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“Food and service AMAZING!”

Trattoria Contadina
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Ranked #90 of 5,695 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Cross street: Union Street
Transit: Cable Car (Mason-Powell) line. Bus # 45, 41
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Food and service AMAZING!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. When we first walked in to this tiny corner place I was kind of worried since I brought friends and it was my pick! This place was amazing. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. Our waitress had a great personality. Our best dinner in San Francisco! It will be top on my list when we return. FYI make a reservation!!

Visited August 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Neighborhood spot”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This restaurant is right on a corner - in an easy to find spot. It's a small place - but they DO take reservations, which are definitely recommended. You can sit at the bar while you wait - but it only seats four people. The food is wonderful, the service quite good. Definitely make plans to stop by here if you're in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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525 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“I would go out of way to eat here”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We made a reservation to eat here before going to the Beach Blanket Babylon show. Location was one of the key decision points as we were looking for a place to eat that was within walking distance of the theater. We could not have made a better choice. What a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Our server this night was Nancy and she did a great job looking after all of our needs. We all enjoyed our meals and dessert was great as well. I would go out of way to eat here again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food in San Francisco”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Trattoria Contadina is a small neighborhood Italian restaurant located on the Powell-Mason cable car line. The dining room is what you would expect in a small neighborhood trattoria, but the food is not. It is far above what you might expect from its modest appearance. I had a delicious insalata Caprese made with tomatoes that tasted like real tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and lightly drizzled in high quality Balsamic. For my entree I had their "signature dish", the Carlesimo pasta (rigatoncelli, pancetta, porcini mushrooms, peas, sun-dried tomatoes, spicy tomato cream sauce) and I have to say this dish was better than 90% of the entrees I had on a 10 day trip to Italy in 2012.

If you are looking for elegant dining, this is not it, but if you are looking for a excellent Italian meal in a simple, lively setting then you should consider Trattoria Contadina.

  • Visited July 2013
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LA, CA
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner for Two”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stumbled upon this place as we were walking around our adopted hometown on a long weekend visit. The atmosphere was great, the special drinks delicious, the food outstanding, just everything was right

  • Visited December 2012
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