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Bella Trattoria Italiana
3854 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Bella Trattoria Italiana Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Fridays: 11:30am - 3pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:30pm-9:30 Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm. Sundays 3pm-9pm.
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
call David to customize a catering menu to fit your budget as well as your catering needs.
Private Party Contact:
David Gonzalez (415) 218-7133
Muni 38 Geary bus
A word from Bella Trattoria Italiana
Bella's notorious homemade pasta, cozy & inviting atmosphere and friendly service await you. We feature cusine from Southern Italia- slow cooked sugos, braised meats and various carpaccios.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Bella is the main reason why my
wife and I haven't been to Perbacco or Delfina in almost two years. Living in the Sunset it's Greta food a mile away from home and the kids love the food, service and staff!!"
Dined on 3/2/2014
Bella is more than a great
neighborhood place. Its the kind of simple but yummy Italian cooking that they used to have in North Beach, cooked by Italians and served by Italians. Elegant ambiance, reasonably priced too"
Dined on 2/19/2014
I found this restaurant on Yelp.
The reviewers loved this restaurant. I totally agree. The food was wonderful, the service was with a smile, parking was fine on Geary, great help choosing an Italian wine."
Dined on 2/17/2014
small and intimate local trattoria
that serves up quality Italian food and inventive selections. Could use some help in appetizer department, especially suitable for sharing."
Dined on 2/16/2014
Trout, pork, gnocchi verdi and
tiramisu were excellent."
Dined on 2/16/2014
Food was delicious - you don't see
marrow very often, burrata was wonderful, and the pork and pasta carbonara were outstanding. Loved eating family style (we were a group of 10), the only disappointment was the dessert course - hard to share ice cream - would have paid extra so that we could each order our own dessert. David was great, we will definitely be back!!!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
It exceeded my expectations. I
booked a reservation about two days beforehand for the 15th, and it was such a spectacular restaurant. The ambiance was romantic with candles and lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling. I absolutely loved the handmade gnocchi and panna cotta. The polenta was also very good, but I would probably try something else next time. I would definitely get the gnocchi again because it was the best gnocchi I've ever had."
Dined on 2/15/2014
This was our first time at Bella.
The food was great. The people were great. Will definitely come back. Made for a great Valentine dinner."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Wonderful evening as usual - great
house-made pasta, delicious traditional italian cocktails and a wonderful friendly and homey staff. a total neighborhood gem - special but not stuffy. in sf, one tires of "over the top" dining after a while, and you just want to go someplace where they are focused on a specific cuisine (southern italian in this case) because that is what they love, they know exactly what they are doing, and they do it very, very well, year-in and year-out. that is david and his team at bella. quick recommends: negroni sbagliato as an aperitif, any carpaccio to start, and the squid ink pasta. any dessert. perfetto."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Bella is the best Italian
restaurant I've ever tried so far in Bay Area. Not an Italian food expert so I can't say much, but the food tastes great and the environment is romantic and comfy! Love it there, will revisit!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
We'd been wanting to try this
place for some time, and catching an episode of Check Please brought spontaneity to one of our recent evenings, and we went. We left feeling that it was just okay, the servers were great, but overall just okay, we would most likely not return. I have chosen that I would recommend this place above because someone else may have a different experience, and also because the review feature does not offer a "maybe" option, if they did, I probably would have selected it."
Dined on 2/6/2014
This place was good good good.
Such a cozy little joint. Barely enough to seat maybe 30 to 40 ppl. We get there but had a slight wait, but oh so worth it. Everything from the bone marrow to the pasta and steak were equally good. My mom is an extremely picky eater and she cleaned her plate, she never cleans her plate. Will def go back."
Dined on 12/13/2013
I dont want to give away too much,
but Bella has never let me down, not once. Their sauces are all from scratch and with the handmade pasta to add.. how can you go wrong?"
Dined on 1/28/2014
Very good food. friendly attentive
service. Good value."
Dined on 1/21/2014
Been coming for years! It only
gets better. Service is great food tastes like the cooking of my Italian Grandmother!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
I discovered this restaurant in my
BF's inner Richmond hood. It is very good. The staff is friendly, I love the server Ramona. I try to practice my horrible Italian and she plats along well. The food is authentic, hearty, and just good. Great place I go in the hood. Consistently good. Perfecto, Mille grazie."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Small, cozy restaurant. I had
seafood stew & brussels sprouts. Each dish was excellent. My husband had the special which was a pasta dish. It was even more delicious. The other couple had salads and the pasta special and they were very please as well. For dessert, we had spumoni and ice-cream in espresso. And our waiter brought a complementary flan. We all agreed that dinner was a smashing success and we will all return for future dinners. Thanks Bella Trattoria!"
Dined on 1/12/2014
After watching Check, Please I was
looking forward to a good Italian meal but instead I got a pasta dish with burnt garlic. My husband liked his meal but I would not go back."
Dined on 1/2/2014
I have eaten here many times and
never been disappointed. The gnocci verdi is a signature dish. But all the dishes I have tried have been excellently prepared and very nicely presented. The waitstaff were extremely busy on this visit so we had a bit longer than normal delay between courses but the spaghetti, linguine, and gnocci were all perfectly cooked (al dente) and delicious. We even pushed ourselves through the dessert course and were very pleased with the gelato, affogato, and zabaglione."
Dined on 12/30/2013
Bella Trattoria's menu is great
and even on this "special occasion" day, New Years Eve, the limited menu was great. Our party of 4 ordered 4 different dishes all were excellent. I recommend this little place to anyone who likes dining out."
