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For 2
7:00 PM
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1945 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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Cotogna offers offsite catering for parties of 10-100! Please contact to learn more.
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Cross street
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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 1945 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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Ashley (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

vipkernmd (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

Fiori (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

vipWAD1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing food and service. We love Cotogna! Highly recommended.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Cotogna has yet to disappoint. The ambiance is excellent -- it provides a very comfortable environment and the service is generally very good. The food is also excellent and I highly recommend the swordfish off the new menu. I feel that the quality of the food is pretty well balanced with the price. I will definitely come back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

did not like either of the pasta's we ordered (raviolo, ?fettucini?). pizza and crab appetizer were good. thought it would be better since it was so difficult to get a reservation. waitress was nice and came often.