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 May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (129)romantic (63)fit for foodies (57)special occasion (57)notable wine list (41)good for groups (23)kid-friendly (16)scenic view (15)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (11)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service?
    Tomc
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It took 15 minutes for my party to be greeted at the table and that only happened because I flagged down the hostess and placed my drink order. The waiter brought the wine and took our food order and that was the last time I saw him until I flagged him down to get the check. The bad news for the restaurant was that this waiter was equally late at the table next to us and then staggered their food order so one person sat with no food in front of them while the other person had food. Someone help them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Overall I had a great experience at the restaurant. The wait staff was excellent, helpful and friendly even the bust boys. The best Cesar salad I have had and of course after sampling my friends salad the best Mediterranean salad I have ever had also. So needless to say when we ordered the spaghetti and meatballs were were very excited to try the meal. The quite romantic atmosphere, the smiling wait staff and the amazing salad lead to a bland entree, Spaghetti with turkey meatballs. But the customers beside us really enjoyed their clams and cheesecake. I would still recommend this restaurant. FYI make reservations in advance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hop off the cable car and enjoy
    RSAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant. The gnocchi is fabulous. Have it as an appetizer for the table. All the pasta dishes are good. Check out the nightly specials - I always find something tasty on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite San Fran spot!
    filmfaery
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Every time my husband and I visit San Francisco we hit up this very small but excellent Italian restaurant. Reservations are almost always a must but with a busy 4th of July weekend the host managed to get us in within minutes of our reservation. The pepper appetizer is my favorite, the veal and beef ravioli (with spicy pink sauce) were out of this world. This time we were fortunate enough to have our young kids. My son celebrating his 11 year old birthday and visiting San Francisco for the first time blurted out, "This is the best pasta I have ever had." And he meant it. He had the spaghetti and meatballs. He is already asking if we are going to San Francisco again any time soon. On that note….We will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
    Andy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Decided to go to Contadina to celebrate anniversary with my girlfriend. Fantastic dinner and ambiance. The service was great, and they even brought out champagne to toast us on the milestone. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants an excellent dinner in a romantic (but not fake) environment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and Great Food
    EastBayScott
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Off the 'main drag' from North Beach and feels quiet and private. Good food and an environment that feels traditional without being touristy. When people visit, I take them to Contadina any time I am in North Beach
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Homemade
    Gonetothebeach
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was fine and rustic but the soup was bland and prawns in the risotto completely overlooked. It probably was due to being 4 th July and extra busy.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Shel64
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great cooking, good range and at good prices and good service Very highly recommended
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    herotype0
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This is our first time dining italian in San Francisco. We visited for my wife's birthday dinner. I got the Valdostana Chicken and it was delicious. The swiss chard was cooked perfectly and the Prosciutto on top of the chicken is something I've never had before and was very delicious . My wife didn't enjoy the Fruiti de Mare. It was a little on the bland side. Other than that, we had a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Dining Experience
    evie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were in the city to see Beach Blanket Babylon for a birthday celebration! While researching a place place to eat close to the venue, I found Trattoria. The yelp reviews suggested this was the place to go! And boy....were they right on! Great Italian food, fantastic waitress and I am already planning my return visit! If you're in North Beach, you must try Trattoria!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Babylon Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    we were looking for a place to eat after Beach Blanket Babylon, we found the perfect spot. Cozy, authentic, great service, great food, and welcomed with open arms. Menu is great with traditional Italian faire. Appetizers were plenty and good, Meatballs to die for. We were smart and waited to order entrees after appetizers, which was perfectly fine with our host. Great location on Mason St., Cable Car stop across the street and good place to hail a cab. If you like good Italian in a great location, this is a super spot
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trattoria Contadina was great!!
    diningout4fun
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was delicious and nice atmosphere with very good service! Family owned and it shows!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great italian
    Jmwpb
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    had a really amazing experience over the weekend, very good food and a neat atmosphere, it gets a little hot in the restaurant would be the only complaint I can say. I had the meatballs and linguine, outstanding my wife got the cheese ravioli and she was not disapointed at all, great job guys there is a reason you have such great reviews
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of North Beach's Best
    TMC2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Be sure to have a reservation for dinner! Really great experience - wonderful food and service. Super wine list. The Burrata was oustanding!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    One of the best Italian meals I've had. The risotto with lamb shops was superb - flavorful, tender and the risotto had so many flavors. A friend recommended this restaurant and I'm glad she did. We were there early and had reservations, but it got busy very quickly - it's not a very big space, but all of the staff were friendly, the food superb and we'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This small restaurant has wonderful food and a very friendly staff. You need reservations because this place is very small but worth the planning. The gnocchi was light and delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic San Francisco Bistro
    Annie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It was very enjoyable dining at this neighborhood gem perched on a hill overlooking Alcatraz. Cable cars kept going by during dinner. The pasta dishes were delicious and the service was very attentive. It is a very small, pleasant restaurant and it had a nice local feel. We walked over after seeing Beach Blanket Babylon nearby. My only complaints were the bruschetta was way overpriced at $3.50 per toast, and there were tiny black flies buzzing around our table during dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate