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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
+1 415-391-4129
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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$$ - $$$
1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried two appetizers, a fresh pasta dish and a fish (oven baked sole). All ingredients were super fresh and delicious. There was not one disappointment here! Awesome atmosphere including the Italian language spoken in the background. We would definitely come back to try other...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall a great experience. They are old school in terms of getting people seated. They will not be rushed. Simple white bread to start. Salads were great (prosciutto & pear, fennel and orange). Pasta (tortellini & gnocchi) were really well prepared and flavorful. Seafood soup...More

Thank MrsDennsity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this as a family 'farewell' meal, nearing the end of a glorious stay in San Francisco. Very Italian, with a laid back easy going vibe. Waiter was charming and amusing too which added to a he family experience. Thoroughly recommend!

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were wandering around the North Beach area of San Francisco and discovered this wonderful location. We had a table right by the front window for some great people watching. The cuisine here is indescribable. I was with a Brooklyn Italian who knows Italian food...More

Thank Orlandosjm
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had a decent experience here about a year ago and the line was too long at Sotto Mare so we decided to give it another try. Now I understand why there was an hour wait at the other place and none at this one. The...More

Thank ek
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I knew things were going good when I called to reserve a table and they answered the phone is Italian! Then the waiter and people at the table across from us were also speaking Italian. Thankfully, the food lived up to it all. Dinner was...More

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

While my party of three enjoyed the food and wine we had, upon receiving my monthly credit card statement and comparing the charge to that on my receipt (which included a $25 tip on a $266 dinner), I noted that they had added another $15...More

Thank rackley2017
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Located just off of Columbus Avenue, this vibrant and cozy restaurant delivers big with the flavors. I ordered the tortelloni alla paesana and my dining companions went with the bucatini all' amatriciana and the papardelle all' agnello. I tried all three and they all took...More

Thank LFYanks
Reviewed 11 June 2017

First time impression dining at Ristorante Ideale. Really love this place, two small rooms of tables which had a cozy feeling. It was loud at times but wasn't unbearable. Service was top notch and professional. What you expect at a fine SF restaurant. We were...More

Thank AllenT411
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It is a good sign when a family of three generations is walking into a neighborhood restaurant with happy birthday balloons. The fact that a local in this huge city would choose this restaurant to celebrate an event made us confident that we had chosen...More

Thank laurie c
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.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-4129
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