Bella Trattoria Italiana
Wonderful authentic ItalianWonderful authentic Italian dishes. Would recommend and go again! Reservations are definitely necessary.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMake room for dessertGo with an empty stomach, portions are generous. We've gone twice now and haven't been able to order dessert.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMneighborhoodWe have been dining at Bella for years, love the food, the servers and David's warmth. A neighborhood place that feels both casual and elegant when you walk in, and the food is the most nuanced and authentic Italian that we have found in SF. A place to stop in for a spur of the moment plate of pasta and a glass of great wine, or to make reservations for a special dinner.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWish we lived closerHave had a lovely meal at this restaurant every time we have visited the Inner Richmond in SF. We were so happy to be able to take our friends here to share a great meal. Love their handmade pastas. Service is so pleasant and it's a lovely room. Why can't they be in my neighborhood in Venice, CA?6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Tiramisu of my life!This place is amazing! I would definitely come back. Great for date night.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIf great food and superiorIf great food and superior service is important to you then Bella has to be on your short list!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMService attentive, food ok not greaThis is a sweet restaurant, and we felt welcomed right away. We ordered the anti pasta plate for the table. The cold cuts were good, as were the grilled veggies. Two people ordered pizza and thought they were good but not great. Three ordered the pasta and all agreed the sauces lacked flavor. The ingredients were generous, but we felt the chef went a bit light on herbs/red pepper flakes. Would try again. As mentioned, our server was really friendly and attentive.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDavid and staff is alwaysDavid and staff is always welcoming and the food is delicious!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWish this was our local!Fabulous restaurant with amazing simple food. Booked this from Australia to meet up with friends from Orlando in SFO. Had a perfect night. Staff were very knowledgeable about everything that was put in front of us. Lasagne was the best we have ever had!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian ItalianIntimate and vibrant with an excellent old Italy inspired menu. The staff was at hand as needed but no rush to the meal. The lasagne was excellent and the imported gelato for dessert was amazingly good. A great spot for dinner after an early evening at the DeYoung.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent mealI had the house special lasagne. The noodles were thin and perfectly cooked. The waiter, when he described it, said that meat sauce was slowly cooked for seven hours. My wife had the hanger steak. She likes rare steak and it was also perfectly cooked.
This was our first time at Bella Trattoria and we'll definitely return.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food!!!Great service and food!!! Never disappointing for many years...5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeness!Great restaurant, food, ambiance, service, etc. If there was one drawback, it is the noise, but come to think of it we were probably the ones making most of it so 5 stars all the way! :)5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Italian mother's favoriteMy Italian mother's favorite place to go for their freshly made gnocchi. Light and delicious.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciosoVery attentive and knowlegable staff. Delicioso food. Go early (5:30) for a quiet experience as restaurant fills up at 7PM.
Try the specials as they are superb.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food; staff madeDelicious food; staff made us (party of 9) feel very welcome; quiet enough for us all to hear each other.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBella noche!Wonderful food in an unlikely location (Geary at 3rd). Cheerful service, very reasonable prices, and a cozy, surprisingly quiet room make Bella a restaurant that goes on "the permanent rotation" (meaning we'll go back repeatedly.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is good but they alwaysFood is good but they always seem to bring out dishes for people at the same table at different times, which is annoying.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLong waitFood took awhile however the bread and dip was delicious, so I didn't mind the wait.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHeard about this restaurantHeard about this restaurant through the TV show, Check Please! Outstanding food. Very fresh and very authentic Italian food. Service was excellent. The table next to us starting talking with us and we ended up sharing ideas for other restaurants to try.
Drinks were very good as well. Very thoughtful waitstaff. The even gave us a complementary dessert to share at the table! Could not have been more perfect.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is nothing not to loveThere is nothing not to love about this place. All the staff is fun and friendly. The dark atmosphere is awesome and the homemade pasta is the best I have had. I also dig their wine list. Will come back as much as I can.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty good italianWe were in town for a half marathon and wanted to carbo load before the race - what better than pasta? We ordered the Lasagna and the Mushroom Risotto. The Lasagna was delicious! The Risotto was a little richer than I'm used to, but very tasty. We also ordered salads which were nothing special - just greens with a few slices of blood orange. The greens were very bitter, so the oranges helped make it interesting, but not enough to make it tasty.
All in all, it was a nice dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurant,Great neighborhood restaurant, casual, where the locals go. Nice italian menu with nightly specials. Food well prepared, great taste, nice portion sizes, will try and accommodate your personal preference. Service very good, friendly. Proprietor usually present and visiting tables to be sure you are enjoying your dining experience. Reservations recommended as always busy. Definitely eat here every trip to San Francisco.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely outstanding food.Absolutely outstanding food. Simple, fresh Italian done right. The staff were warm and friendly. Made us feel right at home.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu is traditionally ItalianMenu is traditionally Italian without being cliche or boring. Everyone speaks Italian and is very friendly. Service was impeccable!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBella Trattoria is the realBella Trattoria is the real Italian deal. I used to live in Italy and most of the spots in SF just dont do it for me. There were no frills, plates included were typical Italian (not california-italian) and waiters speak Italian. Great spot. Get the pasta.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMReally friendly service. OurReally friendly service. Our server introduced himself by name at the beginning AND end of the service. The one thing that he forgot was to tell us the special dish of the evening and what fish was being served as the Catch of the Day.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBella Trattoria is alwaysBella Trattoria is always a sure bet for excellent, friendly service and delicious food.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a lovely mealWe always have a lovely meal at Bella Trattoria. The service is great - everyone makes you feel very welcome. More important, the food is great quality and for home made pasta, this is an outstanding restaurant. The pappardelle with ragu was perfectly cooked and my husband's gnocchi were like little pillows - soft texture (not chewy) with a tasty and complex red sauce. We enjoy the little extras the kitchen sends out - this time an amuse bouche with olive tapenade and zucchini! For dessert we shared some biscotti and coffee which was a nice way to end the evening.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the relaxed feelWe enjoyed the relaxed feel of Bella, dark but not too dark,small but with enough space
to feel comfortable and not crowded and cozy. We definitely would return to try more dishes. The mixedlettuce salad was fresh and very tasty. We had the antipasto platter to start and enjoyed everything on it except for the eggplant which was on the bland side. My mother and I shared a pizza which was just the right size and very tasty. My husband had the rigatoni with sausage and loved it! Service was very friendly,and the free dessert along with the one we purchased was a very nice touch for first timers. We will be back!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING entrees, fromOUTSTANDING entrees, from home made pasta (squid ink with seafood, orecchhiette, taglietelle) to a perfectly cooked special boned trout with sauteed spinach! New pizza oven makes crisp light pizzas that are great to share as an appetizer, or go for the meatballs. Sparkling prosecco kicks off the evening, and friendly service makes you feel welcomed to this small but outstanding Italian restaurant.2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM