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! "
This is an excellent restaurant. The food is delicious, the ambiance is lovely and the service is outstanding. It was immediately clear that this restaurant is a favorite among locals, which is always a great sign. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Their signature pizza is amazing with its cracker style crust which was not to be out done by the pasta selection! My husband got a dish with a sauce described as spicy - they weren’t kidding and it was delicious!
Attentive not overbearing service so I will be back - frequently. A true hidden gem.
Only downside was the price of a glass of wine. Loved the food!
Excellent and very friendly atmosphere
This family owned Lucca styled restaurant is excellent. Me and my guests felt that we were truly eating in Italy. I thoroughly enjoyed both the cannelloni bean soup with faro and the tagliatelle with meat sauce. Truly a neighborhood gem and place fit for foodies.
We took our out of town friend to Baonecci last Saturday night and the Gambaccini family again made it a terrific evening of Italian food. We always enjoy going to their restaurant and have never been disappointed.
Most awesome Lasagna ever. The family owned business really shows their pride in the food
Waiter was rude. Asked us to leave because of other reservations. But the restaurant was empty. Do not recommend.
Love this spot, I go there every time I travel to the city. It’s a gem, off the beaten path but don’t let the word out...
Pizza to die for !, we’ll be back
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!
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.
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!
Miglior pizza in città! Best real Italian thin crust pizza in town!
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.
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.
Sentirsi come a casa. (Feels like home).
Grazie Mille e ci vediamo presto! <3
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!
Cozy, unpretentious spot for super tasty classic Italian dishes.
Absolutely the BEST Thin Crust Pizza in the city! Restaurant is owned and operated by the same Italian family for years. HIGHLY recommended!
Great service and food.
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.
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.
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.
Great meal. Authentic.
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
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.
Must go place in SF. Ask for the Contadina pizza, some sparkling lemonade and a cannoli or affogato for dessert, they're our favorites.
Wonderful staff and very delicious food authentic to Italy and Lucca!
This place has never disappointed. I always walk out very happy. The food is great and they are always very friendly!
Pizza is delicious, eggplant parmigiana was incredible but the place needs a refresh. It looks as if you go back to the 70’s.
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.
Outstanding all around. Chef came out to make sure we enjoyed our meal.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
Family owned and friendly family staff. Great food and ambiance.
Wonderful family owned restaurant. Very authentic Italian food and attentive service. Five stars.
This is a fabulous family run establishment. One of a kind and I highly recommend this restaurant.