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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:30 PM
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Bambino's Ristorante

4.6
436 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (18)
  • Casual (12)
  • Comfort Food (12)
In a warm, open and attentive setting, Bambino’s Ristorante offers a tasteful and varied mix of classic Italian and original fare. We serve Dinner, Lunch and Weekend Brunch. Reserve or drop in for anything from a snack to a celebration.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 731-1343
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joel Scherbak
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Catering
Bambino's Ristorante offers catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carl Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 436 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great spot in SF for Italian food. Service was top notch and a great meal overall from salad to dessert. Highly recommend Bambino's!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We loved the food and the staff are great. Some nice original dishes. Lots of fun.

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vipFlores1124 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The service is amazing, especially with our group of 10, including 4 small children. Wonderful to feel welcomed as families. My only recommendation is that you bring food for the kids much earlier next time to avoid near meltdowns.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Another wonderful meal @ Bambino's. Food and service were great, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Just a bunch of friends getting together at Bambino's for dinner and it was just perfect. Margarita pizza and calamari to start with (wonderful). Pastas, lamb, salmon, everyone raved how good and plentiful the entrees were. 3 bottles of wine, 3 desserts and what a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious Italian food, and excellent service in a nice quiet SF neighborhood. Great place for a family dinner. Children are welcome and they even give them some pizza dough to play with.
Close to UCSF Paranassus.

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vipSfgirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Pizza was excellent. Apple, pistachio salad was big enough for 4 to share & excellent. Lasagna with meat sauce was delicious

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

I arrived with only 2 of the 6 who scheduled to be there because of the heavy rain. The restaurant staff very quickly re-arranged the chairs and did not complain, grateful because this was a business dinner. Excellent food, prompt service, did not interrupt and at the same time kept things moving along.

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haaayjude (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

My only criteria was "kid friendly", not very many restaurants on Open Table to choose from, this works in Bambino's favor. Glad Bambino's popped up. Sadly, it did not have a "full bar", but that just saved us on theoverall bill. The food was delicious. Service attentive, but not overbearing. If there is parking, it was not to be found, so it means the street by street stalking. Did I say, the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was just a casual dinner for 4. The dinner was delicious; calamari, finocchio salad, chicken parmesan, pasta with clams and salmon were all wonderful. Large portions, well prepared. Flourless chocolate olive oil cake was the bomb, soo soo good. Service was perfect, attentive knowledgeable waiter. I would most definitely recommend Bambino's.

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vipElisav (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated NYE here with the kids bc we love bambinos! The food, the servers, everything about bambinos is great to us — one of our favorite places to go. Our favorite foods are the baked penne, the ravioli with creamy pesto, and the kids love the spaghetti and meatballs. They especially love the tiramisu! Go enjoy an evening at bambinos!

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Susan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Good Food, good wait staff. Cozy atmosphere. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was good, however the service was terrible. There were only a handful of patrons and the Kitchen was incredibly slow. Wouldn’t return. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Love coming to this place. They always have awesome service and the food is amazing. We tried the chocolate olive oil cake for the first time and it was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Very friendly staff - good food

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vipJOEFAM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice place with great food.
For SF it’s quite affordable.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Wonderfully cozy atmosphere. Great service. Food was excellent, with a beautiful variety of options.

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Normano (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

One of the highlights of Cole Valley. There's a varied menu of Italian food and a good wine list. Prices are reasonable. It's popular with locals, which means it's usually noisy. Parking can be tough, but not impossible.

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vipMargot (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Brunch menu offers many choices and a myriad of coffee drinks, hot and cold, inside an attractive, welcoming setting. Servers are extremely pleasant, friendly and efficient. The restaurant is a neighborhood gem, and always wonderful to children.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service and the food was delicious. I was there with some friends from out of town. One who doesn't eat cheese and one who is a vegetarian. There was something on the menu for everyone. For appetizers, we ordered calamari and a large seasonal salad to share. The calamari was cooked perfectly and the salad had all the right mix of nuts and fruit in a light dressing. I ordered the gnocchi which is made from cheese instead of potato and it was sooo good. Others at the table ordered the cheese ravioli, linguine and clams, and a pasta with spicy tomato sauce. There was nothing left on the plates and I was told it was all amazing. The portions were perfect. We were full and satisfied. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was excellent! Service was great! Food portions were large! We enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

A friend and I went to Bambino's for a early dinner. It was a lovely atmosphere with great service. I ordered the bake pasta which was definitely filling. I would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good Italian food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I along with family and friends have dined here on numerous occasions and have always been satisfied with the food, service etc. I will continue to dine at Bambino's.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Birthday Brunch Party and it was great. Breakfast was excellent, from eggs benedict to EABAT. They bring the best scones that were complementary to start. Mimosas and bloody Mary's were perfect. Great place. Thank you Bambino's for making it such a special day.

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vipluv2eat (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Started with calamari which was perfectly cooked and not greasy. All three of us diners enjoyed our pasta dishes. Liked the charming and clean neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

2 x's this week and great meals both times. Nice neighborhood restaurant that has endured the test of time. I eat at Bambino's 3-4 times a month and they know how to take care of their customers, with great food and service. Thank you Bambino's

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

Calamari, Finocchio Salad, Buckwheat Pasta and Margarita Pizza were all wonderful. Service was perfect. Bambino's never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

We really enjoyed it. The waitress was wonderful and the food was great. Only problem we had was the unusually hot weather in the City made the restaurant a little uncomfortable as apparently they don't have air conditioning for such an event.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Dinner for 6 friends at Bambino's and it was delicious. Pizza and calamari as appetizers, wonderful. Sole and lamb specials were to die for. Really solid wine list, the pinot and cab were perfect and reasonable. Dessert, chocolate strawberry shortcake was out of this world. Service was spot-on, perfect. I would highly recommend Bambino's.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant that has been a Cole Valley tradition for over 30 years. Food and service were excellent.

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