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Cotogna

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Montgomery)
The Muni bus lines 1 California, 30 Stockton, 10 Townsend and 12 Folsom all stop within a block or two of Cotogna. The closest Bart stop, Montgomery Station, is a 10 minute walk.
+1 415-775-8508
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding find and superb food in San Franciso ~ Jackson Square

Reserved a table for a late lunch as as we had a late evening flight home. Walked in to simple but classy environment with huge wood burning spit/oven, so could not wait to taste. Three in our party and we shared a few appetizers, then some outstanding pastas ~ overwhelmingly fresh and deliscious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
PattiJB
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Vancouver, Canada
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London
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great place slightly reminds me of the Rive Cafe in London for cooking style but does have a style all of its own. Meals here never disappoint though sometimes working out the best things on the menu is a challenge.

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We ordered a salad, but never ordered for two. We had a nice pizza. The products were very fresh. The restaurant's ambiance was nice and the chefs and the manager are attentive, but our waiter was not the friendliest. We were shocked by the bill. We were charged for a double sized salad, we asked the waiter and she was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Cotogna is my favorite casual Italian in San Francisco. I have been to this restaurant twenty times and it is consistently great. I mostly like to go with friends and share the different pasta dishes.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a Sunday prefix menu for USD55. The Escargot (appetizer ) had no flavor, the bean soup was the only good dish, the entree pork belly had almost all fat with little meat for two people and was very tough and hard to chew. They did not serve us steak knife and offered us no bread. The dessert is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Reserved a table for a late lunch as as we had a late evening flight home. Walked in to simple but classy environment with huge wood burning spit/oven, so could not wait to taste. Three in our party and we shared a few appetizers, then some outstanding pastas ~ overwhelmingly fresh and deliscious, one main course and one pizza...and felt... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We liked the vibe in this restaurant - buzzing, trendy, spectacular flower arrangements, lovely bread but..... the food was disappointing. My starter of beetroot and additions could have been thrown on the plate in 10 seconds - main course of the halibut with porcini mushrooms was miniscule and dressed with a smear of cauliflower puree and ?nuts - it wasn't... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were told there would be a 45 minute wait... then another 20 minutes... and finally never got to be seated Inside. Not much in the plate. Nothing very spectacular... except the bill.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

In the highly commoditized food world we live in, it's becoming ever more difficult to find a restaurant that puts about ingredients, flavor and ambience before profits, turnover and tips. The kitchen staff at Catogna prepared every dish with love and pride and while our server was obvioulsy quite busy (it was a Saturday evening) each dish seemed to arrive... More 

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Orange County CA
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139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a great place to get the San Francisco Vibe. All the customers are well dressed and attractive and the food is impressive. We had a delicious lunch with fava bean bruschetta, pizzas and arugula salads. The wine list is excellent and for dessert we had Moscow Mules served in beautiful cups. What's not to like?

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant is right next to Quince and is part of the Quince family. For those who remember the old Quince on Octavia Street, the food at Cotogna will be a very welcome surprise. The pasta dishes are the best, the pasta itself so light and the ingredients so fresh and flavorful. I had a dish with fresh peas that... More 

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Additional Information about Cotogna

Address: 490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-775-8508
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Montgomery)
  • Public Transportation: The Muni bus lines 1 California, 30 Stockton, 10 Townsend and 12 Folsom all stop within a block or two of Cotogna. The closest Bart stop, Montgomery Station, is a 10 minute walk.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-8508

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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