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Ristorante Ideale

Certificate of Excellence
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We met with local friends whilst visiting SFO, Great menu and wine list. Not too pricey. Everyone in our group of 4 was very delighted with the meal - can fully recommend

Thank loeslein_k
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant! It is family run with lots of locals in attendance. The menu is full of classic Italian dishes. Everything we ordered was excellent & surprisingly better than most meals we have had in Rome. The service was attentive & efficient, the ambience like being in an aging trattoria. We were happy to have found this treasure.

Thank 310Andy018
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was lovely and genuinely Italian without being pricey. The service was impeccable. I even left my wallet at the restaurant and they put it in a safe place for me. Highly recommended!

Thank Elenananodagiardino
Castle Rock, Colorado
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice homemade pastas, pizza was excellent, overall very good. I would pass on the caesar salad next time, dressing was too tart for my wife and I but that is something that seems to be hit or miss at times. Quality food, prices are higher than a pizza place but you get what you pay for here.

Thank C2Computer
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We don't know the area well enough to know if you could do better but our one meal in North Beach, at Restaurant Ideale, was quite satisfactory. I had the pappardelle and ragu. Okay. D in law had the pasta with cheese and pepper, good; son had the half lobster pasta special, good. Note: they are "kid tolerant/friendly."

Thank Peter C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place on the recommendation of a local cabbie. We weren't disappointed. Good quality food in lovely surroundings at a reasonable price. A really good alternative to the tacky and mixed quality restaurants by the seafront. Seafood Ragu and Baked eggplant appetisers were particularly good. Would recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bellevue, Washington
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am up for ever thinking that North Beach is a place where I can get a truly outstanding Italian meal. This restaurant was recommended to us by our concierge at the Ritz Carlton. They made a reservation four 530 but since we like to eat early and were already in the area it was no problem showing up at... More 

Thank 4elsie
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A recommendation from a friend. This restaurant may not look like much from the outside, but it is a gem. We called for reservations (a good idea because this place fills up quickly). The food was excellent. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal - pizza, pasta, wine, it was all good. The service was pretty good. Definitely a very... More 

Thank cmm218
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I have been to San Francisco many times over the years as it's our favorite US vacation destination. On every visit we have tried to find great Italian food and not fall prey to one of the many North Beach "tourist traps", Having read reviews, we tried this place and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere and lighting was nice,... More 

Thank Pamela L
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We had our 20th wedding anniversary dinner here. It was lovely. We had the Carbonara dinner and Prosciutto appetizer. For dessert we had a cannoli. Everything was so delicious.

Thank Stephanie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-391-4129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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