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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RG
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites when visiting SF. Always great!

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

g
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

WT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A charming restaurant with lovely ambiance and delicious food! Service was warm and excellent. A definite neighborhood gem! My husband and I had the asparagus appetizer, spaghetti carbonara, pork chop and dessert. Everything was fantastic. Highly recommend!

a
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is magical. Best pasta I’ve had since my trip to southern Italy two years ago. Nicest staff. Wonderful experience all around.

BM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Charming, warm, delicious and authentic. Great for an intimate dinner or special occasion.

JC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jen and Darren are attentive and genuine! Or meal was spectacular. A truly lovely experience!

BC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming ambiance and great food

LP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here since 1998 for the delicious, thoughtfully prepared food and welcoming atmosphere. The handmade pastas are so delicious! I was in town with my teenage son for his spring break, and I was excited to introduce him to Da Flora. He loved it of course, and we’ll be back again with the whole family - hopefully soon!

AL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service!

D
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. First time there, but it won’t be the last!
Family owned and wonderful staff. Food was delicious, and the ambience was lovely, friendly and comfortable. It’s on Columbus near Filbert. I eat out all the time, but this was one of the best total dining experiences I’ve had in a long tome.

GG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great little North Beach neighborhood restaurant. Their risotto is one of -- if not the -- best in San Francisco. Good affordable wine selection.

m
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, wonderfully accommodating, and with a menu to match. Just a truly lovely evening, thank you.

TT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Charming atmosphere with a creative menu and delicious food.

GA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal in a quiet, intimate atmosphere. You feel Ike you are the only customer they are serving. The service was fantastic. Our waiter recommended an excellent wine pairing, and the risotto and gnocchi were delicious. Will definitely go back again when I’m in Dan Francisco

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely happy service. The wonder is lovely. A tiny bit rushed but I assume that is because we had a 6pm res on a Friday night and they needed to get a second and possibly third seating in.

DL
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The pastas are so delicate and fresh. The salads are very creative. Even the wine selections are first rate, and reasonably priced. The husband and wife team are gracious, knowledgeable and very approachable. Food of this quality is often accompanied by a pretentious air. Da Flora is such a comfortable place it is like going to a good friend's house - except this is a friend who is an amazing chef.

LM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took some out of town visitors and everyone loved this resturant

H
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love Da Flora. The ambiance and food are terrific.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience from start to finish!

RG
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always delightful.

LT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small but interesting menu; wait staff is friendly and attentive. Our sense was that there were a lot of local regulars who appreciated the quality of the restaurant. Definite return visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, atmosphere and food!!!! Will definitely revisit again!

CM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the first restaurant we go to in San Francisco and it never disappoints. Great atmosphere and service. Get the gnocchi and try something you wouldn’t ordinarily order because it’s going to taste great. The wines are good.

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate, eclectic, warm & welcoming, Da Flora is one of the brightest gems in a city of fabulous restaurants. Every dish is a star (warning: don't pass up the gnocchi), the small wine list is carefully chosen to beautifully pair with the food and the service is impeccable.

VM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This remains one of my favorite restaurants in the city! From the decor to the tastes to the delightful waitstaff and chef every detail is considered while not pretentious. I was also very happy to see Flora herself there as a customer the last time I visited. A very unique and special place full of creativity and art.

SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience. Our waiter was fantastic and very engaging. Would highly recommend.

OT
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening, with superior service, food and ambience. We loved every moment. This is a special place with attention to every detail. Simply lovely.

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