Da Flora

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Italian

Da Flora is an Italian restaurant that sits just on the outskirts of North Beach in San Francisco. Locals cherish this beloved restaurant for the painstakingly prepared meals and romantic atmosphere. During dinner service, the Murano glass chandelier is dimmed to create the perfect ambience for an intimate dinner, while the candlelit tables invite guests to sit and relax for a delicious meal.



Da Flora's Chef Jen McMahon has traveled extensively through the Italian countryside and urban centers to perfect her special brand of cooking. Her dishes take the heart and soul from traditional recipes and infuse them with a personality all their own. House-made sweet potato gnocchi in a sherry cream sauce with bacon and sage as well as Sicilian rosa bianca eggplant caponata crostini are perfect examples of the unique perspective Da Flora brings to the plate.


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vipEssex
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my boyfriend’s favorite restaurant soooo for his birthday I had to take him here! I am vegan and he is not but the staff was super accommodating! I am still dreaming of the pea crostini appetizer! I gave them notice of my dietary needs and they made a delicious pasta with artichokes and asparagus !!! My boyfriend had spare ribs and he loved them! They also brought out a cake with a candle for his birthday! It was super great! The food was delicious, the ambiance is always lovely and it was super special!

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BrittanyH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A feel-good, taste-great experience -- will add it to the list of local SF, family-owned businesses I want to support. As a native and advocate of our city, I hope Da Flora flourishes and shines in its honor of tradition, personal-touch and identity. A real craft it is, to so authentically entertain and delight restaurant guests, that Da Flora masters.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good experience all around

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vipFoodess
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My husband and I shared the Fava Bean Crostini.. very nice, overall, but could have used more salt, and cracked pepper, which was not on the table. I enjoyed the Risotto with Duck Ragu..but it was rather ordinary. My husband's dish, the Nettle Tagliatelle, had a truffle creme sauce, and was much better. We shared the Butterscotch Budino, $13, which did not have much flavor, and would not order again. Overall, nice atmosphere, and pretty good food.

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ThomasC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is excellent. Last visit was shared a Cesar, Sweet potato gnocchi and Pesce en brodo. The Pesce en brodo was mind blowing.

JB
vipJeBe
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All we ordered was delicious as usual, service is warm, friendly and professional. Old world Italian decor and small number of tables so pretty quiet.

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AmyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely owners and delicious food & wine! I recommend sharing lots of dishes.

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vipJaneS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect spot to bring your friends who love good food and who want to be able to carry on a relaxed conversation. It's great to be able to hear one's dinner companions without shouting. Especially because you'll be hearing your friends say yummmmm as they enjoy their meal. The Sangiovese by the glass is SO GOOD, just get a bottle. It opens up beautifully and is the perfect complement to any dinner. Service is attentive without being obtrusive and the food, ah the food, every dish is just wonderful. I had the pesce en brodo, my friends had the risotto with duck confit and the manicotti with spinach and ricotta. We were all absolutely delighted and completely sated.

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vipAredub
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, service, and ambiance were all wonderful. I was surprised by the final tally, though. Next time I'll take the 3 dollar signs more seriously.

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LeahR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always!

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Josondy
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect dinner. Keep doing what you're doing!

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KenK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A hidden gem in every sense of the word, where the food is simple perfection, the menu never less than enticing, the wine list short but perfectly matched to the range of food flavors, and an ambience that makes it appear Jen McMahon has invited you to her house for dinner.

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vipMarinfoodie
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at reasonable prices with personalized service.

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TubbyT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, friendly place with good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, thank you.

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vipCathy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is still a hidden neighborhood gem after all these years! It feels like you’re a guest in someone’s home. A great place when you want o have good conversation and great food.

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vipJLaw
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location, amazing food, lovely ambience. A neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I heard a lot of good reviews and that’s why we went. It was OK. Overall nothing was bad but nothing was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We will be back. Thank you thank you. Excellent

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vipGWild
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GEM!!! This may have been our favorite restaurant in SF! Super small - 11 tables ... MAKE A RESERVATION!!! Started with the gnocchi - nothing short of fabulous! Both the scallops and halibut special were exceptional. The owners - chef, Jen and partner in crime and life, Darren - have a hands on approach and truly want you to have an exceptional evening. They exceeded and then some!

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WilliamB
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top two favorite restaurants in San Francisco! I love this place, from the outstanding food to the top-notch wine list to the romantic and quirky atmosphere to the warm and friendly staff. Great value as well!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience from start to finish. Charming space, perfectly attentive staff, and wonderful, inventive meal. Da Flora will be on my short list whenever I’m in the city.

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LouD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in San Francisco!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

CL
vipCarolL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the restaurant and had a wonderful meal and experience. Will definitely return and have already recommended to others!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience as well as a fresh, creative, delicious menu. Highly recommend.

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vipJcat6
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place and was excited to show it off to a friend from DC. The atmosphere and service were great and welcoming as always, and my friend LOVED his food. I loved my app. But I could not bring myself to say aloud that my main dish—the pork chop—was just bland and dry. It is a cut that I never order out because it almost always is dry and over cooked. But I chanced it, hoping it would be like the perfect pork chop I had on a prior visit. Sadly, no. I still love the place and cannot wait to go back. But no more pork chops!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations and food was fantastic, service top notch , friendly, professional. Highly recommend!

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vipRichM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rolled the dice after looking online for San Fran restaurants and made reservations here. It is a small restaurant and the service and food is what I expect when going to well known 5 star restaurants. Our water was very knowledgeable on the menu and wine to pair with it. Next trip to the Bay Area we plan on going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, eclectic, romantic place to enjoy fresh, delicious and authentic food.

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vipRobinG
Sacramento
51 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I think De Flora is a sweet and romantic restaurant. The food is always fresh and delicious. It’s one of my favorite places to eat in North Beach.

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ThomasS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, and the Pork Chop dinner was excellent , can’t wait to return.

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vipScottA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen carries on the tradition established by Flora and MaryBeth, serving among the finest food available in SF!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an exceptional meal, that included amazing service in an environment that was like being in someone's home. My only regret was that I waited so long to try this place.

JM
vipJimM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Gnocchi my wife and I have ever had. The waiter recommendations were all on the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites when visiting SF. Always great!

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jenn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Da Flora for my fiancee's birthday. Da Flora was a win across the board! The food was excellent, from apps to entrees to homemade bread.

The service was also wonderful--our server was friendly and made some amazing recommendations. They were even able to accommodate us when we needed to add two more friends to our party.

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vipgategourmand
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic gem in the heart of North Beach. Great Venetian-inspired dishes and a small but well-curated wine list.

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maryB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Flora has very good food, the service is excellent and it is possible to talk rather than shout. All of this in a comfortable room , pleasantly decorated. I can't ask for much more.

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vipWorldTraveler
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Quiet, airy, attentive service, excellent food. Could not have been more pleasantly surprised.

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