Bella Trattoria

4.7
1885 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bella's notorious homemade pasta, cozy & inviting atmosphere and friendly service await you. We feature cusine from Southern Italia- slow cooked sugos, braised meats and various carpaccios.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1885 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertA
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very fun service. A small, but good, and somewhat unique wine list. The pasta was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can i say, as always this place get more and more amazing every time i come. The stuff where just amazing the food the best in the bay area

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Harriette
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious housemade gnocchi, attentive service, pleasant surroundings. I found a tiny metal coil in my food. Our server said it came from something they use to clean the pots, apologized, and comped my entree.

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diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

it was a nice venue for a business dinner. we did make a note that one of the members of the team is Vegan and hoped the waiter would be able to help him through options. It all worked out and it was nice to have two choices, we'd read in reviews that there might've been more. If so, please do share with other patrons who have mixed diets!

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DonB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilean sea bass special was excellent. Server was knowledgeable with regard to my gluten intolerance. My wife liked the house-made rigatoni with sausage. The warm spinach salad was especially noteworthy. The salad was warm, but not wilted. Portion sizes were good, too. Definitely would eat there again.

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Mot1000
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnoochi was unique...very light and not starchy....best ever. The bass was fresh and the antipasta plate nicely done.....will go there again....

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JaneK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frankly, we were a little worried when we arrived because it was so empty, but were greeted and served warmly, and enjoyed one of the best Italian meals ever - antipasto plate, handmade papardelle, the fluffiest gnocchi, and burrata-topped eggplant parmesan! The perfect meal before going to see the Pompeii exhibit at the Legion of Honor. And to top it off, we were treated to a complimentary pane cotta - heavenly!!! Would highly recommend this hidden treasure!

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vipJogger
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding wine list, special salad , eggplant parmigiana and wonderful service. People could not be better!

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a wonderful restaurant!! The staff is amazingly accommodating, kind, fun and take the extra steps to make the experience very special. The food is delicious. Not a morsel of food was left behind. I would go back in a heart beat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and hospitality. I have had so many special events there over the years!

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NishaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing restaurant and experience for celebrating my dad's birthday. Everyone was so friendly and cheerful! As all the reviews before me have said, the service was phenomenal and I felt like I had become part of an Italian family. Food was also delicious! Would highly recommend.

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and top quality. The service is excellent and sincere! You feel like that you are eating meals with families and the atmosphere is joyfully.

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amandac
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food amazing and wine was perfect. Just overall a amazing evening.

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LukeB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place to have an excellent, yet rather casual, Italian dinner after an eventful day at Golden Gate Park and are so delighted that we found this gem of a trattoria!
Upon entering, we were greeted warmly at the door, and service was prompt, friendly, and attentive.

The antipasti misti plate was beautiful and so delicious: thinly sliced grilled eggplant and zucchini, artichokes, mortadella, salami, olives, and a light salad with radicchio and escarole. The house cocktail (vermouth, prosecco, orange) was a perfect cap to our day at the park.

We ordered the orecchiette (with sausage and kale), the carbonara sbagliata, and the malfadine con pesto—all cooked to perfection. And we shared a tiramisu among the table, which was impeccable! The addition of the crushed amaretti on top added lovely and unexpected texture, was light, and had just enough espresso flavor.

It was evident while we watched the servers and hosts that this is a team, who takes pride in this restaurant. They were all helping each other and very attentive to their guests.

We’ll be back on our way out of the city to pick up panini at their salumeria next door!

Mille grazie!

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PrincessMK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s birthday. Great waiter. Exceptional service. Wonderful ambiance. The food was exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, friendly staff!

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vipGoldilocks
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I specifically searched for an Italian restaurant that new how to make carbonara and amatriciana pasta authentically since my favorite restaurant in North Beach closed.

We all ordered the carbonara because our waiter lived in Rome for 11 years, spoke with an authentic Italian accent and recommended the dish.

We were all so glad and grateful that will followed his recommendation. You could taste that the pasta was freshly made by the texture. The sauce as they claimed did not have butter nor cream yet the sauce was the creamiest carbonara I have ever had. Instead of using guanciale, they used pancetta which made a cleaner yet flavorful sauce seasoned to perfection. They started with complimentary bruschetta which was simple but so flavorful. And they finished with a complimentary pana cotta, outstanding.

