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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903 (Telegraph Hill)
415-391-4129
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Ranked #99 of 5,005 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
Neighborhood:
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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English first
Penticton, Canada
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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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Atlanta
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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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is the authentic Italian food. I lived in Italy for 10+ years and I think I might know how it should be. Even in Italy the carbonara is spoiled with cream but not here. What a joy. Absolutely genuine Italian cookoing

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Hadn't been to Ideale for a couple years, but remembered having a great meal there. Our dinner last night lived up to our memory about this authentic Italian restaurant. The gnocchi with meat sauce is to die for! Our meal was fantastic, and the tiramisu dessert was an oustandingly delicious ending. And, we love the fact that the chef and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hands down, the best gnocchi this side of the Atlantic. The menu is simple, but everything is fresh, well prepared and delicious. The wine list is extensive, but affordable. There may be better Italian restaurants in town, but why not keep going back?

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Then visit Ideale for a reminder of the pleasant experience of great food in a storefront size restaurant. The zucchini salad with truffle crostini is heavenly. The crust of the pizzas as thin as could be. There is a little full service bar, but I don't think they make many mixed drinks. Stick to the vino and if you don't... More 

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ThumpinAlong
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant since it served GF pasta. This restaurant will not disappoint you no matter what you choose to eat. Our server Peppe was so very accommodating and I can't ever remember getting such personal service like this in a very long time! We walked out after dinner and people were reading the dinner menu outside on... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I've been eating in North Beach long enough to remember when restaurants like Ideale were the rule and not the exception. This is definitely the best Italian restaurant, bar none, in North Beach (possibly the entire city!). The simplicity of the truffled zucchini salad is fresh and lovely. Any dish with the homemade pasta is a must and the grilled... More 

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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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