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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903 (Telegraph Hill)
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Ranked #104 of 5,036 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Italian first
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English first
Sebastopol, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here a number of times. Why go anywhere else for Italian food in the city? This is the real deal! Great Italian food and wines. Always very friendly and helpful service. For a starter you must try the zucchini tartufate! The gnocchi and the lasagna are wonderful and if you like seafood try the zuppa di peace.... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was an amazing restaurant. We were very lucky to find it. Everyone loved there meals, the homemade pasta is mouthwatering. Staff wonderful.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We went with friends who chose this place-really really disappointing-the Zuppa de mare ( fish soup) was cold, the bread was the worst bread ever-not even worth dipping in cold soup-the prices high- best part of meal was Tiramisu- go there for that! I would have made my feelings known but it's SF- tourist towns don't need repeat customers-what a... More 

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Woodland Hills, CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This restaurant does not ever disappoint. The Caesar salad is absolutely amazing, the pasta dishes are incredible and the tiramisu is a must! The entire staff is lovely and it's best to have a reservation. Very modestly priced as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Roman chef at Ideale delivers a menu that far surpasses your expectation... They are friendly to children with a plain buttered pasta that the adults steal from the kids. Local San Franciscans know this is a place not to miss...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Visiting with a friend in his neighborhood, we chose this spot out of many. My friend is a regular but hadn't been recently. Great wine, nice staff. Nice environment. I was able to get a light pasta dish which made me so happy - didn't have to eat anything heavy. We got to linger at our table. Well worth the... More 

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Penticton, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went here at the suggestion of a local foodie. Quiet simple restaurant with awesome service. This is the best Italian food we've ever had.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I recently had a very nice dinner at Ristorante Ideale. The service was attentive, polite, and friendly. When were arrived around 6pm, we were the only ones in the restaurant. which made me worry a bit. However when we left, the place was packed and jumping with conversation. It is obvious why, the food is good. The... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had dinner here with a group of 5 friends.... Service and food was excellent, the homemade pastas is fantastic!

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Newton, North Carolina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had antipasto, saltimbocco, and spaghetti carbonara. Everything was perfect. The service was very good, and the prices were fairly reasonable. It was a noisy environment, but that was fine. We could still easily carry a conversation. The waiters we talked to had heavy Italian accents, which added to the charm. Overall, highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Ristorante Ideale

Address: 1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
Phone Number: 415-391-4129
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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