I woke up thinking about the dish and the experience. My niece and her best friend came to visit for a week. They wanted to treat me to dinner to thank me for my hospitality. And they wanted Italian pasta. I could not have made a better choice in all of San Francisco. They were so happy with the experience and that they hosted such a magnificent dinner.

This restaurant is not located in the hotspots of San Francisco. It is a neighborhood gem somewhat out of the way. I am in West Marin so this location worked out perfectly for me. They may not be in North Beach but that’s ok. The experience made me feel as if I went to Italy for dinner!

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CodyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really amazing ambience, great service, and delicious food.

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Casey
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great house-made pasta! Loved the squid ink spaghetti and the daily special lasagna. Staff were great. We even were given a complimentary appetizer and dessert! Highly recommended!

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JeanG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A party of two, we shared the burrata which was smooth and creamy. Then we shared the gnocchi gorgonzola, which had a good meld of tastes, but the gnocchi was too soft. Our main dish was the grilled mista which had Chilean seabass, wild salmon, 2 grilled large prawns, and some calamari. It was excellent. For dessert, we had the limoncello ricotta cake, which was quite flavorful. The house wine happened to be a Gruner Veltliner, at $11/glass, which was quite good, especially at that price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are two rooms. If you’re on a date, ask to be seated in the second room. Better ambiance.

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AAAA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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PaulM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been coming here on and off for 20 years. Always good food and friendly service. Gnocchi is amazing. Good house wine too.

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Matt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. My favorite was the Margherita flatbread. They also gave complimentary bruschetta and panna cotta, which was great

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Jebu
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was quite good. Our server was overbearing and pushy and not attentive to us. Check out was unduly burdensome and complicated.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Customer service was lacking. Waiters did their job, but chose not to really engage my party. Made a significant difference

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went over for dinner, food was overall delicious and tasty and service was amazing, although the server/host could improve on the way they seat people. Overall we had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful, intimate experience - truly made my partner feel special on her birthday. grazie!

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viplisas
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felipe was awesome!!!!

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Marco
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was a bit annoying but food and service was over the top!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were fantastic and food even better!

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lilly
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Simply the best Italian restaurant dinner and experience I've had in ages. It was my first visit, and I'll be back! I had a thin spaghetti with squid ink and garlic sauce, with clams, and a decent red wine. My companion had another pasta dish with smoked salmon that was equally delicious.

Staff members were personable, courteous and helpful. I'm a little hard of hearing, so the noise level was a bit problematic for our conversation, which is why I rated the ambiance merely "good". Some noise is unavoidable, though, with a full dining room.

DD
vipDiningDuo
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was attentive, courteous and provided excellent service. Very happy with the fresh pastas, seafood combo was delicious and beautifully presented. Lemon cello dessert was delicious, not too sweet, definitely enjoyed would like to come back to try other things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were fantastic! Food was superb and hit the spot. The servers were very nice and welcoming.

KB
KristinaB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! We had Felipe as our server and he was so kind and friendly. My boyfriend and I both got the gnocci with spritz cocktails and the affogato for desert. Everything was so delicious and I cant wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff as always was great, best gnocchi in the bay!

ML
vipMarinLocal
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating when our friends were running late. We had a special grilled seafood platter which was amazing, as well as the pastas - squid ink spaghetti is a favorite of mine. Wonderful desserts and great servers - we were very happy diners!

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NaamaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wow, most delicious Italian cuisine and amazing friendly service. We had the burrata salad, trout and eggplants, all were the best I've had. You won't regret going here.

MA
MikeA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fish stew, a tasty version of Cioppino. Lot of mussels, clams, shrimp and scallops

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was there at opening. Excellent service although staffing did seem low. Complimentary bruschetta, good wine. Trout lacked flavor. Soup was excellent; they say serving is for two but sufficient for four! Panna cotta was excellent. House made vermouth was awesome! Second time there over the years when visiting SF.

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You can order delivery directly from Bella Trattoria using the Order Online button. Bella Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 221-0305.

Bella Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 1885 OpenTable diners.

Bella Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/C7RZ35VKH8NZJ/order?fbclid=IwAR2VGnNxqZa6ozNYZ96pvf6AtxUxALP3srZFAiwxnOYDpFKe11dYABoUEfI.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.