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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Sun 9:00PM - 9:00PM

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

4.4

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Business Meals (21)
Good for a Date (19)
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Notable Wine List (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Live Music (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Halibut presentation was unappetizing. Pasta carbonara meat was chewy and not flavorful. Service was good but overall a disappointing dining experience. Restaurant was hard to locate without a GPS to guide us. Not recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was best I have had in San Francisco, food came out with perfect timing and was delicious

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Every course was terrific. I really appreciated getting 3 lamb chops instead of the typical two for the second course. My wife's cauliflower "flan" was to die for. Arrived an hour early for our reservation, but were seated in about 20 minutes. Brought my own Brunello...$30 corkage higher than typical for me, but SF is not an inexpensive place to dine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

So so delicious and staff is great! Very quaint and cute

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The waiters were really friendly and nice!! The food was awesome as well!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I was expecting the food to be good after reading all the good reviews. Unfortunately, none in our party enjoyed the meal. Thr appetizer was decent. And that's it. The risotto was a tad too tangy. The halibut was bland. It lacked salt and pepper and the plating was not intuitive at all. Even the dessert wasn't good either. So it was quite disappointing since we went to this restaurant to celebrate our friends' wedding and Valentine's Day. Service was good though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We got to 54 Mint 30 mins early for our reservation. Checked in with the hostess and she assured us that we might be able to get our table early within 10mins. Great! So we waited around. 10min came, 15min, 20mins, she keeps saying in a few mins. Finally, at our reservation time, we were seated. Now I was there for my wedding anniversary but I was also there with my two year old daughter and if you been to the restaurant before, there really is no area to wait inside. So the three of us waited outside for 30mins for our reservation time to come up. I just think she should have been clear that our table wouldn’t be ready early and we could have came back but everytime I checked in with her, she kept telling me a few more minutes. We got seated and ordered two pastas and two mains. The pastas came out at a relatively reasonable time but qualitu was very different. One pasta was amazing but one was very poorly done. Really heavy on the salt and pasta was not fully cooked even to Al Dente. My daughter and wife still enjoyed the pasta so we just moved on looking forward to our mains. Well... between the pasta and our mains, there was a good 50 minute wait. What’s more is unknown to us, we suddenly had a new waiter start serving us half way through our meal. That I didnt mind as this guy served us last time we were there. But the 50 mins wait for our mains really bothered me as my two year old had finished her meal and was getting rather antsy again from waiting. Finally our mains came and boy, again heavy handed of salt on both dishes. My wife’s steak was also overcooked to what she requested. As much as we wanted to send it back, we didn’t want to wait another 50mins for it to come back especially with my two year old reaching her bedtime. So we finished and left, i didnt even finish my main. I can understand it being an off night, but on my wedding anniversary? Really?

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We arrived earlier than our reservation and the hostess graciously found a table and sat us right away. The service was outstanding and the food was exceptional . You felt like you were dining in Italy . Everything was authentic and and fresh. We would definitely go back. Best lamb chops!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had tickets to Book of Mormon. Made early reservations so we could dine and relax before the show. Everything was excellent...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The pasta was superb!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I love it here!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Really solid mid Market/mid-Mission lunch spot. A tucked away gem with great Italian comfort food at reasonable prices. Good for small-mid sized groups. Service is very good, and unrushed as it should be. If you are in a hurry, let them know.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I thought the restaurant was small and rustic. The Italian food was different but good. The Servers went out of their way to make you comfortable. The one Issue was finding the restaurant for the first time. The restaurant Had a nice feel for locals as well as visitors.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We took our daughter for a weekday birthday lunch and chose this restaurant due to it being close to her school! Could not have chosen a better Italian restaurant and our food was very authentic, fresh and delicious! We just spent two weeks in Italy, and this was just as good if not better than food we had there! Had the best sparkling Rose we have ever had! Server was very sweet and attentive! They even allowed me to bring in the birthday cake I had made for my daughter! Kind of a tucked away area away from the crazys, so don’t worry when you try to find a parking space! 😁 Will be back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Getting even better with time - porchetta and sformata appetizers, fettucini with venison, buccatoni amitriciana.. delicious. We prefer the cellar - quieter and very cozy!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was exemplary and the wine a 2010 Grifola a perfect match!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome, we showed up early and were willing to wait while having a drink at bar. They had our table ready early so we had no wait. Food and service were excellent which is why we come back every year on our annual trip to the Bay Area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We didn't know what to expect, but wow! Food was authentic Italian and delicious. Fantastic - want to go back and will definitely recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Just wonderful food. Somewhat bistro-style Italian. Not excessively fancy, but fancy enough.
Wonderful food clearly made from very fine ingredients. The pasta dishes, in particular, were fantastic. Service was friendly and attentive. The only negative is that the downstairs dining room (in a basement) suffers a bit from noise reverberation/reflection. If you're sensitive to this, you'll be happier upstairs. I've eaten there several times now, and never been disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Reservation was at 7:30, we didn't get seated until 8:00. Getting water and a drink took until 8:20. Waiter disappeared before we were done with dinner and had to flag a new waiter down. We saw our waiter leaving, changed out into his street clothes and clearly done for the night. Was very disappointing service but great food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Booked a table at 54 Mint while in San Francisco for a short visit. The restaurant was crowded, but the hostess acknowledged us immediately. The wait staff were attentive and pleasant. The menu was interesting and we enjoyed everything we ordered (appetizers, pastas, ox tails, and dessert). We brought our own wine. Although the restaurant was noisy, it was altogether a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Loved the waiters and the ambiance. But the Carbonara which two of ordered lacked flavor and since was too thick. Apps we had were good and shellfish dish my husband has was good.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Best Italian food I’ve had (other than being in a italy itself!) Server gave us a tour of Italy through the nodes of the food. Must check it out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 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 11, 2018

Good food but not amazing

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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 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 9, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great dinner

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was great, The food was delicious, the place is a little hide, just as a recommendation and it's nothing to do with the restaurant, but I rather to make this to everybody "careful where you park" when you go to the restaurant

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 4, 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 30, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 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 29, 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 28, 2017

Great service and place for pre-theater!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Homemade pasta in a great space down a hidden alley

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (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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