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About Bella Trattoria Italiana

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.

3854 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: 12-4pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm-9:30 Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm. Sundays 12-9pm.

Cross Street:
3rd Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 221-0305

Website:
http://www.bellatrattoriasf.com/

Catering:
call David to customize a catering menu to fit your budget as well as your catering needs.

Parking Details:
parking can be especially difficult on the weekends we recommend using lyft or uber to enhance your dinning experience.

Public Transit:
Muni 38 Geary bus

Executive Chef:
David Gonzalez

Private Party Facilities:
Bella Trattoria is the Perfect Party Venue for all Your Special Occasions. Our Italian dishes for private parties are served family-style, making them perfect for sharing. Keep us in mind for your next holiday party to a prom dinner, military event and retirement banquet, throwing a great party is what we does best! Holiday Parties-Graduations- Rehearsal Dinner-Wedding Reception-Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Party, Wedding Reception - Baby Shower -Reunion.

Banquet spaces available for parties sized 12-75 guests. We have three different rooms to accommodate your event.

Private Party Contact:
David Gonzalez: (415) 218-7133

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be serving Christmas eve with our normal menu with specials for the evening>

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for a NYE spetacular....Dinner, DJ and Countdown! We will be doing a prix fix menu at $90 per person. Make your reservations early. Menu TBA

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Bella Trattoria Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for a Date (22)
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Authentic (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food is nothing extraordinary and the staff is not very friendly, the noise level is too high and it’s way to expensive for the quality you get in your plate

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·Dined 3 days ago

I will go back here, and have already recommended it to friends. We were able to get a reservation here, in an area where most restaurants do not take reservations. The location (inner Richmond near GG Park) was convenient and has available street parking. They offer a lovely Primitivo, which I appreciated even more because my daughter and son-in-law work for his family winery (Domenico), and it compared favorably to theirs. My husband and I are vegans, and there were delicious options for us as well as for the omnivores. Our server was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

A friend was in town visiting and we wanted to take him to a nicer Italian spot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love this neighborhood GEM

I'm so lucky to live near this wonderful restaurant that I think everybody in town should know about. It's more than a neighborhood gem, really. From start to finish, the food and service are beyond compare. The food at this authentic and delicious Italian restaurant can't be beat. Right now they are serving a seasonal dish that is absolutely scrumptious. Its the lightest, most delicious ravioli, paperthin, but full of flavor and butter and filled with a dreamy pumpkin ricotta filling that is mouthwatering topped with a sprinkle of melt in your mouth fried basil, believe it or not >> biscotti, sun-dried tomatoes, a slight sprinkle of Parmesan and something else I can't think of right now as I'm dreaming of this delightful dish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

David was top notch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A beautiful hidden neighborhood gem with a charming interior decor reminding us more of a hip cafe/bistro in France or Italy, not the Inner Richmond!

FOOD: presentation is beautiful. Our carbonara and puttanesca pasta dishes were sublime, neither skimpy nor oversalted. The alligator carpaccio is worth trying with its citrus forward notes. Alligator in general is quite bland, but this place does an outstanding job. The bread however left little to be desired: stale and lifeless. Save your calories for the entrees.

WINE: an all Italian listing with interesting, more obscure wine varietals alongside the more popular ones. A well rounded selection for such a small place.

SERVICE: The restaurant was slammed with a full house and shortstaffed on a Friday night leading to long, long waits for table service. My server forgot my wine order so I had to remind him after he brought our appetizer. We noticed that one couple left after waiting too long for service. We also noticed that the table next to us who arrived after us and who ordered after us were served first. So the front of the house clearly needs more help. Our server was polite, professional and apologetic, but the damage was already done.

CONCLUSION: Prepare for long table waits and awkward but warm, friendly service. Nonetheless, the food is outstanding. We plan to go back on a weeknight, keeping our fingers crossed that the table service kinks diminish.

