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Bella Trattoria

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The Richmond
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3854 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3211 (3rd Ave.)
(415) 221-0305
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was really good, and the it was a decent dish. Furthermore the wine glasses were filled with generosity and we also got starters on the house. I will say that the food with regards to its price is 4, but including the great great service and the good atmosphere of the place my overall rating is 5.

Thank kotemm
Oakland, California
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98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere with very friendly knowledgeable wait staff. Restaurant features homemade pastas and breads along with fish/meat dishes. Comfort Italian food.

Thank 123Nutmeg123
Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2nd time here was as good as the first visit. I had the special (again) which was Osso Buco with fresh pappardelle noodles.. My daughter and I went there late at 9:30pm and the wait staff sat us quickly and happily given the late time on Wednesday. We shared the romaine salad which was plenty, and the roasted veal... More 

Thank Mike A
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, popular restaurant that serves traditional and very good Italian food. Nice wine selection as well.

Thank James M
Laguna Beach, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My 2nd visit here and it was still open at 9:30PM. My daughter and I shared the romaine salad , enough for two, and the veal bone marrow for an appetizer. This is a real treat and reminds me of a place in Paris that specialized on roasted bone marrow. Pared with Parsley Caper Salad and crostini's an excellent choice.... More 

Thank Mike A
Montreal, Quebec
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

All 4 of us were disappointed with our dinners, especially since we had been there a year ago & we liked it then. One of the first hints that something was missing was the total lack of cooking smells of olive oil, garlic, oregano, etc. that you normally find in Italian restaurants! What should be the easiest dish for an... More 

Thank Montreal-2010
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Amazing italian food! Bruscheta with burata, pasta and dolce just like from Italy. Very nice service, everyone speaks italian. The place is owned by a passionate guy who is entertaining guests with and answear their needs. Fully recommended!

Thank Ewa D
Santa Monica
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

A few weeks ago my adult son, who lives in San Francisco, and I were looking around for good Italian restaurants. By googling he found Bella. What a find!! It is small, has a nice ambiance as well as fantastic wine and food. Since then he has gone with a roommate and we went again tonight. He loves the gnocchi... More 

Thank SantaMonicaRuth
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Just a short walk from Golden Gate Park is a slice of real Italy that mostly only the locals know about. We were feted there by locals, and it was a great experience, both for cuisine and visual experience. This is a classic small intimate Italian bistro with and impressive menu of Italian favorites. Hearty portions, great prices, full bar... More 

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Alameda, California
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The best overlooked Italian *lunch* and dinner in San Francisco! This teeny trattoria, on Geary at 3rd Ave., is a bit forbidding, what with shiny white linen tablecloths and no menu posted in the window but it's an amazing lunch find! Great food, great ambiance, awesome staff, and great food (I said "great food" twice). More down-to-earth than Osteria, my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3854 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3211
    (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

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