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“Good food away from the noisy path.”
Review of Cotogna

Cotogna
Ranked #138 of 6,916 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Jackson Square
Cross street: Montgomery
Transit: The Muni bus lines 1 California, 30 Stockton, 10 Townsend and 12 Folsom all stop within a block or two of Cotogna. The closest Bart stop, Montgomery Station, is a 10 minute walk.
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Enjoyed this place. Nice atmosphere a few blocks from the hustling financial district. Quiet neighborhood. Small and cozy. Good food. Very friendly staff, even when we were splitting items.

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Thank Vesler
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We had a great experience at Cotogna. The atmosphere is friendly but fresh and fun, with brick walls, good lighting, and a wood fire grill. We walked in on a mid-week night expecting a wait, but we were seated right away by the courteous staff who found a spot for us. It is a crowded (loud) and lively place, but we had the attention we needed. The housemade ricotta appetizer was out of this world! My husband ordered the pasta all'amatriciana (pork, tomato, and pecorino) which was absolutely delicious and, in my opinion, truly authentic Italian. My gnocchi was light and perfectly made but a little on the greasy side. No room left for dessert. Wish we had anyway-- the pastry chef was recently featured in Food & Wine mag. Reasonable prices for San Fran. I would definitely go back if we lived close by.

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Able to get two seats at the bar as walk-ins on a Monday night. Food was excellent, wonderful flavors and perfectly prepared. The ravioli with ricotta and egg is rich but great to split. Swordfish delicious. Warm atmosphere, great service, overall a delightful experience.

Date of visit: May 2012
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

While the meal was solid in preparation and presentation, I felt the menu lacked diversity. We eat meat but i think a vegetarian would be quite put off by all of these super dense dishes.

The nettle pizza was a great starter but i think all of us found our main courses a bit heavy. Each was well prepared and creative, but the overall impression of the menu was that is was just a little narrow. The wine list was quite good, however.

In general, i would say if you are up to something "meaty" then this is a good place for you, i don't recall seeing any fish or vegetarian main courses. Clearly the talent is there to create some good food, now they need to stretch and gain more breadth.

Date of visit: May 2012
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Thank HLW648
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Went here with my husband and adult daughter. We had a lovely meal and we have nothing to complain about. The server recommended a nice bottle of wine and we enjoyed our starters as well as the pasta. We had to call exactly one month in advance to get the reservation and had tried numerous times more spontaneously for probably 6 months without getting a reservation.
There are a plethora of lovely italian restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay for that matter that can easily compete with Cotogna. I would recommend it for sure, but there are so many great places that I can't understand the hype. There's Delfina and its sister Locanda, there's Flour and Water (also overhyped), there's Pizzaolo and its sister Boot and Shoe in Oakland, there's Dopo in Oakland, there's any number of others.

Date of visit: March 2012
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