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Bambino's Ristorante

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945 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-4315 (Carl Street)
+1 415-731-1343
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner. Three of us shared an arugula salad, a small thin crust vegetarian and a large pear and gorgonzola pizza. Service by Kris was super - attentive without being invasive. The perfect balance thanks Kris. Good value We had to take leftovers home

Thank Marion J
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Have been visiting this restaurant with local friends for many years ,each time we visit San Francisco we have at least one meal here Pizzas are really good as is the Veal dishes ,complimentary bread and olives delicious but beware meals are a good size so don't fill up on the bread Great house wine from Santa Barbara ,and lovely... More 

Thank margaretan116
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Food, the important thing when dining out, is good. I enjoyed a tasty dish of ravioli and a glass of wine. I sat at the bar, good choice! In general, the stuff is very warm. The owner can be a bit bossy and will feel offended if you ask for cheese to grate over your ravioli before he offers to.

Thank jennifermico
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Warm and welcoming atmosphere? Check! Friendly staff who give excellent service? Check! Varied menu? Check? Caprese salad? Check! Great wines? Check! Cheeses, pastas, great quality meats? Check! And at the end of your meal the best warm Zabaglione you've ever tasted? Oh my... absolutely, freakin' check! For a special evening out as a couple or with friends, this is a... More 

Thank Denise M
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I live in the neighborhood and have had countless occasion venturing to Bambis for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. I've never been disappointed. They've a robust menu without being too over the top. Fettuccine with spicy pesto is a favorite. I even ask for the pesto in my egg dishes on the weekend, it is a perfect mix. The pizzas... More 

Thank Jeremy B
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

First, let's talk about the three kinds of homemade bread--so yummy and plentiful! Second, the salads are really delicious. They also understand when you ask for a light amount of dressing, which appeals to my California native "lettuce comes first" view of salad. The special salad is always an interesting combination. I have particularly enjoyed the ones with kale or... More 

Thank Global_Swimmer
Fairbanks, Alaska
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

5 days in San Francisco & staying at a VRBO on Carl Street. Delightful Cole Valley! Our dinner at Bambinos started with playing peek-a-boo with a three year old while waiting for our table. Great family Italian restaurant but also perfect for couples. Calamari & wine to start, then I had Folade di Funghi (pappardelle, field mushroom, sage & browned... More 

Thank susieak
Vancouver, Washington
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Was there on a Sunday night and it was pretty quiet, no problem getting seated. This restaurant has more room than most neighborhood restaurants. the staff was attentive and efficient. Our fiend is a local and frequents the restaurant often. food was very good and I especially appreciated that it was served hot. If you are in the neighborhood you... More 

Thank Brian D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Had dinner here since it was only 8 blocks from the studio we were renting. The service was good and the staff friendly. We had garlic bread which was pretty good and a very large portion. My husband had spaghetti bolognese which he really liked. I had the chicken Parmesan which was a huge portion of chicken with a side... More 

Thank 14Art14Trout
San Francisco, California
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Bambino's is a fun, casual, neighborhood Italian restaurant located in Cole Valley. All the food is excellent, very tasty and well prepared. Prices are also reasonable and we always have a great meal here. Last visit we had the roasted garlic and brie, one of our favorite dishes and the gnocchi special and the fish special, which was a wonderful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-4315
    (Carl Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-731-1343

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?