Trattoria Contadina

(415) 982-5728 | View Website

1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94133

37.800064 -122.412419

Open Hours

Sun-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm;

Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm

 
Italian, MasterCard, Discover  more

More Payment Methods: Visa, American Express, Diners Club

Price: $$$

Categories: Restaurants

Tags: Romantic Dining

Neighborhoods: Northeast, North Beach

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Trattoria Contadina

From The Owners of Trattoria Contadina

Avoid the clamor of North Beach, while indulging your Italian food fantasies at this neighborhood trattoria.

Menu
Bruschetta, Eggplant, Carpaccio, Pepper, Salumi, Meatballs, Olives, Mushrooms, Formaggio, Casare... more

Reviews for Trattoria Contadina

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

We love this place! – My friends and I love coming here because it's good Italian food without all the fluff. It's not fine dining, but it's not a ma/pa restaurant either. The service is always wonderful and my favorite dish is the Frutti Di Mare!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

GLORIFIED OLIVE GARDEN – The other people who wrote positive reviews of this place obviously know nothing about italian food. Overly sauced, giant plates of tired italian american slop is pretty much the standard here. For example we had the porcini ravioli, which was enormous and swimming in excessively rich cream sauce, absolutely no finesse. The food here- predictable, not seasonal, and mediocre ingredients, is everything good italian food isn't.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

In a crowded market, this is my favorite – I always like going to this restaurant. I dont like the parking situation, or the crowds, or even how hard it is to get the right resevration, but I love the food, service, and value. There are so many good Italian rstaurants in the area, but they are always the first I think of. If you haven't been there, give it a shot. Good for dates. I like sitting upstairs.

PS: I don't work there, own the place, or get any special treatment there at all.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

RESTING ON ITS LAURELS? – This place has a great neighborhood location, and friendly and professional service. Restaurant is small, tables a bit close together but has a nice balance of quaint, colorful, cozy, festive and elegant. Wine list is fairly priced and waiter was kind enough to recommend some less expensive ones without an attitude. The food is fresh and preparation is good although not noticeably unique. Pan-seared halibut had nice flavor but could've been cooked hotter and faster. Veal w/ prosciutto & mozzarella was pleasant with tomato and marsala although maybe a tad bland. Some say this place used to be awesome and lost something over the years. The prices are pretty reasonable and I really want to like this place so I may come back, at least for the good service.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Find – We loved this restaurant. The food was plentiful and fantastic. We got very personal service.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Still Fantastic – I have eaten here several times over the years. The food and atmosphere are always great. This time the service was a little non-attentative. But the food outweighs the service. Great chicken dishes and nice portions.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Recommended for food connoisseurs – Authentic Italian dishes, very good taste. Small restaurant so if you have a large party be prepared to sit in cramped conditions. Wine list was extensive tiramisu was delicious & is homemade. I highly recommend the Chicken Piccatta as well as the Veal Marsala. My BF got the Ravioli alla Salvatore said it was fantastic! presentation isn't ALL THAT but the taste makes up for that 10 times over. Service was proficient, attentive & friendly.

It was raining the night we came & our table was right near the door so it was quite cold had to leave my jacket on the entire time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

awesome! – The upstairs room is really hot but other than that, we had a great meal! Especially recommend the red-pepper ravioli and a bottle of the foppiano petite syrah. Waiters were a little over-bearing but we will definitely be back many times!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

gone downhill ... looking for somewhere new – This place used to be great. I don't know what happened. I swear they used to have some of the best sauces around, but I've gotten cold plates of bland sauce with overcooked pasta one too many times lately at TC and have given up. I brought someone there on a date and was embarrased when she got chicken that was overcooked on the outside and undercooked inside.

The quality of the service has also dropped. Waiters used to be attentive and friendly, and now they barely have a pulse ...

I'm sorry that this happened to my nice little Italian restaurant. I'm currently looking for a good replacement.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My fave in North Beach – The staff and manager make you feel welcomed there. The carppacio is to die for. Pastas as well as entrees are above average and the wine list is impressive and affordable.

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