Bella Trattoria Italiana
Excellent 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 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 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 AM