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Bella Trattoria

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The Richmond
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3854 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 (3rd Ave.)
Muni 38 Geary bus
(415) 221-0305
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awkward start to a nice meal

It was a windy February night when, after walking for several blocks after finally finding parking, we arrived at the tiny foyer of Bella Trattoria. Our reservation was for 7pm, and half of the party was present at 655pm -- one had arrived early and was sitting at the bar. We could not be seated... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
runswim54
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Poway, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Poway, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It was a windy February night when, after walking for several blocks after finally finding parking, we arrived at the tiny foyer of Bella Trattoria. Our reservation was for 7pm, and half of the party was present at 655pm -- one had arrived early and was sitting at the bar. We could not be seated until the rest arrived; and... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In the Richmond District there are all kinds of restaurants. I settled on Bella for a Christmas Eve dinner with family. I did not enjoy the Gnocci at all, too gooey and chewy. The Italian ice-cream though was delicious. The place was packed but we were seated quickly. It would have been helpful if we didn't have to wait by... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everything about this place made for a perfect dining experience, from the cozy atmosphere to the food that was on par with the best Italian I've ever had. The bread was so good it didn't need butter or oil. Each of the seven dishes sampled was amazing (so good, in fact, that each of us in turn said, "You need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

100% recommended place! The servers were amazing with me and my girlfriend! The food was perfect too! Amazing place to go!

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Searching the internet one night looking for an Italian restaurant, I came across Bella Trattoria. What a great find! My husband and I had such a pleasant experience at this small, intimate, family-feeling restaurant. The waiter, Robert, and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful; the food was delicious and the wine suggestion was perfect. All at... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of enjoying a fabulous experience at Bella Trattoria, San Fran. The food was fabulous: refined and elegant in preparation, presentation, quality and flavor. I strongly recommend the Aqua Pazza. Wine: Go with the owner’s wine recommendations: knowledgeable, pleasant and appropriate to the menu choices. Bon a petit! Comfortable, friendly, warm, cozy atmosphere. Could stay there all... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We chosed this restaurant because it was nicely ranked in Trip Advisor and once again, it was a good advice. Quite far from the downtown area but close distance of the Presidio what is making sense if you are touring the city. You won't be impressed by its external looking and it is not easy to find this small place... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was searching for a restaurant close to the place friends were renting an AirB&B. Found this little gem. Our party included 3 adults and 4 teens and everyone was very happy. We especially liked the spinach gnocchi which was air light! They had nice, well priced italian wine by the liter. Parking on side streets is ample - not... More 

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Peyton, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a restaurant that I have been meaning to try on my monhtly trips here for a client. Finally I did. The service was great; the salad was large and spectacular; and the pasta with salmon was perfect. The dessert was grand. I will do this again.

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Haslett, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Amazing experience at Bella Trattoria! An art form of perfection - combining fresh food with flavor and passion.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3854 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
    (3rd Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Muni 38 Geary bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: (415) 221-0305

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?