800 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411637.743246 -122.474773
Sun. 4-10:30 p.m.; Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. lunch; Mon.-Sat. 5-10:30 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Central West, Inner Parkside
Best Dishes in the City with a Friendly Family Owned Feel – A friend of mine had a Christmas party at the Gold Mirror in December. We all shared our dishes with eachother and I can't say that I disliked any! The prime rib was perfection and the veal picatta was excellent. The waiters and busboys were very attentive. We even received a visit from one of the Chefs to our table. The DiGrande family works tirelessly to keep this place at a level of perfection, always. I will definitely be back!
Best Lasagna in the world, but don't think the owner is going to greet you if you're black(well, she's never greeted me...) – I'm so in love with the lasagna......the chief knows everytime I come in the door to start making it, it takes about 20 minutes to prepare because it's freshly made, and I'd wait an hour to have the most heavenly lasagna ever....the only thing that bothers me about the place is I've been there so much that the waiters, cooks, and bus boys know me (by face) and speaks everytime they see me, but the owner has never even smiled or said hi, she always pass my table without saying a word, but she stops at every other table smile and greet them....I'm usually the only black woman there when I'm there, so the place isn't too diverse and aside from the owner never once speaking to me and I've spent hundreds on the lasagna.....the place is great!!!!
Wonderful – I have been going to this restaurant for many years and I have never been dissapointed. The friendly staff and the variety of food is excellant
Busy/Noisy/Cold – The noise level was very high. Front "handicap" door opens and stays open for a certain length of time; cold air kept blowing in across my legs. A large party got all the attention from our waiter. My scallops came with rice and broccoli which was way over cooked, the scallops barely cooked and in a very salty sauce. The waiter never came by to see how our meals were. I am a very good cook but not a paid chef, so PUHLEEZE, couldn't you come up with something more interesting than mushy broccoli and rice?? My friend said the veal was very good. Dining is very subjective and you may love this place or not depending on your own palate and preferences. Personally, I will never go again...I could have a quiet, warm, candlelit, fab meal at home.
Fabulous Cicilian/Italian Cuisine – I went to the Gold Mirror on a dinner date a few weeks ago. I was in awe the second I walked through its doors. The newly remodeled dining room was beautiful, like stepping back in time. I was quickly greeted by the beautiful hostess Josephine who owns the GM with her family and we were sat very promptly. The ambiance inside is like no other restaraunt. Nothing in North Beach rivals this place. I felt like I was in little Italy.
The busboys brought out fresh, hot bread as soon as we were seated. I highly reccoment the Chicken Picatta and Fettucinni. It was to die for!
Everything was perfect... and there was such a strong family vibe.
What a little slice of heaven in the Sunset!
A hidden treasure in the Sunset – Everyone thinks of North Beach for Italian food. In the Sunset, this is a good Italian restaurant to take the family. I've been here twice this year and they serve a delicious prime rib and the veal parmagiana was equally good. Skip the soups, neither the minnestrone or white clam chowder were worth tasting, but the fried calamari appetizer (fried, then sauteed) in a garlicky butter sauce was really good. The bread was crunchy and crusty. The waiter was very attentive & checked back with us multiple times and the bus boy kept filling our water glasses. It's not inexpensive to eat here, however. The prime rib was $26 and came with spinach and baked potato. The veal came with rice and spinach. Dinner for 4, 1 glass of wine, 2 soups & one appetizer was about $120.
A Slice of North Beach in the Parkside – We moved here 2 years ago, and had only eaten at the Gold Mirror twice before their remodel. It was worth the wait! The food is better than ever. Great calamari, incredible ravioli, rich 3 cheese lasagna. Old school martinis sized just right so you're not sloshed after 1 drink. A lovely family operation - you can feel the warm welcome in every bite. Wine list is mezzo-mezzo, ask for the Bastardo by the glass if they have it. Cheese & crackers will keep you from starving if you didn't make a reservation and you have to wait at the bar. Josephine is a delight! Giuseppe & Dominic turn out some great dishes.
great place for a great meal – My parents were visiting from out of town and on a whim I took them to the Gold Mirror. Although we arrived just as they opened at 5pm, we were seated immediately and the service was great. The waiter was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and had the chef create a special pasta and shrimp dish for my mother even though it wasn't on the menu. Most of the food was perfectly done; my only problem was that my chicken picatta was a little too thick. Overall, a very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere with very tasty food.
My 50th Birthday Party – Hi Gold Mirror, I just wanted to write and thank your staff for the wonderful time my guests and I had at the Gold Mirror for my 50th birthday party. Your banquet room is beautiful and I just love how the balcony overlooks the main dining room!! The food was simply devine. Kudos to our waiter Salon, he kept us happy and made sure we had a good time. We will definitely be back again soon.
Belissimo – Great authentic Italian restaurant. The last time I was here was before the remodel and WOW is this place classy! The food is better than ever, the fresh Calamari saute appetizer was deliscious, they don't deep fry them like most places. The Saltinbocca was fantastic and the Tiramisu was out of this world. The friends I was with had the homemade ravioli stuffed with Veal and Canelloni which they both enjoyed. The service was good considering how busy this place was on a Monday night, luckily we had a reservation so we didn't have to wait. I strongly suggest making a reservation.
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