Fior D'Italia

4.6
1085 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Let Chef Gianni Audieri create a feast for your senses in the legendary San Francisco restaurant! Located in lively North Beach, Fior d"Italia offers fine Italian dining in a welcoming, elegant and fun atmoshere.

Enjoy a classic cocktail or glass of fine wine at the 1920's solid Mahogany and brass bar while chatting with locals and tourists alike. Or enjoy privacy at one of the intimate tables located by the window.

Dine in the warmly lit dining room and enjoy a classic Northern Italian dish cooked from only the finest and freshest ingredients. Known for his wide range of organic ingredients, homemade pastas and sumptuous entrees, Chef Gianni has a creation to please every palette.

"The Fior is a labor of love" says Chef Gianni. "This business is tough but when you love cooking traditional Italian cuisine, it becomes a way of life...and fun too!"

Whether on business or pleasure, come dine with us at the Oldest Italian Restaurant in America!

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vipBrad
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in The City by far. Wonderful meal, wine selection, service, ambiance. It couldn’t be better. Really sorry to see it closed down by the governor and the mayor-outside dining was very, very safe and the staff were very, very careful. Can’t wait for it to reopen-we will be the first ones to come back. We will miss you, Fior!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our absolute San Francisco favorites. The food and hospitality are always perfect.

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vipbarbarao
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food is great and service is excellent. warm and friendly.

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vipElizabethE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, as well as the food, was terrific!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buonissimo! The service was spectacular and the food was so yummy! My parents dined back in 1996 for their 7th wedding anniversary and were gifted Sambuca glasses from the restaurant. My mom ended up accidentally breaking on the glasses years later, and emailed Fior d’Italia and telling them the sad story. They no longer had the Sambuca glasses but sent her a few wine glasses for her to gift my dad for their 25th wedding anniversary! Here we are years later and I just moved here in August. We had been patiently waiting for the restaurant to open up and I’m so happy they finally did. The wait was well worth it!! Grazie mille!

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vipBrad
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy they have reopened--they haven't missed a step--our server, Israel was outstanding, the food was delicious, the service impeccable! This has become our favorite restaurant in The City.

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vipAlexU
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Half the lunch menu wasn't available. Italian restaurant "out of" meatballs, "out of" sausage" ... Didn't leave too much else to select. Then I didn't get my open table points, even though the reservation was made through open table, presumably because my husband picked up the tab.

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PEMA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food consistently good! Staff pleasant & enjoyed live music

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vipbabs824
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, incredible food. I was there with my nephew and his girlfriend. I had the burrata salad which I shared and we had the gnocchi, spaghetti pesto, and the prawns. Every thing was incredible. Hoping the small crowd was due to a Monday night...

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any restaurant where the noise level is low gets five stars from me.....plus the food was excellent.

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vipViaBahia
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very nice "off the beaten path" restaurant. Food was traditional and we enjoyed our Veal Piccata and the Bolognese. The pasta tasted really fresh. Especially enjoyed the atmosphere with the piano playing the background, not a bunch of load music blaring so we actually enjoyed talking to each other during dinner!!

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vipmarinlark
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in SF as a child, I remember Fior fondly. And coming back after all these years it didn't disappoint. The service was warm, personal and just the right amount. Attention to every detail. Lovely piano music in was played. White table clothes and a great wine list. Amazing traditional Italian food and perfect recommendations. If you want a throw-back Italian dinner that is reminiscent of old SF (from the oldest Italian restaurant in the US!) try Fior. Parking was also easy (and while they have valet, it wasn't active on this Thursday evening).

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vipHendu
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t ask for a better experience.

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bobbig
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Restaurant for business and pleasure!!!

Service was superb

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MilanP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was poor - in fact pathetic. This was my marriage anniversary and I had chosen to go to that restaurant and it was an absolute disaster of a choice.

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vipTizapano
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Lalo and the staff are amazing. The food and drinks great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had jazz music! Amazing old world experience!

