This is a favorite place of
This is a favorite place of ours and we've begun coming several times a month during the week...meeting friends. Tufan and Samuele are attentive and fun wait staff. We enjoy coming for Rustica Cena meals on Tuesday evenings and travel from San Mateo and Pacifica.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
just a great place to have a great
Really nice neighborhood place. Calamari, pizza and salads were all great. Generis portions. Nice wine specials. Service was spot on. Comfortable dining room. In summary, just a great place to have a great meal.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bambino's is a solid staple.
Bambino's is a solid staple. The food is always great, as is the service. They make their own fresh bread, which is some of the best in town. We've been coming for years with and without kids, and we always love it. They also deliver.. :-)
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time. We had
We had a great time. We had one issue with one of the dishes and they replaced it with no problem. Excellent Bellinis!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Truly a neighborhood gem
Truly a neighborhood gem. Great friendly service. Delicious well prepared food with generous portions. Great selection of wines and always running some kind of wine special, and their wines prices have got to be the best in SF. Desserts are just the BEST. You can't go wrong with Bambino's.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super friendly waitstaff and
Super friendly waitstaff and excellent place for families! Food is delicious!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bambino's in the best!
This place is truly the definition of a neighborhood gem! A diverse menu of nice food and lovely, knowledgeable servers in a friendly atmosphere keeps us coming back!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We held my GF's graduation dinner here and it was perfect. Parking was easy to find and plenty of bars within walking distance for a post-dinner drink. The restaurant was lovely and the other patrons pleasant. Most importantly the staff was very patient and gracious with our party of 12. I would reserve this place for a special occassion.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bambinos never disappoints!
W:e come here often and continue to try new things on the menu. This time we ordered naturally raised filet mignon and the new special of homemade pasta and with meat and sausage. Both were excellent.The special dessert cream puff with berries was unbelievable! We're grateful to Bambino's for being such a consistently comfortable, friendly, and delicious place to eat with organic and whole food choices.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Dining Here
This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Ample selections, wonderful preparation and outstanding service.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian Comfort Food at it's Best
I think this must have been about my 4th or 5th time at Bambino's, and it's now become my, "go to place". An all around great place. Service was wonderful. Food portions were plentiful and delicious. I especially enjoyed the calamari and the special pea and radish salad. A large wine list with both CA and Italian wines, that were very reasonable and good, I had a super Tuscan wine that was perfect. Goat cheese cheese cake with balsamic strawberries was a perfect balance of tartness, creaminess and sweetness, I want that recipe!!!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, casual, comfortable
Great food, casual, comfortable atmosphere, had couples, singles, and families all eating there. One of the best zabiognes I've ever had.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come here when I can.I love the pasta dishes and the salads are beautiful and luscious. Great brunch offerings, too. Have always had good service here.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep up the great job Bambino's
I consider myself a regular at Bambino's. This time I noticed some new items have been added to the menu so my wife and I had to try them. Spinach salad was wonderful; organic savoy spinach with ricotta salata and pancetta. Organic buckwheat pasta with lots of different mushrooms, as good as any pasta we've had in Italy. They always do a great job with fish and they now have a shredded potato crusted salmon that was out of this world, crunchy coating, moist and flavorful on a bed of arugula. We always need to finish our meal with dessert, so we shared the flourless olive oil chocolate cake, unbelievably decadent. So smooth and rich, I ordered one to go. Keep up the great job Bambino's.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time!
A small family group met here for dinner and had a lovely time. All of our entrees were excellent (Potato crusted salmon, Pasta Carbonara with leeks and green onions, Filet mignon and Chicken Marsala) and appetizers were artfully prepared. Desserts were to die for (Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Gelato and Flourless Olive Oil Chocolate Cake)! Our waiter was friendly and helpful and they didn't rush us out. Altogether a great experience!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was perhaps our 8th visit to Bambinos. Having family from out of town for lunch was so enjoyable as we always know Bambinos quality, service and selection is super. Everything fresh and delicious! Thanks Bambinos!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
try it, you'll like it!
Took our out-of-state friends to Bambino's. Our son lived in the Cole Valley neighborhood for a year and we wanted to give them that kind of experience. My friend's husband has a VERY restrictive diet and Bambino's customized his order to only put into the dish only what he could eat. The waitress suggested several items and seemed to know her stuff. Towards the end my husband spilt his red wine all over my white top! Fortunately, I had another shirt on underneath and could take that one off. The waitress came right over with a bottle of Wine Out. I applied it on all the spots, came home later that day and washed the top. To my surprise it was completely white.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Finish!