This place is a lovely find. A real gem.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I love the food and the service is amazing. It's one of my favorite places in the city and definitely my go-to Italian restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The only thing lacking is auto parking within two blocks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really delicious flavors, fresh pasta, carbonara was excellent. Trout was so fresh and flavorful, deserts are the very best. A can’t miss spot

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The squid ink pasta was incredible with just a hint of brine and our server was super efficient and well organized. Never pushy just seemed to always know when to visit the table

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Truly authentic Italian cuisine made from great local ingredients and prepared with great care. Staff are fried, attentive and knowledgeable. Consistently great, never disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Interesting Southern Italian menu with terrific house-made pastas with fresh sauces. It's obvious the kitchen takes pride in creating pleasing dishes. The service was very attentive. Reasonably priced wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Grabbed a nice dinner here on our way north. We split a tasty warm spinach salad and a seafood stew. The seafood stew had a yummy tomato-based broth and was full of clams, mussels, bay scallops, shrimp, and squid. We loved it. Lots of bread to sop up the broth. And a on-the-house wanna cotta (very light) for dessert. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Terrific neighborhood restaurant. The owner and waitstaff are genuine and outstanding. LOVE!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This place is amazing to spend quality time with friends, delicious food paired with excellent wine. Please save space for dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Just went to Bella for the first time and I'll definitely be back. The pasta was very good and they had a lot of by the glass and carafe wine options, which I always appreciate. But the best thing by far was the atmosphere. This is a small room and when we went it was completely full, noisy and lively but not overwhelming. It gave off a welcoming, neighborhood-gathering vibe. Would be a great place to go with friends, as long as you didn't want intimate conversation (it is pretty loud). And I saw at least two birthdays being celebrated, so clearly I'm not the only one who finds it festive. Overall, a good experience with better-than-average pasta and wine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We ate at Bella Osteria, which serves lunch next door to the Bella Trattoria (same owners). The owner(s) were very friendly when we approached them, and the flavors of this Neapolitan cuisine were excellent. I had the full antipasto and pappardelle with pork ragu, both wonderful and the pasta was clearly fresh. Another in our party had the special breaded pork cutlet, also excellent, and my wife had the alio/olio pasta, very flavorful.

The portions were generous and the hosts gave us a complementary (delicious) panna cotta to round out our meal.

We requested the music be toned down, which our waiter did, and thus we can have a conversation without raising our voices.

Overall, we had an excellent experience and would definitely come here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Dining here is always a pleasure. The food is delicious and authentic...like eating in Tuscanny. The service is top- notch. But quiet...let's keep it our little secret...if everyone knew how great Bella is, it would be impossible to get a table.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I greatly enjoyed the meal. The bread was mediocre considering the great meal. Would definitely go again for the fantastic pasta

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Lovely small place with excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Feels like they are a growing business but they’re doing all the right things. There are some details like interior design, staff attention to detail, etc that could use some work but maybe that’s a good thing. You can walk in and get a table and have a real metropolitan level meal. What else do you need to know?

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Hands down best gnocchi I’ve ever had

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our meal was delicious, and the service was wonderful. There were two of us, and we had two appetizers, two entrees, and a bottle of wine. Appetizers: Bruschetta and Baked Polenta. The Bruschetta was good, the polenta was wonderful. Entrees: I ordered the Arrabbiata, which does not say on the menu that it is squid ink pasta, which I do not care for. When it came out, I gave it a taste, reinforced my dislike of squid ink pasta, and sent it back. My friend ordered the Sorrentina (potato gnocchi), which was delicious, fluffy little pillows of gnocchi, so I just switched my order to that instead. Our waiter was quick and professional in switching the entree, and understanding about the squid ink pasta. Overall it was a lovely evening, we had a very good time, and will definitely be back, esp for the polenta and the gnocchi.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was very good, the ambiance is very pleasant, comfortable for a couple or a family. Warm spinach salad was terrific, main courses were good, dessert was great. Server seemed to want to push us, was very fast and almost didn't break stride when he checked on us during meal. We were in and out in less than one hour, which was OK but seemed pretty fast. Very good. The prices of the entrees were reasonable, but everything else (especially wine) was quite pricey.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Bella is a fantastic example of a San Francisco restaurant that manages to flourish and grow for many years. Bella has always served the most delicious meals. There are only a few restaurants in San Francisco that have been able to maintain and extend the quality of food served. We had not been to Bella in a little over a year, having moved to Marin County. We were delightfully pleased that the food may have been better than ever, that the restaurant has actually expanded in a colorful way to the bar next door, and the restaurant was full of happy diners. Really. It was a treat. What a great place!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food in a small
Venue! Enjoyed having wine in the attached bar next door :)

