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Trattoria Contadina

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££ - £££
Russian Hill
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1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711 (Union Street)
+1 415-982-5728
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Trattoria Contadina on our latest trip to San Francisco. The Trattoria is tucked away in a cozy little corner off Mason Street and is very unassuming from the outside. Once inside the restaurant is a bustling mecca of great Italian food. We started our evening off with Bruschetta. The Bruschetta was teaming with fresh tomatoes infused with fresh... More 

Thank chezsteven
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant because of the good reviews. It is a small space, but has a bar. If we knew that, we probably would have chosen to sit at the bar. However, it was crowded and at least the table was by the window. The food was good. The wait staff is average. Food was delivered, but no follow... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to eating here based on all of the good reviews but was sorely disappointed. We arrived at Trattoria Contadina an hour earlier than our reservation time, but the host graciously gave us a table. This is a small restaurant and the tables are also small and cramped next to each other. We ordered a bowl of... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the beaten path in Little Italy, tucked into a residential area on Mason St. we lucked into this great little place. We were luck enough to get seated on a Saturday Night without a reservation because someone else was late (too bad so sad for them, lucky for us) I had the mushroom ravioli, it was divine. It was... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a wet night, jumped off the cable car and straight in the nearest place to keep dry. What a lucky find! Olives and bread to nibble on while we waited. The meatballs were delicious. Not cheap but then nothing in SF is, so we felt we had good value for a really tasty meal.

Thank ka_bee
Oak Forest, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely perfect end to our day roaming around San Francisco! We found this restaurant based on previous reviews and figured we would give it a try...very intimate and cozy, excellent staff, and the food is AMAZING! Was hands down my favorite meal on vacation, can't wait to come back and eat here again!

Thank stella1024
Los Altos, California
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for an early dinner with no reservations and fortunately got a table upstairs. The cozy dining room welcomed with a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The diverse menu offered choices but not too overwhelming. Our server was personable and offered good feedback. I got the vongole- clams were nicely seasoned and pasta was just right. My dining companion had... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back from Italy and feeling nostalgic so we looked for osteria style casual place for apps and wine. tc delivered beautifully. Especially the melanzana and caprese Even better we must return to try the remarkable whiskey list and a slice of cheesecake

Thank Leonico49
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife And two girls went there. We knew that its about 45 min anywhere to get a table here in San Fran. BUT. This Restaurant owns the worst lady Host. We were in Union square waiting for about 30 min to get on a Cable car. The kids need it to eat, we all where hungry. This person at... More 

Thank Eduardo F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love intimate style restaurants and this one is as cozy as they come. The noodles are hand made and delicious. The sauce is extremely tasty and the service is very friendly. Great wine selections even by the glass. We even saved room for an Italian coffee. In a town where cafes fight for who has the best Irish coffee this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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Staying in Russian Hill

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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 homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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