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vipsids
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous
Great ambiance and a friendly staff
Nice happy hour at the bar.

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vipBrad
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Fior was a wonderful place for lunch. Intimate atmosphere, great food and service, our waiter Gil was wonderful. It is our “go to” place in the City.

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vipTalush
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place . Authentic .

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RLJK
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I had while traveling in San Francisco.

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JenniferC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully warm server and host, so friendly, food was excellent. The homemade pasta was extra special and we loved the love music, not overwhelming, just right!

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RobHoonan
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Camerieri in sala gentilissimi, un po’ meno quelli in cucina con pessimi apprezzamenti le clienti,

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vipBhojan
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We went for NewYears eve dinner and the quality of the food was poor and not much taste. Ambiance was ok and the server could have been a bit more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome authentic Italian food. Service and food was great even on New Year’s Eve.

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vipBrad
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Israel, our waiter, was great. Went for lunch, came back a few hours later for a bowl of soup, bar scene was similar to “Cheers”. Our go to place in the city, never disappoints, always great.

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VickiF
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was so good I thought the service was a little on the slow side he’s a very nice waiter . I would highly recommend this restaurant very nice atmosphere and there’s a history behind this restaurant that’s incredible. I would definitely return

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vipLovenortherncalifornia
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place for a late night Christmas Day dinner. Food and drink good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Sat in a draft, waiters kept bumping my chair and carrying plates and pitchers over our heads. Yes, it was Christmas, but surely they've been busy before in all these years. No valet parking available. Lasagne was very good.

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foodiefamily
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Deelish!!! Friendly maitre d' welcomed us warmly and enthusiastically, and seated us right away although we were almost 1/2 hour early for our reservation. It seemed like they quickly got slammed, but our service was outstanding, and the food was excellent, so we really weren't affected in the least. What great teamwork! We plan to return again very soon. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida de muy buena calidad

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vipMarrone
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff very efficient and knowledgeable. They make you feel at home

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mhm99
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Is a very nice restaurant that I visit every time I visit San Francisco. This hear I visited 12/23. Last year was on Christmas day and it was also a great experience.

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dsperry
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Fior D'Italia but the first for our son and his family. Our son's comment said it best "this place makes you feel welcoming and not like a tourist"! The food was so delicious and very generous, even the grandchildren enjoyed themselves. For great food, atmosphere and service, this is the place to go!

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SaraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner here on a recent Saturday night. We were seated immediately and our server greeted us right away. We ordered drinks which arrived almost instantly and were exactly as ordered. We shared the clams and mussels appetizer, which was absolutely delicious. Shared a Caesar salad, it was bet good. I had the veal chop and hubby had the braised rabbit, both were outstanding! We loved the ambiance of this SF classic, and look forward to going again sometime soon!

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diningoutfan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious... soup, salads, main courses! The service was perfect!

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vipDavidK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. A real Gem in SF. Will be back again soon.

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GhislaineC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It’s a bit overrated for the price, based on our experience. There is a lot of italian restaurants around the block that could be a better option.

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vipquiet
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall we had a very enjoyable evening. Our server Eddy was cordial and prompt. He seemed to be forgetful, and had to return to the table to be reminded of what we ordered to drink. For the main course I ordered rack of lamb, and Eddy responded with, "Yes, Sella D'Agnello al Forno", so he heard me correctly. When our main courses arrived I had the New York Steak instead of the rack of lamb that I ordered. I chose not to mention it, as I didn't want to spoil my wife's evening or delay her meal. Actually the steak was fair, and who would complain about receiving a steak for dinner? But I think I should mention it now. Everything else was fine, and we look forward to dining with you again soon. John Stedman.

FAQs

Fior D'Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Fior D'Italia is rated 4.6 stars by 1085 OpenTable diners.

Fior D'Italia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fior.com/gift-certificates.

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 bookings at the moment.