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.View Private Dining Details
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).
Stunning food. Great service.
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.
Was amazing! Food and service was on point!
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.
Cotogna never disappoints!
It was fantastic! We love it. Amy was a great server. Our friends from Texas loved the food and the atmosphere.
Best pizza I ever had!! And extremely great service!
It was great! The focaccia was outstanding!
food and service are outstanding; this was my second lunch at Cotogna but my guest is a regular. Portions can be tiny; we both ended up ordering additional courses. Noise level can be very high at noon; we had to move our negotiation to the sidewalk when a particularly loud group was seated next to us!
food is very good and service is excellent!
Excellently prepared inventive food served in a delightful space!
A die hard foodie from Chicago...the food was EVERYTHING!!!
Wonderful lunch with friends!!!
Amazing as always. Lucky to be there.
OUTSTANDING experience! Food and service were great. Will definitely be back!
The food was great. We didn’t get a good table, but had made a same day reservation for prime time. The table was only partially set when we were seated and I had to ask for it to be done. I then had to ask for a menu. So, it didn’t start well, but the food was wonderful and tasty. The server’s suggestion for a wine pairing was a good one .
It felt like been in Italy
We were having an intimate birthday celebration and they made the whole experience so lovely. Quite side table with placemats that said happy birthday and a little dessert. It was special. The food and service were outstanding throughout.
Wonderful restaurant, vibrant crowd, excellent wait staff- very attentive and efficient, food was delicious
The food and wine was fantastic. But the seating was horrible. Seated behind the front desk and in front of bar stools.Barely enough room to set.
Our recent dining experience at Cotogna was outstanding. Every time we visit SanFrancisco, we always try to get a reservation.
The food, wine and service are incredible. This restaurant never disappoints; all selections are creative and prepared with perfection. Pastas are heavenly but so are meat and fish choices. Be sure to save room for dessert.
Staff makes you feel as though you are visiting with friends. Great atmosphere.
Fabulous dinner! Cotogna is always busy, but the service never suffers. The food was fantastic and the raviolo is not to be missed. Loved that our server thoroughly explained the dishes. Can't wait to go back!
Fantastic good, great services, wonderful ambiance.
Cotogna is San Francisco. Even when it was extremely busy, the service was very professional and friendly. Our food was promptly served, and the staff was very attentive.
One minor suggestion: In my quest for a reasonably healthy diet, I really feel the need for daily greens. Often, on prior visits, the chef has reenable to fix a special green salad for me, but oaths occasion, there were none available. Maybe something could be added to the menu. It wouldn't cost a lot to keep some greens unhand for people like me. Thanks.
Would be nice to have a salad in the menu. We asked for a salad but they did not had a green salad the night we were there. otherwise, we had a good time. Thank you
A very cozy spot in the FiDi/North Beach area. Food is fantastic, and menu changes quite often. Portions are deceptively small - believe me, they fill you up! We started with the beets antipasti (I don't recall the name) and romanesco broccoli sformato. The sformato is covered in a dreaaaaaamy bechamel...ugh, so good. For pasta dishes, we got the gramigna alla salsiccia and tagliatelle alla bolognese. Both were delicious - tagliatelle was a tad salty for my taste, but still yummy. For dessert, we split the gianduja tart with caramelized banana...chocolate + hazelnut + banana gelato = heaven!!
Our server was wonderful and attentive. I had informed them it was my husband's birthday on my reservation, they provided a custom placemat with his name, everyone wished him Happy Birthday and at the end of the meal, got a gelato with a candle. They took good care of us! We'll definitely be back!
Not to be missed little sib of the great Quince. Wood fired pizza is great, but crudo, soup, pasta , fish et al. Great wine list and cocktails. Warm staff. Go!
Upon entering, we were greeted as if we were in a coffee shop. Service was uneven although our waiter was good. We were rushed in the beginning......plates were removed before we even finished a course. Sparkling water was poured constantly whether we wanted more or not. $24.00 for the water was overpriced. The swordfish portion was minute. Overpriced and nothing special.
We are planning a trip to Northern Italy and Cotogna gave us a taste. My pasta had veal and rabbit. My wife's dish had various meats, vegetables, and a broth. Creative, well prepared, and worth the price.
Easily the greatest experience I've had at a restaurant in San Francisco. Antipastos were creative, fresh and beautifully presented. Pastas were perfectly prepared—just delicious. We ended up splitting three of them between the two of us. I also ordered the skate wing per our waiter's recommendation and it was incredible. And the toasted meringue for dessert was so unique and refreshing.
This may be more casual than Quince, but it's still expensive. That being said, I would absolutely recommend to anyone with some extra cash and a desire to try what is no doubt one of the best meals in the city. You won't be disappointed.
Consistently superb combination of inventive and beautifully executed plates that respect authenticity but add a unique sense of imagination. Savory, pleasurable and memorable dishes plus excellent service make this one of our most repeated food spots in SF.
I went to Cotogna for a late valentine’s date with my wife. We found the dishes delicious and creative. The service was excellent and the waitstaff was very knowledgeable and attentive.
As always we loved Cotogna. The food is wonderful, however this time, wait times for drinks and meals was unusually long time. We got seated at 8.10PM our main course wasn’t served until 9.45.
The ambiance is perfect for a date and candlelight seating doesn’t hurt. Great hand crafted cocktails coupled with Italian food that melts in your mouth. My personal favorite is the burrata pizza and the Tiramisu dessert was to die for!
A wonderful birthday lunch at Cotogna! We started with romanesco broccoli sformato and a shrimp and blood orange salad. Shared a wild mushroom, leek and buretta pizza and lemon and saffron arancini (the best ever!) Everything was delicious and seasonal. The server was professional and so nice. She even brought complimentary a scoop of pistachio gelato with a candle! Many thanks to the Cotogna team for another outstanding meal!
Delicious food and intimate environment
Amazing food and service. We love Cotogna! Highly recommended.
Delicious italian food. Pricey but high quality. However, only getting pastas would not be enough. You'll likely need to order more or definite Secondi.
All there Pasta is wonderful, pizza good, salads great , very disappointed that they no longer offer focaccia; I would pay for it , shouldn’t have taken it away. All there meat & fish coarse excellent. Cocktails on pricey side. Overall we love this place. Service & food quality spectacular