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Ristorante Ideale

1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
+1 415-391-4129
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3903
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good traditional Italian restaurant with an old school neighborhood feel. Located in North Beach, it's location is worth a visit. The menu is varied and generally has a southern Italian flavor to it. Our service was excellent! There was a business dinner of locals...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, very traditional Italian, good background music, and typical menu. At 5:30pm they had only one steak available.... not sure if that is a good thing...

Thank piancov
Reviewed 12 November 2017

While there are hundreds of Italian restaurants in North Beach, Ideale stands out for its food. You feel like you are in a boisterous spot on a tucked away street in Rome. The handmade pastas are delicious, the portion sizes are just right, enough to...More

Thank shewolfe
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came to this restaurant on the advice of one of his co-workers. It was a Monday night, so it was not very busy and we were seated right away, even though we were 30 minutes early for our reservations. We were...More

Thank Cskerbeck
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Real Italian food, not mucked about with, served by efficient Italian waiters and full of Italian customers! We had calamari, melanzane, tortellini with miale (pork) my husband had gelato with limoncello. A half-bottle fo Chianti Classico. Recommended but do book as lots of walk-ins turned...More

Thank Maturity
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We wandered around North Beach looking for a small intimate restaurant serving traditional Italian dishes. Ristorante Ideale fit the bill. We had the calimari appetizer, delicious! My husband had the squid ink pasta with clams, it was delicious, and the thick, dark pasta was cooked...More

Thank NWJ12
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I would have given an excellent rating but for the spaghetti carbonara. It is so hard to get this made as it is in Rome (i.e., no cream), so I was looking forward to it, but there was way too much cheese which made it...More

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The home made pasta was complemented by a traditional red sauce and was superb. The service was fantastic from the italian speaking waiters. The waiter provided good advice on the extensive choice of italian wines. There is a good atmosphere here.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I love this place. Genuine Roman style food from Genuine Roman guys! I love the calamari appetizer and the wine pairings are great.

Thank wayne o
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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