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Lunch was served next door to the restaurant. That space, Osteria, was spare and a bit noisy. Offsetting the ambience were the food and the service, both of which were excellent. All three of us has different pasta dishes, and all were fabulous.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The food is exceptionally good, especially handmade fresh pasta. Every bite of the food makes taste buds excited. The only way to prove my comment is to just go and try.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Were great with our allergy requests (gluten)... and was some of the best Ragu I have ever had!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

This was a repeat visit, and we were quickly reminded why we liked it so much the first time. Friendly service from the moment we entered, and the food, from salads to dessert was remarkably delicious and well-priced. We'll be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Dinner with friends. Great selection of starters and entrees. Everything was delicious. Reasonably priced/good value for what you get, not cheap but not outrageous either. Tiramisu was short but to die for. Next time will try the gnocchi and arrabiatta. Parking was a challenge.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was very good - caesar salad, spinach gnocchi (super soft), pasta carbonara, pasta with tomato sauce, gelato. The tomato sauce may have been a bit too sweet. Service was fine, although we needed to ask for bread and ask a few times for the check. Nice ambiance. Overall, a good local place since we live in the Richmond district.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Really good neighborhood restaurant with nice wine list

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I'm rarely so impressed by a meal at a restaurant that I think about the food afterward. But Bella Trattoria Italiana serves that sort of fare. The one dish they have perfected above anywhere else is their gnocchi. It's little billowy fluffs of deliciously complex Italian flavors that both stand out and meld together in a perfection that suggests the sauce is prepared slowly and very carefully. It's been several days and I can't stop thinking about that gnocchi. Plus their wine list is delightful. Throw a dart at the list and choose whatever you hit. You'll be impressed. Even the house wine is better than many other places' top shelf pours.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We've had wonderful family dinners & celebrations here the past 1-1/2 years. Something has changed since April 2017 - must be new ownership, chef and/or business plan. (There's now a lounge/dining room next door.) The waitstaff wasn't as friendly or welcoming. But more importantly, the food changed. We had the polenta appetizer (tasted boiled with an odd after taste), the carbonara (did not look or taste the same, more than the advertised 3 ingredients?), and an average/boring linguini with clam sauce. Bella has lost its charm.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Servers are very amiable and attentive. The lighting is very low and romantic. Despite general restaurant noise from being in close quarters, it isn't impossible to hear the person sitting across from you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My husband and I had a delicious meal here. We tried to rigatoni dish (with a cream sauce, sausage and peas - I can't remember the menu name), but it was absolutely delicious! My husband had the special lasagna - also great. They treated us with some surprise bruschetta and a light panacotta for dessert. It was a great meal and great experience. We're planning to bring my parents here on their next visit to SF.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This will be our place for our sunday special evening tradition from now on. Everything was wonderful. Our server was excellent. They made special accommodations for our dietary needs. We really loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Four of us were going there to see/expierence the new annex, but it was not open on Tuesday, and some missed communications as to when it is open. Have gone there since 95 and the food is still great. Service was a little rushed although there was no one waiting.

The wine list was unfamiliar ( Heavy Italian ) and waiter not much of help. Maybe next time bring your own. Corkage $20.00 (not listed on web site nor are the wines which would be helpful before going.)

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Very good pasta. The carbonara was unusual - thicker and meatier and satisfying on a cold summers' evening in San Francisco.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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