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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JJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great place for us to have our last dinner in San Francisco. My husband's meal was a bit small, he ended up eating a good portion of mine! But it was all wonderful. Service was great, "jug" of wine was perfect, price was very decent. Highly recommend.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience excellent food and service

LL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect for dinner before a show at the Curran Theater!

SD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was amazed at the great food offered! I had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised!

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

VERY noisy! Good food, strange, off putting art. Waiters quick and accommodating but not very friendly.
Double Dolce cocktail a must try! It was FABULOUS!!!!

SQ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was disappointed in my meal. I ordered the braised short ribs, because I had ordered them before and really enjoyed my meal. This time, the portion of meat was smaller - different from the time before. It was disappointing.
I did appreciate that I wasn’t charged for one dessert, as we were celebrating my sister’s birthday.

LL
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant for theater goers. Good food, nothing special

EM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

If you're celiac, do not go here. Most places these days you can make do, and most servers can help, but this menu is very limited. Unless you want to eat yet another over-priced salad while your friends have a great night, just stay home and order skip the dishes.

DE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baby octopus and cannelloni was great.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The vibe needs work. It was too bright, we couldn’t hear the music and the service wasn’t good. They didn’t come back at all and it was slow. Food was good though.

BK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, excellent food, the chocolate air around the molten chocolate cake was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

DS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow and disjointed. Food was tasty and drinks were creative and very good.

Tratto - San Francisco
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi Debra, We are glad that you enjoyed the food and drinks, but it is unfortunate to hear that service was not up to par. Hopefully you will give us another chance to impress you. Cheers, Cynthia

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and quick service so we could make it to a concert nearby

Tratto - San Francisco
Responded on October 26, 2019

We are grateful for the kind words! Thank you for sharing your review!

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NP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food3service3ambience2

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

S
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The mushroom, garlic, and truffle pizza was outstanding!

s
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food choices, apps and pizza were nice.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at a very reasonable price.

BD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pasta, great service. Yummy apps and drink.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly atmosphere. Good food

J
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was craving pasta so I ate here. My pasta was delicious. And the service was great.

FL
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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

M
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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