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Cotogna

4.7
2009 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square neighborhood, Cotogna is a lively, comfortably-stylish restaurant featuring rustic Italian cuisine. Adjoining Quince, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk’s celebrated fine dining restaurant, Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local seafood, salads, salumi and cheeses. A sophisticated, seasonal cocktail program features innovative cocktails, while the approachable wine program focuses on Northern Italian varieties.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Cotogna is open for continuous service
Monday - Thursday from 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday from 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday Supper is served from 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Please note on Sunday we serve our four-course Sunday Supper menu. The regular a la carte menu is also available.
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Phone number
(415) 775-8508
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Tusk
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Catering
Cotogna offers offsite catering for parties of 10-100! Please contact events@cotognasf.com to learn more.
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Cross street
Montgomery
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Parking details
Valet parking is available in the evenings at the front entrance of the restaurant for $18 per standard sized vehicle.
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Public transit
The Muni bus lines 1 California, 30 Stockton, 10 Townsend and 12 Folsom all stop within a block or two of Cotogna. The closest Bart stop, Montgomery Station, is a 10 minute walk.
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Bar Dining, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Private Dining

Cotogna is a celebration of rustic Italian cuisine and offers a daily-changing menu of spit-roasted or grilled meats and fish, wood-oven pizzas and house-made pastas.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.7

We can always rely on Cotogna in the Financial District for an excellent upscale Italian meal.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 2009 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great food!
Best agnolotti ever!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved this neighborhood eatery. It's definitely energetic, and you're going to be eating "up close and personally" with those seated at the tables next to you. Nonetheless, the food is delish, and the staff warm, friendly, and clearly happy to have you. Though we struggled to hear each other, we enjoyed every bite of our avocado appetizer, tagliatelle bolognese, and black cod with beets, potato, and spinach. We can talk any time. Enjoying a satisfying Sunday supper out of town is a treat.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always consistent & always terrific

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Superb cuisine. Booya! Prices per glass of wine ran too steep, but the wine was delicious. If you go, make sure to try or focus on pasta offerings, as they were top notch; everything else was too though.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

as always delicious, amazing service in a beautiful room with lovely staff and clientele. my FAV spot in SF

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. All staff's recommendations for the menu were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Late night dinner post SF Giants baseball game. Barely made kitchen closing time yet manager and entire staff made us feel welcome, which isn't always the case when you walk in five minutes prior to kitchen closing. Really appreciated it. Restaurant half full even then and not sense of rushing you through your meal. Great service, great ambiance, great pizza.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Birthday dinner! It was perfect. They even put my name on the placemats! Nice touch to an already incredible meal.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food. Dishes are pretty small so value is not so good.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was disappointing. It lacked richness and depth, and was a little dry (specifically the lamb). The wine list featured little from Italy, likewise the themes in the Cocktails lacked much Italian flare. The space itself is nice, but at c.$75 pp (inc. glass of wine) the food does not justify the price.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Friendly staff, fantastic food. Fantastic dining experience!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice special occasions and weekend hang out place. I love. Their professional services

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Don’t leave without having the Raviolo

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was exceptional. Presentation and plating attentive and elegant. Service was attentive and professional

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is the best restaurant in SF.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Looking for gold in the financial district? This is the place to go!! The service is prompt and courteous. I ordered the cod and it was so flaky and tender I did not know I was eating fish. My husband ordered the pappedelle with lamb and ate the "whole thing". The flavors are perfectly blended and mild. One of the best starters was the bread. Not certain what the chef did to make these rolls taste so wonderful but they were so good we ordered five more to go. As a finishing touch I ordered the banana dessert with chocolate dream filling......Wow! Aslo I would go back just to have the coffee......no sugar, no cream just great coffee. Cannot wait to go back and eat!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was wonderful!
We order the raviolo with farm egg & brown butter & the Tagliatelle alla bolognese, everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

