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Ideale

4.7
4.7
1338 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
"For an authentic Roman holiday without the airfare, this undiscovered North Beach gem is worth seeking out."
(Zagat)A bright, colorful Italian restaurant, Ideale is the modern version of a traditional Roman trattoria. It is "festive and boisterous...la vera cucina italiana."Ideale has been bringing a slice of Rome to North Beach for over 20 years with it's highly acclaimed chef, Maurizio Bruschi. Maurizio hails from four generations of Roman chefs, lovingly taught by his grandma, la Nonna Serafina. The pastas and breads are all homemade and the ingredients are hand-picked daily. Zagat gave Ideale a 25 for food and wrote that the "Italian fare is the real deal...one of the few no tourist eateries in North Beach..excellent pasta and pizza..the service makes you feel like a friend..a delightful experience." Ideale has won numerous awards, including being listed in Zagat's "Best Italian Restaurants in America" and The Chronicle's "Best Pasta in North Beach."

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7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 391-4129

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maurizio Bruschi

  • Catering

    Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Ideale welcomes larger parties, opening for lunch or dinner. We are amenable to creating a menu that you are happy with, both in terms of budget & food selection. We take extra care with large parties to ensure that they are beautifully executed with an abundance of food, Italian-banquet style.

  • Private party contact

    Shanna Bruschi or Paolo Fraschetti: (415) 391-4129

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Cross street

    Vallejo

  • Parking details

    Vallejo Street Garage766 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133Phone: (415) 989-4490North Beach Garage735 Vallejo Street San Francisco, CA 94133415.399.9564https://www.sfmta.com/garages-lots/north-beach-garage

  • Public transit

    1. Columbus Ave & Green St - (0.09 miles )<br />2. Broadway & Grant Ave - (0.09 miles ) — Muni<br />3. Columbus Ave & Broadway - (0.09 miles ) — Muni

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. d

    dbertell

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small Roman eatery with very authentic Roman food and very friendly waiters. Had just been in Rome in late April and food was as good as I had there.
  2. A

    Audrey

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We visited Ideale for a birthday dinner. Quality of everything was great and the ambiance was really good. We had a three course meal and everything was delicious - can totally tell these are recipes that have been around a long time and perfected and were all very reasonable price points. You can tell the staff really cared about their guests. The tables are a little cramped together but every single one was full the whole time so a good vibe. Not a super special place, but a superb authentic experience all around so highly recommend for a casual date night! We’ll be back for sure.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Ideale. It’s a great, true North Beach experience. We live in North beach and this is where we and all our neighbors walk to for a nice night out. Everything is fresh, homemade and authentic. True Italian place, not touristy. The service is great too.
  4. KG

    KatherineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Great food and wonderful service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es un lugar delicioso. Hace 3 años habíamos cenado ahí. No recordábamos el nombre y logramos llegar de nuevo, y la experiencia fue igual de deliciosa y la atención tal cual la recordábamos
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent the food was well prepared, delicious, everyone agreed., great service, waiter and staff were friendly and detail oriented to our needs and wishes. We enjoyed our evening Highly recommended.
  7. SL

    SummerLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ideale was the perfect setting for a delicious yet casual and fun night in little Italy!! My mom and I came and all of the food was amazing, the service was super friendly, and the vibe was lively:)
  8. d

    dfood

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, authentic Italian, great menu, felt like I was back in Italy. It is my go to North Beach restaurant
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Girls trip dinner. Good food. Lovely service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service….our waiter Marco made some great suggestions. Will go back for the swordfish special…..delicious!
  11. J

    Jane

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality authentic Italian. Best tiramisu in SF. Service excellent.
  12. RE

    RonaldE

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Maurizio continues to impress us with his delicious Roman cooking. This time highlight was Yellowtail carpaccio just such a delicate taste. My wife had swordfish which was grilled perfectly and I had great Paccheri a la Matriciana . Great meal and fantastic wine.
  13. F

    Fwayne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Ideale came well recommended by a friend of mine and when I read their reviews online, they were mostly good reviews. I have been in the restaurant industry for over 32 years as a server and bartender and am an avid chef at home. I grew up in the 80's, as a teenager, in my Grandmothers restaurant in Ireland and have been taking care of people in restaurants ever since. The food at Ideale was "dated" and mediocre at best. Cheap ingredients (canned peas on the tortellini pasta dish) and too much truffle oil on every dish that offered it, were just a few of the things that made it hard for me not to write a bad review. I am disappointed in myself, for not researching this place better and definitely do not recommend it, unless your into underwhelming Italian food.
  14. D

    Dessertfirst

    San Francisco

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    2nd time here, and we'll keep coming back. Fresh food, delicious flavors, located on one of my favorite streets in North Beach. Make a reservation and your tastebuds will thank you.
  15. CA

    CynthiaA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The fish special was outstanding.
  16. C

    Cole

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy this place! If you’re looking for true, traditional Italian – this is your place
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered cacio e pepe, a rib eye steak and lamb chops. Best cacio e pepe we have had, and my partner loved the lamb. The steak was okay…. Nothing special. This was a southern Italian with Roman flair to the food. We loved it.
  18. DD

    DownersDad

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting SF this time, we used to go here for date night. Great spot!
  19. D

    Dessertfirst

    San Francisco

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time, won't be the last time. We walked through an empty dining room to be seated at a table in the dining room next door. It was filled with people enjoying their meals and their conversations. The bread they brought us was delicious, and helped to make the decision not to order a pizza, since we didn't want to overdo it on the carbs. The Cacio e Pepe was perfect, and the branzino special was just as good. We had a nice chianti Classico and an amazing chocolate dessert. On our way out, the first dining room was completely filled, letting us know that our desire to eat early was why we were able to get a reservation the same day.
  20. m

    mamabear

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous to come back to Ideale after so many years and this time, bring my adult daughter! Felt so welcomed and embraced by everyone. Love love love it here!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic
  22. 1

    1foodie

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Small restaurant in North Beach, gets loud with large parties. Pasta dishes are excellent, just a little heavy on salt. Would return.
  23. f

    fundiner

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much Italian fun!!
  24. SF

    SF2DCDiner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Maurizio has the most superb preparation for swordfish:: a thin slice grilled in olive oil. His roasted potatoes never fail to impress!
  25. R

    Robert

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All the dishes, including homemade pastas, were very good. Service was perfect, until it got very busy, but was still acceptable.
  26. J

    John

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again it was an outstanding evening. We came thinking we would dine in the parklet but it was not crowded and tables were spaced nicely. Enjoyed the special swordfish. We will be back.
  27. a

    anum

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing! The service is warm & wonderful, very homely. We had the burrata, the gnocchi, the margareita pizza, the monk fish, tiramisu and 2 other desserts. All the food was fantastic! Highly recommend! This is a neighborhood gem!
  28. DW

    DaveW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nothing flashy, just very well prepared Roman style trattoria food, well cooked fish, simple but tasty all'Amatriciana pasta, really good appetizer of clams and mussels in their shell; subtle use of spicy pepper. Very friendly service, just chatty enough; about Rome.
  29. J

    John

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First experience in a Parklet. Better than expected. Little traffic noise from Grant Avenue. Heater was fine later in the evening. Floor was not flat, but not a serious drawback. Service and food were excrllent. Will retiun.
  30. FF

    FabFlavors

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Valentines Day
  31. RJ

    RaymondJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  32. c

    claudio

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    No one came to our table for 15 minutes upon being seated. We ordered a salad, pizza and lasagna. After one hour we received the wrong pizza (it was really bad), the lasagna and never received the salad. The table next to us looked to have the same issue. REALLY disappointing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Booked outside. Didn’t have that available. Fortunately, there was an inside table near an open door.
  34. AM

    AndrewM

    Kuala Lumpur

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a regular place for me to visit years ago, when I stayed nearby, last time I visited was 6+ years ago. Just as I remembered, simple fare, well clocked and presented
  35. AP

    AustinP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to Italian spot in SF. As good as ever. Highly recommend for anyone eating out in The city.
  36. C

    Cindy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nestled in North Beach, Ideale is a great stop. Service was great from host to busser. Got a few apps to share (proscuitto wrapped pear and mascarpone is a treat!!!), a carbonera to share and then i got one of the best lamb shanks i have ever had! Perfection!! Had to run to theater but want to go back for dessert!! Go, eat, ENJOY!!
  37. C

    Cjcli

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We both had Pasta dishes and a nicely sized glass of wine. We shared a dessert and appetizer. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Nice service. Cant wait to return and try other specialties.
  38. MM

    MaryamM

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Paolo was our server. He is the best. He knows the wine list very well and gives good suggestions. We have been there 4 times already and we will go back. The fish of the day is usually amazing 🤩. Nice dessert. Friendly staff.
  39. MF

    MarinFoodie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. This place is a gem. Maurizio is the owner/chef and takes pride in his incredible cuisine from Rome. The place is truly Italian. I took my Italian in laws here and they were impressed. Save room for dessert! The specials are always worth it.
  40. C

    Cole

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Consistent in excellent food and service for the more than 10 years that we have been going to Ideale. This is where we take those from out of town for authentic italian food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Ideale does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ideale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 391-4129.

Ideale is rated 4.7 stars by 1338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Ready in 38 minutes

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Google Map for Ideale

1309 Grant Avenue San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Vallejo

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Vallejo Street Garage766 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133Phone: (415) 989-4490North Beach Garage735 Vallejo Street San Francisco, CA 94133415.399.9564https://www.sfmta.com/garages-lots/north-beach-garage

  • Public transit

    1. Columbus Ave & Green St - (0.09 miles )2. Broadway & Grant Ave - (0.09 miles ) — Muni3. Columbus Ave & Broadway - (0.09 miles ) — Muni

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maurizio Bruschi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 391-4129

  • Catering

    Please contact us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Ideale welcomes larger parties, opening for lunch or dinner. We are amenable to creating a menu that you are happy with, both in terms of budget & food selection. We take extra care with large parties to ensure that they are beautifully executed with an abundance of food, Italian-banquet style.

  • Private party contact

    Shanna Bruschi or Paolo Fraschetti: (415) 391-4129

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