Baonecci Ristorante

4.8
580 reviews
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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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TS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent North Beach experience. Food was very good, and setting was classic family style Italian. Can be lots of fun if you choose to sit at the community table!
Service was impeccable!

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JA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thin crust pizza done to perfection. Salads fresh and delicious. Great chocolate dessert. Solid wine list including family production. Fairly priced. Attentive, low key service.
Family very involved in the restaurant.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really great! Food was excellent and we were treated like family! Had so much fun st lunch, that we decided to go back for dinner!

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GP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miglior pizza in città! Best real Italian thin crust pizza in town!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Great pasta

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BS
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great spot on North Beach...very authentic Italian cuisine...we have been there four times in the last year...always outstanding food. Freshly made pasta, sauces to die for. We’ll be back soon.

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D
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like being in Italy! The room is cozy, the staff (family owned and run) are charming and efficient, and the food is delicious! We had a crostini appetizer, pasta and pizza for dinner, and a cannoli for dessert. Everything was so good! The only complaint would be regarding their desserts. I would have loved to have some kind of cake. Chocolate, almond, olive oil, anything to enjoy the last of the bottle of wine while we talked about the food we just devoured.

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AN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sentirsi come a casa. (Feels like home).
Grazie Mille e ci vediamo presto! <3

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IJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious. I always bring friends and family here when they are visiting from out of town, and they are always impressed. The waiters are very sweet and attentive without hovering. Love love love the pesto and the lasagna!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, unpretentious spot for super tasty classic Italian dishes.

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DP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the BEST Thin Crust Pizza in the city! Restaurant is owned and operated by the same Italian family for years. HIGHLY recommended!

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AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from the Midwest, and were looking for Italian. Wow, did we find it. Family run , friendly , authentic Italian Food . The waiter made up a couple dishes after hearing what we wanted By the time we left , i felt we were part of the family . Whenever back in San Francisco we will definitely go again.

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a special dinner with an out of town relative at Baonecci, and the Gambaccini family were wonderful hosts, as always. It is so refreshing to be at a terrific downtown restaurant in a big city like SF, and yet have a mother, father and two sons host you in their restaurant. The food and service and atmosphere continue to meet their high standards, every time we go.

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B
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were staying at Union Square, so it was a little out of the way...but worth it. Homey, welcoming, friendly. We had had a long day of touristing around the city and enjoyed relaxing around food, not being rushed. Family member was our server; he was proud of the food and knowledgeable. Great meat ravioli (tortelli), wonderful pizzas (margherita and prosciutto/parmesan cheese), cannoli, vin santo w/buiscuits, nice selection of wines.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Authentic.

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NB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best pasta I've had outside of Italy. The chefs aren't pretentious and have created a perfect family restaurant. Every bite was a symphony! Great wine list as well

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j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small place. My dinner partners ordered the bruschetta and the cannelini beans for appetizers. Both were good. But then we ordered the pizza with prosciutto. The Buonecci. So delicious. I ordered the lasagna which had a large amount of bechamel. The best part it was piping hot the entire time I was eating it! The pastas and ravioli were wonderful. We ordered the Super Tuscan wine and it was a great choice with all the courses. Oh and the service was great as well. I can’t wait to come back.

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w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must go place in SF. Ask for the Contadina pizza, some sparkling lemonade and a cannoli or affogato for dessert, they're our favorites.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and very delicious food authentic to Italy and Lucca!

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place has never disappointed. I always walk out very happy. The food is great and they are always very friendly!

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j
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Pizza is delicious, eggplant parmigiana was incredible but the place needs a refresh. It looks as if you go back to the 70’s.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here for our anniversary. It is very small, so reservations are necessary. Several walk-ins were not able to be accommodated because it was a Saturday night and tables were reserved.

This is a charming family-owned restaurant and the level of service and quality of food reflects this. Our meals were fresh and delicious and the servers were informative and attentive. Would definitely come again.

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JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all around. Chef came out to make sure we enjoyed our meal.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this restaurant! Food was amazing and the workers were fun and efficient. I recommend making a reservation because the restaurant is small but wonderful. I brought my friend visiting from India and she thought she would bring a few of her colleagues. Thanks!!!!!

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LO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the heart of the tourist district, this feels like a welcoming neighborhood restaurant, with a cozy ambiance, delicious, classic food and unobtrusive but friendly and knowledgeable service. It's a find.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food never disappoints. Coming here for years each time we’re in town. Very authentic Italian food, family run restaurant . Mom cooks, and sons are in the front providing friendly service with a smile on their face.

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KR
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned and friendly family staff. Great food and ambiance.

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E
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family owned restaurant. Very authentic Italian food and attentive service. Five stars.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous family run establishment. One of a kind and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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VT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived on time for a reservation; seated at a table right next to very busy door on a cold windy night. we when we asked to have another table we were told if you don't like it you can go elsewhere.
so we did.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

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CG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food served at Baonecci tastes as though you are in Tuscany. Everything we had--the carpaccio appetizer, the lasagna and the affogato dessert was out of this world! Such a great little mom and pop restaurant run by native Italians from Tuscany. Their sons are servers and are absolutely delightful. I can't wait to go back!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great family business with amazing food

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere!

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k
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inviting, warm, and very comfortable. We sat at the bar and had a lively conversation with the bartender, who is the son of the owner. This truly is a family- run restaurant. The walls are lined with family photos that sparked our conversation. The lasagne was a classic- rich bechamel, savory ragu, and egg noodles that could be cut with a spoon. Heavenly. The pizza was Roman style with a crisp cracker- like crust and a light touch on the toppings. This will go on our list of places we must visit on our next trip to San Francisco.

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A
Minneapolis
126 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With all the amazing restaurants in San Francisco, why do we keep visiting this one? Because the food is authentically Italian, the service is friendly, and the house wine is delicious.

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BS
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our fourth visit...the food quality is very consistent. A good variety of antipasti, excellent pastas, the pizza is die for....just plain old good Italian cuisine. Don't miss this place for a simple, authentic dining evening out.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I typically find restaurants catering to the tourist market with high prices and marginal food quality. As my mother in law was visiting from out of town a trip to North Beach is always in order.

In reading several reviews regarding this restaurant I thought we would give it a go and we were impressed.

Although small inside the noise level was not as bad as we thought and didn't have to shout to hear one another. The service was excellent and the food sensational.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and look forward to a return visit.

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L
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent authentic Italian food in a comfortable and casual old world atmosphere. Very nice staff, family owned and very welcoming. First time there and we will definitely return.

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