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“Excellent neighborhood Italian with flair”

Bambino's Ristorante
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Ranked #1,139 of 5,861 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Carl Street
Reviewed August 29, 2013

While I wouldn't consider this a destination restaurant, it is an above average neighborhood Italian restaurant (Cole Valley) with nice touches. There are hefty loaves of bread, olive oil and marinated olives to enjoy with dinner. They have a lovely way with pizza, and a nice wine list. My linguini with clams was decent although not exemplary -- too much pernod flavor and leeks, rather than traditional parsley and garlic. Someone nearby had the cajun linguini and in retrospect, it looked more intriguing. The salads are fresh and lovely with a diverse selection. The staff are very nice and will cater to adults and children's tastes, alike. They make their own gelati, which is absolutely delicious. I wish the atmosphere was a bit more subdued and the chairs more relaxing.

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Thank HuntressCA
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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We went to have brunch and we had an excellent time!

The food is super nice, service was excellent and it also was a great deal!

I would totally recommend this restaurant!!

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Thank vdiegov
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Terrific Italian food and a very good wine list. The waitress was the best part of our visit - she was friendly, knowledgeable, and very entertaining.

Thank MadisonLouis
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

For an appetizer we had the Bruschetta Due (Eggplant Caponata & Ricotta Salata, Tomato & Basil, $9.50). I really enjoyed the Tomato & Basil, but thought the Eggplant Caponata was just ok.

I had the Salmone di Potate (Potato Crusted Salmon Lemon Caper Aioli Farro Verde $24). It was super juicy and delicious. This is a great Italian place in a really cool neighborhood, Cole Valley.

My colleague had the: Tagliatelle Nero - Organic Black Pasta, Calamari, Shrimp, Tomato , Arugula, Pinot Grigio Sauce $20

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Thank GirlfromKtown
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

After a long day in Golden Gate park with the kids, we were hungry, but didn't want the tourist fare of union square, and wanted to spend some quality time with our Bat Area friends.
Opentable found us this gem right off the N line Muni.
WOW!
Everyone loved their food. Even the kids cleaned their plates. The waiter was attentive without being overbearing, and saved us $15 on the bottle of wine by recommending a very well paired special they had on.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Thank Zwithapggb
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