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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Trattoria Contadina Restaurant is a cozy family restaurant with excellent service and food. The same family owns and runs this restaurant for 3 generations. I thoroughly enjoyed the Pesce Picatta.. Red Snapper with capers, lemon, white wine and vegetables. Others in our large group chose...More

Thank DeepInTheWoodsMike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great small Italian restaurant in North Beach...love the food and atmosphere...a full house on a Wednesday night !!!

Thank Karin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews on Trattoria Contadina I decided to try it for myself. There were so many good reviews for a reason. The restaurant is pretty small so you definitely need to make a reservation. We were seated right away and served almost immediately....More

Thank MissS85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservation made by a colleague of mine. Really small, very old school restaurant, but aestetics aside, AMAZING food and very friendly service. Shared a bunch of appetizers and all were delicious (eggplant, salads, proscuitto & mozz, pepper). I had the Spaghetti and clams for my...More

Thank vickieDOTcom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute neighborhood place! Great that it takes reservations. The food was really good as well as the service!

Thank elyseh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to get a reservation at this restaurant in short notice for my Birthday celebration; we chose it based on good reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp. We were not disappointed! We had a terrific bottle of prosecco; I ordered gnocchi, which was...More

Thank Betsy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 September 2017

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

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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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