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Magic Flute, San Francisco, CA

Magic Flute

4.7
4.7
1308 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are OPEN.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 922-1225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Phil LaCavera: (415) 922-1225

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Heights

  • Cross street

    Spruce & Locust

  • Parking details

    Along with on-street parking, there is also public garages nearby on Locust and California and on Cherry and California.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CP

    CPAFoodie

    San Francisco

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Tuba Garden is JUST perfect in these Covid days. Service was pleasant and due to being outside - the noise volume was minimal. We all enjoyed ourselves and had a great ladies dinner!
  2. G

    Group

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio, great food, wonderful service. Nice place for lunch,
  3. E

    Ellen

    San Francisco

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked this restaurant as a reaction to watching Stanley Tucci's Searching for Italy -- pasta was called for. I had been to Magic Flute once before, a few years ago, and didn't remember it well. We were delightfully surprised. Not only was the food plentiful, it was delicious and beautiful. We sat in the back garden, someone took a liking to our dog and couldn't get enough of him. We also got an explanation of why it was called the Magic Flute from the owner. All in all, a lovely visit. You can't go wrong.
  4. DM

    DesM1

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My first time visiting this restaurant. This place is a neighborhood gem. The staff was really nice and professional. Some of the food I was looking forward to trying was taken out of the menu but still very good overall. The place is clean (even the restroom). I will definitely come back.
  5. RS

    RonnaS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful garden patio with efficient heaters. Lovely for brunch, lunch and we the food arrived swiftly!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  7. R

    Roadrnr

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Saturday brunch on the patio. I had the prosciutto eggs Benedict and my husband had the Hunter's scramble - both delicious and served with fresh fruit and a salad. Had the beignets for dessert: they were delicious - though a little less doughy than we would have liked, but it left lots of room for the raspberry puree and whipped cream served with them. Service was great and the ambience on the patio was really nice. Will definitely return!
  8. SF

    SeanF

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Cute patio to eat on, little chill so bring jacket :). Overpriced on coffee, every refill of black coffee was $3, which after 3 cups (which are very small tea cups) was a jolt for a $9 black coffee.
  9. F

    Funster

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really appreciated the location in terms of parking and the outdoor patio was spectacular. Also team very nice and accommodating with flexible menu substitutes.
  10. S

    Stephanie

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Magic Flute has always been a welcoming place with good food and service. On our first time back since the pandemic, we found the back patio ideal, light and airy, and we had a delicious meal, with attentive and friendly service.
  11. HC

    HenryC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch outside on the deck. Great time; food, staff, service and atmosphere were all great.
  12. KS

    KaySG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magic in the Garden: Delicious food. Excellent wait staff. Gracious welcome (always). Quiet enough to talk. Other guests respectful of mask protocols. A neighborhood icon that is vibrant and always magic!
  13. K

    Keo2021

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The chicken salad was out of this world. A little chilly on the back patio at times, but a great experience nonetheless!
  14. L

    Laurel

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific lunch - we both ordered smoked chicken salad & as always, delicious. Perfect lunch with Marin friend. We had not seen each other in months. Perfect day for lunch in your beautiful garden setting. Excellent wait staff, friendly, efficient, and courteous.
  15. A

    Austin

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice outdoor seating, really friendly staff, great food, not crazy expensive! Super great restaurant, can’t wait to go back
  16. AN

    ANDRES

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good service. Really good food. I definitely will come back.
  17. l

    lpopp

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely brunch in the back garden - great service!!
  18. s

    sherriethefoodie

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I ordered a $14 butter lettuce salad There was about three—-four small leaves of lettuce It was embarrassing how small the portions was Never going to return
  19. KL

    KatherineL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    the cutest most charming patio with delicious food!
  20. DR

    DahlyaRose

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, dear friends excellent food service & ambiance ❤️ Looking forward to returning 🔜💕
  21. SE

    SfnycEatera

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Such a nice outdoor area. Husband’s pork chop excellent. My pizza - eh. Server provided minimal service but certainly no pleasantries. But Magic Flute is an institution, and a nice setting. Will order better next time.
  22. DD

    DiningDuo

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was terrific. The food and ambiance was very nice.
  23. DS

    DrSteve

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there. Seated in an outdoor patio with several other well-spaced tables, away from the street, very charming. Service was friendly. We were immediately intrigued by the fried olives stuffed with anchovies (appetizer), which proved to be the perfect starter. Our entrees, seafood linguini and a roasted pork chop with fig sauce, were both excellent. Very nice berry pie for dessert. Add a couple glasses of wine, and what more could you ask for? Street parking can be a challenge though.
  24. L

    Lulusf

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Six of us enjoyed our evening at Magic Flute! The garden is charming, although chilly the night we dined ( heat lamps made it okay, though), the food was delicious ( and I look forward to the return of the mussels on the full menu!), the chef accommodated a special diet request from one of our party, and the service was excellent! and the beignets are stellar as a finale!
  25. NG

    NatalieG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and healthy. The atmosphere intimate and romantic.
  26. A

    Anniemg1

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch in the outdoor garden. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and helpful, and the ambiance delightful. We go to Magic Flute often, and are never disappointed. It’s always a wonderful experience eating at Magic Flute
  27. DH

    DennisH

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My first sit down restaurant meal in over a year. The outdoor patio has a great ambiance and felt "safe" I could smell the disinfectant used between customers and though slightly annoying, gave me peace of mind so was well worth it. We had a great server: friendly, personable, funny. Would definitely recommend and will absolutely return!
  28. B

    Blossom

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent time! We will definitely come back!
  29. m

    mikec

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Awesome menu choices and lovely back patio dining with sufficient # of tables. Service was slow but they may have been understaffed or maybe our waiter was new. Overall, highly recommend Magic Flute!
  30. P

    Paula

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great. Such a wonderful atmosphere for a nice dinner date or family/friends outing!
  31. MH

    MonaH

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  32. R

    R656

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Server was incredibly rude from the moment we sat down. Barely said hello and told us we needed to be out in 90 minutes-- which is fine, but we were the first diners in the restaurant that night and his tone was so rude it was all we could talk about all meal. We live in the neighborhood and were excited to try this place, but I don't know we can go back because of how uncomfortable the experience was
  33. S

    Steph

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Happy to support this longstanding neighborhood business.
  34. KS

    KaySG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming here for a long time, and it never disappoints. The menu has changed, but the gracious welcoming service and tasty food is always wonderful.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been here to the patio in a while and remember now why I love this classic neighborhood spot. Had a great brunch with amazing scrambles and French toast with cinnamon cream, apples and bacon crumbles. The cappuccino was amazing too. Left so full and happy! Thanks for making it a highlight of the weekend.
  36. JI

    JIGGY

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous back patio, complete protected but totally open air. Wonderful, even on a cold and windy night! Terrific food, especially desserts!
  37. E

    Ellie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot with delicious food and an extensive wine list and great outdoor seating. We just found our new go-to!
  38. M

    Midge

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious (I always get the bolognese), the back patio is lovely, and the staff are friendly and efficient.
  39. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service. Lovely outdoor dinning!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Quality of the food has deteriorated and menu selection has been minimized

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Magic Flute using the Order Online button. Magic Flute also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 922-1225.

Magic Flute is rated 4.7 stars by 1308 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce & Locust

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Along with on-street parking, there is also public garages nearby on Locust and California and on Cherry and California.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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