Da Flora

4.9
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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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TT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, friendly place with good food

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, thank you.

C
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.

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

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

OT
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GW
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!

WB
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!

OT
San Francisco
2 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.

LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in San Francisco!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

CL
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
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
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!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RM
San Francisco
4 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

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RG
Sacramento
48 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.

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

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

SA
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!!

OT
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
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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites when visiting SF. Always great!

j
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.

g
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.

B
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.

WT
New York Area
18 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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

JC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming ambiance and great food

LP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

D
Miami
93 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Charming atmosphere with a creative menu and delicious food.

GA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.