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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
+1 415-391-4129
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza
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1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real Italian food, not mucked about with, served by efficient Italian waiters and full of Italian customers! We had calamari, melanzane, tortellini with miale (pork) my husband had gelato with limoncello. A half-bottle fo Chianti Classico. Recommended but do book as lots of walk-ins turned...More

Thank Maturity
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We wandered around North Beach looking for a small intimate restaurant serving traditional Italian dishes. Ristorante Ideale fit the bill. We had the calimari appetizer, delicious! My husband had the squid ink pasta with clams, it was delicious, and the thick, dark pasta was cooked...More

Thank NWJ12
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I would have given an excellent rating but for the spaghetti carbonara. It is so hard to get this made as it is in Rome (i.e., no cream), so I was looking forward to it, but there was way too much cheese which made it...More

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The home made pasta was complemented by a traditional red sauce and was superb. The service was fantastic from the italian speaking waiters. The waiter provided good advice on the extensive choice of italian wines. There is a good atmosphere here.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I love this place. Genuine Roman style food from Genuine Roman guys! I love the calamari appetizer and the wine pairings are great.

Thank wayne o
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We tried two appetizers, a fresh pasta dish and a fish (oven baked sole). All ingredients were super fresh and delicious. There was not one disappointment here! Awesome atmosphere including the Italian language spoken in the background. We would definitely come back to try other...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Overall a great experience. They are old school in terms of getting people seated. They will not be rushed. Simple white bread to start. Salads were great (prosciutto & pear, fennel and orange). Pasta (tortellini & gnocchi) were really well prepared and flavorful. Seafood soup...More

Thank MrsDennsity
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Visited this as a family 'farewell' meal, nearing the end of a glorious stay in San Francisco. Very Italian, with a laid back easy going vibe. Waiter was charming and amusing too which added to a he family experience. Thoroughly recommend!

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We were wandering around the North Beach area of San Francisco and discovered this wonderful location. We had a table right by the front window for some great people watching. The cuisine here is indescribable. I was with a Brooklyn Italian who knows Italian food...More

Thank Orlandosjm
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had a decent experience here about a year ago and the line was too long at Sotto Mare so we decided to give it another try. Now I understand why there was an hour wait at the other place and none at this one. The...More

Thank ek
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-4129
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