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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.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:30am | 11:30am - 2:30pm| 3:00pm - close
Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - close | Brunch until 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking and valet available as well as parking garages located within walking distance of the restaurant.
Muni line 38, Geary and Taylor stop.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We would be delighted to host you and your guests at Tratto! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our specialists will get in touch.
For business or social, meetings or celebrations, Tratto & The Marker know how to make your private dining event most memorable. From the exclusive Gallery tucked inside Tratto to additional 11,000 sq. ft. of stunning event space at The Marker Hotel, you won't find a better venue in San Francisco.
Tratto Ratings and Reviews
The service started out good. The waiter was attentive and my son was extremely hungry so the waiter brought his food out immediately. We had some questions on a couple of dishes so when the manager came by we asked him about what the ingredients in a couple of dishes were and he did not seem to know. I ended up ordering the squash ravioli. The ravioli was not made fresh, it tasted like it was cooked from frozen. I asked the same manager if I could get some fresh Parmesan for my ravioli and he said, "we do not have fresh Parmesan". Really? You are an overpriced Italian restaurant and you have no fresh Parmesan? I was not even upset at this point, I was actually enjoying our night out and even though things were not perfect, I was having a nice night. Here is what made me mad. My husband took my son to the restroom, so I paid the bill while they were gone. The waiter came back saying my card was declined. I knew something was wrong because I had plenty of money in the bank. I am not going to stay at a Westin and eat at expensive restaurants if I am even close to not having plenty of money to fund a trip. Anyways, I called my bank and the bank told me to tell the waiter to run it again because there were no issues on my side. The waiter ran it again and there was no problem. In the mean time, my husband and son had come back. I told my husband what was going on and he said, I could not figure out why the manager, waiter, and two other men followed us to the bathroom and then waited for them to return to the table. I completely understand that this is a big city and perhaps things like this have happened before but the whole situation just felt disgusting to me and I would never return to this restaurant again.
We used to love the Grand Cafe, so it was fun to see what Tratto did to the space. I like the feel but it sure was noisy. Too noisy. The four of us couldn't understand each other. It did quiet down after a noisy table left. (Note to the restaurant: ever look at two mirrors that meet in a corner? Your image is always in the middle. Same concept for sound; corners are the sound reflector, not the big flat walls. If you want to solve the problem, put something in the corners.)
Ambience other than noise, great. Food was quite good. Butter beans were excellent. Steak decent. Whole fish was well-cooked and tasty. Service was reasonable. Not great, but not bad. The pacing, the rhythm was subtly off, so there was always a sense of delay or rush, but neither was particularly extreme in our experience. My wife and I would go again if it was the two of us. But a table of four? Probably not if we want to converse.
A lively Italian bar/restaurant in the downtown Theatre district.
An extensive menu including fresh homemade pasta, with large portions. A good choice of cocktails, wine and beers too.
We had the minestrone soup bursting with vegetables, spinach tagliatelle and pappardelle, all served quickly by efficient smiling servers.
Highly recommended for an economically priced satisfying meal
It was awesome - despite being quite chilly with a breeze crossing several tables near the door. Servers were friendly and the food was fresh and enjoyable. Only piece of feedback: nobody noticed for 5 minutes that I didn’t have cutlery to eat my meal with.
The fettuccine sea food pasta bowl was amazing! The service was great! The special cheese and meat tray was bland. The meats were bland.. the pickled peppers were amazing! The plate needed some chuntey .. otherwise the night was great! The drinks were good too..
Food was very good. The service was rather spotty. I asked if the bartender knew how to make a certain drink and the waiter disappeared for a long time and seemed to disappear frequently. However, I would go back again, it was good food and pretty quick for a pre-theater dinner.
This is what happens when the concept of Italian food gets interrupted by American food and further confused by the concept of tapas - super weird and not very good. Focaccia - horrible. Meatball appetizer mediocre at best. Orecchiette/sausage entree - reminiscent of a soup at Olive Garden - no kidding. The fried chicken thighs were very tasty - the lemon made all the difference - but this was an entree and it came with nothing other than the chicken. Finally - the cappuccino was terrible. I would not go back - there are too many other choices within 3 blocks that should surely be better ...
One star deduction on service and the ambiance was nonexistent because of the hostess who put us on the end table behind the plant next to the one chatty table in the restaurant. There were tons of tables open at 6:00pm (the next table didn't arrive until 6:35pm) so why did you give us the worst table in the restaurant right next to another couple? Wait service was awesome. Food was great. Difficult to say if I will return due to
In the heart of the San Francisco theatre district, Tratto is the perfect place to dine. We arrived an hour before our reservation time, and they found a way to get us a nice table. Jacqui, our server, couldn't have been more accommodating. The real good news is when the check comes -everything was most reasonably priced.
Reasonably priced menu. Nothing spectacular but the food was good for a simple dinner before a show at ACT one block away. Shrimp crostini, steak and butter lettuce salad with crispy pork belly were all quite good. Service was quick. Lots of families and tourists staying in the hotel seemed to be eating here.
After drinks with friends from Los Angeles we were hungry but didn't want to drive, uber or walk far. What to do What to do. Formerly called Hotel Monaco, now called Axiom it was convenient choice for where we came from (Bourbon and Bramble) and I made a reservation that night. We walked a block and ta da! The menu was very limited in choices which actually comes in handy when you had a couple of drinks. We all made some choices, I shared a decadent mushroom pizza, and my friends were happy as can be with the skirt steak and fired chicken. My friends husband was accommodated with his unusual Spanish drink of half Coke Cola and half red wine. The service was excellent!
Large group event. Service was slow and our server was never to be found. Unsure if it was due to the fact that there's an automatic 20% gratuity (which is relatively steep), or just incompetence - probably a mix of the two.
My food was good, but some of my dining partner's dishes were just okay. I had the gnocchi, and they had the risotto.
Desserts were good, but the olive oil cake was dry and crumbly. I would've said something but, like I said, our server was nowhere to be found - luckily, we knew he'd take his time so we got the check with dessert.
I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by this restaurant. My friends and I are from Canada and we felt so at home here. The food was delicious and fresh; the location was superb; and the servers were some of the nicest people ever. They went above and beyond and my friends and I agreed it was one of our trip highlights. Will gladly come again next time I visit SF.
We were in from out of town and enjoyed a nice dinner -- all four of us, two adults and two preteens, shared pizzas, salads, and the meatball app. For a dinner downtown, it was not too pricey and everything was well-prepared and tasty. Our server was attentive and informative, even on a busy evening. With the advent of non-descript "authentic pizza" chains that cater to families, this restaurant is a welcome relief.
Service was exceptional. Great price value ratio for SF. Authentic Italian cuisine. Crispy pizza. Great chicken Meatballs and risotto special and gnocchi. Cheese course needs a little work. good value on wines btg. overall nice experience and convenient walking in Union Square area.
We had a wonderful server, and the food was good, not great. However, the experience for the four of us was absolutely ruined by the extraordinary noise level. The hard surfaces and the fact that there is no barrier between the bar and the dining tables left us unable to talk at our table - we literally could not hear ourselves think. And we were dining at what I usually think of as a "safe" early hour - 5:45 pm before the theater. We won't return until this is somehow remedied - perhaps with sound barriers or ceiling panels. It's a shame because it is perfectly located for pre- and post- theater dining.
The food here was SUPERB. Nothing was over- or undercooked. We came on a Thursday evening, and the server was a little slow, but we could see she was very busy attending to two other tables at the same time she was waiting on ours. I'll be back to try some additional dishes.
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