Dined on 12/31/2013
With its warm and cozy ambiance
and delicious comfort food this was the perfect place to spend Christmas eve with my friends and family."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Food was delish, noise level made
a otherwise romantic evening hard to talk. Think problem could be remedied by removing a table and no squishing people up against one another. I always forget-that's part of the San Francisco experience."
Dined on 12/22/2013
I took my family to Bella
Trattoria Italiana to celebrate my graduation. I chose the restaurant for it's italian menu and proximity to USF. Once inside the restaurant you were transported from busy Geary Street to the relaxed ambiance of a friendly neighborhood trattoria. Our party of seven enjoyed the wonderful antipasto and meatball appetizers. The chef sent out complementary bruschetta which were some of the best we'd ever tried. The house made lasagne, gnocchi and seafood pasta were amazing. The service was impeccable. Thank you Bella Trattoria for a memorable celebratory dinner!!"
Dined on 12/13/2013
Always have an excellent meal at
Bella. The food is consistently good as it was this week."
Dined on 12/16/2013
We were going to a concert at St
Ignatius so chose this restaurant for an early dinner. The bread and olive oil they brought out before the meal were tasteless - the only redeeming feature were the sun-dried tomato bits in the oil. Honestly it did NOT taste like olive oil. I ordered the butternut squash tortellini, which was swimming in a bit too much butter. The trout was fine but the sides were unappetizing. The other two in our party ordered carbonara - one regular and one with the corn-based gluten-free spaghetti. They were happy with their plates. Overall it was fine, but I would look around for something more interesting next time I'm in the area."
Dined on 12/15/2013
Great real Italian food and
atmosphere. Cozy space but managed fine with group of seven. Reminded me of small restaurants we visited in Italy."
Dined on 12/13/2013
It does not matter who I bring to
this restaurant, EVERYONE loves it here!"
Dined on 12/7/2013
Wonderful experience. Incredibly
friendly staff and outstanding food. Highly recommend the bone marrow appetizer!"
Dined on 12/2/2013
Enjoyed the warm welcome and well
prepared food. Pastas were al dente with excellent ingredients. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. I really appreciated the gluten free pasta!"
Dined on 11/29/2013
Overall, I like Bella. Very
friendly staff and solid food. Had better experiences than our most recent one. Servers seemed overwhelmed. Food took longer than usual. Two 10+ tables could have been the reason. Will go back will most likely avoid a Saturday night seating."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Bella is one of my favorite
Italian spots in the city, and surprisingly it's owned by a Mexican chef! He certainly has done a great job of exploring the authenticity of Italian food, and the menu offers a wide selection of handmade pastas (the Carbonara and gnocchi are the best), tasty appetizers, and unique carpaccio. They used to offer free corkage Monday through Wednesday, but are no longer doing that. Still, corkage is only $15 so if you want to bring something special, it's worth it. But they do have a great wine list! Best of all, for service is friendly and reliable. A great hidden gem in Inner Richmond!"
Dined on 11/26/2013
I love Italian food but dont eat
it very often, so i dont know what everything is when most of the names are in italian. Waiters were all very helpful and knew that menu through and through. Very fresh, great flavor, and plus side they can substitute gluten free pasta with most of their dishes. Can't wait to go again!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
All the food was delicious. The
service was efficient and speedy. My group and I were extremely satisfied with the whole overall experience!"
Dined on 11/16/2013
We head to this restaurant about
once a month. The food here is fabulous...pastas, the steak, salads, great appetizers. We keep wanting to go to other places in that neighborhood but then always decide that Bella's is the best. Service is amazing, such nice people. We love it."
Dined on 11/11/2013
My girlfriend and I love this
place. The service is amazing and the food can't be beat."
Dined on 11/10/2013
I needed a place that would
satisfied picky eaters and food lovers. This place was perfect. The design is appealing and the service very good. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. What other people say about it us true. The portion sizes are not huge but if you get appetizers it should be enough. I loved the gnocchi! They were also able to be flexible when we needed to add another person to our reservation last minute, which I greatly appreciated."
Dined on 11/9/2013
This is a place I will have to
come back to try more items on the menu. We went for a simple pizza and salad dinner complete with dessert but the pastas looked amazing as well! The service was attentive and friendly, the vibe was romantic and intimate [I had a date with my mom!] and the food was really good. The salads were a bit overpriced for starter portions but they were really good. This is a neighborhood gem that I now understand what all the high ratings are all about! It truly was a wonderful experience."
Dined on 11/3/2013
My second time celebrating my
birthday at this restaurant. Always know it will be a good dinner."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Located in the Inner
Richmond/Laurel Heights area of SF, Bella Trattoria Italiana is a gem hidden on a non-descript corner of Geary Boulevard. Inside you will find subdued lighting courtesy of retro Edisonian bare bulbs and tabletop candles. You know the food will be authentic since all the workers speak Italian. The housemade pasta was prepared perfectly. The wine selection (entirely from Italy) was broad in variety and price. The dining area is not large, which makes for tables being squeezed together a bit closer than ideal - perfect for small groups but not so conducive to a romantic night out. Service was acceptable, as we were planning on a leisurely meal, but was inconsistent - probably explains the free dessert which was delicious."
Dined on 10/27/2013
We went here for a birthday
dinner, not knowing anything about this place but seeing that it had gotten pretty good reviews on Yelp. We arrived about 45 minutes early, but the host seated us right away anyway, saying our table was waiting for us. The burrata special appetizer we ordered was creamy and delicious. My son likes carpaccio, so we also ordered that as an appetizer and loved every bite. Between us, we ordered the trout, the amatraciani, the gnocchi and another pasta dish with fettucini. All were delicious and well prepared. The service was great also. The waitress we had was there when we wanted her but did not hover. Overall, a very good experience. We will definitely be back!"
Dined on 10/26/2013
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