Bella Trattoria Italiana

4.6
1524 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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O
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful neighborhood gem! Greeted with a warm welcome, impeccable service, and delicious food. We loved the relaxed atmosphere!

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EI
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not a good service we had to ask for the bread we got ignored while sitting down the calamari mixed was not good at all oily batter was falling apart
Not a good service just a waste of money

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G
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Very pricey. Very small dishes. the Ragu was very tasty, the other veg. pasta was tasteless

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J
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding from the spinach salad to the special pasta main course. Service staff was helpful with suggestions. They were attentive, but not intrusive.

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JU
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have to get back there for dinner based on our lunch experience in the bar area next to the restaurant. The pasta dishes we had were wonderful. The service was handled by one woman who managed to handle four tables before her help arrived, and neglected none. The chef sent out a bite of bruschetta on the House. Lovely lunch and hope to be back soon.

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AS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Casual atmosphere, excellent food and service!

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DT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gnocchi was incredible. Such a great date spot, or an outing with friends.

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DA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this joint. Best gnocchi in San Francisco bar none. The Osteria is great too for something more casual.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was weak, the menu was okay. The food was good and the seafood was fresh.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & atmosphere. The desserts were excellent as well!

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BG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff and owner. Food very good, plentiful, and very tasty. The atmosphere is very pleasant. Wine a little pricey. Very good dining experience

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to eat in the city! The service is always great and the food is even better. The servers are always so nice and 2/3 of the time the chef prepares a small appetizer free of charge. Love this place!

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!! Worth the Uber over to Pacific Heights for sure... Get the gnocchi!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was really good. They made sure to make the meal memorable and ensured we got to taste from many of their menu options. Their pasta was fresh and delicious, we had their Verdi gnocchi and linguine vongole. Both were delicious and had great flavor. Will be revisiting.

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BA
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly neighborhood spot with some immensely satisfying dishes (pork ragu, trout, tagliolini salmone) but others seemed ordinary (fritto misto, gnocchi). Service was awesome, and they can easily accommodate large groups.

So, better to go in a small group; so, you can stick to a couple of the better dishes. For those, the prices were very reasonable.

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PW
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved this place. Went with 4 girl friends for a birthday celebration at lunch time- it was wonderful! Our waiter was perfect, friendly but not "too much". Recommended a fantastic wine to do with our meal. We had 5 different lunches including 1 gluten free pasta- and all were excellent. I had the meatballs (a starter) and it was big enough to be my entire meal. I tasted a few of my friends lunches and one better than the next. Only tried biscotti and afogato for dessert, but excellent too.

I have been there for dinner too- same menu- but lunch is much quieter!

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here based on the reviews. We could not have been happier we took the quick ride from Union Square, it was well worth it. You can bring a date, a family (as we did), or a business meal. The service was perfect, attentive but not over overbearing. The food is beyond description. We've eaten out every meal while on vacation the past 5 days, and this was by far the best. Prices were very reasonable, especially considering the quality of the meal. Great wine list as well. It comes across as a neighborhood place that excells in all aspects.

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P
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happened to stumble upon this restaurant in an article about SF’s best homemade pasta. It did not disappoint. As a party of 3 we ordered the burrata appetizer, ceasar salad, the ragu, the gnocchi and a sausage pasta dish.
Everything was delicious! I would go back again and order the exact same meal. If i had to order only one item i would get the ragu everytime. Will be back to this restaurant next time i visit san fransisco.

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p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. The ambiance is sweet and romantic. Food was great. The waitstaff was so attentive refilling wine and water without asking. Will be coming back.

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OT
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Whewwwwww whewwwww. Food and wines
Were 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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A
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was absolutely wonderful! The fried risotto balls were late coming to our table, so they gave them to us but would not charge us (and they were the highlight of a delicious meal!!). We shared a Tricolore Salad, the pork ragu with pasta, and the eggplant parmigiana; all were fantastic and we were glad we shared so that we could each taste the different dishes. We will definitely be back!

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TA
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT. Chose this place on a whim based on reviews & central location (between dining parties). Not only was everything wonderful — from food quality & value, to service, to ambiance & noise level — but when this “reunion dinner” lasted longer than expected, the manager very graciously offered us seats at the bar (and a small token of appreciation for our freeing up the table). We will all be back, and likely to introduce Bella Trattoria to other friends! Thank you for everything!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal!!!

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l
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I made a reservation for a this restaurant and when we arrived there they sat us at the neighbor restaurant which looks more like a bar. I found this pretty deceptive.

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KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the Ragu...and the panna cotta or tiramisu. Can't go wrong. The apps are delicious, too. Great restaurant.

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s
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and great ambience. A great neighborhood place to eat.

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JP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. All the food is delicious and the dress and atmosphere is casual.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and the service excellent. Everything came out hot and in a timely manner

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D
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful little place. We had terrific service and the food is delicioso!! Must go!

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DK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the very best pasta in any neighborhood restaurant in the city. Pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable service and a good wine list. Always a pleasant dining experience. Sometimes a bit too loud for our taste.

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J
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meals are always well prepared and tasty, and service is always friendly and welcoming. Dependable all the way around!

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

They were understaffed in the kitchen, so the service was a little off, especially in the beginning, but they redeemed themselves with an unbelievably delicious meal and great wine recommendation! The gnocchi was the best I've had, pillow soft, well seasoned and gluten free! What?! yup! GF Italian that was actually delicious! I'll go back.

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BM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Osso Bucco special....the very best I have ever had. Yes, I ate the whole meal.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

We read the reviews online and went to the place, the name of the place was a bit different while the address was the same. We ordered meatballs and carbonara. The meat balls were a bit under and lacked flavour the carbonara also not flavourful.maybe we went when the main chefs were not there but a disappointing outing. The service and bread were great

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k
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a true "find". Four of us had a most enjoyable lunch last week. I can speak for all of us.... just amazing dishes. We all had a different pasta but first shared a large caesar salad and delicious bread which is served with sundried tomatoes in oil. So delightful! My spinach gnocchi mushroom dish was the absolute best I have ever eaten! Our server was David who took very good care of us. Water, bread, order taken, delivered, watchful but unobtrusive. Just a delightful experience with outstanding food. We highly recommend!

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JA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to Bella’s every time I’m in San Francisco. The food is always excellent, good service and reasonably priced. It has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant.

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FW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a party of four and all of us had pasta. It was great, as were the craft beers.

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NY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Bella recently with my family visiting from overseas. Manuela made their dinner so welcoming. We really enjoyed the food, ambience, and (above all) the service. Two thumbs up to Manuela and Antonio.

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SF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and the food was good. We were surprised to learn that there is now an Osteria Bella next door where we were asked to wait. I initially thought it was an extension of Bella Trattoria but learned that it was two totally separate establishments with overlapping menus. The gnocchi is terrific as always.

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