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North Beach Italian recommendations for family of 5

suburban_mom Jan 27, 2012 09:39 PM

We are coming to SF for a few days at the end of March and are looking for a North Beach Italian restaurant recommendation. 2 adults, 3 kids - 17,12,11. The kids can behave anywhere. Any recommendations?

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    suburban_mom Jan 29, 2012 08:09 PM

    Dinner reservation made at Ideale. Tony's is on the list for a pizza lunch. Thanks for the suggestions SF Chowhounds!

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    1. re: suburban_mom
      arepo Dec 1, 2012 01:19 AM

      Just came back from a charming small Italian place called Seven Hills on Hyde Street. Our grandchildren were thrilled with the menu and the chef is creative.
      Highly recommended

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        wolfe Dec 1, 2012 03:32 AM

        Glad to hear they haven't been destroyed by making Zagat's San Francisco at #4. therefore ranked as best Italian.

    2. steve h. Jan 28, 2012 07:30 PM

      Ristorante Ideale on Grant might work for you. Good Italian food, very family friendly.

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        Robert Lauriston Jan 29, 2012 10:13 AM

        Ideale's great. Make a reservation.

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          psb Nov 30, 2012 10:36 PM

          Is Ideale less rude in January, after the holiday, than during [Nov]?

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            steve h. Dec 1, 2012 01:46 PM

            You encountered rudeness?

      2. scarmoza Jan 27, 2012 10:42 PM

        Tony's Pizza Napoletana and/or his Slice House next door.

        Tony's Pizza Napoletana
        1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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          mariacarmen Jan 28, 2012 02:47 AM

          yesssss, second Tony's.

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            rworange Jan 28, 2012 08:52 AM

            Seriously ... Tony's with three kids? i just don't see it as an optimum experience. It is not a matter of the kids behaving but getting bored waiting to get in. My three step kids are just a bit older but it would get me as nuts putting up with them being bored out of their minds and it would get them crazy waiting. If it is off hours, sure.

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              mariacarmen Jan 28, 2012 09:29 AM

              um, yeah, seriously! the OP didn't say they were going at any specific time. they could easily do a weekday early-ish dinner. i've gotten in at 6:00 with no problem at all. i think the atmosphere at that place is perfect for kids.

              1. re: mariacarmen
                rworange Jan 28, 2012 09:36 AM

                Yeah, i would have said the same thing before the kids came into my life. My view of dining out has been altered in terms of family dining. As i said, as long as they have the caveat of eating off hours, sure. Otherwise, the OP needs to deterine the patience factor of the kids.

          2. re: scarmoza
            stanbee Dec 1, 2012 01:17 PM

            Tony's slice house next door has ONE large booth only ,no other tables, but some outdoor seating if the weather is nice.

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              Robert Lauriston Dec 1, 2012 04:43 PM

              The wait for Tony's can be hours, they don't take reservations, and the pizza's not as consistent as it should be. If you want pizza, go to BaoNecci or Ideale.

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              GH1618 Jan 27, 2012 09:43 PM

              Franchino. Family owned and operated. Friendly owners. A small place, but can accomodate a table of five easily. I love the mussels marinara, and salmon with asparagus in a pink sauce is always good.

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