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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
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    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
Can't Wait to Go Back

We can't wait to go back to Bella. I was looking for a restaurant near the De Young Museum and TA helped me find this place. Even my in-laws were impressed, so I scored some points here. The five of us all loved our food, and the highlights were the Sorrentina, gnocchi and sausage, Cotoletta... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
DRB59
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We can't wait to go back to Bella. I was looking for a restaurant near the De Young Museum and TA helped me find this place. Even my in-laws were impressed, so I scored some points here. The five of us all loved our food, and the highlights were the Sorrentina, gnocchi and sausage, Cotoletta, breaded pork, and the baked... More 

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Thank DRB59
Mountain View, California
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

6 adults before a show. We all have different pasta dishes and we ate every thing. Service is great and so is the atmosphere. Hard to say which pasta dish was better. I had the Bucca and it was excellent. Chick marsala was excellent. All the appetizers are good as well, Bruschetta, caprese.. We were there on a friday night,... More 

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Thank billevans67
Orinda, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Bella Trattoria is a wonderful find in the Inner Richmond neighborhood. For the past three years, we've come for a holiday dinner prior to attending Chanticleer's Christmas concert at nearby St. Ignatius Church. The ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality and the dishes are well-execuited, well-priced and tasty. Service is warm but can be a bit slow on... More 

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Thank LamorindaMama
Marin County, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We live in Marin and wanted to find a place to meet friends who were coming from the East Bay. We read about Bella Trattoria online. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! The chef/owner David was amazing, the food was delicious and rivaled some of the best meals we have had in Italy. The chef finds recipes from around Italy and brings... More 

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Thank Stacey P
Sand City, California
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This place was excellent. We had a reservation for 8 at 10pm (thats what happens when you reserve last minute I guess) but they were able to accommodate. We started with the specialty appetizer of soppressata and burrata on crostini and the bruschetta-both were delicious but I have to say that was the best bruschetta i've ever had. For main... More 

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Thank Britpaige
Carmel Valley, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We waited too long to make reservations so could not get in until 10 pm; however, it was well worth the wait. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal and the biggest hit was the bruschetta. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Teri S
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We are locals and have been going to Bella for years for both impromptu dinners and special occasions. The owner is a perfectionist and always coming up with new classics on his trips to Italy. It is on the southern edge of the vibrant inner Clement neighborhood. Eclectic Italian dishes that don't disappoint.

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Thank VinoVediVici
New York City, New York
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307 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is not your average touristy Italian restaurant where the menu is heavy with chicken/veal/eggplant parmigano, or any of the above pizziaola. The dishes here are more authentic and each is well prepared and very tasty. We were here with a young child and the staff couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating. Our group had a selection of pastas,... More 

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Thank Staten_Islander
San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Forget the tourist traps of North Beach or the pretentious spots of SoMa. This places blows the competition out of the water with exceptional service and remarkably tasty culinary creations. Every dish we tried was as good as it gets! The salmon crostini must be the best I ate in SF and the pork piccata was remarkably perfectly balanced acidity,... More 

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savannah
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were staying at a friends in Sunset and my daughter wanted to celebrate her birthday with Italian cuisine. Lucky to have picked Bella, waitress with authentic Italian accent and the menu was diverse. We each had a different item and shared. Everything was excellent, and we'll go back again. Definitely would give most restaurants in San Francisco a good... 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, Families with children
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?