Ristorante Ideale

Italian in North Beach & Chinatown

Other North Beach restaurants fake Italian accents, but this trattoria has Italians in the kitchen, on the floor and at the table. Roman chef-owner Maurizio Bruschi serves authentic, al dente bucatini amatriciana (tube pasta with tomato-pecorino sauce and house-cured pancetta) and ravioli and gnocchi handmade in-house ('of course!'). North Beach's best-value Italian wine list ensures everyone goes home with Italian accents.