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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
7:30 PM
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Baonecci Ristorante

4.6
442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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! "
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 am–9:30 am
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Phone number
(415) 989-1806
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stefania Macchini
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grant Street
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 442 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love everything about this restaurant. The family, food, wine,service. You just couldn’t ask for a more authentic experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was a great find and came highly rated on another site similar to OpenTable. Everything we ordered was outstanding...yes everything! From the pasta, pizza, salads and wine it was a place we will dine in again. We were headed to see Beach Blanket Babylon and wanted a restaurant nearby. Wow! The whole evening was fun... from a restaurant with great friendly service and fine food in a relatively simple cozy space to the raucous theatre we enjoyed a block away. The six of us raved about how the whole evening was a winner!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

20 minutes to take our order. Enough said.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excelent lasagna. If you like thin crust style pizza, these guys really rock it!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food though a bit pricey. Limited seating but I guess that makes it intimate for dining.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This has long been a go-to place for pizza. Now I can say the home-made pasta dishes are exceptional as well. I'd never been on a busy weekend before, and the main dining room (which is pretty small) was very noisy, but the alcove in the back was perfect for a quiet meal and good conversation. I highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a double-date here. My husband and i are meat eaters and our friends are vegetarian. at best, i'd say the dinner and desserts were moderate. Not a terrible spot to eat, but definitely not a 4-5 star experience.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

What a good night! Good service, good food, just like at home.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were seated at a private table in a small room in the back but it seemed like the wait staff wasn’t assigned to our table. I had to get up several times to ask for drinks and twice to ask for a check when we were finished. Great food but really lousy service. A little disappointing.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is a nice place with homemade pasta and pizza. One downside is if you would want a non-pasta Italian main course (secondi), your options are severely limited.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

excellent pizza and the staff was very friendly.
Truly North Beach Italian.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Whenever we are in San Francisco, we make it a point to get to North Beach and to this restaurant. Not at all a touristy Italian restaurant scene. Family run and really fantastic food and friendly service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This is our favorite place in North Beach, and one of our favorite restaurants of any kind in the City. A family-run place where the lasagne is the best anywhere and the pizzas are outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

North Beach no longer has the quality restaurants it once had. That being said Baonecci Ristorante is probably one of the best today. Food and service were very good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Unreal. Food is fantastic. Some of the best pizza and pasta you'll ever eat. Family-owned and they love pizza and pasta with a passion. Come and eat. I recommend 2 pizzas and a pasta to share for a two person table. You'll leave sooo full and happy. Excellent. Im craving it now!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food is genuine and excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

A lovely dinner! My husband and I started with two yummy salads and then shared a thin crust pizza and one of their house made pastas, both of which were first rate. We also had a few glasses of red wine that complemented the meal nicely. Service was excellent and the overall atmosphere was convivial and warm.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very pleasant dining experience at this family run cute restaurant. We figured pizza is their specialty, so we had 2. Monte Bianco-really enjoyed this one! Salamino piccante&salsiccia was a bit too salty for my taste, but same thin crust. Would love to try couple different ones next time, recommended by our waiter. Bionecci salad was very good-perfect combination of flavors and good quality ingredients. Sangiovese, house wine, was decent. We shared home made Tiramisu, since it had some great reviews. It was just OK-nothing to remember or compare to amazing desserts you'd have in Tuscany, unfortunately. Overall good experience and reasonable price for SF; will be back at some point!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Best pizza in the city! Crispy! Fresh! Delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We were here a week ago with a large group and my wife didn’t sample most of the delicious food (I have no problem eating & socializing!), so we had to give it another whirl. Once again, a great time- friendly, efficient staff. And the carpaccio, tagliatelle bolognese & pizza truffle salume are not to be missed! The tiramisu was a nice, light interpretation of the dish & we didn’t feel weighed down by 4 courses. The wine list is quite nice, from the by-the-glass (but DOCG) Chianti to the sublime Sassicaia. I enjoyed the Super Tuscan by the glass.

We live in SF, but don’t get to North Beach as often as we should- thanks to Baonecci, this won’t be a problem any longer!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Authentic, neighborhood feel, delicious

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Easily my favorite spot and great family run business!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great folks and great food.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

First time at the restaurant and was looking for a casual business meal ambiance. Well I found it here as the service was friendly and attentive. The food was prepared with the care of being fresh and delicious.
I highly recommend this experience and will return again.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great fresh pasta. Awesome pizza. Good service. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

A dinner with friends calls for great food that can be easily shared, a cozy ambience, no ridiculous line and wait and simple delicious food up and down the menu. Everyone loved the meal. The wine selection was a wonderfully succinct and pairs well with the menu. I think the food always comes first. Love the family run restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

As always, the Gambaccini family from Lucca provides a delightful meal and evening. Great food, and a friendly Italian family hosting it for you.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The staff at Baonecci is very welcoming and accommodating. The ingredients they use are fresh and the combinations well thought out. Our salad was crisp, the dressing was subtly flavored and the thin apple slices brought a nice, unexpected element to the dish.
The wine list is also well considered. I've had a few different bottles at Baonecci and each was distinctive and flavorful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Terrific family run, local North Beach Italian restaurant with very high quality food and comfortable seating. Risotto was hi quality and pizzas were great. Highly recommend for business, casual, lunch or romantic dinner.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was very good, but quite costly for the portion size. The waiter said he would bring bread, but never did. All the tables around us received it. When we asked for some at the end of our meal, it was as though we had asked for free dessert or something. We dropped the issue. It was a busy night for the restaurant, but it's hard not to feel that we were rushed in and out. We had also requested a window table when making the reservation, but did not get one, despite a table remaining open at the window for the duration of our stay.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great pre theater show with the family

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Our first time here. The pastas were fantastic and authentic. The service was welcoming and attentive. A real find in a sea if so-so Italian restaurants.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Had family in town for the holidays. Fantastic homemade Italian food!!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Very friendly atmosphere, authentic Tuscan cooking in the heart of North Beach. Eggplant parmesan was delicious, pizzas have thin crunchy crusts and are ideal for one person. All are homemade with fresh ingredients and it is evident in the taste.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Motto grandi

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

The service was great from start to finish. The food was delicious and very authentic. Highly recommend for a casual date or dinner with the family.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Came here after reading Yelp reviews, it doesn't look so inviting from the outside, but glad we gave it a try. We found the best thin crust pizza in SF. I part of me doesn't want to say that because I want to be able to get a table whenever I want. But if your looking for Neapolitan thin crust pizza this is the place to go. The owner is always there, him or his son, and my only feedback for them is your one and only waiter, teach him how to smile and be more friendly. The owners always take the order as far as we've been there, but the server serves the food and he looks so unhappy and never smiling. But honestly we just zone him out cause we have the best pizza in front of us. But that would make the experience even so much better. I also think they should have a little bit more affordable wines, the pour isn't so great either, we might stay longer and order more if there were. But we will definitely come back to this great Italian place!

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