Trattoria Contadina

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Thirty years ago Vincent Correnti stepped foot on the corner of Union & Mason and knew that it would be the corner to start the Correnti family legacy in North Beach. Very shortly after that his sons Dirk and Bret and his sister Ann were all here to make their family trattoria thrive. Over thirty years later this place is still full of Correnti’s. Current owners Gina & Kevin both feel a great responsibility to keep "THE TRATT " going in Kevin's grandfather, Vince Correnti's honor.

The motto which hangs at the front door states:

"Lascia i problemi alla porta, mangia & buon appetito"
Translation: Leave your problems at the front door.
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Dave
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favourite restaurants! We make sure to go here every time we are in San Francisco. My wife and I absolutely love it here . We try something different each time we go and it’s always amazing. The service is geaat, the staff are all very nice and helpful and the food is amazing.

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vipLyndon
San Antonio
169 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely authentic and fantastic but what really made the evening was the staff. From the host to the busboy, everyone was extremely genuine and thorough.

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Shawn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Bad service, no gluten free dishes but risotto which was swimming in cheese sauce. Worst meal I’ve had in San Francisco.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in the city!

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JoyH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the attentive wait staff. We would certainly go there again when in San Francisco. It was a memorable part of our trip.

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vipJosieS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food. The house gnocchi was especially delicious. Quaint restaurant in a nice neighborhood.
The service was great, so thoughtful and friendly. Very authentic food and the atmosphere is very sweet, and upbeat, almost feels like you are in someone's house. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipJoeV
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wasn't quite what we were expecting. The food was very good but the name threw us. It wasn't Italian. The cooks are Latino and it's their interpretation of Italian cooking with a Latino flair. However, we did enjoy the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and incredible service. My favorite Italian in the city

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Chicarivas
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service by everyone in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great neighbourhood restaurant.

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viprara
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food not quite as good as we remembered, but worth a sentimental re-visit after all these years.

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JerryG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caprese delicious. Waitress very friendly and attentive. Food was very satisfying. I had the saltimbocca and my wife had the pavarotti. Nice place to celebrate our anniversary.

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ChrisRubin
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and wine, great atmosphere, a true gem in historic North Beach. I'm a local, live in the neighborhood, and this is one of my go-to spots for bringing out of town guests and family members. Highly recommended.

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MollyB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a special dinner at trattoria contadina with our 2kids and grandma. The service was outstanding and the Italian meal was delicious. The pasta dishes were particularly great. The Caesar salad had too much dressing and the bruschetta was not my favorite because the bread was not fresh (but that was their intended style). The caprese salad was very good.
Stay traditional and enjoy authentic Italian!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our first night in San Francisco, what a great choice - highly recommend. The food we had was amazing, Buratta & Prosciutto, Spaghetti Meatballs, and Rigatoncelli, finished with some home made Tiramisu.

Our server, Gian was absolutely wonderful - super friendly and very attentive.

If I ever come back to San Fran, would very much come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and even better service!!!

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DaveR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant was very good, quaint, tightly packed like in real Italy. Had a great meal, appetizer, a glass of wine and dessert for under 80 bucks. Fresh homemade pasta for sure. Was a pre show dinner and was great.

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JodyT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. The selection is fresh and original.

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MelissaD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely traditional Italian restaurant. Original authentic pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in SF!

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vipSatedinSeattle
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, excellent food. Trattoria Contadina never disappoints me. I brought friends (we are all from out of town) and they loved it too.

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LilaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful restaurant was recmmended by a friend and decided to give it a try for girl's monthly get together. What a great place. The food was outstanding and the service was 100% on point with the waiter coming back a few times to ask is everything okay and our water being filled. I would recommend this place to all of my friends.....Best experience ever.....

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TomY
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal with my wife and teenage children. Food was delicious and service was great. Will definitely come here again!

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AnnieB
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious! Glad we found this gem!!

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Bill
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was worth the train ride from San Jose to eat here. Family owned and family service. Second time there and we will take the train again. Cheers

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Maximilian
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the best low key Italian restaurants in San Francisco. Great value. Deserves to be tagged as authentic Italian cooking (owner is from Napoli). Ask for recommendations and house specials.

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vipLarry
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a small family run restaurant that serves up great food and hospitality. One of our favorites in San Francisco.

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vipblecount
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and food on par or better than most Italian restaurants. We loved the burrata appetizer and our pasta dishes were amazing! We only wished they had warm sourdough bread but other than that it was a great birthday celebration.

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vipLawrenceS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific dinner and service! Tiramisu was outstanding!

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Wedge
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, impeccable efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a gem of a place! It has the best Italian food anywhere! Their sauces are incredible and their gnocchi is always cooked to perfection (which aside from my house is hard to find). This is a place no matter how far we move we always come back! It is something we crave...especially the pepper appetizer! The cheese and sauce are out of this world! Been going there for 10+ years and will continue to go! They have NEVER disappointed..which is amazing!! If you haven’t gone, GO!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Found this restaurant online on google for Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco. Saw all the 5 STAR ratings (except for a about a third of the reviews stinkers) and drove an hour and a half with traffic. Got there early, before 5pm, and got right in. Really not a pleasant smiling greeting, got a table immediately and about 10 minutes later got water and another 10 minutes for a glass of wine and antipasta dish. The antipasta was very good and a good portion. The meal I had was a large portion of veal with capers and lemon sauce and the veal was like shoe leather. I had trouble chewing it, as did my wife. She ordered Sea Bass and it was so so, also a large portion. Didn't have any desert, because we were ready to just get gone as soon as possible. As far as ambiance; Not much. Just small inside and old.

Left with a bill including tip of $130 for the two of us. Appetizer, glass of wine and two places of inferior Italian foods. Not worth the money or the time to visit the city. If you are going to travel any distance to get to his place, think twice.

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ShereeJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third post-theater visit to Trattoria Contadina. The location is great, and the food is excellent.

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vipdeepvintage
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative Italian food. Great wine. Perfect al dente.

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kellyc
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood restaurant. Locally run and many long term employees.

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vipMartin
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Given its generally high rating, we went for dinner the other night and had a very disappointing meal. I asked the waiter about the popularity of the veal dish and he said it was a top dish and his very favorite, so we ordered it. The veal was very poor quality meat and not of a quality we could eat. There were also two slices of veal--each of which was to be prepared with a different sauce. The tomato sauce ran over both pieces and so they both tasted the same, which in addition to the poor quality of the veal were prepared with too much sage. We finished the spaghetti side, but left the veal. We told the waiter and he said he was sorry because he loved the dish. The tiramisu for desert also did not have the richness that a quality one would have. We are confused about the popularity of this restaurant in such a discerning locale as SF. Is it a tourist restaurant?

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vipIleneD
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant !! Everything was spectacular!!! Thank you!

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vipLEEponton
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The ice water at the table was excellent. Our server was excellent. The food was awful. The Corlesimo pasta, which the server said was the house specialty, was way over cooked and inedible. The special risotto was very poorly made and tasteless. It’s a cute place, but they can’t cook.

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annc
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem that we always visit when we're in town. We've been eating here for 20+ years and the food is always delicious. Thanks, Chef, for indulging me with gnocchi carbonara! Abolutely wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Nancy was a terrible server. We saw the runner 10 time for every one time we saw her. Great food. Great restaurant. We will go again, unless she’s the server.

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Trattoria Contadina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Trattoria Contadina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 982-5728.

Trattoria Contadina is rated 4.4 stars by 2644 OpenTable diners.

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