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

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About Cotogna

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.

490 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

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.

Cross Street:
Montgomery

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 775-8508

Website:
http://www.cotognasf.com/

Catering:
Cotogna offers offsite catering for parties of 10-100! Please contact events@cotognasf.com to learn more.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available in the evenings at the front entrance of the restaurant for $18 per standard sized vehicle.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Tusk

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

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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.

Cotogna Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (55)
Good for a Date (37)
Local Ingredients (37)
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Special Occasion (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Authentic (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Fun (26)
Cozy (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Romantic (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Seasonal (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Business Meals (16)
Casual (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (10)
Organic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
People Watching (4)
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Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
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Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved the food, especially the hand made pasta...Tha Raviolo stuffed with egg, simply amazing.

The service was outstanding - our server was very attentive as was the entire staff. Would definitely come back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We’ve been here many times before, as well as to the sister restaurant Quince, but on our last visit we were disappointed on all fronts. The food and wait staff took way too long to show up throughout the night. The crab chitarra lacked salt, of all things. The women’s bathrooms looked like those of a concert venue, and the back hall between the two restaurants smelled badly like it had been cleaned with a bar towel. Lastly, on a cold December evening the air conditioning was on, such that the window shades were billowing and floor vents were blowing cold air onto our legs. It was warmer outside than inside the restaurant. Shocked by how far downhill the experience here has slid in just a year. Hope they can bring it back up.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, delicious and festive. We had a couple of pastas that were excellent. The deconstructed Teramisu was, I thought, a mistake.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was fantastic as always. The service was meh. We arrived for an 8pm reservation and were seated at 8:20. We had an hour to eat a 2 course meal. Should be fine. We ordered 2 salads, a pizz and a pasta dish; and asked for the 2 cold dishes to be brought out first, followed by the 2 hot dishes. It took more than 30 min for the salads to emerge, along with a pizza, oddly. We tried to wolf down the pizza so it wouldn't get cold, then ate some salad while a waiter said the pasta was coming. Then the pasta didn't come. It arrived about 7 min before we had to leave. I ate it as fast as I could but still could not finish. I did get some very intense heart burn, which was a nice distraction from the service. Then for no reason the came out w.ice cream. I suppose an apology? My husband attempted to eat it between bites of salad and pasta. It was... gross.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Cotogna is one of my favorite restaurants and is a true neighborhood gem. I eat here often, and it's one of my favorite Italian restaurants, a place where the pasta is wonderfully al dente and where they use fresh seasonal ingredients every time. The sformato is seasonal and delightful, too. The wine list is always interesting but not so large as to get overwhelming, which I appreciate. I also enjoy the ambience here, on the corner of Pacific and Montgomery in the Jackson Square historic district of San Francisco. It's an elegant and casual place, where I often run into my friends from the neighborhood or who work in the Financial District. I highly recommend it for both work and personal get-togethers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I recommend prosciutto and pomegranate to start, the butternut squash and sage ravioli as the primi and the pork and sole as a second dish, your choice. The desserts are to die for. Bon Appetit.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent ambiance is only surpassed by the wonderful food and solid service. Best Italian in the city for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Tables are too close together

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Bday dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is always tasty.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Second time dining at Cotogna wasn't as pleasant as the first. The Server was pretty miserable and one of the dishes wasn't warm.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Cotogna never disappoints! The service and food are always impeccable. My husband and I had a late reservation to celebrate an anniversary and were seated at the chef's counter which we had requested. Service was excellent and also friendly and pleasant. We continue to go back to Cotogna anytime we have something to celebrate because it never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of my most memorable experiences in dining and attention to detail.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We ordered the butternut squash raviolis and Brussels sprout pasta and both were very small portion for an entree. The flavor was good though.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful service to celebrate my dad’s birthday. Thanks Cotogna!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We went specifically to order the bistecca, however we placed the order, opened the first bottle of wine, we learned that someone else ordered the last steak 45 mins prior. It was bummer, but I expected someone to tell me that they ran out before they opened the wine and brought appetizers

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Love this place. Great food and genuinely friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

