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Trattoria Contadina

1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
+1 415-982-5728
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (84 reviews)
“tiramisu” (27 reviews)
“vongole” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

We just got back from a week in San Francisco and Napa and this is where we had our favorite meal of all! Service was wonderful- our waitress suggested some of the dishes that they are known for and we completely enjoyed each and every...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KathyK2447
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with my niece. The negronis were fabulous. We had an excellent and attentive server. Started the meal with the meatball appetizer with tomato cream sauce. My entree was the Carlesimo. It was very good and look forward to having it again...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fins4me
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A nice little Italian restaurant that you can easily get to using public transportation or a leisurely walk. We enjoyed the food but the service was lacking. It is hard to imagine that in a small restaurant the service could be so poor. The waiter...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank janice b
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is an excellent choice. Everything we had was strong. I will go back here on our next trip to SF. Given the many choices available, that says something.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wxe22
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing meal here. The restaurant is small and family owned giving it a great atmosphere. All the staff are friendly and went out of their way to meet our requests. The food is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the spaghetti and meatballs,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank maddy1991
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This local Italian is a real find. It might be a bit off the beaten path for you...but its well worth the visit. The moment you walk in you feel as if you are stepping into your nonna's dining room. The ambience is rustic, casual,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It's surprising how many excellent Italian Restaurants there are in San Fran. This is a old school favorite. It's a small, almost hard to find place, family owned and it shows. Warm greetings and hospitality comes from everyone working and it feels like coming home....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We did not have reservations and where told to come back at 9pm. Someone must have canceled since we were seated right away. Small restaurant (seats about 30 downstairs) The food was out of this world! They make their own pasta and sauce. If you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank R2515IAdavidb
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank billiekay89
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We made a reservation before a nearby show. It is quaint, superb food and the service was excellent. Nice menu and selection. Small, cozy like in Italy and nearby action. Good for a date night.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Subguy81
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neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
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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,
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Questions & Answers
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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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