Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant

4.9
741 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 741 people are saying
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vipMabby
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food! We sat in a parklet and it will be nice when we can sit indoors.

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vipslochef
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in the city, history, tradition and family all wrapped up in beautiful and delicious food. My advice, start with the calamari, then lasagna and finish with cheesecake.

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Varbug
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great parklet, nice ambiance with good lighting, heaters and yet still felt like a special date night setting. Waiters attentive and helpful in making recommendations.

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JulieS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Safe. Delicious food. Excellent service. Wonderful experience.

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TerryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time at Gold Mirror. Classic old school Italian restaurant with really good food.
Wish they had a more extensive wine list. Calamari appetizer was fantastic.
Terry

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Gold Mirror team is A+. Great food with exceptional service. Our go to restaurant with the best parklet!

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AngeliqueR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food, oyster appetizers, lamb, veal, seafood pasta, meatballs and shrimp salad were delicious. The Vodka Gibson and Chiati were excellent too. We sat next to a loud bunch of 5, but overall it was a great experience. My dad had his second marriage wedding reception there over 25 years ago so it was nostalgic for him. He had the lamb and said it was the best lamb he had in his life, cooked to perfection.

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vipJimB
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Their outdoor parklets are well done.

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Gene
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 67th birthday at Gold Mirror on Friday night and had a most delightful time! After checking in with the friendly hostess Francesca, our table for four in the street added outdoor section turned out to be warm, amazingly quiet, and truly enjoyable.

Cocktails all around were tall and stiff :-)
Wines per glass for our separate dinner items were chosen well by the server.

Burratta alla Panna, Avocado Stuffed with Bay Shrimp, and the special Grilled Artichoke were delicious starters.

Rack of Lamb, Broiled Salmon, Poached Salmon, and my Chicken Parm, were served hot, and flavorful by our attentive staff.

So wonderful that our first venture out of our Covid lockdown (vaccinated x 4) was to THE Gold Mirror. Big thumbs up!

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ChrisK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first visit! Cannot wait to eat here again.

We had a last minute addition to our party. With current restrictions, this is challenging for restaurants and The Gold Mirror handled this in spectacular fashion. We were offered the chance to wait at the bar, we were the only ones! This was a huge plus and the staff made incredible accommodations for our party.

Then, the food! Wow! The meal was delicious from start to finish.

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viplyla9
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I made a reservation for my husband and I thinking we’re going to be in an area that had a heater. When we got there we were taken to her area where there was no heater and it was very unpleasant. That particular table should not be available because it’s very uncomfortable to eat in an area with no heat. The food is always good but something should be done about your outdoor heating. I was told the next time I should make an appointment for the Parklet. I was not told that when I went online to make the reservation.

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JONELLE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I love the lasagna. Pasta is fresh and delicate, sauce lovely. It is what I always order.
Service was pleasant and efficient as always--and friendly. I'm happy they are open again.
We sat outside which was a bit chilly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so nice to have Gold Mirrors delicious food and drinks!
We missed going there since Covid pandemic occurred!
We felt safe and protected while we wined and dined !!!!

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MorganR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Gold Mirror. You get a sense of the passion from the chefs in the quality of the food. My only concern (this one night) was that we were not made aware of the dining time limit. We were informed by the hostess our table needed to be vacated after I placed an order for an 'after-dinner' cappuccino. I was uncomfortable and unsure whether I could down a hot drink (which hadn't arrived at that time). I did respond to her that I had just ordered the hot drink. Our waiter visited and informed me 'not to worry, I removed the charge of the cappuccino, please take your time and enjoy it.' Which I tried to do. Overall, the food is great, the wait staff are dedicated, we highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasagna was one of the best I’ve ever had!

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vipDanteB
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & service. We look forward to returning soon.

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vipSMCorbett
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
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
46 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
5 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
4 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
6 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
26 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
33 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
2 reviews
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.

FAQs

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 4.9 stars by 741 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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