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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
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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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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there as a family of 6 (2 adults, 4 children). It is totally understandable, that the city of dogs is not prepared to serve big families. However, a family equals 3 couples and the waiter in charge should be able to do the math. Luck of sleep or whatever other problems he is dealing with should not lead... More 

Thank Steffi T
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will give 5 stars to the staff. Very accommodating and friendly. The food is good but nothing to write home about. Nothing that I would want to go back for. You know when you have a dish that is so memorable that you can get cravings for? Well the dishes that we had were not that memorable. The place... More 

Thank hbuzz111
Woodland Hills, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The Caesar salad is a must and save room for tiramisu! Lamb ragu and risotto so yummy!! Service a bit slow and don't waste calories on the bread- the pasta and desserts are much better!

Thank MariK888
New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

On a side street, this restaurant is worth visiting. Excellent reasonably priced wine, delicious salad, pasta and lamb. Cozy and unpretentious, not touristy, a genuinely terrific dining experience.lovely waitstaff.

Thank NewYorkNYTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We went to Ideale on the recommendation of friends, and we had a wonderful evening. The food was great. I liked the menu choices because each dish had been well planned with interesting variations.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Plattsburgh, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Wow, what a great dining experience, excellent food, excellent wine, good service, felt like you were in Italy in the middle of urban San Francisco!

Thank Deborah S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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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