If you love pasta Cotogna is the place to go. The service is amazing and the wine selection shows attention to detail. Tusk‘s places are just best-in-class when it comes to hospitality. Quince and Cotogna are every food/wine lovers dream.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall the food was good, but the service was severely lacking. The second courses came out cold and had to be remade. Our server forgot about our final course and tried to clear our table and rush us out, but he seemed overworked on this particular evening. In our server’s absence, we were blatantly ignored by other servers and staff on multiple occasions when we needed anything such as additional bottles of water, pouring our wine, asking questions about the menu, and ordering more dishes. We expected a higher level of service and attention to detail for a $300+ meal. At the end of dinner, we hoped to address these concerns with someone. Nobody in the restaurant checked in with us after dropping off the bill despite the fact that half of the tables were empty by this point. A very unfortunate experience because the ambience and food were solid, yet the experience left us displeased with our evening.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

1, The service there is wonderful!
2, The material of food is really fresh from local farms. I ordered black cod which is a kind of fish very delicate and soft and is hard to fry. But they fried the fish with a crispy skin and elastic meat.
3, The hot chocolate is the best. You won't like drinking other chocolate anymore.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Classy restaurant. Simple, natural with delicious food. One minor issue; ordered tuna appetizer but did not say it was crudo/raw. Should have said so. (although it has become very commonplace for all restaurants to serve raw fish without worry, whether crudo or ceviche, it is not without worry. Someone I know got Hep B from raw fish in San Francisco recently.)

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had the pizza and it was out of this world. John Graham the bartender was outstanding. Had two gin martini's and John Graham made them perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Birthday Celebration~nice touch, when we arrived at our table, the placemats had Happy Birthday on them. Also a lovely sorbet with a candle was brought to the table after dinner.

Food was phenomenal as was the service.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great special occasion dining experience! Warm ambience, delightful, professional service (Marco took special care of us) and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine selection and each course. Yummy avocado salads and both the spaghetti with clam and bitter nettle sugo and the gramigna alla salsicce were outstanding. We’ll have to return when the black squid ink sauce is a featured special; it’s my husband’s favorite pasta!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very good pasta dishes, sauce are tasty and unique to each dish. Our waitress was warm and friendly and she was right on the spot with her recommendations.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I had the avocado & kumquat salad and bigoli pasta with duck. Both excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wonderful as always. Not inexpensive and portions are not overly large but everything fresh and delicious!

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We both ordered the Sunday night dinner. I felt the description misleading. It touted foie gras but there was none to be found. I questioned my server and she said it was foie gras butter. Aside from that, I found the space warm and inviting but the food mediocre.
I did wake up sick the following morning. Not sure if it was food related but I won't be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very tasty food...wine we chose wasn't fabulous...but nice evening all around

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious from start to finish with great service to boot. We started with the fava leaf sformato and the little gem avocado salad. Had the agnolotti del plin in the middle and the sea bass as a main course. Finished off with vanilla gelato topped with chocolate fudge. Get here if you can. worth every penny.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The service and the food were outstanding, and just when I thought it couldn't get better, the desserts simply blew my socks off! The only downfall for me was that tables are crammed so close together it was hard to get in and out of my seat without bumping into the next table's water glasses, and the atmosphere was so loud as to make normal speech difficult. Next time I will ask in advance for a different seat (this was back to the window).

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Stunning food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

It was a birthday dinner for my husband and the restaurant acknowledged it by presenting with the dinner mat on the table saying (and printed) "Happy Birthday, Gary!" That was a very sweet welcome from the restaurant. When I received the reservation confirmation call from the restaurant, they wanted to know the occasion of the dining there. So they were prepared in advance. I don't think many restaurants do this much especially like Cotogna where is extremely popular. They also provided with a birthday cake at the end of the dinner. Very sweet and friendly service. Food is excellent using fresh ingredients. Chefs know how to bring all ingredients at their best! This place reminds me of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA. but Cotogna is only more casual and friendlier.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Was amazing! Food and service was on point!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food was good, but server brought out wrong dish and instead of swapping it out, tried pointing out that told person who ordered that someone else at the table had already ordered it. In her defense we told her it was fine, but that was to not ruin our evening. It was not fine. They also ran out of the pork chop and sold pork tenderloin as the same, which was just not up to par. We were really looking forward to the evening and it was good, but the restaurant did not meet our expectations.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Cotogna never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Really like the vanilla gelato!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was fantastic! We love it. Amy was a great server. Our friends from Texas loved the food and the atmosphere.
Thank you.
Fiona Barnett

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Best pizza I ever had!! And extremely great service!

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