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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903 (Telegraph Hill)
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Ranked #130 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Telegraph Hill
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147 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Healdsburg, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Living in the Bay Area, I always worry over picking the right restaurant for a night out in San Francisco. I was not disappointed in Ideale! The wine menu was spectacular, service attentive, dining intimate, and the affordability of the menu items for the quality and portion size was terrific. The food was very authentic and there were great options... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had read several reviews of restaurants and we were not disappointed with our choice of Ideale. The calamari and zucchini appetizers were fabulous. My fish was excellent as was my husband's pasta. The service was excellent and we truly felt like we were back in Italy. If you get a chance make this a stop on your San Francisco... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Pasta was cooked to perfection, but not a fan of their callamari presentation. Prosciutto and pear appetizer was absolutely incredible!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For authentic Italian meal, go here! I had Spinach Ricotta ravioli, my husband had lasagna. Both were delicious and portion size just right. I wish I had room for dessert. Very friendly family owned restaurant that I would love to visit again! Many vegetarian options!

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went here on our recent trip to SF . The concierge at our hotel recommended this place,as he frequents it himself for special occasions. . This was one of the tastiest meals we have enjoyed. Ever. From the wine, to the to die for limoncello gelato, it was impeccably prepared and served. Thanks to the chef!!! Salute. This is a... More

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have dined at Ideale several times and find it to be consistently very good. The excellent wine list is reasonably priced and includes a number of hard-to-find Italian favorites - my favorites at least! Service is consistently excellent.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Actually, we found this place to be unremarkable. Other review we read said that this was the absolute best Italian restaurant in the North End so we had to try it. I must say they were very accommodating as we arrived about an hour before our reservation time. They were able to seat us, but they were dealing with a... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As a party of six, after many hours of walking, we were delighted to sit, and be served wonderful food in a trendy, updated small restaurant. Wonderful food. Each dish was perfectly cooked; service was attentive. We were full but the dessert menu was impossible to refuse.

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Malibu, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Ideale seems like a standardNorth Beach Italian restaurant. Not great but well above average. I went with friends who are regulars here. It's nice to be greeted by name by staff. Quiet suggestions as to better choices and off-menu items. Well above average food and service. Quite good just not gonna be great. Having said that, can't go wrong dining... More

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We loved it-- the food is delicious, the staff is charming and the setting is fun... lots of laughter and smiles.

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