Northern California’s Very First Italian Restaurant Has Literally Been Around Forever

Would it surprise you to know the oldest Italian restaurant in California is located in San Francisco? Fior d’Italia opened in 1886. The restaurant’s name means, “flower of Italy”. Over the decades, the restaurant has changed ownership and even briefly closed for about 6 months in 2012. Despite the brief changes and closing, customers keep coming back for the excellent food, atmosphere, and service.

If you have a reservation, remember to arrive early to find parking if you’re driving into the city. Otherwise, taking BART from outside of the city and walking to the restaurant is also a good way to get around and not worry about parking.

Fior d’Italia is a great place to celebrate something special, like a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion. Have you been to any restaurants or bars that are the oldest in your city, state, or the U.S.?

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Address: Fior d'Italia, 2237 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA