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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    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
Fabulous Restaurant

Cannot say enough about how much we have loved the 2 dining experiences we have had here. It is now on our list to top places to go for a great meal, great atmosphere, great service and a great night. Really fabulous food (the 4 -6 things we have had so far have all been excellent) We look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Steve T
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San Francisco, California, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Cannot say enough about how much we have loved the 2 dining experiences we have had here. It is now on our list to top places to go for a great meal, great atmosphere, great service and a great night. Really fabulous food (the 4 -6 things we have had so far have all been excellent) We look forward to... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Best tip was to call ahead for restaurants. We actually arrived 30 minute early, and were sat within a couple minutes. Food and drinks were great. Their Elderflower and mint soda was worth the price, and hope I can recreate at home. Their Bruschetta was great, and I don't like tomatoes. Maccarune Cu Salsiccia was excellent. The best is to... More 

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Glen Ellen, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My friend and I decided to select a restaurant 1/2 way between us. A quick bit of research and an Open Table reservation brought us to Bella Trattoria in the Richmond District. Yes, it is small. Yes, it is easy to miss from the road. And a big yes, it is worth the effort to find. A very comfortable "neighborhood"... More 

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Poway, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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: Romantic
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?