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Da Flora

$$ - $$$
Russian Hill
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701 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2701
+1 415-981-4664
18:00 - 21:30
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This must be our 10th time eating at Da Flora's and have never written a review but feel compelled to comment on the consistently amazing food, service and intimate, romantic atmosphere. This is like no other North Beach restaurant, everything in Da Flora appeals to our senses. It's comfortable, quiet and full of old world charm and elegance. The food... More 

Thank dzime
Palm Harbor, Florida
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our tour guides told us this was her favorite Italian restaurant. She actually dropped us off there rather than our hotel since it was early and we hoped to get a table. It was about 30 minutes before they even opened but we were able to talk to the restaurant manager. Apparently, his wife is the chef and... More 

Thank wifeandthreekids
Winterthur, Switzerland
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bumped in this place and got one of the last free tables. Da Flora shows great atmosphere by its lovely interiour design. The service was great quality. And then the food...: italian recipes with a very unique touch of the chef all presented on a handwritten menu. We enjoyed it from the starters to the mains. For desert we... More 

Thank Dani W
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Da Flora was recommended by the concierge at the Hilton. He called it a hidden gem and it was. The staff was wonderful and the atmosphere was also. There is a limited menu yet a very good variety and their wine selection was superb. My wife had the fish and loved it the pork chop was fine but not great.... More 

Thank jeffsmead
Sydney, Australia
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk from the bridge through Chrissy fields we were cold and in need of a drink and food. The place was warm and so was our greeting. Wine list only small but something for everyone. The menu itself was delicious. It is rare for me to want nearly everything on the list but I did. My partner and... More 

1 Thank Tracey M
Billings, Montana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It's been a couple of years since we ate here and things have changed. Understand that it sold and there is new ownership. That may answer the question, what happened? The food was very average, the halibut was not good, very dry, over cooked. My pasta was quite average, very mushy, and there were few mushrooms for a mushroom pasta... More 

Thank randyjacobsjr
san francisco
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I've been dining at Da Flora for years now. When I heard the restaurant was changing hands, I was surprised and worried, but was then informed that the new management would be their chef of 20+years and her husband who worked there too. My anxiety eased. However, there have been some changes that have had an impact on the overall... More 

3 Thank girliq
San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I used to love da flora. We went last night and the environment is still fabulous, the wait staff fabulous and the wine yummy.. If was very quiet with the door closed (traffic noise loud with door open) But the food was average. Looked great but the pork chops were dry, the oso bucco was not tasty and the pasta... More 

2 Thank cheryl t
Davis, CA
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are looking for a place absent the nerve-wracking, conversation-preventing, bistro vibe, this is it. You will find a quiet ambiance with lovely food in a gracious and relaxing setting, along with good service. North Beach has no shortage of restaurants, but this one is a gem. The melon salad was incredibly sweet and fresh. The wine list was... More 

Thank BarbDavis_CA
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512 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I had eaten here three times before this visit. Although the food was always excellent, the owner was an odd and sometimes surly woman who made the experience less pleasant. My friend refused to eat there after the second time he went with me! But I recently ate there again and was surprised at how charming the service was. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-4664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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