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Caffe Baonecci

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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516 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3921 (Grant Street)
+1 415-989-1806
17:00 - 21:30
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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228 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Caffe Baonecci is a family run authentic Italian restaurant in the North Beach area of San Francisco. It is VERY small, so reservations are recommended, bordering on required. The food is simply delicious and you can't really go wrong between the pizza, pasta or other dishes. The desserts are wonderful as well. The wine list is small but focuses on... More 

Thank ElGuru71
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was a Monday evening visit by 6 of us which thankfully had been booked in advance.from around 07.00 pm until 09.00 pm they were turning people away who did not have a reservation. Sited in The Italian quarter of the City just off the main street there was a buzz about the place giving a typical Italian style ambiance.... More 

Thank whiskers51
Katy, Texas
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had the pizza and the pasta. Food was excellent, especially the pizza. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Richard C
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancee walked in without a reservation (found the place on yelp!), and was greeted by the nice Italian owner of the restaurant. All tables were booked, but we were kindly offered to sit at the bar - an offer we accepted :) The restaurant is rather small, but has the feeling of actually being in an Italian... More 

Thank Cathrine P
San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Caffe Baonecci is possibly my favorite restaurant in SF - and I estimate that I've dined at 200+ restaurants in the city. If you're two doors down, standing in an hour-long line at Sotto Mare, abandon ship and go to Caffe Baonecci instead! This is the real deal. The atmosphere is cozy, unpretentious, and welcoming. The operation is truly family... More 

Thank chouchou007
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Fabulous authentic Italian Gem in North Beach!! Four of us passed around every course and each were incredible!!! This coming from a full-blooded Italian! We started with the Bruschetta, Burrata salad & Cannellini beans w/sausage. Then moved to pastas which were incredible--Tagliatelle All Arrabbiata (YUM), Risotto ai Frutti di Mare, Lasagna Casereccia and the Pizza Truffle Salame. OMG. It was... More 

Thank roccojanet
San Jose, CA
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We go to SF quite often and wanted to try a place in North Beach since we don't get there much. This restaurant had pretty good reviews so we decided to try it. Recommend reservations on weekend nights. When we first walked in, we weren't sure what to make of it, sort of like a cafe, or like a trattoria,... More 

Thank pf2319
Corvallis, Oregon
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252 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant after checking out Coit Tower. It was SOOOO good. There were 5 of us. We all ordered different things and we all LOVED them. 2 ordered pizza (seafood and meat) and they were fantastic. 2 of us ordered pasta (spaghetti and spicy tagliatelle) and they were also fantastic (I ordered the tagliatelle and it was... More 

Thank Beth M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look much from the outside. Don't let this fool you! It's authentic Italian, the good is great, the staff lovely and the atmosphere is enchanting. Highly recommended!

Thank Darren W
Cupertino, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited Caffe Baonecci last December 2015 and the food was delicious and the service was very good!! We decided to go back this past July for a birthday celebration as we had enjoyed the meal so much!! However, this time the service was very poor!! The meals were fine, but one of the dishes we ordered never came out!!... More 

Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3921
    (Grant Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-1806
Taste some of the most typical dishes from Lucca that you can only find in Italian houses. Our pizza has become extremely popular in the past five years for its uniqueness, with a style so diverse from other pizzas around the city that you simply must try it if you consider yourself a pizza connoisseur. If you are looking for an authentic culinary Italian experience, you found just the right place. Baonecci offers you delicious and traditional entrees from a Tuscan menu and thin-cracker, mouth-watering pizzas, each one hand rolled for you by Mamma Stefania. Baonecci offers handmade pastas made fresh everyday topped with Stefania's amazing sauces. Everything is made from scratch here. You'll be amazed by the freshness and quality of each plate and you'll be comforted by the friendly Gambaccini family who will make your experience even more "Italiana"!! We know... Our fare is not inexpensive, due to high quality ingredients used for each dish, plus for the love of an Italian woman that puts her heart in every dish that she cooks for you.. As we say in Italian " non si puo avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca" "you can't have both a full caraffe of wine and a drunken wife" Buon Appetito!

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood home.
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