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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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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Northwest Indiana
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234 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had an amazing experience at this small corner Italian restaurant, and can see why it is a favorite with locals and celebrities. Fresh pasta, flavorful sauces and many choices. Everything we tried was fantastic, from the appetizers to the Limoncello dessert wine. Wine list good, too, with many traditional options. Service was good, but our server did not have... More 

Thank Cubfans
Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I was in SFO for 1 day after a 5-day seminar ! Quickly doing some tourism and travelling around with the Hop and Off bus ! Finally, after my hop and off bus evening time, I had to get back home but didn t where or what or how and suddenly I hop on the tram line from Powell to... More 

Thank judithparvati
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74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Intimate small restaurant off the Mason cable car line. Happy hour here before 6pm is a tremendous deal. The burrata carprese bursts with flavor along with the btushetta. Fresh ingredients abound locally sourced. Impressive house red sangiovese. Then their cocktail and spirits list is as well. Try an old fashioned! The huge portion wedge insalata is enough to split for... More 

Thank David O
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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