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Bella Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
The Richmond
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3854 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 (3rd Ave.)
(415) 221-0305
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Thank Kevin D
Alameda, California
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank Mickey_Sattler
Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Called in on a Saturday night without a reservation and fortunate to secure the last available table. A small but nice wine list, Pasta was excellent, service outstanding and they did the little things that make us want to return. Highly recommended.

Thank Brett M
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We dined here based upon all the great TA reviews. It was busy and seems quite popular. While we had a pleasant time, it wasn't particularly noteworthy. The interior and ambience is dark and fairly nondescript. Menu is your typical range of Italian dishes. Partner had trout which was nice, I had shrimp and pasta which had a bit of... More 

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San Jose, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Dean B
Mountain View, California
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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
    (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?