All around excellent experienceWe were there for brunch and were very impressed with both the food and the staff. They were welcoming, efficient and even provided my wife with a taste of a dish that she saw on another table. The pasta dish with crab was outstanding. We're returning four days after our initial visit.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great visit to CotognaWe returned to Cotogna this trip after a great visit in Fall of 2012. The Sunday Supper is wonderful. The usual $40 wine list is available or one can get wine pairings to go with each course. Great set menu - and it was all delicious. Neat service, inventive food, local ingredients. Lovely evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been there over a dozenWe've been there over a dozen times...one of the best Italian spots in the city. Awesome!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we were able to get a tableI was following Cotogna on Open Table looking for a reservation, when a spot opened up last Friday we jumped at it. My girlfriend and I were very impressed with the Burrata, tortellini, and sausage pizza. The $40 a bottle wine list was a welcome surprise and our server's recommendation paired well with our courses. Definitely looking forward to going back and trying the sister restaurant Quince.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ResturantService and food is excellent. Glad we made reservations ahead of our visit, place is so busy. We really enjoyed it!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent foodFood was excellent and recommendations were solid. Despite many open tables, we were seated next to a full table in the middle of the floor making conversation a bit more difficult than it appeared it needed to be, but otherwise, service was on par with fine dining experience. Need more non-chocolate desserts!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary LunchWe've wanted to go to Quince and then Cotogna for years. Cotogna was excellent in all respects. There were a few minor improvements I could have made with the service bu they didn't affect our experience.
It was a very special meal. EVery dish we had was amazing. It was good as meals that we've had a Chez Panisse.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated under an airWe were seated under an air conditioning vent and it was so cold I could not take off my coat for the entire lunch. Also it was extremely noisy but that is to be expected at lunch time. In spite of this, the food was excellent as always. Especially enjoyed the Burrata with peas and mint.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM! Great selections forYUM! Great selections for Vegetarians & meat eaters alike5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday supper successWhile I have been to Cotogna a few times before this was my first time to the Sunday Supper. Phenomenal. Food was delicious and the atmosphere relaxed. Great time, unique twist on very basic, natural food and we discovered some new wines.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal, professsionalFabulous meal, professsional and friendly service.....everything was bliss! Love, love, love the menu....many choices, all excellent!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat fun!Great food, service -- a must-go when in San Francisco. Along with our server, the bartenders are fantastic and very helpful with beverages and food!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFlawless and enjoyableWe went for the prix-fixe Sunday, for a birthday celebration. Innovative, interesting, italian-inspired food. Special points to the sommelier who found great wine pairings for some difficult dishes.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible dining. What aIncredible dining. What a fabulous restaurant...we loved it! Every dish was wonderful.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was sensational!Our experience was sensational! A Chef friend of ours in Florida had made the recommendation to us and we were not disappointed!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful time inI had a wonderful time in Cotogna, and I am not a foodie! I found their food selection very accessible from a non-foodie's perspective, yet intriguing enough for my foodie girlfriend to have a great, special time!
The atmosphere is laid-back and moderate - easy to be with a couple quietly or with a larger group for a fun time.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTables too close together;Tables too close together; lighting is frustrating. Otherwise great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMthey do not serve their dinnerthey do not serve their dinner menu till 5 pm . reservations done before that time gets their lunch menu4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSure ShotReally excellent food and great service to go with it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a girlfriend there forTook a girlfriend there for her birthday and we both loved it! The nettle pizza, rotisserie cauliflower, and grilled little gems were amazing. We had the Calypso Prosecco concoction and 2 lovely desserts. Great service, they put a candle in a dessert for the birthday girl and helped correct a mistaken order for us.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved this place! AllWe loved this place! All the dishes we ordered were great. We had the burratta which was creamy and delicious, the pork ribs, sausage and beans dish which is big enough to share for sure, and the special pasta in the brown butter sage sauce which was my favorite. All were excellent. All the staff was happy and friendly and our server was attentive and prompt. We will defiantly go back again.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and wine at CotognaThe food and wine at Cotogna are both spectacular and unique.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCotogna never fails. One ofCotogna never fails. One of my go to places in SF.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicate pasta, beautiful wine!Beautiful, wonderful food! Knowledgable service. Perfect portions...just an overall lovely experience3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, Creative, DevineThis is our second time to Cotogna. The first time we just stumbled on it had an amazing experience but forgot the name (maybe too much name). So searched OpenTable to find this neighborhood gem. Absolutely divine ambiance with the fire pit in the background, the wood, the stone, the off-white napkins and the terracotta plates. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. We had the buratta appetizer which was beautifully presented with flowers followed by the stake to share. The stake just melted in your mouth. I asked my husband why there was no sauce, he just urged me to try the stake. He was right it needed nothing. All delicious!
I asked for a bartenders special cocktail. He created this flavor that combined the sweetness of elderflower3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant. ExcellentVery good restaurant. Excellent quality ingredients. I will go back often.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday supper was our firstSunday supper was our first visit to Cotogna. We found attention to interesting flavor combinations and friendly service, while the elegance is deliberately taken down from Quince to trattoria. Sunday supper is a fixed menu and prezzo fisso (although they used the French prix fixe which is, I guess, more familiar to restaurant goers). There were four courses with a fifth cheese course available for an additional charge. The asparagus spears of the first course were a nice start with a touch of meyer lemon and fava bean pesto. Next course was a delicious artichoke pansotti (3 corner ravioli) with candied walnuts and pecorino. The main corurse cod was excellent with veggies al dente. Italian wine pairing also excellent. Rum baba yum.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on a Sunday for aWe went on a Sunday for a fixed price meal. Asparagus, Pansotti with mushrooms, cod with spring vegetables and lemon rum baba with panacotta. Everything was delicious.The service is excellent and friendly, easy to park on Sunday. Relaxing, delightful experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely worth the wait...Absolutely worth the wait... Lives up to its reputation!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTables are small and veryTables are small and very close together; was very warm inside and high noise volume the Saturday evening we were there. Servers were pleasant and attentive.
The new growth asparagus antipasti was amazing! Pork loin entree was moist, but rather tasteless - the lamb entree was better seasoned.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place. Longish waitsVery nice place. Longish waits throughout dinner but definitely worth a try!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday success.I took a friend there for his birthday and they really mad it very special for him. The food was outstanding.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was perfect.Food and service was perfect. Everything was made to perfection. The only thing that detracted from our experience was the company, the table next to us.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is excellent.This restaurant is excellent. Never disappoints. Been here at least 6 times. Even the items that are mediocre would be excellent at most other restaurants. The best way to eat here is to get multiple items you share since everything has such a distinct taste. The only thing I wish is that they were better at accommodating groups, but it is a very small restaurant so I understand the limitations. Also, you need nearly a 30 day advance reservation to get in. That should tell you how good the food is.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a spectacular lunchEnjoyed a spectacular lunch with food that sings and is seasonal, interesting and delicious. I wish it was like this every time but the restaurant is not always consistent.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at Cotogna.Another great meal at Cotogna. We went for the Sunday Supper for the first time, and it is a fantastic deal. $55 gets you four courses (and the wine pairing is only $32 extra). The prawns with farro was a light, flavorful way to start, and the main course, the shortribs were the perfect winter dish, served with chickpeas and kale. A really great dish. The dessert was also really good - mini donuts with ice cream. The only dish that fell short for me was the pasta, as it was too al dente (mine was almost crunchy).2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM