Baonecci Ristorante

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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! "
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L
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice authentic Italian restaurant. Good food and service.

M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is truly amazing! Because it's family run, the service is amazing and the food is unreal. Pizza was great, pasta was great, apps were great. It all felt like you were teleported to Italy. Couldn't have been happier with this meal!

KB
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Everything about this authentic family run Italian restaurant. Best pizza, pasta and dessert! The wait staff is family and they are incredibly sweet. Can’t wait to go back!!

C
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great dinner and evening at Baonecci, and again brought friends along with us who had not been there before. They were delighted as well, as much by the food as by the Gambaccini family and their gracious hosting.

B
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best plates of pasta that I know of - from their unique (to me, anyway) arrabiata to the best pesto I've had. Get something with their house-made noodles and you can't go wrong. Good wines by the glass as well. This is a small, bare-bones place that can get loud, but mostly it's just a kitchen dishing out great food at really reasonable prices. High quality.

G
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal authentic Tuscan. Return often

R
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was new to us out-of-towners. It is smallish and reminded me of neighborhood restaurants in Paris, where you get excellent food and the atmosphere of a local clientele. I ordered the eggplant parmigiana--the tomato sauce was rich and deeply flavored. Excellent overall. Delicious foccacia; salad was perfectly balanced and very fresh, with beautiful slices of succulent pears. I'd definitely return and would recommend it.

j
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding . Best Italian restaurant in North Beach!!

ER
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I’ve had outside Italy.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in North Beach !

NS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bolognese pasta in the US! Every dish was great.

LC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don't want to tell everyone about this gem, so you are welcome. But, it is tops for authentic Tuscan food.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Rude staff. If you’re not buying wine, good luck from the older waiter. Stale bread without oil. No attention to detail or warmth. What a shame as the homemade pasta is great. Really pathetic.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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B
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Unique pasta dishes with great house made noodles. The arriabiata is screaming good. Maybe best pesto I’ve ever had. Nicely curated wine list. Just really good food that stands out in a neighborhood overrun with pasta and pizza joints.

b
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely feel of SF as it was 30 years ago. Real. Good. I’ll be back.

j
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

nice atmosphere. delicious food. excellent service. we discovered this restaurant six months ago and return often bringing family and friends. we highly recommend it for an intimate evening or with a group.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Face meltingly good food. Amazingly sweet and accommodating staff/ owners. Love this place so much. If you’re in the area, take a detour to eat here.

KK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but intimate and charming restaurant. Great food and service! We enjoyed our pizza and mushroom risotto. The other dishes coming out to the other tables also looked amazing and smelled heavenly! Can't wait to go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We come to San Francisco once every 4 to 6 months and we must stop here for a good Italian food. A great family restaurant!

m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner! Service stood out. Our waiter Elias is a gem. Attentive and funny. Son of the chef Stephanie who greeted us and made us feel at home. Delicious pizza with the lightest crust I’ve ever had. Excellent pasta as well. We will be back many times I’m sure! Don’t miss this neighborhood fun dining experience.

MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and causal environment

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, truly Tuscan cooking made and served by gracious family!

CW
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish pizza and risotto! Enjoyed the salads as well. Service was excellent. Wine list a great mix of Italian wines. The restaurant is neighborhoody for sure. Feels like one is transported to Italy.

PF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From out of town and saw this listed as one of the top Italian restaurants. We had the lasagne and mushroom ravioli and loved it! Reasonably priced, cool little place. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're out-of-town tourists but have visited Baonecci the past three visits to San Francisco. It's just plain fun and delicious. We like the North Beach vibe and the intimacy and the fantastic food. Looking forward to the next trip! All generations rave!

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a world filled with too many copy-cat pseudo Italian restaurants, Baonecci sands apart as a true, family run Italian/ Tuscan trattoria. The family hails from Lucca and have brought generations of culinary prowess to this lovely, intimate restaurant. The food is great as is the service friendly and authentic.

If you can't make it to Italy this weekend - this is the next best thing.

C
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, Delightful and Delicious! Service with a smile.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food and a lovely casual restaurant with very friendly and family style service. We loved it and will be back!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and their service. Great place for fresh pasta.

KE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, prepared with lovely attention to detail. Attentive, warm service. We will be back!

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a good Italian food served by great people in a family restsurant

c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Zuppa Garfagnina, that is, the cannellini bean and farro soup as it is made in the Garfagnana Valley, just north of Lucca. I asked for olive oil and fresh cracked pepper on top as I have had it before in Lucca. They were provided very promptly and the zuppa was authentic and excellent. I followed this with the Eggplant Parmigiana because all of the students at a Civic Kitchen vegetarian cooking class I recently took said it was the best in S.F. It was, and the serving on the antipasti menu was large enough to be a main course. My partner had the Pizza Baonecci  which is conceptually interesting, a very thin "00" crust with fresh mozzarella baked in and then topped with the finest quality Prosciutto crudo, arugula, and shaved Parmigiano ( which goes up in price 25% thanks to you know who in the White House). The service was attentive (we had a 6:00 p.m. reservation) and they were turning customers away at 7:30 p.m.

BS
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great AUTHENTIC Italian restaurant. The family-run (from Lucca) is the closest thing to sitting in Lucca and enjoying the great food of Italy. A full range of antipasti, insalata and many choices of homemade pasta. The pizzas are excellent, and again authentic. Enjoy!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It is the only Italian restaurant I will go to. The sauces are so fresh and I feel like family. Love this place!

f
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, exquisite food and lovely ambiance. They treat you like family!

S
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and engaging servers/owners. Outstanding food. Quaint restaurants.

BB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing, mild pesto. Perfectly cooked pasta. Unique and very memorable pizza with mozzarella, garganzola and crisp, thinly sliced pear. A meal to remember!

C
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be with the Gambaccini family and the wonderful food Stefania cooks. We had a house ravioli, a pizza, a lasagna and a faglioli (a beans and sausage appetizer I am probably misspelling), and a bottle of chianti from their relatives. A great evening.

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