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Trattoria Contadina

1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
+1 415-982-5728
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a classic, small North Beach restaurant with traditional, familiar Italian food and very moderate prices. A great family place, and a bit off the beaten track, no tourist hype here. I've been enjoying Contadina since the 1990s and this time was there with...More

Thank Irene K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The combination of great food and service makes this a must eat place! We love the ambiance, tight quarters but lots of energy. Everyone seems to enjoy the food and energy!

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 2nd visit to Trattoria Contadina and it was as equally good. It is a small neighborhood restaurant with great food and authentic atmosphere. We started with the caprese salad. The burrata was wonderfully creamy and the tomatoes were full of flavor. I...More

Thank SeeTheW0rld62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our evening here, jet lagged as we were. Steven was our waiter, and he guided us to a menu that would let us taste a great variety of dishes. Let them guide you to what's good and you can't go wrong. We had...More

Thank janebeard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant because it was family-owned and she thought it was wonderful. We called for reservations and could get in at 4:30 or at 8:30 my daughter and I decided on 430 so we could do other things in the evening. The...More

Thank patcaro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian comfort food with an upscale twist. Good food in reasonable portions. Friendly unrushed service. Left feeling you are dinning in someone's house. Relaxed and unpretentious

Thank Catsaver911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only get here about once a year, during visits to San Francisco, but Trattoria Contadina is as enjoyable as ever. Quality food, excellent service, fun atmosphere (it gets a little loud with everyone seated so close together) and reasonable prices.

Thank scca X
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant already busy at 6pm but we had a reservation. Ordered a prawn appetizer that we shared for the 3 of us...more than enough. We each ordered a different pasta dish - spaghetti and meatballs, Nicoletta and Gnocchi. They were all excellent, hot and...More

Thank Sari E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations for 6 p.m. but arrived around 5:15 and were warmly greeted and seated. Happy hour goes till 6 and you don't have to sit at the bar to enjoy. Antipasti: Castelvetrano olives lightly marinated and with fennel were delicious and h.h. at...More

Thank mac33028
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a place to eat one night and trip advisor'd this place and just showed up with out a reservation. They said they were full up for the night but managed to get squeeze us in right away. The...More

Thank Michael M
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
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Hi, Pam. What would you like to know about this restaurant? Are you within walking distance to Beach Blanket Babyalon?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Stuart11940 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Beach Blanket Babylon is 2 blocks away. A very short walk but one block is serious downhill on Union St.
Judith W
Can I get a gift certificate?
24 December 2016|
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Response from Stuart11940 | Reviewed this property |
Just call the restaurant. I am certain that they would be pleased to sell you a gift certificate. Better yet, just go there and enjoy. This is my favorite restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
Jan S
What bus lines go there from the Marina district?
15 October 2016|
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Response from Nancy Jordan D | Reviewed this property |
It's so close you could walk and there's a trolley that goes there but I don't know the bus lines.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: Cable Car (Mason-Powell) line. Bus # 45, 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-5728
  • E-mail
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