Tratto - San Francisco

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Mediocre at best. If you are hungry the food is ok. If you are looking for something special go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were fantastic, especially the house-made pasta! But portion sizes were much smaller than expected, and the service was also a bit slow for the number of people in the restaurant.

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JumaM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall, it still a very nice place to go. But the price is a little bit higher than the food quality, in very understandable level. Will go there again for sure.

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Judd
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a salad that was definitely large enough to share. We each tried a pasta dish. He had the lemon linguine with chicken and I enjoyed the gnocchi. Table service was fantastic.

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ShannonR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We went the day before and loved it enough to go back.

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vipTheaterdinner
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for a meal between Part 1 and Part 2 of the Cursed Child.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice choice for dinner between Harry Potter. My husband had the short ribs and I had the Gnocchi and split the arugula salad. All good!

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RGUmaru
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overall mediocre experience. Felt more like a fast food restaurant than a nice one.
I selected "birthday" for the occasion on OpenTable, yet when we arrived, the hostess greeted us unenthusiastically and immediately stared down at the iPad the entire time without ever congratulating or mentioning the birthday as many other restaurants do when you check in. We were seated very close to the tables around us and one of the servers noticed our discomfort. He kindly offered us to change tables to a less crowded area. We happily obliged and a nice server was about to take our order when another host came by and curtly said "sorry, there's a large reservation coming so we're going to need you to move back over there." The apology wasn't sincere and once he brought our menus back over to the side we were originally seated, he left without saying anything. After that, we had a new server who didn't seem like he cared or wanted to be there. We were once again seated closely to tables close to us which made it uncomfortable to have conversation. It was also quite loud. The food was alright, nothing to write home about. Portions were small and nowhere as big as the photos on Yelp made them out to be. No mentions of the birthday at the end either. I don't recommend coming here when there are many other restaurants to choose from.

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kathyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is great. Food and ambience even better than anticipated. Can't go wrong dining here.

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SandraR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find close to our hotel! The focaccia was DIVINE! It seriously melted in your mouth, with the extra salt and dipping olive oil, it was really AMAZING! The romanesco sauce with grilled vegetables was super tasty and the pasta excellent. A big YES as to would I recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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NicoleT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went with all the family. Service was fast. Food was ok. Nothing extraordinary

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MamaK
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate lunch at Tratto prior to seeing Cursed Child at the Curran. We had a reservation and arrived just when they opened. We were given a choice of a large or small table and we chose the larger table next to the window. Our server was no. Ice and friendly. She answered questions about the food and checked back frequently. The food was really good. No scrimping in lunch service the pasta was perfect and the sauces were spot on. She even brought me a birthday dessert although I not said it was my birthday! Must be that the app told them. But whatever the reason it was a wonderful surprise!

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Fresh made pasta was nice, but otherwise we weren’t too thrilled with our food. Yelp pictures made the ambience of this place seen a lot “fancier” than it actually is.

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Joni
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theater dinner. Everything was terrific

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here between Harry Potter play, they got us seated and served quickly! Food and service was excellent!

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vipSusanB
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great value and especially great when attending plays at The Curran theatre in San Francisco. Will go back again!!!

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viphotdoggiem
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Minestrone tasted good but served lukewarm. Lettuce in salad was limp, didn’t seem very fresh. All the food seemed pretty mediocre.

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AnneH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Food and service was excellent!

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Jeffro
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Our waiter didn’t seem thrilled to be there, but the food & cocktails were good.

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DarG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was very good, attentive. The restaurant was almost empty so I hope that was not a typical day.
The salad greens were kind of wilted, could have been fresher, crispier.

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Sharks90
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly greeted and promptly seated thanks to our Open Table reservation. A varied, yet not overwhelming menu (both food and drink.) For example, they offered one brand of each varietal of wine and a handful of both beers and cocktails. Our server did well in answering any questions we had and helped patiently with those who just couldn't decide. No daily specials - read into that as you will. Personally, I think it's a good thing.

The Spinach Tagliatelle, Three Meat Bolognese was a pretty safe choice based upon the previous reviews and it certainly did not disappoint! Perfectl Perfectly cooked pasta with just the right amount of bolognese. It'll be tough to order differently next visit.

A very nice Tiramisu and Affogato finished off the meal.

Service was very attentive, yet not intrusive - probably knowing the show schedule at the nearby Curran. (We had plenty of time between Harry Potter, Part 1 and 2, to enjoy all Tratto had to offer.)

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saraht
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is a great location if you're going to the theatre and the space is really cool. Was warm and inviting and upbeat. The lobby next door, where you go to use the restrooms, is amazing. The food was truly delicious (spicy polenta fries, foccacia, crab arrancini, gnocchi with braised beef) but the server while so nice, was a little slow and our cocktails took a good 10 mins and then we had to remind him about one of our missing starters. But we'd go again!

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SharleneF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good- tried two of the salads and two pastas and they were all amazing

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vipGeneD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A pleasant surprise in the Theater District. May become our new go-to.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The theatre prixe fixe menu was very helpful, as we were between the 2 Harry Potter shows at the Curran and had limited time. We had time to spare, and had a lovely dinner.

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BiRi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The service was super slow and the food was bland. But the drinks are good - I would only recommend coming here for the bar, not the food

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ACTlover
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyable lunch before attending ACT performance with friends. Food was good, menu somewhat limited. We all enjoyed the mushroom/garlic pizza, among other menu selections. Iced tea was refilled without requesting it, but had to ask for coffee refills.
Pleasant surroundings. Noise level fairly low. Restaurant is very convenient to the theaters on Geary. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

結婚25周年で利用しました。
ワイン、料理共に満足の行く時間を過ごせました。
スタッフも雰囲気も最高でした!

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skfinch01
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a casual to moderate spot with a solid menu and very good service.
Great for a pre-show meal or any time.

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BrisbaneDiner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Close to theaters. Chopped Italian salad was OK, minestrone soup had more flavor. High-energy Happy Hour/ pre-theater crowd on a Thursday.

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vipMolly
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the wait staff did a great job of making sure that we made it to the theatre on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner there. Delicious. Tagliatelle with bolognese and gnocchi with braised beef. We also had a good lunch here. Reservations are recommended. If you have a play to get to, they’ll accommodate your schedule.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food! Place is a little noisy, but the service was good!

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vipJaniceW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, with ample portions, and very reasonable prices!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Modern twists on Italian food. Limited non-alcoholic beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Service was great but food was cold and made me sick.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food2service3ambience3

We went for my roommates birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta EVER.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quick and helpful service to get us to our show, and. Theater price fixe menu

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RickM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location! Very good food and excellent service made for a fun evening

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Tratto - San Francisco is rated 4.2 stars by 753 OpenTable diners.

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