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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903 (Telegraph Hill)
415-391-4129
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Ranked #123 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
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
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Telegraph Hill
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a find in North Beach: a block or two off the main drag but so worth it to get outstanding food and service a bit away from the tourists.

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Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enjoyed dinner at this small restaurant in north beach after scouring the streets for italian cuisine inan area filled with many claiming to offer this cuisine. We stumbled across this restaurant with only 20min wait. Prompt service and quality food, accommodating gluten free requirements with home made pasta. Highly recommend the seafood salad entree, gluten free pasta and lamb cutlets.... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We are regulars here and they have just recently renovated the place so that the level of sound in better and the restaurant is a bit more elegant. They always have amazing fresh pastas, great fish and their steak or veal dish is consistently great. The service is super friendly and all of the waiters are great fun, as is... More

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Small place in little Italy. Reservations recommended. Our two starters were sautéed calamari and zucchini salad. So few places sauté calamari, and it is so much better than fried, but has to be cooked properly. It was excellent at Ideale. Next was ravioli and nightly special of mushroom lasagne with truffles -- excellent the the most generous truffle serving I've... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After staying for close to a week in the city we were so bummed that we ate here on our last night because we would have eaten here so many more times. The food was honestly out of this world. They had a special Truffles Lasagna that so far is the worlds most unbelievably delicious meal I've ever had. In... More

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Cheltenham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

3 weeks in the US and this was the best restaurant we ate in. Fresh pasta , great pizza and very good service. Who could ask for more.

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Vancouver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Another quick review. Found a little bit of Italy (Roman Italy) in the over trendy and not so "Italian" area of Little Italy in San Francisco. This one is a little hole in the wall gem off Columbus that appeared to be patronized mostly by locals. It was fantastic. The burratta was great, the Gnocchi and Bucatini all'Amatriciana were outstanding.... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Everyone seemed happy to wait on us, and with their thick Italian accents, made it seem even better. Pasta was hit and plentiful. We left full and content. The bread could use a bit more flavor.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are a family of 5 and I was tired of paying $25+ per person for dinner. Ideale was perfect for us. The pasta was homemade and delicious. The server was very friendly and professional. The entrees averaged $16-$20 each. The only disappointment was the lasagna (the pasta was overcooked) but all of the other pasta was cooked perfectly. The... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was like being back in Italy!! Our party of 4 ordered the buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto e pera appetizers, the gnocchi, lasagna, bucatini and I can't remember the last dish. There was not one bite leftover. The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive, even during the busy dinner hour. I would definitely recommend making reservations. Ciao!

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