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Trattoria Contadina

1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
+1 415-982-5728
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
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Reviewed yesterday

I don't remember who first told me about Trattoria Contadina, but if I could I would have to thank them. Every visit to San Francisco, dinner at Trattoria Contadina is a must. It's nothing fancy, just a little corner place in a residential area. What...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite literally the best Italian food Ive ever had in the US. The menu is interesting with a solid variety and they have a great little bar for an after dinner adult beverage.

Thank JessieNShannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely restaurant was everything I'd hoped for when selecting an Italian eatery in North Beach. We were warmly welcomed, given a nice table, and service was attentive but not smothering. If you like a good Caesar salad, don't miss this one and add the...More

Thank Janie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed in North Beach and just in general enjoying Italian food, we wanted to make it a point to eat at such a place. This restaurant for us was easily accessible via cable car (literally along the line). Our order included gnocchi and risotto,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I made a special trip here based on the T/A reviews. Old, family owned restaurant that must be living on reputation. Caesar salad for appetizer which was too fishy for my tastes. The anchovies must have been hidden within the dressing. Were...More

Thank TheWiseOwl-AZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional decor, fast service, an extensive menu and wine list. Also good cocktails. A restaurant serving Italian cuisine where the waitstaff speak Italian.

Thank Andrew_of_Melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It all starts with the owner, Kevin who is delightful and makes you feel right at home. Nancy Pants...her nickname...was our wonderful server. You know a restaurant is great when you have a server like Nancy who has worked here for over 15 years. Beef...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walk past this place everyday, and it is always SO busy. Thus, I decided it was time for me to try. The entrees are a bit pricey but so worth it. The stuffed peppers with cheese was to die for. I will dream of...More

Thank Grace P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I came here without doing any research, because it was in walking distance of fisherman's wharf. We came around 5, hoping to get an early supper. Of course, the restaurant was BUSY when we got there. They asked if we had a...More

Thank wrengineer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A friend suggested we meet here for dinner. It is absolutely fantastic. The cuisine is real Italian, not inspired, but legitimate. I wouldn't have even known of this place as its in a neighborhood in N. Beach. Seemed to be filled with locals. Make a...More

Thank Stephen K
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
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28 January 2017|
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Response from Stuart11940 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Beach Blanket Babylon is 2 blocks away. A very short walk but one block is serious downhill on Union St.
Judith W
23 December 2016|
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Response from Stuart11940 | Reviewed this property |
Just call the restaurant. I am certain that they would be pleased to sell you a gift certificate. Better yet, just go there and enjoy. This is my favorite restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
Jan S
14 October 2016|
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Response from Nancy Jordan D | Reviewed this property |
It's so close you could walk and there's a trolley that goes there but I don't know the bus lines.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: Cable Car (Mason-Powell) line. Bus # 45, 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-5728
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