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Trattoria Contadina
Trattoria Contadina

Trattoria Contadina Details

  • 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
    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 (415) 982-5728

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious and nice atmosphere with very good service! Family owned and it shows!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We came here on a recommendation from our hotel and it was some of the best Italian food I've had in a long time. I would highly recommend it. The menu isn't extensive but it doesn't need to be. Everything we had was so fresh and delicious. The wine list could use some work but I would definitely go back the next time I'm in SF."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was our second visit to the restaurant. The food was excellent, but we waited for 15 minutes before anyone came to the table and our order was taken after another party who was seated after us. Due to its small space, it's best to get reservations and you may be seated very close to other groups. This may not be a problem for some, but when that other group has small, screaming children it can get annoying fast."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Having grown up in New Jersey, just outside of New York City, and lived briefly in Italy... I know good Italian food. This is GREAT Italian food. The decor is dated, but that adds to the restaurant's charm. It's like eating in your Italian friend's grandmother's house. But you're never scolded to finish your plate - you just eat every bite because it tastes so good!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant. 3 generations of owners - no wonder; wonderful, tasty food that's not over priced. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everything we had was delicious. Especially, the huckleberry cheesecake for dessert! We also loved the wine that the waiter selected."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I was given the recommendation to go here from a friend. The food was excellent and the service was great. I had the meatball and bruschetta appetizers. Both were delicious. I had the gnocchi for my meal and it was awesome. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were not disappointed great ambiance excellent food highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My party of 13 were expecting something special at his highly regarded restaurant with the peer reviews supporting it. Goes to show that maybe these reviews are not always written by "real people", the service was first rate, the food was expensive and was not anything to remember; a number of us had the house special, a res napper, and other had the signature dish recommended by the waitress. I was deeply disappointed and for my out of town guests from both NY and LA were unfortunately unimpressed. It will take an effort on the part of the owners to lure me back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is a small, but great place to dine. I suggest a reservation. We were a group of 7 and eventhough a portion of our group was running late, we were seated and the waiter was very accomodating. I ordered my favorite (Carlesimo). It was delicious. The rest of our group was very pleased with their meals as well. I am from Miami and try to stop here whenever I'm in town."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A friend recommended this restaurant so I took some clients there for dinner one night. The food was rather bland and the wine was somewhere around 75-80 degrees in the bottle (generally not good for wine). I was not impressed at all and would not go back with all the other options in town."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food, friendly staff, excellent location. You won't go wrong by choosing this outstanding restaurant. Parking is just around the corner."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Love the ambiance--white table clothes, authentic décor, big windows, cozy but not too cramped. The grandson of the owner still mans the front. The food was good and straight-up Northern Italian. The wait staff was equally "old world" -- they served our meal without a heavy hand. The warm olives were garnished with lemon zest... say no more. Nice place to unwind and feel at home."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Perfect small restaurant with excellent food and wine. The pesto was as close to my italian grandmothers I have ever had. I will definitely return and recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great Friday night dinner. Food was delicious and prices are reasonable "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have dined here each visit to SF for 15+ Years. Every time best Italian I've ever had. Even better than in Venice "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The perfect package! Great food, service & ambiance with a sense of family & home. This 3rd generation family owned & operated restaurant is the way a dining experience in North Beach & San Francisco for that matter should be enjoyed. The heart & artistry they deliver here is what we should expect when we dine. You'll never get this going to a dumpy tourist joint on the Warf or even worse, a chain restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Generally service was excellent. Food was VERY disappointing. We began with bruschetta. I've had this in many restaurants and enjoyed many varieties. This, however, appeared to be the same bread as was brought to the table but stale, dry and incredibly hard, with barely a hint of garlic, piled high with not particularly tasteful tomatoes in a small dice, a scattering of basil chiffonade and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. It was nearly impossible to eat due to the hardness of the bread and the pile of tiny squares of tomatoes. We then ordered the Carlesima pasta, which we were told was a signature dish. While the favors were decent (not great) the thick toughness of the pasta was very unpleasent. The Vongole was very good, however."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The restaurant was recommended by someone that was paired up with me playing golf the day before. Overall the food was very good. Appetizers: Burrata special was great, bruschetta was average (bread was too crispy). The pasta entrees were all very good. Nice wine selection. The waitstaff were friendly but were somewhat inattentive, forgot to bring bread & cappuccino wasn't hot, even though the restaurant wasn't very crowded."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Always extremely please with the food and service! Gina is great! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our second or third visit there and the food is fabulous! I has some of the best veal saltimbocha (sp) ever! I'll be back every time I get to SF!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had a party of six and were greeted very warmly by the host. The food was very good - we had a variety of dishes, all out-of-the-ordinary - in other words, this is not your typical Italian-American place. All dishes were very generous servings. We particularly enjoyed the desserts - hazelnut gelato and blackberry-red wine sorbet. Reasonable prices, and impeccable service."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our party of three adults with reservations arrived on time. Hostess attempted to seat us at restaurant entrance directly next to the hostess stand although there were several much better tables available. We had to ask for one of those and she grudgingly complied. Bruschetta was overloaded with chopped tomato topping, at least a full cup for the three thin toasts, although fresh and flavorful. More a tomato appetizer than anything else. Marsala Risotto special was lukewarm, and the Marsala was a little too pronounced. Ravioli was tasty, as was polpettini, although meatballs a bit dry. Good sauce. Server was prompt and professional, friendly enough. Stracciatella was creamy and a great ending to a satisfactory, if less than perfect, meal. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great food at this restaurant with a neighborhood vibe. Although it was my first time here, I think it's one of those places you could go back to again and again for an enjoyable meal with reliable quality and flavor."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I always take out of towners here because it is reasonably priced. I went to school in Italy and this is the best Italian restaurant for authenticity that I have found anywhere near little Italy. It is also located in a remarkable neighborhoods that usually involves a stroll there with incredible views. the latest bunch from Cinncinnati went bonkers"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant. Love the food and the people that work there. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for many years. It is my favorite SF spot, easy to get to and just a perfect spot for a SF experience. I really cannot say anything negative about it because it has become like a family restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014