Bambino's has become our go-to resstaurant on our last night in San Francisco. The pizzas are superb with a host of topping options. The mozarella caprese salad is delicious...we don't get that great a fresh mozarella back home! This time I had the penne with Amatriciana sauce. It was awesome! The service is very good in spite of being exceedingly busy. The rest room is adjacent to the kitchen which is a little disconcerting...but hey...you get to see some great chefs at work. Bus lines 6 and 43 make it easily accessible; it's a great neighborhood.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding Dining in Cole Valley
Looking for a solid Italian meal with all the staples of a great meal this is the place to go. Great food & wine and great service!
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice little joint
The food had both highs and lows - highs were the pizza (our group of five had one as an appetizer) and roasted garlic. Salads were very nice. Pasta dishes were both OK, though the mushroom one was overcooked. We'll be going again.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely time, and
We had a lovely time, and our server was fantastic!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place - never disappointed. The food and service are great and it is a very pretty ambience.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good quality food, friendly staff
Really good food, well cooked and reasonably priced - enjoyed the experience.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bambino's kitchen has a very creative Italian menu. The service is excellent and the restaurants owner is always on top of everything that is happening and wants to please his diners.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We brought guests from London
We brought guests from London and Tucson who thoroughly enjoyed Bambino's friendly atmosphere and great service.
We are regulars here: the pastas, salads, and tiramisu were delicious, as always. Just tonight, the chicken was a bit overcooked and dry, but this is the exception to the rule here. Normally, it's great. Wonderful place!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server didnt seem to know
Our server didnt seem to know much but the owner came out to talk about the wine selection. He was very knowledgable and we enjoyed talking with him. Food was good.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found Bambino's thru open table and did not know what to expect. I knew the area around Cole and Parnassus and expected parking to be difficult but I lucked out and found a space 1 block away on Sat night at 7:30. The restaurant appeared cozy and inviting from the outside. The waiter was top notch; pleasant and helpful when needed. All food from appetizers to main dishes were fresh and tasty. The tiramisu and coffee topped off the evening. We left the restaurant fully satisfied and happy. We would definitely come again and Bambino's come's highly recommended.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here numerous times.
We've been here numerous times. The zabaglione is memorable.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little italian in Cole valley
We were looking for a place to eat a bite and we saw Bambino, i was not very hungry so i took an aperizer, a small plate of polenta with meat balls and tomato sauce "de la casa", it was delicious!! But their sandwiches looked amazing! (really big..)
Their mocha is huge and good. The sevice was very friendly and attentive.
Gret place for lunch in this neighborhood.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a date!
I always have fun at Bambinos, the crew is spectacular and you will always find a good wine match.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food. Their
Consistently great food. Their red sauce is not overly seasoned, which I am a huge fan of. The only thing I wish for was the ability to order small sides of pastas with my protein.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated my 44yrs bday with a few friends and family. Our service was excellent. I ordered the Fettuccini spicy creamy pesto dish with mushrooms. It was very tasty and full of flavor. I've been to Bambino's several times and this was by far my favorite dish. I've gone back to being a vegetarian so this dish was perfect to have.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had their pizza for first
Had their pizza for first time: excellent crust, sauce,and cheese. Perhaps the best we've had in SF!
Also LOVE their flourless chocolate cake!!!!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
keep up the GREAT job Bambino's
I had the special fish meal, black cod, served in a casserole bowl with green olives and cherry tomatoes in a light broth. Just the most wonderful fish I've ever eaten. Pumpkin cheese cake was the most creamy lightly spiced cake that literally melted in my mouth. I've eaten at Bambino's often and the food and service just keep getting better, keep up the GREAT job Bambino's.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table for 8 - you got it!
We love Bambino's for the atmosphere, food and great service... this time we brought group of 8 and had great time - thank you very much! Always feels like home....
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Meal
Always good food, good service in a comfortable environment.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Bambino's - Great pasta!
We had a great dinner here. Place and staff are nice. Appetizer of calamari was good. Perfectly fried. The special salad with chicken and bacon was okay but the salad is nothing too special. I wished we order the butter lettuce with apple salad instead. What was great was the pasta dishes. The noodles were al dente perfectly cooked and paired with the meats and seafood. Sauce in the pasta is excellent. Better than a lot of pastas restaurants in North Beach. I love my clam/mussel linguine. I would come back to chow down on more pasta dishes. Kudos to the chef. Also, wine list is nice and pairs well with the pasta dishes and seafood. Yum.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recommend: Gluten free
We recommend: Gluten free pasta with marinara bolognese is excellent! Their pizza is delicious: the crust is just the right amount of soft, chewy, and crisp.
It was a quiet Monday night - so Bambino's was laid back. Three of us had the feeling of being at home, warm and cozy, with fresh home-made food.
We love this restaurant!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM