At the corner of Taraval St. and 18th Ave. in San Francisco, CA is Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant. My fiancé & I stepped through a velvet maroon curtain at the door and met the host for a table.
There is a full bar, indoor and outdoor dining. The restaurant was dimly lit with long chandeliers and had a romantic atmosphere. One wall had a castle backdrop with tall grand doors with paintings, statues and lanterns. The room filled with laughter and chatter from customers with a smell of garlic that came from the kitchen. For drinks, we ordered lemonade and negroni. We started with burrata alla panna that came with toasted bread, prosciutto, and kumato tomatoes. The balsamic reduction brought all of the ingredients together and was scrumptious. Next, we had the meatballs over polenta topped with tomato sauce and cheese. The polenta was fluffy and the meatballs tasted homemade. It was heavenly. For the main dishes, we feasted on a 16 oz. ribeye steak, chicken and forest mushroom fettuccine, chicken parmigiana, and lasagna bolognese. The ribeye steak was cooked medium rare, richly marbled, and mouthwatering. The fettuccine was creamy with buttery mushrooms and tasted delightful. I love creamy fettuccine pasta and this dish did not disappoint. The chicken parmigiana was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. It was the best chicken parmigiana that I’ve ever had. The lasagna bolognese had thin layers of pasta with meat and parmigiano reggiano. It was delicious and my favorite dish from the night! For dessert, we had cream puffs that were dipped in chocolate, filled with sweet, thick cream and topped with whipped cream and a cherry. It was a fantastic way to end a meal and I wish I had room for more. The food tasted incredible, the location was in a less busy neighborhood and the staff was polite and attentive. It was an overall pleasant experience and would recommend it for a dinner date.