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About Baonecci Ristorante

If you are looking for an authentic culinary Italian experience, you found just the right place. Baonecci offers you delicious and traditional entrees from a Tuscan menu and thin-cracker, mouth-watering pizzas, each one hand rolled for you by Mamma Stefania. Baonecci offers handmade pastas made fresh everyday topped with Stefania’s amazing sauces. Everything is made from scratch here. You'll be amazed by the freshness and quality of each plate and you'll be comforted by the friendly Gambaccini family who will make your experience even more "Italiana”!!



We know… our fare is not inexpensive, due to high quality ingredients used for each dish, plus for the love of an Italian woman that puts her heart in every dish that she cooks for you.. As we say in Italian “ non si può avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca” “you can’t have both a full caraffe of wine and a drunken wife” 
Buon Appetito! "

516 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday -Saturday 5:00-10:00pm

Saturday Lunch & Dinner

Cross Street:
Grant Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 989-1806

Website:
http://www.caffebaonecci.com/

Executive Chef:
Stefania Macchini

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Baonecci Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately this review is a little tainted since we went on the same day as the Santa Bar Crawl in SF. But needless to say you better be very patient when you go here. It took an hour and a half to get one order of carpaccio and a small pasta plate. Both were great, but I was hungry and I just don't like waiting that long in a restaurant. Also, the sign on the door said reservations only, but slowly as more and more people just opened the door they were allowed to get tables. It became noisy and just annoying, especially since we were waiting an hour for one plate of pasta, which ended up being pretty small. Bottom Line: Great Italian food, but its slow and might be a loud place to sit to sit and wait for it.

Tags: Authentic
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food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a North Beach hem. Best thin crust pizza in SF

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The very best and most authentic pizza you will find in the US, and I have spent much time all over Italy. The family is from Lucca, which is not known for pizza, but somehow they are comparable to the best of Napoli and Roma for thin, vibrant, delicious pizza. And the pastas are home-made and equally delicious. Recently they have expanded the menu to offer a wonderful filet and some other entrees. Grazie mille Stefania and Walter!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our 2nd visit and we come all the way from Vancouver! It was a pleasure the first time and better the 2nd. Good food but most of all relaxing atmosphere! Molto Bene!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best Italian place in the Bay Area! Gives me that warm and cozy feeling like I'm at my Mom's again. Love this family!

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very authentic Tuscan (Italian) cuisine. Quiet and very friendly. Recommended: Stefania's lasagna and desserts.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food .. influences from Lucca. Family run with amazing family recipe

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Oddly, though I couldn't get a reservation for 4 or more, I found a table for 3 and then found there were several open tables. So if you can't get a reservation, you might try to drop in. I had VERY high expectations based on my prior visits. I thought this place had THE BEST pizza. Didn't seem quite as good this time, but maybe it was my order or something. Still a very good restaurant with real Italian pizza and real Italian flavors and real Italian staff. If you want a simple but authentic Italian meal in North Beach, go here!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love it! The pizza is the thinnest crust with the best fresh flavor. The pasta is fresh and yummy and the wine is good Italian wine. The best service anywhere and family owned!! What more can you ask for?? ♥️

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I always feel like family when I go to Baonecci. We are greeted every time by the mother (chef), her husband and two sons. It's the best restaurant in SF and feels like home.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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food5
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Baonecci was awesome! We were looking for classic Italian pastas and Baonecci's menu has so many different ones to choose from, and they even make their own homemade pasta! We had the pomodoro, the Bolognese, with bruschetta and a salad to start and everything was fantastic! We also enjoyed their beer and wine selection and finished dinner with sambuca. The service was great, in this family run restaurant, and it was nice to hear stories about the family and the area in general. When we return to the San Francisco area we will most definitely be back to Baonecci!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A warm welcoming Italian family owns this neighborhood gem. They have fresh homemade pasta which is second to none. You can't go wrong eating here.

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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great small restaurant with traditional Italian food and great thin pizza

