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Trattoria Contadina

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant's food was very authentic. After living in Italy, the gnocchi was one of the best I have had! Perfect for a date.

Thank RockyP10
Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is very small but packed and for good reason. The food is amazing! It really is authentic and reminded me of my time I. Rome and Florence. It was amazing and very reasonable!

Thank SunSun_11
El Dorado Hills, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing but love for this restaurant and those working there. I spent my 50th birthday evening with them and by the end of the night it was like we were old friends. We started the evening with a drink from Casey at the bar. Drinks were all good. Then were seated upstairs in a very cozy / quaint table. There... More 

Thank JenD43
Washington, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated on a street corner whereby both San Francisco trolley cars and trams go by. It is accessible also by buses that stop right outside. On the ground level, request a table near the window to enjoy the ambiance! We were a group of 12 and although we could have been comfortably seated on the main floor,... More 

Thank 570jow
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Located in the center of the Italian neighborhood, this place is the typical italian restaurant: small, loud, cramped, but the food and the service were very good. They have all the typical italian dishes plus some specialties. Do make a reservation or you will have to wait for some time!!!

Thank FAM1955
Laguna Niguel, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

They are a very popular place, but were able to accommodate our large party with a 8:30pm reservation. They had something for everyone. My daughter is vegetarian, and they were able to accommodate her. The Vongola, spaghetti with meatballs, seafood pasta were excellent. We would go back in a heart beat!

Thank Mercedes W
Granite Bay, CA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Italian food in a cozy (ok- tight) setting a block or two off Columbus in North Beach. Great for couples, but small space so not for families. Nice whisky selection and strong drinks (Old Fashioned). Gnocchi and Bolognese were very good.

Thank GBayTraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I wanted cozy. I wanted Italian food. I wanted convenience to our evening show of "Beach Blanket Babylon." I got all three in Trattoria Contadina. The excellent no-nonsense service and warm atmosphere was a bonus. I had tried twice to get a reservation — short notice means no luck. So, we made plans to go somewhere else before our show. Fortunately... More 

Thank loganaimone
Henderson, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My wife and I had dinner here at 5:00 on Monday, December 19th. I was hesitant to write this review because I don't want this little gem in North Beach to be discovered by the throngs of people I know will eventually make it their favorite Italian restaurant. To start with, it's on Mason Street a couple of blocks off... More 

Thank TFinn101
Kerrville, Texas
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This place is adorable. Amazing service all around. Food was perfect. You have to try the meatballs no matter what. Not touristy at all.

Thank Kandi W

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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