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Trattoria Contadina

1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
+1 415-982-5728
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (81 reviews)
“spumoni” (5 reviews)
“vongole” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2711
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We picked this place last minute and arrived without reservations around 4-5pm for an early dinner. We were greeted very warmly and had no problem getting a table that early in the evening. The place is small, tight but with a lot of charm. Our...More

Thank ZsaZsa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit to San Francisco for a quick weekend. A friendly taxi driver suggested this restaurant, saying it had been going 40 odd years and family run. What a delight. Turned up without reservation and luckily they had a table for a late sitting....More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice ambiance but tables tightly packed together. Parking problematic but cable car runs very close. Service was slow and inattentive--only one who paid any attention to us was Marvin (busman) when we called him over. Never brought water and one of two apps ordered were...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad I found this place after looking through other reviews. Service, food and wine quality were on point. If I had any complaint it would be how close the tables are to each other but I also understand you have to maximize your revenue especially...More

Thank ChicagoTuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visit and we were thrilled with our delicious salad and pasta dishes. They were absolutely superb!! Good selection of wines too and great service!! This restaurant is on the keeper list for our next visit. Don’t go without a reservation!

Thank suzygolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here with a coworker, and the food was fabulous! The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was very flavorful. The appetizer and desserts were also amazing. Even though it’s a small place, we were not rushed at all, but were able...More

Thank christie3141
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing Sally Silva starter (clams and shrimps with a white wine, citrus, persil sauce) and Vongole pasta (one of the best I ever eaten over the world!!) Wines were fantastic too. Great and friendly employees. Noisy but it worth it !

Thank Maxou94500
Reviewed 9 April 2018

IF you are looking to dine either alone or in a group this is the place. They are attentive, the dining room is moderate sized but can accommodate small groups or single diners (like me that night). The bar and menu selections are not huge...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I went on recommendation from Hotel of Union Square. It is a cute small corner restaurant on Mason st. It’s away from the more touristy Columbus st. We got a table right at 5:30pm without waiting but it’s popular so u might have to wait...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Just a block or two off the main part of North beach gets you to an excellent Italian place that has both the familiar and creative. House wine was tasty as were the mains. Spaghetti and gnocchi were perfectly done. Service was prompt and friendly....More

Thank Kat&John
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
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Stuart11940 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Beach Blanket Babylon is 2 blocks away. A very short walk but one block is serious downhill on Union St.
Judith W
24 December 2016|
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Response from Stuart11940 | Reviewed this property |
Just call the restaurant. I am certain that they would be pleased to sell you a gift certificate. Better yet, just go there and enjoy. This is my favorite restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
Jan S
15 October 2016|
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Response from Nancy Jordan D | Reviewed this property |
It's so close you could walk and there's a trolley that goes there but I don't know the bus lines.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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