Trattoria Contadina
Trattoria Contadina

Trattoria Contadina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoriacontadina.com/
  • Phone: (415) 982-5728
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 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 4159825728x

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
163 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (132)fit for foodies (74)special occasion (49)romantic (48)good for groups (29)notable wine list (28)scenic view (11)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Spectacular Homemade Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Trattoria Contadina. A quite neighborhood location, with an intimate and friendly atmosphere. The Caprese salad was cool, fresh and tasty. The homemade pasta and sauces were simply fantastic. The gourmet Chicken Parmesan was big enough for two and out of this world. Service was excellent, and the price quite reasonable, especially considering the quality. We will return every time we visit San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Trattoria Contadina is always good. The food is outstanding. The staff is welcoming. And the atmosphere on the cable car line is pleasant but not fussy. All in all a comfortable place that makes you feel like you're eating with their family.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Yummy
    MpeacockVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great little Italian gem, amazing pasta! The buratta with persimmon and bacon was sublime. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JOEON
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always a true Italina Classic!! We always love the food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Italian
    ExploringSF
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great Spot. Location and atmosphere are great. We had a table facing mason and it was awesome watching the cable cars go by. Food was excellent. Favorites were the Burrata ( special antipasta), beef ravioli, Carlesimo, and Saltimbocca. Great neighborhood restaurant if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Columbus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Italian
    foodie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Authentic selections and execution. Charming atmosphere. Unpretentious. Local favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seafood special risotto was off
    FoggyEthanVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    What we had was fine, but not special, except for the seafood risotto special. It was a failed experiment
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  • Average italian
    AdequateVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Average Italian food with a very brief menu in an amazingly cramped space. Did I mention the poor wine list?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great after many years!
    Sunny
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Been many years since we were last at Trattoria Contadina and it is still an excellent restaurant. Service was good. Ambience romantic but not phony. Food unbelievably delicious. They even remembered that my husband was celebrating a birthday and brought over a very yummy tiramisu for us to share. We even got to take the cable car there and back as it stops directly in front.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cecil Taylor
    CecilT
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I found this gem about five six years ago and it's our fall back to a romantic evening. We fell in love with this place and have recommended it to family and friends. I would have to say you must try the pesto pasta, unbelievable. I hope if your in north beach and filling for a little dinner, it's a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family owned Italian
    Franne
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The care this family puts into it's restaurant is obvious in it's food. Delicious is not descriptive enough. Ravioli with pesto like I've never tasted before. Great caring service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    Bozo
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I was looking for a really good meal in a small romantic setting. This is a nice small neighborhood restaurant with local character, but the food was nothing outstanding. I would look elsewhere next time.
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  • Consistently good
    MariaRDHVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Trattoria Contadina is a North Beach gem that has been at Union and Mason for years. It is family owned and has been in the Correnti’s family for 3 decades. The food is simple, yet excellent. The meatballs are always a good choice. There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed our food. My ricotta gnocchi were light and delicious. I suggest you give it a try!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TShroyer2
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had a group of 6 that had a great time at the restaurant. Although some of us were a bit early, the staff accommodated us and provided drinks prior to the rest of our group arriving. We had a difficult time deciding what to order because everything sounded and smelled so delicious! Wonderful service, food, and environment. Will definitely recommend to others that visit the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening.
    joew
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Everything was excellent. The staff were very attentive and a overall experience that is hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    jonapVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    After reading some reviews on the many Italian restaurants in the North Beach area of San Francisco, we opted to go to Trattoria Contandina since it was tucked away in the corner of Mason and Union Streets away from the madness in Columbus Ave. It did not disappoint us. It was the best Carpaccio, Pasta and Veal Saltimbocca I ever had in a long, long time. The service was excellent and the wine selection was varied with reasonable pricing. Definitively we recommend this place and dying to come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!!
    Luvfood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our fourth time to visit Trattoria Contadina and we will be coming back soon!! Excellent food and service, and their olive oil for bread dipping was the best I ever had. They brought us an excellent gelato for dessert to celebrate my sisters birthday and there wasn't a drop left of it. This restaurant is continually consistent of an excellent meal, service and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed again
    SFDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is the second time in a row we were underwhelmed, with our visits about 6 months apart. TC used to be one of our "short list" favorites, as we are in the neighborhood, and have always felt taken care of, like neighbors! Sadly, not anymore. Really, the whole vibe has changed, across the board. I never see Dirk anymore either; perhaps the Correnti's have sold? Dunno, but we won't be back...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it
    Pelle
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The restaurant was overheated. Everybody was sweating. We took the spagetti volgole and spagetti frutti de mare. Not great not even good. Overcooked and probably not really fresh vongole. If you want good italian food, go to Scomas in sausalito. (I know italian food as I work in italy). We will not come back to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Find
    BryanVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant in North Beach. Several family members work there and make guests feel very comfortable. Meatballs and sauce to die for. Amazing brunch egg dishes. Great neighborhood place. Walk or take public transportation to avoid parking nightmare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Happyfood
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were here a few years ago and enjoyed it so much that we returned. Unfortunately 3 of us who had the pasta special agreed it had an unusual taste (not bad but none of us ate much) We had to remind the waiter for several items and never felt like he was paying attention to basics. For example we finally caught his eye to bring Parmesan half way through the meal. We enjoyed the small,intimate space. It is noisy but this is part of the fun.
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  • Exceeded our guests' expectations
    awcfp
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We've come to expect excellent food here, but our guests said they each had the best pasta meal ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as always!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love this restaurant and the food and service is always amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    lilRoydie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    dinner was good, typical taste, just a good meal. service was a little slow, they where polite. no real complaints I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not cheap
    drdbugmann
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    has become pricey, especially wine by the glass. Great pasta dishes
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's the best!
    ST247VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everytime I go, I vow not to get pasta and everytime I cave. (Down to the simple cheese raviolis. Why are they so good I want 2 servings? Why?!) My favorite Italian in the city. From the warm welcome when you arrive, to the wait staff and chefs in the kitchen, there's nothing but a positive vibe and great dining experience. Don't miss the peppers appetizer. DELISH!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JABnGA
    JABnGA
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We made a reservation before the early show of Beach Blanket Babylon. We told our server we only had one hour and we had no problem enjoying our meal and meeting our time restricitions. We asked to substitute the red snapper picatta for chicken and they were happy to acommodate. It was delicious and I would definetly eat here again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok...nothing amazing
    Amyb88
    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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Homestyle Italian, Great Ambiance
    IBeMattC
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My family loves going to this place for birthdays and other occasions. The menu is pretty great: saltimbocca, pesto, really good bread. The prices are reasonable for the food and the wine. The servings are good, but not huge. The walls are covered with photos of old-time San Francisco places and people. It's a good, old-fashioned Italian place. The drawbacks: parking can be a beast, the tables are pretty close together, and the upstairs area can get really, really warm, although the last time we went they had the windows open and it was actually pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.