Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant

4.8
725 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Gold Mirror is a true San Francisco staple. Originally a New Orleans speakeasy opened in 1929, the restaurant was purchased by Di Grande family, from Augusta Sicily, in 1969 serving Italian specialties and a sense of home.

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”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 725 people are saying
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vipSMCorbett
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

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vipDick
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Been too long. Veal was excellent. Pizza fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful! Outside dining was warm and comfortable. The server was attentive and our dishes arrived quickly. The food was great as usual!
Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AdamHei
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails and pasta.

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BobS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent! They are consistent and never disappoint. Alonzo is the best waiter ever !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! One of our favorite neighborhood spots!

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vipsfsunset
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDJFfromSF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Gold Mirror is fantastic. Authentic Italian food and great friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, incredible food, and an overall great dining experience for our whole family.

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GraylinT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JONELLE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BridgetC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Amazing!!! The Seafood Combo was exquisite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved Gold Mirror !

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LaniC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipKathleenS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and excellent cuisine!
We will be back!
Appreciate the excellent outdoor area built for our current Covid situation.
Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best neighborhood gem! Food is outstanding.

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vipMahana
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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SuzanneC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Lasagna, bar, and service

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vipLiveLaughLoveNDance
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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viplynnet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious meal and great ambience

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Reese
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was sensational as well as the food.

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HowieC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipsfsunset
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PaulT
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipPeterP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the outdoor dining room experience.
Staff provided excellent service, food was delicious.
Our favorite neighborhood dining!

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GoriR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JC
JudyC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DanteB
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! Food was delicious.

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RandyR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

Perfect!

Well done, Gold Mirror! Keep going! I'll be back - next time, with more friends....

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Justine
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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foodlover
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their web-site says "handcrafted food" my daughter added and made with love. Great food, great service, what more can a diner ask for.

JW
JoannaW
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience in these tough times. Thank you for making our night!

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KLew
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipDebpiv
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service great food great staff! Highly recommend.
Deborah

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Magwheels
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ElizabethD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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vipChris
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food and service. Very loud. Tables extremely close together - backs of chairs of table behind us touched our chairs.

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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.

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