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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903 (Telegraph Hill)
415-391-4129
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Ranked #155 of 4,926 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Temecula, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

With so many restaurants in Little Italy it's hard to pick, but read the reviews and seeing that they made their own pasta is what got us in the door. We weren't disappointed, the food was amazing, fresh and delicious, the service terrific and if we're ever in town again, we will go back! Their gnocchi is to die for!!

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We ate there as the first customers of the evening. The service was great. The food was even better. They make their own pasta. I didn't even know how much of a difference that makes to a dish! Go there!

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Read about this restaurant in a Forbes review. Thought I would give it a try. Everything we tried was great including service and great attitude. My family is very particular about food and service. They Loved it! Do make a reservation.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I visited for dinner during a June stay in San Francisco. We ate here with one other couple. It is a very pretty little restaurant. The portions were tasty and sized appropriately, but the prices were a little high for the quality of the food. The wait staff was very attentive.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was good, but not spectacular, though service was impeccable. I just want to know how my bill came out to $100+ - not worth that much.

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atlanta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love the people working here! Everyone is so attentive and make you feel special. Had the lasagna and gnocchi. They were both very good.

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Healdsburg, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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