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The best of San Francisco's North Beach Italian cuisine. Friendly servers, delicious homemade pasta, an authentic family owned Italian restaurant with the most Amazing food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The best Italian food in North Beach at this cozy, family-run restaurant.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The service, food and over all quality is always wonderful and so delicious. It’s become a regular restaurant on my favorite places to eat at least once a month.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is my favorite Italian/pizza in the city. Family owned and operated and always consistent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We always enjoy the authentic Italian (from Lucca) cuisine from the Gambaccini family at BaoNecci - mother, father and two sons are the primary staff there. Great food and great service, nice location in North Beach.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My out of town friend and I were looking for a restaurant close to Fugazi Theatre to see Beach Blanket Babylon. I had eaten at Sotto Mare a few doors down. I wanted to try something different. All these Italian restaurants are pretty small on Green Street. We made a reservation on Friday night for 6pm thinking it was necessary but it wasn't. The place was pretty empty except for a table of 6 with 2 small kids, a couple and another couple with 1 kid. We ordered two entrees and a bottle of wine. Several others trickled in and I noticed that pizzas started coming out to most the tables as we continued to drink our wine. The large table of 6 with two kids now getting really cranky were obviously having to wait a long time for their food. Several folks came in after us were finishing up their pizzas and we still had no food. We had to ask for bread. No one bothered to come over to apologize for the delay to those waiting for their food nor pour your wine. It just would have made the entire dining experience so much better. Food was good , not knock your socks off. I had Lobster Ravioli and my friend had Penne Al Pomodoro. Since we didn't have pizza we cannot review but it's probably more of a pizza place. Everyone was very nice but I think they could really up their game if they fussed over the patrons more. Just stop by the table once in a while to pour some wine, ask if they need bread, let you know your food is coming out soon. Not so hard, right?

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We tried this restaurant based on reviews. We had the eggplant parmesen as an appetizer and the tomato salad with burrata. Both were delicious. We ordered the pasta with bolognese sauce and a pizza with argula, parmesen cheese, and prosciutto. What I liked best about the pizza, is it had a very thin crust. I love it this way so I don't feel like I am consuming a lot of calories. My friends and I all said that we would definitely return to this restaurant. The food was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

OMG!!! If you haven't been, you must go!!! The pasta is so amazing... tastes just like my meals in Italy. Food is fantastic, make it a must-do when in SF.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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 (Cancún)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Best spinach I've had outside of Italy. We also had the gnudi - excellent. Finished off with a pizza. Excellent value!

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Bao Necci (translated for us by the owner as "cool") is a multi-generational italian restuarant where you will most likely be waited on by the owner himself. Pictures on the wall of the old family show you the restaurant's heritage as bread makers and italian specialists. The menu is very authentic -- I was married in Italy, so I have some experience with what Italian menus possess. Some of the sampled dishes were fresh mozzarella caprese (some of the best mozzarella you will find) and the italian seafood dishes, such as the frutti de mare risotto (fruit of the sea) was on point. Prepared perfectly.

Not only would I recommend this to a friend, whenever I'm in town, I will return to this gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The owner and staff were very nice and attentive! This is a classic north beach, neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 24, 2017

A delicious family run neighborhood gem with fresh pasta.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Pizza is amazing if you thin crust this is your place.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The best cracker thin crust pizza in North Beach made by a family from Lucca. This small unassuming treasure has terrific pasta, antipasto and salads, as well as Chianti made by the family back home in Tuscany. Reasonable and cozy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had this recommended to us by another restaurant owner. Food was very good. Service was great. These people were family. Owner/manager's son served us. All speak Italian.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lovely and delicious as always. The kind waiter always remembers what I order and what wine I like...it makes you feel like you're part of the fam.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very slow service, it took them an hour to prepare our order.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Outstanding service wonderful food wonderful family atmosphere great ambience so friendly so nice will tell all my friends and can't wait to make another visit highly recommended

Tags: Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I booked the reservation after seeing glowing reviews, and we were extremely happy with the eaxperience. The tagliatelle noodles were homemade, the the Bolognese sauce was outstanding! Just be aware that noise levels in the restaurant are high---for us it just added to the ambience.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Truly authentic Italian. Like dropping by a historic trattoria in Italy. Family recipes handed down for generations. Such a pleasant experience. Pizza, lasagna, the way it's supposed to be. Perfect ingredients and perfect preparation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

This is the best Italian in SF! Food, service, ambiance...all top notch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

As always, excellent food and service from the Gambaccini family, in what feels like a visit to Italy.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The linguini pasta with tomato sauce was as authentic as my mother's cooking - and that is a high compliment. Simply delicious offering a homemade taste. Literally. We also had the margarita pizza which was very good; just a bit too much cheese for my taste. Note, the menu list has a limited selection but it works.

The recommended dessert by the owner was the panecotta - another great creation and worth the added calories!

The place is intimate and fills quickly after 530 pm, so best to have reservations.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food, though very expensive, was excellent; but the experience was not in balance with the financial consideration. I would recommend this restaurant with reservations. Not everyone is bothered by the noise, the hot room and the expense.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Delicious authentic Italian restaurant run by a delightful family

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Beautiful homemade food from a truly authentic Italian family. Service is always attentive and friendly while the food if scrumptious and delicious!

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