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490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
415-775-8508
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Ranked #258 of 5,039 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Montgomery
Transit: 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.
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We loved the farm egg raviolo di ricotta. We ordered one to share but we wished we'd skipped the cheese course and ordered one for each of us! Great bread, soup with sausage. The sausage and leeks course was the weakest at our visit. We didn't enjoy the communal dining much since they sat us very closely next to a... More 

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Redding
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I really hesitated about going to Cotogna's on a Sunday night for their prix fixe menu, I made the reservation, cancelled it, re-made it and I am SO glad I did. It was by far one of the best meals I've ever had. I let them know in advance that I was allergic to shellfish and they accommodated me without... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Loved the communal table. You can't miss: the broccoli pizza and huge ravioli with poached egg on top. Wouldn't order dessert though, very plain and unflavored. Also, have an orange blossom tea to accompany your meal, or share a bottle of Maremma Toscana red wine with your friends. Very friendly staff. Would recommend to call beforehand because... More 

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Diamond Point, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

a friend of ours who lives in the marina area of san francisco and is a foodie took us to cotogna for lunch today. my wife and i have not stopped talking about. we shared a salad with arugla, radicchio, pears, farro in it and we each had a different pasta dish. wow the service was very accommodating and attentive.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Awesome little spot off the main tourist path. We were recommended this place by a local who lives nearby and it didn't disappoint. The wood fired grill is a nice treat that doesn't often feature as the main stove for a Italian restaurant. We didn't have a reso so we put our name down and they called when ready -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We spent the whole afternoon here slowly working our way through a sumptuous menu of Italian/Californian wonder! Ambient relaxed atmosphere with a lovely wood burning fire, delicious mains, and sexy desserts... Great service too!

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Although it was Sunday and the menu prix fixe the bread soup was the finest iteration of soup ever, The ravioli was also peerless. Atmosphere is wonderful and the service from waiter to bartender utterly sublime. A very hard reservation and understandably so.

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Medellin, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a great experience at that place. Is strongly recommended to make a reservation!! the staff was friendly and the food and wine was great please take lambrusco!!!

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Oakland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a delicious late night meal after the theater. Porcetta was very tasty and cooked perfectly. the fish cru for the first course was fresh and nicely prepared . We were the last one's to leave, but didn't feel rushed. Noise level high as with most modern restaurants

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San Francisco
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We recently returned to Cotogna for the Sunday Supper. I remembered not wanting to go with an odd number of guests (5) because some portions do not translate. (2 people are served 1 pizza, 5 people receive 2). I really wanted to love this experience because I enjoy the idea of a set family-style menu. Unfortunately, we were disappointed again.... More 

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Additional Information about Cotogna

Address: 490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
Phone Number: 415-775-8508
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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