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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
+1 415-391-4129
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew things were going good when I called to reserve a table and they answered the phone is Italian! Then the waiter and people at the table across from us were also speaking Italian. Thankfully, the food lived up to it all. Dinner was...More

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While my party of three enjoyed the food and wine we had, upon receiving my monthly credit card statement and comparing the charge to that on my receipt (which included a $25 tip on a $266 dinner), I noted that they had added another $15...More

Thank rackley2017
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Located just off of Columbus Avenue, this vibrant and cozy restaurant delivers big with the flavors. I ordered the tortelloni alla paesana and my dining companions went with the bucatini all' amatriciana and the papardelle all' agnello. I tried all three and they all took...More

Thank LFYanks
Reviewed 11 June 2017

First time impression dining at Ristorante Ideale. Really love this place, two small rooms of tables which had a cozy feeling. It was loud at times but wasn't unbearable. Service was top notch and professional. What you expect at a fine SF restaurant. We were...More

Thank AllenT411
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It is a good sign when a family of three generations is walking into a neighborhood restaurant with happy birthday balloons. The fact that a local in this huge city would choose this restaurant to celebrate an event made us confident that we had chosen...More

Thank laurie c
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Good place to eat Italian food. it is a bit on the pricey side, but if you want to treat yourself, this is one of the place to go to in North Beach.

Thank John A
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the appetizer Burrata e speck. I had the gnocchi it was fabulous. My friend had the pumpkin ravioli which was out of this world. Honestly it was so good and the portion size was perfect, not to much. The food was freshly made. I...More

Thank Lori B
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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