tenders are very knowledgeable about the many obscure Italian regional wines.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome. Best Italian restaurant in SF

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 (München)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The bar is well stocked and the drink options and cocktails many. The restaurant offers traditional Italian cuisine and quite well made primi. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Exceptional food and service. We were there with our four (well behaved) teenagers and they loved the food also.

The bar made fabulous cocktails and the restaurant is beautiful. It sits high enough that you couldn't see the Ally, which is good.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Transported us back to Italy! Thank you!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We showed up early for a reservation and were seated right away. The cocktail menu is pretty sizable and I had a perfect Old Fashioned. The smelt appetizer was worth the price of admission. Salty and crunchy with a great tangy dip. The pasta dishes were well proportioned and thoughtful, with amazingly perfect pasta. I'm looking forward to another visit. Waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable, and offered great pairings.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

54 Mint was a tremendous find for me. I was just looking for a time what would work and, as luck would have it, I discovered it. I was meeting some people I'd not met before for a business dinner and we were all impressed. I had about the most succulent halibut I've had in a year - and I order that frequently. we had a great table downstairs surrounded by wine racks. It was bit noisy, but not too bad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service was great, very attentive without being overbearing. The food was good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing service with an impressive wine list!!!🍷👌

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very slow service
The room downstairs was a mishmash of chairs and tables-like going into an old basement
Mushroom pasta was luke-warm at best
Good bread

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dining was nice, food good although dining room a little loud. Drinks a little pricey. Good service. Good proximity to the Warfield Theater.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went to 54 Mint prior to a show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the food was fantastic. The service was very friendly and we are looking forward to going back sometime soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The ambiance was so delightful, the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing and I could have just stayed there for hours and enjoyed the atmosphere. Love it and will go back again when we visit San Francisco again, hopefully in the near future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Came on a weeknight with a reservation. After being sat, waited 30 minutes for a server to come by and acknowledge us. Pasta sounded fancier than it was, so I was surprised when I got a bowl of spaghetti and sauce. I'm all for simple dishes but was looking for something I can't make at home. I've been here before and have been impressed but after this experience won't be returning.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was my second visit to 54 Mint. This time wer went for dinner. We shared the octopus appetizer abd the charred broccolini and buffalo mozzarella appetizer and the special duck gnocchi. With two glasses of excellent white wine and the gelato, we were shocked at the price of our neal. I think this place is geared for business folks. It's conveniently located in downtown SF.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our waiter talked us into a $200 bottle of wine that was quite disappointing. Food took forever to serve and one of our dishes was cold when they brought it (they fixed it). We picked this restaurant because it was so highly rated on OpenTable (3rd disappointment in a row in San Francisco). Don’t go to San Francisco for the food if you come from Chicago. Average restaurants in Chicago are better and cheaper than the nicest restaurants in SanFrancusco.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was impeccable, great scene, beautiful presentation and pasta delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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