About Fior D'Italia

2237 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
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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!

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner: Daily 3:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Chestnut Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 986-1886

Website:
http://www.fior.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every Wednesday 6-9pm and Sundays 2:30-5:30pm.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking for dinner. $9 per car for the first 3 hours. And special requests for lunch for large parties.

Public Transit:
The Powell-Mason Cable Car drops off Taylor and Francisco Sts-1 block away.
The Stockton 30 bus line drops off on Columbus and Chestnut Sts.-2 blocks away.
The 47 Van Ness drops off North Point and Mason Sts.-2 blocks away.
The F-Market Streetcar drops off at Fisherman"s Wharf -5 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Gianfranco Audieri

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour 4-6pm everyday. Half off all well spirits, beer, wine by the glass and bar food

Restaurant Photos

Private Dining

We have 4 private dining rooms which seat from 6 up to 220 guests. Audio/visual equipment available at no extra charge.

Fior D'Italia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

neighborhood gem (36)
special occasion (29)
romantic (29)
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good for groups (22)
fit for foodies (15)
notable wine list (7)
vibrant bar scene (5)
great for lunch (4)
kid-friendly (4)
hot spot (2)
great for outdoor dining (2)
late-night find (1)
great for brunch (1)
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food3
ambience3
service2
value2

Nice back story and the waiter was friendly, but..

Dined 3 days ago

the food was a little meh. Nice location - walking distance to Bimbo's 365 club. Not crowded. Able to take our time eating and chat... weren't rushed at any time

food3
ambience4
service4
value2

Food was $$$$ for what you got.

Dined 4 days ago

Chicken. How is a chicken breast $25? It came with 3 over cooked potato slices???? My lady had the steak. I will give some props to the steak...that was pretty good. With the segment of food I tasted and the prices I saw on the menu I won't be turning back. Gimme a break. Not worth it.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

Food was absolutely delicious and the li ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

Food was absolutely delicious and the live jazz band added to a really wonderful meal. Freshly made pasta was particularly good!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Honeymoon trip

Dined on April 21, 2016

Four D'italia was recommended to us by my dentist in KnoxvilleTN. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. This small authentic Italian restaurant is truly a treat. Food was excellent! There was even a small jazz band entertaining which was very special to us. Within a couple of blocks to where we stayed so it was an easy walk to and from

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience2
service5
value4

The food was wonderful, however the plac ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

The food was wonderful, however the place really needs a coat of paint and some TLC.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

A little ho hum

Dined on April 10, 2016

Chose this restaurant because I was looking for a classic North Beach restaurant to take some out of town visitors. It was really just okay. The service was very attentive, but the food was pretty uninspired and frankly a bit dull.

food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Oldest does not mean the best

Dined on April 8, 2016

We chose this restaurant since it is the oldest Italian restaurant in the country. It is within walking distance of the Wharf, China Town, Union Square, etc. It has a nice atmosphere and decent service. The menu is small. The food was a bit of a disappointment. The tomato sauce was creamy. The bread was warm, but with a very hard shell. There are many Italian restaurants in the area with better food, but you can say you went to the oldest in the country!

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

nice place

Dined on April 6, 2016

Visiting SF from NY - celebrating wedding anniversary. Was the perfect spot for our quiet celebration. Food was wonderful!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Crazy night at Fior!

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

I took a friend there this past Saturday night. The place was unbelievably busy - somewhat unusual for Fior. Most of the folks were dressed in 20's garb and were attending the Art Deco event at Bimbo's. As a result, the place was more hectic than usual and the wait staff a little rattled. Suggest you check before you go to ensure they aren't having a big party - especially if you are trying to have a restful and/or romantic dinner.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service2
value3

Delicious food, romantic environment.

Dined on March 21, 2016

Lovely hidden restaurant in the heart of North Beach.

Tags: romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

As usual, the food and service were exce ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

As usual, the food and service were excellent. We are never disappointed.

food5
ambience4
service5
value3

fun early dinner

Dined on March 19, 2016

Overall, we had a very good experience here. Our waiter was great, so personable. The food was very good. There were a couple of large parties at the same time and that was a bit challenging for our server, but the manager jumped right in to assist. Overall, we were pleased. There were a few little glitches, but nothing serious. We would dine there again.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Italian

Dined on March 19, 2016

Our entire experience was great. The food was spot on, some of the best Italian fare I have had outside Italy. It was a totally enjoyable experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service3
value1

Ain't What It Used to Be!!

Dined on February 29, 2016

We'd been to the Fior many, many times in its former location. (over many, many years). This was the first time at the Mason Street location. What a difference - in a negative sense! Our group all felt the food quality was less than the "old days" and was very overpriced (maybe reflecting the rent). $36 for a few pieces of very average veal was typical of the menu. We'll try many of the other Italian restaurant in the North Beach Area before we go back to the Fior -- just take a look at Tripadvisor for many of the options.

food4
ambience4
service4

This place was just what my husband and ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

This place was just what my husband and I wanted; classic, authentic, Italian. The ambiance was perfect, classic north beach store front on a quiet street, pre-war architecture, white tablecloth. My husband ordered the New York steak and it was great!

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

The food was very nicely prepared and tasty!

Dined on February 27, 2016

Great food, energetic but sophisticated ambiance in a great neighborhood location. Full bar, but the wine list provided all that was needed. Good for a date night or family gathering, either one.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

My most favourite place in North Beach. ...

vip
Dined on February 24, 2016

My most favourite place in North Beach. Everything about this restaurant is wonderful

food5
ambience4
service5

The host (Lalo) and our server (Gilberto ...

