Tratto - San Francisco

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A spirited, bar-driven restaurant serving rustic Italian fare with modern sensibilities. Tratto means the stroke of a pen or a mark in Italian, nodding to both the neighborhood’s artistic history and the name of The Marker, the boutique hotel next door.

Tratto’s flavorful menu of simple, delicious and shareable dishes coupled with casual, communal-style dining creates a neighborhood bar experience inspired by the Italian tradition of “aperitivo,” or happy hour.

Guests can enjoy playful twists on classic Italian cocktails, boozy Italian sodas, and beer and wine from California and Italy, including a jug of house wine from the taps.

Choose from a wide selection of traditional small-plate antipasti, house-made pastas and pizzas, entrees served family-style, seasonal side dishes, and classic Italian desserts including ice creams, gelatos and sorbets.
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NP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner before seeing a play at ACT which is a block away.
We enjoyed the mushroom pizza and salad and a glass of red wine that was "on tap".

h
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The service was lacking and the place is TOO LOUD! The artsy menu is a little distracting and hard to read. The options were plentiful though. I got the gnocchi and I really liked it. The beef was tender and the sauce was the perfect amount.

My friend got the kale salad and it was way over dressed. Her pizza was good tasting but the crust was way undercooked. I would have complained. She didn’t. Then again our server barely came by our table so complaining wasn’t really an option.

It was worth a try but I wouldn’t come back.

SQ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tratto is a great place for a meal and is close to Union Square. The food and service are very good, and you can have a leisurely meal with conversation that can be heard!

b
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Noisy to an extreme. Food is ok, not great. Not much variety or creativity.

S
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The mushroom, garlic, and truffle pizza was outstanding!

s
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We like Tratto before the theater. Food is well prepared and reasonable in price. Service is lackluster..not that the servers are bad, but they need maybe more training. They know proper wine service but there seems to be little interest in performing above and beyond the basic level of getting the food on the table. Tratto has much to offer, a super location, interesting wine list, attractive price points on food, but I can’t get past the utter lack of interest by the servers.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trendy, fun, spacious, delicious and thoughtful food. Fun cocktails! Can't wait to come again!

RS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food choices, apps and pizza were nice.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but service was slow & the waiter seemed overwhelmed servicing so many tables cuz he kept going to the table next to us with our food & drinks.

CL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food at a very reasonable price.

BD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Firstly, the restaurant was beastly hot and our waiter (who was horrid) was sweating. Secondly, our waiter was slow, disinterested and obnoxious and did not make the restaurant look good. The food was passable, but the service and ambiance made this a place I will never go to again.

RT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A rather limited menu, however, it fit our bill of wanting to taste various items. We had a frito misto, meat balls, an arugula salad, roasted eggplant cannelloni and a broccoli orecchiette which was more than enough for the three of us, plus drinks of course.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time. Pleasant experience, enjoyed seeing the hotel next door. Will return!

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great with large servings. Lively atmosphere and good service. However experience ruined when we received charge on credit card $10 higher than we had approved in restaurant (which included a tip). We’re visiting from overseas and will not be back in San Francisco to action the overcharge.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Appetizer was cold. So we told waiter and said if our food is cold will send back. Our food comes out at once with salad. Send entree back so we could eat salad. Food arrives was microwaved burning our tongues. Food good but they need help

OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pasta, great service. Yummy apps and drink.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The pasta was already good, but then we tried the desert and it was so well-composed.

m
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place! Loved the food and the staff were very helpful . I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice place in the city to eat.

b
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place to have dinner before shows at the Golden Gate. Service was very responsive.

I
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere. Good food

FL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there for a quick bite before an event. We had small plates and wine. It was all very good.
I would go back again.

MC
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant off of our hotel lobby. Convenient. The meatballs and bruschetta small plates were delicious!

SK
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The tiramisu had no flavour
Pizza disappointing.
Service nonchalant.
Expensive.

M
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were very impressed with this new to us spot for pre-theater dining. The menu has a lot of different options and items that are good for sharing. The chopped salad was particularly good. Nice cocktail list. The space is airy and nicely designed and not noisy.

C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was the best we have had in San Francisco. Great recommendations from the server. House made Italian sodas were delicious. We had Polenta fries, butter lettuce salad with green goddess dressing, and roasted grape prosciutto pizza. All delicious and plenty of food for two people. Had the Italian donuts and an affogato with housemade gelato for dessert- both amazing.

VT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I went there for my 50th birthday celebration, this was stated on booking and by my husband earlier in the day! I booked this restaurant as I read that they would help me celebrate, nothing was done acknowledged or even when I informed them said nothing! The waiter rolled his eyes every time we asked for anything and had to go and get another server! Totally disappointed and the food wasn’t good! Thanks Tratto for the birthday disappointment

GA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not bad at all -- just ordinary. Very limited, odd menu. If I ever go back I'll order soup & small plates. (The minestrone was outstanding as was the bruschetta.) The pasta entrees were just not very good --- the pasta was overcooked and underseasoned. Considering they only have a handful of entrees on the menu you'd think they'd do them better. The description of the place said "buzzy vibe." I have no idea what that means unless it refers to table after table of millennials looking at their phones and not talking to each other. If I rated this place on the entrees only it would be 1 star. Service was efficient but not warm or welcoming.

L
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent find. Truly delicious . We will return on next trip to San Francisco.

f
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good location, nice and specious, liked tea with pot service

A
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our last night In SF and Trattoria was a great place to enjoy it. It was lively and spacious and I loved the contour landscape on the wall. We we're served promptly and our waiter was knowledgable and attentive. The wine and Itslian sodas and all the food was terrific. A great night. Two small things we're not ideal though. First, the salad and the pasta came out at the exact same time. I wanted to eat my salad, but the pasta was getting cold so I switched to the pasta, then finished my meal with the salad. Not what I wanted to be doing. The other thing wad that i got several big knots of fettuccine, clumps that were not seperated well. It tasted fine but looked rather homely. A trifle I suppose,

G
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service. I loved the decor. A bit noise because it is in a hotel, but overall was a great dinner before going to a show.

EE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing special. Ordinary flavours - as if it is a hotel restaurant serving captive audience.

JD
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food in a casual setting

SS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience!! Will definitely be back!

g
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

T
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I indicated when making reservation we had two significant birthdays in our party. No mention was made of this while we were there.

B
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Met our expectations. Service was good and fast

N
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty cool place. The best arugula salad I’ve ever had, WOW. I had the chicken and it was great. Not 5 stars ‘cause it’s noisy, but maybe I’m getting old.

EL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my expectations, all went so smoothly. We had an early 5 pm reservation and let our server know we wanted to be done by 6:15 to head to Hamilton, he said no problem and I was at ease to enjoy my meal. The decor is great and loved the pic worthy hotel lobby. I had a seasonal strawberry kiwi Italian soda with Vodka and it was unique and delicious. We started with the canneloni then had our pizza and salad. Loved all three. We were out the door by 6:15!

z
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yummy and well-crafted Brunch cocktails! Friendly and professional service. Grape Pizza and Spinach Pasta with Three-Meat Bolognese we’re both delicious!

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