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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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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4.4

service

4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
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Local Ingredients (7)
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Quiet Conversation (5)
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Attentive, accommodating service.

The pasta dish we (two of us) shared was uninspired

The calamari was good but small

The lamb chops were perfect.

The drinks were very good.

All and all a solid place

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food but not amazing

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very fresh, tasty food in a beautiful setting. A nice way to have Italian fare without a pure starch approach

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is one of my favorite go-to restaurants near Union Square. It has a nice European ambiance and excellent food. I've never been disappointed. Unfortunately our waiter got no part of my order right - none. But the hostess was wonderful, and others picked up the slack. All-in-all, very nice, and I will look forward to returning.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful dining exoerience! Excellent cuisine, perfect service, and vibrant ambiance.
Jim, Rodger & furry Honey

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ristorante italianissimo, cibo ottimo, servizio anche, atmosfera rilassante anche se un po’ spartana ma comunque in linea con lo stile del posto. Nel complesso però molto buono tutto.

Tags: Vegan, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was even better. We were there for my wife's birthday and they took fantastic care of me.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This used to be one of favorite restaurant for pasta. However, our last meal there was a complete disappointment. The flavor was lacking in both the appetizers and pasta. The POLPETTE in BiANCO was bland and tasted like cooked ground beef. The first time the pasta came out, all three dishes were cold. They felt like they had been sitting on the counter for some time. When the dishes were served the second time, the flavor of the FETTUCCiNE ai FUNGHi was bland. the mushroom used were not fresh...tasted like canned mushrooms. The only redeeming dish was the tiramisu.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great time and enjoyed the hospitality of the servers and hosts.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service and place for pre-theater!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was OK, but the service was outstanding.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love this place - great food, lovely ambiance and good selection of vino

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time dining here, with husband and another couple. Our waiter was Italian, born in Modena, which made it feel authentic. He was willing to converse with us, even though our Italian language skills were not stellar. Had cacio e pepe,--one of my favorite pasta dishes--and it was very good. Homemade pasta, cooked al dente.Best rendition of this dish for me outside of Rome. Husband had the oxtail, which was delicious, made with fine products, and perfectly cooked. The only con here is the neighborhood, which is a hangout for denizens of the night. I will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Homemade pasta in a great space down a hidden alley

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good food, great service even though my server forgot my coffee at the end. Birthday dinner with my gal, they gave us free dessert :)
Super friendly staff, the waiters were engaging and recommended some dishes which I appreciated.
Slightly over-price but I understand - it is SF.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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 (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 ?

Tags: Cozy
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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
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was fantastic. We had some unique but authentic dishes and the service was great. Would recommend for an intimate get together or date.

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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