A wonderful slow lunch. Excellent food, welcoming, lovely ambience.
We loved eating lunch there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Espectacular experiencia de la mano del Chef Tusk. Alimentos cotidianos convertidos en una experiencia gastronómica de alto nivel.
Nos dejamos sorprender por las recomendaciones y definitivamente fue la mejor decisión. Acompañamos la cena con un vino italiano como debe ser!!!! ✔️☺️

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My third time at Cotogna this year and it never disappoints! The Sunday Supper is a treat and a great value and the service is always spot on, not intrusive and very helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Hands down, one of the best restaurants in SF. The space is cozy and inviting, paired with great service and attention to detail. Best pastas in SF, best Panna Cotta in sf, and one of the best gelato in SF.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Such an amazing experience! The Raviolo and foccaca were literally the best things I've ever eaten! We absolutely loved our meal and our server was great. Expect to spend $$$

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome as always.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Hi
I Patron your place at least 3 to 4 Times a month.
So i feel i have to speak up.

Wait staff service
between 2:30 and 4:30
Very poor it take 10 to 15 Minutes to get water

It take another 10 to 15 Minutes to take the order

Food always superb
Presentation amazing

My last visit

My daughter and I had
Buccatine with octopus
Braised duck breast

And both were substandard
I thought you might want to know
I’ll be there again
Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food did not love the dessert!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

LOVE this place. Was recommended to me last year by one of the wine distributors I met at Hidden Vine. So glad I took his advice. Everyone I have now brought here also loves it. One of my fave places in San Fran for sure.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Agnolotti di plin
Repeat several times.

Superb pastas
Cotogna needs to serve more sides of vegetables.

Our wait person rarely checked on us. A glass of (domestic) wine would have been great with our pastas.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best steak in the city . Period.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is good here, but they don't manage the floor well. We had 7:45 reservations, and didn't get seated until 8:10. There were no apologies, just a statement that the people in 'our' table were late leaving. They said we could order a drink while we waited, which we did. But, the drink didn't come until we were at the table already.

A simple 'we're sorry for the delay' would have gone a long way, but we never got an apology. I would't mind a little wait, but almost half an hour was a bit much, particularly when we have a babysitter on the clock.

When our server came, she asked how we were, and I said that we were a little stressed by the long wait to get our table. I also said that we were trying to forget about that and have a nice dinner. She simply said, let's turn the page on that. Then she took asked us about our water preference, and left. Her totally non plussed response left me feeling like it happens often.

This is the fifth or sixth time I've eaten here, and I like the food. But, this experience left a bad taste in my mouth. If I were ever to return, I would definitely shoot for a 5:30 reservation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Another great find. The food was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Second time I've had this waitress in three weeks for lunch. Next time I get her I will ask for a different table she isn't waiting on or sit at the bar. She is non respondent and indifferent. This time the reservation was at 1:45 and we were seated promptly, but it took 15 minutes for the waitress to appear and she said she would be back in a minute for our orders. Then another 10 minutes passed, she came back took the drink orders (there were only two of us) and said she'd come back for the food order even though we were ready and had been since her first appearance at the table. The restaurant was only about 30% occupied at that point. It was over an hour when we got our appetize from our reservation time and then another 35 minute time lapse between when that was cleared and the appearance of our two pasta dishes. People came and went with two courses in other areas of the restaurant while we sat there with no food and no waitress. Never again. Also, she just brought the check with no offer of coffee or dessert. Frankly, I was happy to leave.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Unique use of farm fresh ingredients, super enjoyable dining experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

the best place in town. food, wine, staff, atmosphere, location, people...i adore this gem!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food at Cotogna is always delicious and fresh. They use simple, seasonal ingredients in creative combinations. We were there (this time) for an anniversary and they were so sweet in helping us celebrate. There were personalized placemats waiting, and each staff member who came to our table wished us a happy anniversary. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was so comfortable and rustic. I love Cotogna and will continue to go back regularly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Fabulous food. Nice bar. Good value.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great meal. The pizza was bomb , the special ravioli was off the hook. Great spot.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food wasntb100% everything else was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Just the best Italian in SF

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love Cotogna for it's consistent Italian influenced fare, well paired wine list and comfortable room. Have been many times and this last visit was generally good but our server just did not have the enthusiasm we have found in the past. Perhaps next time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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