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

The host (Lalo) and our server (Gilberto) were wonderful. They even took the kids into the kitchen for gelato... Drinks, food and wine were excellent - old school Italian with newness including creative salads and gluten free pasta options as well. We are San Francisco locals and we will go back again and again

food5
ambience4
service5

Delicious salad and entree. Enjoyed the ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

Delicious salad and entree. Enjoyed the live music! Service always excellent.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

This was a wonderful place to have dinne ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

This was a wonderful place to have dinner for our 10 year anniversary. The food was amazing and everyone from the moment we walked in to the moment we left was attentive to our needs.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Almost perfect.

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

We dined on the Sunday of a three-day Valentine's weekend. The food and service were mostly excellent (although we were offered only a single piece of bread before dinner). However, the restaurant was out of gelato and sorbet for dessert. A small thing, but it prevented the evening from being perfect. Nonetheless, the food was so good that we will return.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Hidden Gem

Dined on February 15, 2016

I was thrilled to discover that the restaurant had availability on Valentine's Day, and it was a fantastic spot. The menu was reasonably priced, and the servers were above average. The food itself provided for an excellent meal. You may find better-tasting food elsewhere, but I know that I had a really good meal here.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent service. From the moment we wa ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent service. From the moment we walked through the door the staff was very attentive. Great, entertaining humor from the host. Felt like my own family was running the establishment. Very charming little place.

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Never Disappoints

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

The food is reliably very good to memorable. The wait staff is efficient, the ambiance is perfectly "old North Beach."

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Always lo ...

Dined on February 6, 2016

Great neighborhood restaurant. Always love the veal and the spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce and the fresh bread is to die for! Friendly waiters, great service.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Best pasta ever

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

Fior has the best pasta and sauce I have ever had, really; and I am not a twenty-something. The service was great while the restaurant was quiet so I cannot comment on a busy night. Bar staff and wait staff were friendly and attentive. Wine list had some affordable US wines as well as a wide range of Italian. A private room or two can be used for groups and some nights there is music eg Wednesday.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

The Mel Sharoe jazz group is fantastic. ...

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

The Mel Sharoe jazz group is fantastic. So much fun to sit and listen to them and their talent. The food is okay, nothing very special, but worth a visit on jazz night.

food5
ambience5
service5

It is allways a great place to enjoy gre ...

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

It is allways a great place to enjoy great food and servicr

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Quiet & Romantic

Dined on January 12, 2016

We went on a Monday night and had excellent service, and mostly excellent food. The only item that wasn't great was a chicken with ham & fontina cheese, which was tough and overly salty.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

The Oldest Italian Restaurant in America

vip
Dined on January 10, 2016

this came as a shock but what a distinction. The food was very good, attentive service, my party of 5 all enjoyed their meals. worth a trip to North North Beach,

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A continued San Francisco treat

Dined on January 10, 2016

Good food and service in a quiet environment. You can always depend upon Il Fior delivering both at good vakue.

Tags: special occasion
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

Time to get off your Laurels and Cook

Dined on January 6, 2016

Never going back here. Never recommending it again. The fact that it is the oldest restaurant in SF is not enough to make up for the subpar food and the subpar service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Food was excellent and the atmosphere ve ...

Dined on January 2, 2016

Food was excellent and the atmosphere very nice. Great value for authentic Italian food. Highly recommended!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Amazing!

Dined on January 2, 2016

Best Italian food in the city...hands down!! Great service, very pleasant ambiance & incredible food with large portions!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service3
value4

Food is very traditional italian,good bu ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

Food is very traditional italian,good but a little outdated. The main dining room has a nice warm atmosphere , but we were in the back room, and it felt like cafeteria. Service was a bit rushed.

food4
ambience5
service5

Great experience! The ambiance and servi ...

Dined on December 31, 2015

Great experience! The ambiance and service was great although the pasta could be at a better point of cooking was too "al dente " for my taste.

food5
ambience5
service5

Oldest Italian restaurant in the u.s.a. ...

Dined on December 30, 2015

Oldest Italian restaurant in the u.s.a. ! Nuff said! Thank you chef!

food3
ambience3
service2
value2

Disappointed evening, below their standards

Dined on December 28, 2015

Having eaten at this and the older locations many times we were disappointed in the quality of both food and service. A single piece of burnt bread was provided setting the tone, cold burnt and hard! My seafood combination pasta dish contained two pawns, one scallop cut in half, a few other items, the pasta was sticky, sauce was cold, I think that was due to the very cold room temperature. As a landmark restaurant they need to clean their act up

food3
ambience4
service3

We have been coming to Fior for many man ...

vip
Dined on December 27, 2015

We have been coming to Fior for many many years and stayed with it when they moved. But the satisfaction level has fallen to the point we will scratch Fior from the favorites list. Our special reservation requests made far in advance were ignored and explained away with a shrug. The food was just average and they were out of veal piccata and scallopini because they "had been busy". Sorry...the truth hurts.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Day after Christmas

Dined on December 26, 2015

Great place for lunch after Christmas. Restaurant to self for 45 minutes, then a couple shows, and a third couple much later. Good for a quiet gathering after a busy holiday. Was there a year ago Christmas day. Very hectic. Day after Christmas is more enjoyable, but restaurant did deplete certain foods the day before.

Tags: great for lunch

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