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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 2 days ago via mobile

Cozy and rustic restaurant. Offering your typical Italian dishes. Service was good. Prices very reasonable.

Thank Joyful_couple2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We flew in a day early just to fit in another dinner here. As with our two previous vists (2016 and 2013) we were not disappointed. The food, as well as the service, are excellent and the atmosphere is what makes it a special place...More

Thank tdelucca52
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Trattoria Contadina twice on our last visit to San Francisco. Happily, it was our "local" Italian, just around the corner from our apartment. It's located on the corner of Mason and Union Streets and has the ambience of a bustling, family owned...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small, one of a kind jewel. Not typical of the North Beach tourist stuff along Columbus, more of a neighborhood gem. Family run, authentic, ITALIAN. Kitchen is small, chefs are artists. Go if you like good food, laughter, and warmth.

Thank TieDyeMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got the tip from the hotel concierge and when we arrived, we found a very small place, very cozy which spreads a family feeling. Menu is rather limited, we shared a carpaccio which was very good and after that, we had a risotto (unfortunately average),...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 June 2017

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 9 June 2017 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 8 June 2017

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 4 June 2017 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
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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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
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
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
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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