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“Surprisingly Good”
Review of Belden Taverna

Belden Taverna
Ranked #1,293 of 5,715 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Kearny & Pine
Transit: Montgomery BART/MUNI station. Centrally located in the Financial District, 5 minutes walking distance from Moscone Conference Center, and 7 minutes walking distance from Union Square Area.
Description: Belden Taverna is an Italian steakhouse restaurant and bar located in the historic Belden Place, the European-style alleyway filled with outdoor seating. Specializing in creative meat and seafood dishes, and serving homemade pasta it is wonderful for groups and happy hour.
Bermuda Run, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We thought this would be a tourist trap but we were surprised to find it good in terms of value, food and service.
Surprisingly we were able to get their last bottle of Darioush cab. Overall good but beware the ocassional pigeon thats looking for crumbs on the floor.

  • Visited July 2013
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Las Vegas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good place for a casual dinner.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Walked down Belden Alley and Taverna was the restaurant with the most customers. I didn't do any research prior, but figured all these people in this restaurant can't be wrong. When we sat down, I noticed that the seating area was smaller and everyone was sitting outside, giving the bystanders or those walking by a "full restaurant" feel. Ordered their Beef Stroganoff and Potato Gnocchi with rabbit ragu. We felt the food was fairly good. It was really busy and they may have been short a server/waiter so the service was very short and minimal as well. The tables were very close to each other (about less than a foot next to each other) so you can hear each other's conversation very well. Good place for a casual dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Lilian G
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Level 3 Contributor
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If you want total confusion and overpriced bad food, this is your place!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

My wife and I were on vacation in San Fran. We asked around for an italian place to get some dinner and found Belden Taverna. They had some drink specials and we asked what kind of liquor was used as their well vodka...waiter didn't know and didn't offer to find out. Ordered water. My water had something other than water in it, so I requested another, which never came. We had ordered a couple of appetizers with intentions of ordering dinner. Food was horrible and cold. Big mistake going here and I'll never be back. This place is in an alleyway with a few other restaurants - if you find yourself there, avoid this one and try something else.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jeffinstpete
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Redding, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“No reservation, no problem..”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We were looking for a casual place for a Tuesday night dinner and into the ally containing this restaurant among others. Anna, who was hawking the foot traffic convinced us to choose Taverna and we were more than pleased with our decision. An extensive menu and wine list treated us and the prices were comparable to other establishments in the area. Food was very good, service attentive and atmosphere fine for either a business meal or a night out with friends. We made the right call and recommend that you do too!

Visited April 2013
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Thank DJMADM
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mbehjh
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“very european, quaint”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This restaurant was a great find. Very nice eclectic live music. Nice atmosphere. Great tasting reasonably priced food. Great attentive but not hovering service. What else can I say? We really liked this cute neighborhood find.

  • Visited March 2013
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