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Trattoria Contadina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Russian Hill
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1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711 (Union Street)
+1 415-982-5728
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am italian and here 2 days for business. This restaurant is ok only for american. Really absolutely nothing to do with italian food ! Very bad and lot of garlic ! No way !

Thank consuelocaterina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this little corner Italian place off the more well travelled streets of SF. Decided we would give it a try. Found out that it has been family owned for 36 years. Downstairs was small and intimate. Service was outstanding. The bread was excellent and both of our pasta dishes were cooked perfectly. Best meal we had in our 5... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food. Atmospheric. Friendly. Very popular so reservation essential. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank Janagp
St. John's, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, old school Italian cooking that's getting harder to find these days as many establishments feel the need to take everything upscale and nouveau. Not here, just good old fashion Italian cooking the way it should be. We started out by showing up at happy hour where wine was $5 a glass and Perroni beer on draft was $4,... More 

Thank Global4755
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it had the pasta bolognese it was terrific!! Also Had the gnocchi and they were terrific as well!! Went twice great both times.

Thank marksacc
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant's food was very authentic. After living in Italy, the gnocchi was one of the best I have had! Perfect for a date.

Thank RockyP10
Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This place is very small but packed and for good reason. The food is amazing! It really is authentic and reminded me of my time I. Rome and Florence. It was amazing and very reasonable!

Thank SunSun_11
El Dorado Hills, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Nothing but love for this restaurant and those working there. I spent my 50th birthday evening with them and by the end of the night it was like we were old friends. We started the evening with a drink from Casey at the bar. Drinks were all good. Then were seated upstairs in a very cozy / quaint table. There... More 

Thank JenD43
Washington, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This restaurant is situated on a street corner whereby both San Francisco trolley cars and trams go by. It is accessible also by buses that stop right outside. On the ground level, request a table near the window to enjoy the ambiance! We were a group of 12 and although we could have been comfortably seated on the main floor,... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Located in the center of the Italian neighborhood, this place is the typical italian restaurant: small, loud, cramped, but the food and the service were very good. They have all the typical italian dishes plus some specialties. Do make a reservation or you will have to wait for some time!!!

Thank FAM1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: Cable Car (Mason-Powell) line. Bus # 45, 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-5728

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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