Trattoria Contadina
Trattoria Contadina

Trattoria Contadina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoriacontadina.com/
  • Phone: 4159825728
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Juan Paulo Enriquez & Juan Martinez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Small upstairs dining room that seats up to 30 guests available Monday to Thursday.
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Correnti 4159825728

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Street
  • Public Transit: Cable Car (Mason-Powell) line.
    Bus # 45, 41
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Recommend public transit.
A word from Trattoria Contadina
Trattoria Contadina is a lively and spirited traditional San Francisco Italian restaurant serving an eclectic mix of pastas, creative grilled meats, poultry, and seafood. Trattoria Contadina’s vibrant cuisine mirrors perfectly the passions, style and gusto that mark the Italian way of life.
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Trattoria Contadina reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (132)fit for foodies (66)special occasion (52)romantic (51)notable wine list (36)good for groups (18)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (13)great for lunch (10)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Saturday night foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    crowded, noisy, expensive wine list, BUT, great food (meatball appetizer, Carlesimo), service was fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok...nothing amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went for dinner before a concert, food was good, nothing to write home about but tasty. My husbands Saltimoboca was pretty overcooked. Service...eh, just ok.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have eaten dinner here many times but this was the first time for brunch. The lemon ricotta pancakes were outstanding. Loads of fresh fruit. The breakfast risotto was amazing with two sunny eggs on top. The restaurant is small, friendly and fun. The food is always great and the service wonderful. On the corner of Union and Mason with the cable car going by. Lovely San Francisco gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Add this spot to your San Fran list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Absolutely fabulous. Good was delicious! We had appetizers, pasta and dessert-- it was delicious-- fresh and authentic. Service was impeccable. Restaurant is small-- and we had a loud great next to us- but the ambiance was great. A must eat on your San Fran list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian Charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food and ambiance. A neighborhood gem in the heart of San Fransisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Iowagirl
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was excellent - not heavy, well sauced and spiced, wine recommendations were on target for our requests, water glasses kept filled, attentive and knoweldgeable waitress, and the cost was what you would expect from a neighborhood spot in North Beach. I'll go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't disappoint!
    CMD423
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We visited Trattoria Contadina on a friend's recommendation and are glad we did. It's a small "homey" place with a friendly and conscientious staff and the food is AMAZING! The pastas are homemade and the dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Everything was delicious! We will definitely be back the next time we visit San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    burata was excellent but the special of spaghetti with shrimp and scallops was very fishy tasting. not good.(I am a fisherman from new england so we have experience) also, spaghetti vongole, not a good sauce , too bitter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    sabroso
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fairly disappointed with our meal on Sunday night. Salads we had were ok, nothing special. I had Snapper and it was tough and a bit fishy. My spinach was good. My friend had chicken Ravioli. The filling was tasted under cooked and the pasta was mushy and falling apart, leaving the runny filling on the plate. I love coming to this small, quaint restaurant but not sure I will again. Hopefully the chef was just having an off night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    Monsieur
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was very good, and the drinks were perfect. The best part was the service. We sat upstairs on Saturday night in the corner table and the server and server assistant were more than complimentary. They weren't pushy or all over us. Having worked in the industry for a number of years myself it is refreshing to see great service without seeing robotic iterations of corporate conformity. Anyway we love this place and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Best Manhattan Ive ever had, hands down. The bartender made his own concoction with 7+ ingredients and it was to die for. Food was great, service was great, all around great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Multiple Bene
    Pippin
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Classic neighborhood Italian restaurant with great bread and pasta! Just what one would expect. Add a window seat and a periodic cable car bell and you get a taste of San Francisco. That is exactly what I wanted, nothing pretentious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right on the Trolley Line
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Seating is tight. But the food is very good. It was easy to get to on the Trolley from our Union Square hotel and worth it. With the seating, we had a nice conversation with the table beside us and got to compare our different dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good, pleasant atmosphere, friendly and courteous service, a little slow on the dinner after our salads. The Beet salad was good but maybe a little large for one person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was fantastic, as usual - service very friendly and accomodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North Beach gem
    Sacrider
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Second time here and the food is as spectacular as I remembered. And just around the corner from Beach Blanket Babylon. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
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    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for classic Italian
    dave
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    WE had a great meal. Awesome, friendly service. Good bar. Good wines. But, the food was the high point. The roasted pepper appetizer was great. All the pasta and second plates we had were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic North Beach!
    MattVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Classic Italian restaurant where we love to take out-of-town visitors. Quintessential San Francisco, with the cable car rolling by outside the window. Service and food are always top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this Place
    Love2dine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We dine here every year for our Anniversary..My favorite spot in SanFrancisco
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still exceeding expectations
    AJAT
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Returned to the scene of the crime where 11 years ago I stole my future wife's heart on our first date. Not many changes to note, which is a good thing! The peppers on the appetizer taste as great as always, but I recall the menu used to call this dish Pepperoni Rostodoro con Famaggio, and now it reads some Americanized, non memorable version. They also included the Balsamic Vinegar on the table now, where as before, you had to request it. Frut di Mare was amazing as expected, and I tried something new, which was the Meatballs, and discovered they a like a Sausage in Meatball clothing (but w/o the skin and fat).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Happy
    OCfoodguy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is still my single favorite restaurant in Calhallow / warf area! Try it you will be very impressed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kristinL
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was amazing - the cantaloupe, procuitto and fresh mozzarella was melt in your mouth good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rudy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a super time as we do everytime we go there. It is a small diamond in the middle of North Beach off the beaten path of all the tourists. The food is just perfect and the friendly atmosphere the staff creates is most welcoming in a big city like SF
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atop Russian Hill (almost)
    Lunchlover
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Trattoria Contadina is a great neighborhood place... and a lovely Italian restaurant overall. We've lived just up the street for a year now and we find it's smart to make a reservation if you want to be sure to get in! (It is no fun to be turned away at "your" corner restaurant.) I just took a friend from San Jose to dine and she absolutely loved it. She had the Pavarotti pasta and ordered extra cream sauce... not on my diet, but she was super happy. I had the polpettine (meatballs)... just right. The bar is adding some nice bottles - had a rye whiskey to start the meal. Thanks, everyone at TC for the quality and the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good local spot but overrated
    Britalian
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We arrived early as we were meeting friends there and our reservation was only available at 5pm when they opened so we had to wait outside .. No invitation to sit for a cocktail at the bar and when we sat down the chef was visibly annoyed. Very costly considering what we ate. But the food was of good Italian standard. Salad dressing was a bit over powering. This location is all by itself at the top of a steep hill ... Not easy for everyone to manage the climb and no view so for special occasions I would give this one a miss and go to Top of the Mark or for good value, brave the wait for Cheesecake Factory.
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  • Great italian food and great serv'n
    Happysmacker
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were seated at our table immediately and did not have to wait. The server did a great job attending to our needs. The quality of the food was great at a competitive price. My only complaint was that the house Chianti was a bit tasteless and ordinary. I would rather have TJ's Sangiovese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food not great
    KathyJ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sorry, the food was a big disappointment. The server was lovely, the cosy atmosphere was just right. The bread and wine were good. The salad was bland and underdressed , I couldn't,t cut the tough meatball . It was just a round dry hamburger, no tender flavor that I was wanting. I ate one of the meatballs and quit. My friend entree was underwhelming as well The wine was great and reasonable priced
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this gem
    Elvis
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My favorite Italian restaurant in North Beach. The pasta is superb and the service is great. I would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and ambience
    ViVe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    An excellent neighborhood restaurant... much better than the "tourist trap Italian restaurants" that we find on Columbus Avenue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Italian Food As It Should Be
    coloradosteve
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My Gosh, if you live Italian food straight from the heart, here it is. Simply, straightforward, carefully selected high quality ingredients. Made with love and served with love. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Tiffany
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is my new favorite. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charming family Italian
    cgood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I almost don't want to tell anyone how wonderful this restaurant is for fear more people will go. Tight knit crew most there for 15 years or more, the chefs there for 30 years. Food is authentic and delicious. Go!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hookem
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Always a great experience. Tuesday night, smaller crowd, great service, delicious food! We always make this our first evening out when we visit San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great North Beach Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was great. I highly recommend the barrata and strawberries. The service was very good overall but beware of the flying fork when they bus the table. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in North Beach!
    Mike
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Authentic Italian classics! Awesome little place within walking distance of the Wharf! Loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    SanVin
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The antipasta was a delightfully fresh selection and the entrees showed creativity without over complicating the flavors. Everything was quite yummy and the service was spot on - just enough without being intrusive. the wine list is a bit limited but we found a nice Syrah that complemented our meal. We will definately go here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Great Location
    DavidB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was excellent. The caprese, nocino and agnello were excellent. The restaurant is also in an excellent location along the cable car route.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Spot!
    clarkcasa
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Enjoyed our 35th Anniversary here! Great service and the food was enjoyable. Had an amazing caprese salad, and decadent dessert. The house special coffee was delicious... Thanks for a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retiredtwosome
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Drake the bartender was fantastic, as we chose to sit at bar for a martini prior to seating for dinner. Great drinks, and conversation. Nancy our waitress was terrific, and the food was the best! Would go back again soon. They took good care of us to get us to our play in a timely fashion. Only two blocks from BBB. Great location
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.