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Ideale

"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. The 2015 Zagat guide 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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456 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(456 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 456 reviews
5 stars
(245)
4 stars
(145)
3 stars
(41)
2 stars
(20)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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  • special occasion(94)
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  • notable wine list(92)
  • good for groups(83)
Ideale Reviews List
Review 1 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2014
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Review 2 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2008
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Review 3 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Not North Beach As Usual...

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"In a North Beach that often -- especially on a Friday night -- feels like a theme park, Ideale is a welcome dose of down-to-earth hospitality and delicious food. Real italian food, really simple, really delicious. We always start with the zucchini with truffle oil, the fennel and orange salad, and finish with the lemon sorbet (served in a hollowed-out lemon). Pastas all terrific. We also had the petrale sole, which was one of the specials. Simple and elegant and delicious.
They also give great consults on the wines. I am never sorry that I asked for an assist. Thanks to Ideale, I discovered a love for Vermentino, delicious white from Liguria."
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 4 for Ideale
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2015
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Review 5 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2001
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 8 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2005
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Review 9 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
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Review 10 for Ideale
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

used to be great

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Since they've become popular everything has gone downhill. The grilled calmare was old, smelly and tough, the fennel saladhh. the lamb was full of fat and overcooked, the steak thin, overcooked and of poor quality, the fish soup must have been made days before and smelled fishy and old."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
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Review 11 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food and service was great"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Ideale
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
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Review 14 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 15 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

simply superb

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Authentic regional Italian cuisine done exceedingly well. We indulged in the antipasto and fresh pasta dishes: pappardelle with lamb ragu, (excellent) and the tortelloni (to die for).
Cannot recommend this restaurant enough.
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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Ideale
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nothing special

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The food was just okay, nothing special. I thought we paid too much for what we got."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2015
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Review 17 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2005
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Review 18 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Never disappoints

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We cross the country to get to San Fran and never miss the chance to have a meal at Ideale. Yesterday''s was the best yet. Pasta dishes were all perfect, wine and dessert spectacular!"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2009
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Review 22 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice time...Great for something different, food OK

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Nice time...Great for something different, food OK.
Not sure if I would go out of my way to go again. Waiter, nice guy. service OK, all over rating OK.
Nothing terrible, nothing spectacular."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
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Review 25 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Ideale
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2002
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2002
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 28 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

delicious homemade pastas & pizzas

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"haven't been here in several years, but it still has the same delicious homemade pastas that we remembered. our friends had the paper thin crust pizzas. house cured pancetta in the pasta was a treat. salads were also yummy, especially the zucchini truffle parmesan salad. service was a bit slower than we expected, but friendly and helpful as usual."
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Review 29 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2014
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Review 30 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Quiet North Beach Find

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Delicious food, authentic Italian cuisine, quiet ambiance, and great service.
What's not to like?
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Dined on 4/06/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/09/2016
 2007
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Review 32 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Ideale is fantastic!

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great restaurant! We eat the bar and the owner waited on us. Offered great suggestions and was very nice to talk with. Food was excellent! We will be back very soon!"
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Simply put a very enjoyable evening dinning experience"
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2007
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Review 34 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/15/2012
 2012
Dined on 12/15/2012
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Perfect SF Italian spot! Authentic and delicious!!! Highly recommend!"
Dined on 12/15/2012
 2012
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Review 35 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Simply the best

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Ideale is my go to restaurant for hat i consider the best Italian food in the city.....and i live in the city. The quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff is amazing. Im comfortable bringing my family and kids or having a intimate dinner with friends. Always welcoming and very consistent for the many years I have been coming here."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 38 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I like Ideale more every time I go.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Ideale
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good not Great

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"After being greeted by a friendly and enthusiastic host, the service at Ideale went downhill. After 10 minutes or so, our waiter quickly told us the specials for the evening then turned to leave without asking if we would like to order drinks. All in all not very attentive throughout the meal. The food was adequate in quality and quantity, but nothing notable to write about. We declined dessert, but the host generously dropped by with a delicious tiramisu on the house. Maybe he sensed we were a little disappointed in our experience? The ambiance of the place is nice and surprisingly quiet considering that they had a full house. Certainly not a place to avoid, but it was not a great choice for our one dinner out during our very short stop in SF."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 41 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2005
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 42 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

delizioso

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"great amatriciana, grilled calamari, lovely tiramisu and great staff"
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
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Review 44 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Pasta! Pasta!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Several months ago, friends had seen a "Check, Please" rerun featuring Ideale, so for my birthday, we headed into the City to check it out. It ended up being one of the best meals I've had in ages!!
There were so many delicious sounding pastas on the menu, we couldn't decide which ones to order, but in the end we had the ricotta ravioli in a tomato sauce; tortelloni stuffed with veal, prosciutto and mushrooms in a cream sauce; and bucatini Amatriciana. All were excellent, but the tortelloni were perfection. I'm still thinking about them. The Amatriciana was our second favorite, but the guanciale was all fat and the dish would have benefited from a little heat from red pepper flakes.
We also had Caesar salad, which was good, and not fishy tasting, and two secondi: the skirt steak and the veal Saltimbocca (which had a very generous amount of prosciutto - unusual.). Both secondi were also excellent.
All four of us loved our meals and will be returning to tick more items off the menu!"
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 45 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Top ten meal

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I have been wined and dined hundreds of times during my business career and would put my dinner at Ideale as a top ten dinner experience of all time. It's hard to describe but the feeling we got from being there and the food we ate was fantastic! My wife and I had dinner with a friend, split an appetizer, had a nice bottle of wine and 3 different entrees that were ALL outstanding. I would recommend this to all my friends."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2002
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Ideale
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Went to Ideale after seeing on "Check Please" had the gnocchi they were good but, I've had better . Our server was M.I.A. most of the evening. The location was a little difficult to navigate. Probably not worth a second visit."
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
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Review 48 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Ideale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/23/2016
 2002
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Review 50 for Ideale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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