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
170 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (129)fit for foodies (58)romantic (56)special occasion (54)notable wine list (40)good for groups (21)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (13)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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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
    • 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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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.