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54 Mint

16 Mint Plaza (5th St.) Send to Phone
415-543-5100 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Sleek Italian restaurant capitalizing on its reputation for salumi and fresh-made pastas.
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54 Mint Restaurant Review

: This restaurant, salumeria and wine bar from owner Alberto Avalle (New York's Il Buco) is actually located at 16 Mint, on renovated Mint Plaza, a strip of space directly behind San Francisco’s Old Mint. The interior features brick walls, most of which are painted white, gleaming sealed concrete floors and sleek stainless steel chandeliers. Shelves stocked with imports such as olive oil, vinegar and sea salt add homey rusticity to the otherwise spotless and sparse environs highlighted by a long marble-topped bar. Guests who enjoy the fine plates of assorted chorizo, pancetta, prosciutto and other house-cured meats can purchase the salumi retail. Pasta dishes are also successful --- gnocchi with a meat ragù is simple yet luscious. Wines are exclusively Italian, with the majority of the reds hailing from Piemonte, with a separate list devoted to Super Tuscans. Desserts include the requisite tiramisu and flourless chocolate cake, while panna cotta drizzled with aged balsamic adds an interesting choice to the mix. Lunch-goers with only an hour to spare should be warned: service isn't always speedy, especially on busy days.

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