Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant
The Gold Mirror offers an increasingly hard-to-find experience of great culinary skill with an extremely welcoming atmosphere accompanied by a storied wine and cocktail program. The Gold Mirror has been a neighborhood tradition for over 50 years while continuing to serve as a sense of home for all San Franciscans.
BEST SAID BY THE SF Chronicle’ Jonathan Kauffman “Gold Mirror, at 50, remains a constant in a changing city”
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
provimi veal, hand-dipped ricotta, and parmigiano reggiano stuffing baked in a red and white sauce
Daily Pasta Special
abalone style, sautéed with shallots, garlic, and sauvignon blanc, served with rice and vegetables
What a find!! We felt welcome from the minute we entered. They were running a few minutes behind and apologized profusely. We were glad they were busy. They made us comfortable for the entire 10 minutes extra we waited (!!!). The bartender was a true mixologist, and the wait staff was professional, engaging, and just ..... good. The food is old school and delicious. We had beef and fish and both were actually flawless. I'm a tad chatty, and the hostess engaged me without making feel like I was bothering them. It was just an exceptional experience. Definitely a neighborhood place - there were regulars everywhere. We are going to become regulars. Good food is always a great find - add in a really nice experience with staff and ambience - stellar!!
Great meal. Been too long. Veal was excellent. Pizza fantastic.
Everything was wonderful! Outside dining was warm and comfortable. The server was attentive and our dishes arrived quickly. The food was great as usual!
Wonderful cocktails and pasta.
Always excellent! They are consistent and never disappoint. Alonzo is the best waiter ever !
Love this place! One of our favorite neighborhood spots!
Kudos to Gold Mirror for making the best of a tough situation. Food was fabulous, better than ever, and the creative use of outdoor space is great. The overhead heaters are individually controlled and can be adjusted by the friendly staff to your liking. A great night out!
The Gold Mirror is fantastic. Authentic Italian food and great friendly service.
Exceptional service, incredible food, and an overall great dining experience for our whole family.
This was my second time there. The first time was for my anniversary. I must have passed by this place a thousand times but friend kept recommending it. They had outdoor COVID seating so we gave it a try. It was an amazing experience all around. Th chicken parm was on point. We went back for my partners birthday with two friends. I had the seafood dish which was also, on point. No negatives. Dress warm tho.
I go there especially for the lasagne--full of flavor and cheese.
We had the misfortune of RAIN. Still we went with a blanket and bundled up. In the end, they put us in an upstairs room. Tables were well spaced--only 4--and the waitstaff were masked. They were oh so pleasant, efficient and friendly.
Everything was Amazing!!! The Seafood Combo was exquisite
Have always loved Gold Mirror !
Warm, friendly, comfy neighborhood spot serving traditional Italian cuisine on the northwest corner of 18th Avenue and Taraval Street in the Sunset/Parkside district. Tasty, generous portions that won’t break the bank. Nice touch in offering to prepare my salmon a bit differently than the menu offering. Casual enough to get away from home yet fancy enough to impress out of town friends and family.
Great place and excellent cuisine!
We will be back!
Appreciate the excellent outdoor area built for our current Covid situation.
The best neighborhood gem! Food is outstanding.
We have been to the Gold Mirror in pre-Covid times so were happy to see they have created an outdoor dining option. It is not the most appealing space but with appropriate spacing, the customary Gold Mirror service and, most important, there same excellent authentic Italian cuisine.
As usual the food and the fun of being in our favorite Italian restaurant were top notch! The outside seating works great and the cocktails and food are just so good ... it. Makes us so happy we can go to the Gold Mirror again! I recommend this for anyone in San Francisco, it’s just so good.
Excellent Lasagna, bar, and service
Food: Delicate and delicious. I love this restaurant to take a break from Keto to enjoy their pasta dishes. At this visit, a first since COVID began, I apparently made enough appreciative faces, my friend was making fun of me in a good way.
Value: For the quality, quite good. Their wine selection makes it even better.
Seating/Ambiance: Well, it is making most of limited outside seating. Even then, I thought it was well done. Narrow path can make getting wait staff attention a bit tricky if you are at the very end, but easy enough.
Safety: I feel this is an important category now to consider. We felt perfectly good with spacing of tables, staff and guest demeanor alike.
Looking forward to being back
delicious meal and great ambience
Outdoor dining was sensational as well as the food.
Gold Mirror was a great experience, given during this covid 19 pandemic, they had outdoor seating and it was perfect. They had heat lamps in the outside seating area, the food was amazing, the service was excellent, they had a full bar so the cocktails were fantastic. Had a blast I will definitely come back.
Wow. Gold Mirror has really stepped up to the plate to make the Covid outdoor dining experience in SF top notch. Most fun we’ve had in 6 months. As expected, there’s a somewhat limited menu right now but it’s all fabulous! Hats off to them for serving the community in such a special way.
Ordered the lasagne and the pork chops which was part of the specials. Lasagne was very good - not too much cheese and the sauce was very good. Pork chop was moist and tasty. Server was attentive.
We enjoyed the outdoor dining room experience.
Staff provided excellent service, food was delicious.
Our favorite neighborhood dining!
This was the first time in 6 months I’ve been to my favorite restaurant in San Francisco! I would have preferred to be inside it was nice to see them adapt to the pandemic! Highly recommend!
The outdoor structure was very tasteful. Very nice wood with attractive lattice on the top. Nice lighting, heaters .. white tablecloth dining outdoors! When I didn't see my favorite .. calamari steak .. on the menu I asked the waiter if it was ever a special and he said yes. He then said that perhaps the kitchen would make it for me. And sure enough they did!!! We had a cocktail, fabulous appetizer and loved our entire dinner. Just a great time!
The owners have done a great job providing an outdoors dining experience. Together with the wonderful food from the kitchen & very professional service, it’s one of my favorite places to dine anywhere.
A wonderful experience! Food was delicious.
This was my first time at the Gold Mirror, and I am pleased to say that it was time well spent. The Minestrone soup was truly of homemade quality and flavor, and the cannelloni was excellent! Plus, the spuomi was of a generous portion, and the cappuccino was perfect!
Well done, Gold Mirror! Keep going! I'll be back - next time, with more friends....
Fabulous outdoor seating setup at this wonderful Italian restaurant! Everything we’ve eaten here is delicious and tastes fresh. Highly recommend the cioppino, cannelloni and veal scaloppini.
Their web-site says "handcrafted food" my daughter added and made with love. Great food, great service, what more can a diner ask for.
Great outdoor dining experience in these tough times. Thank you for making our night!
Due to COVID , It was outside dining by the staff handled themselves very professionally. Food is always delicious. Don’t let COVID stop you from enjoying the Gold Mirror!
Great service great food great staff! Highly recommend.
We went there tonight, after the corona virus outbreak. We got the same awesome Gold Mirror food and service without the usual crowded dining room. Go have a great dinner, support a local business and numerous people in the service industry, and at the same time you don't have to worry about being packed together like sardines.
We have never had a bad meal at the Gold Mirror. The food is always excellent, the service professional and friendly and the drinks are excellent as well. We will always go to the Gold Mirror it is our favorite restaurant.
This restaurant has great food and service. II also like the ambiance and the tables are covered with white cloth. In light of the coronavirus, the manager made sure to sanitize their menus and chairs. If you like Calamari Steak, you should not miss this place. Their chicken cacciatore is also a standout!
Good food and service. Very loud. Tables extremely close together - backs of chairs of table behind us touched our chairs.
Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 564-0401.
Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 725 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.