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490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
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Ranked #257 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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
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
Diamond Point, New York
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
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
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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San Francisco Bay Area
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

WE LOVE Cotogna!! First of all, this place is a Classic San Francisco Restaurant!! Hands down one of the very BEST Italian restaurants in San Francisco!! I am going to need a numbering system for this review, so here goes!! #1. The menu changes constantly, always offering a variety of deliciousness!! #2. BEST CHOP SALAD in the WORLD and probably... More 

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Joinville, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Me and my wife had lunch at this restaurant. It is a lovely place, and so is the service. The menu is creative and inspired by the traditional italian cuisine. The downside: the plates are relatively small, in my opinion. The wine list is broad and the desserts are delicious. Overall impression: very good.

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Bethpage, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Tiny corner gem. Italian perhaps but nothing comes out of this kitchen unless its perfect! We had risotto apps totally shocked by the delicious flavor and texture. I ordered the famous raviolo. I was uncertain about it but Oh My God! My husband had a pasta dish with sauce that only comes from my aunt in Italy's kitchen. Wine was... 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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