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Bella Trattoria, San Francisco, CA

Bella Trattoria

4.5
4.5
2458 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bella's notorious homemade pasta, cozy & inviting atmosphere and friendly service await you. We feature cusine from Southern Italia- slow cooked sugos, braised meats and housemade pasta.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 221-0305
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic
  • Private party facilities
    Bella Trattoria is the Perfect Party Venue for all Your Special Occasions. Our Italian dishes for private parties are served family-style, making them perfect for sharing. Keep us in mind for your next holiday party to a prom dinner, military event and retirement banquet, throwing a great party is what we does best!
  • Private party contact
    David Gonzalez: (415) 218-7133
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond District
  • Cross street
    3rd Ave.
  • Parking details
    parking can be especially difficult on the weekends we recommend using lyft or uber to enhance your dinning experience.
  • Public transit
    Muni 38 Geary bus
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine tasting in our Wine Room

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a unique Bella Trattoria Experience as we present "Thursday Tastings" in our wine room. Every Thursday evening we offer a Communal Wine Tasting Experience paired with cheese and salumi located next door in our Salumeria. The experience can accommodate as little as two people but works best as a group. The experience can accommodate a max of 18 people (standing and sitting) with the menu to be customized to accommodate all types of diets (vegan, celiac, and nut allergies). The room is quaint, featuring a cedar counter table, dim lighting, and a hifi stereo system perfect for a wine tasting experience.
    Wine tasting in our Wine Room Photo

What 2,458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,458 Reviews
  1. RobertA

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great server, Kitty. Now one of our go to places with friends

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bella is a find and we found it about twice a month when we lived in the neighborhood. Delicious pastas. Great soups. Vegetarian options. Excellent proteins and a lovely wine list. A bar with an extensive list of amaros.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Italian food! Best Italian food 20/10 amazing service and nice place! Definitely will be back and should go if in SF

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  4. DeeK

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed at the meal and service. The carbonara lacked of any sauce. The pasta dish with sausage was overwhelmed with meat. The Caesar salad was nothing special. The wait staff did not show any enthusiasm. This used to be better. Can’t recommend.

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  5. BethK

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was impeccable! From the samples to our main meal and desserts!

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  6. Wendyg

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    a traditional italian dinner for families or couples not wanting a quiet or romantic atmosphere. the hostess and servers were very friendly and efficient. the portions are generous and come out quickly. the pasta was cooked perfectly, and the selection of items is quite large. the sauce on the eggplant was very good too. the physical restaurant is kind of older looking, definitely not for the yuppie crowd. we were pleased with everything we ate, and would definitely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great once we were able to sit down. We had a reservation at 6:30 and they kept delaying when we could sit until 7 pm. There were a few excuses and even though they tried to make up for it with Prosecco it was still frustrating. Once we sat, they brought out delicious bread, another glass of Prosecco on the house and the all the food we ordered was so tasty. They let us modify the pre fixe choices to our liking which was nice. Loved the gluten free spinach gnocchi, that was a highlight. As well as the tiramisu!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. The food went good atmosphere was great. The only thing I didn’t like was my sausage meatballs were cold on my pizza 

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  9. RecentDiner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Foods are always good. Services are excellent.( Loved the twins, always so pleasant and attentive! )A great restaurant to enjoy with friends and family!

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  10. KimM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quality is not as great as I remembered; but overall satisfied. I

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  11. absmc

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my Mom’s birthday at Bella. The staff was amazing and very attentive. They really made my Mom’s dinner celebration one to remember! The food was delicious! We were all raving about the meatballs to start, the lasagna, the oxtail pappardelle, and the black squid gnocchi. The team at Bella added to the celebration with a birthday toast and panna cotta! I used to live down the street from Bella and was so thankful to return and have it be just as amazing as I remember!

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  12. Duck

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was really cute but wow the food was so bland and disappointing. I’m pretty sure they didn’t use any seasoning. Really disappointed based on the price as well. Only good thing was the drinks!

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  13. BDGE

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and generous portions. All staff very friendly and helpful. A real gem.

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  14. BeccaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my absolute favorite restaurant to go to, the gnocchi melts in your mouth and it’s gluten free if you have an allergy. I have never been disappointed by anything I have ordered there. 10 out of 10!

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  15. Jani

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As always, the food was excellant and very authentic. The service was great with little extras added in. The only negative is that instead of entering into the original space, you step into a bar scene in a large rather shabby room and then the host lead us back and up step stairs to the original dining room. That "new" space needs a serious upgrade.

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  16. Kenneth

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been to Bella in a while - only their salumeria - and it was nice to revisit and have a great meal. My mother was in town and we took her and there and she was impressed as well. It's nice having a great local spot where everyone can find some great dish they love.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Bella is what keeps calling us back there. Very traditional Italian cuisine. The minestrone is amazing and we also had the Gnocchi. 75 Mile drive from Gilroy and $ 50. Bucks worth of Uber and still worth every penny.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I’m not sure what the positive reviews are for in here. The food was bland and simple but charge $25+ for an entree. Cocktail options are good and would say that’s the only positive. Service was meh.

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  19. NicB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn't like the food at all. The gnocchi was gummy in a soup of chunky tomatoes and cold diced cheese. The eggplant parm was slimy and covered in spinach. Texture aside, I didn't like the flavor of either.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and great service! Highly recommend this restaurant

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  21. SteveE

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Surly bartender, spotty service, food not as good as before the expansion...

    1 person found this helpful

  22. RobertA

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience, food and service. Love going there!

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  23. CarolW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My party chose Bella Trattoria after reading a favorable review in the SF Chronicle as a restaurant with good gluten free options. The food and service were both excellent and most menu items could be prepared gluten free. I'm a Celiac and react to even tiny amounts of gluten. I was very pleased that I encountered no-cross contamination issues. Kudos to the kitchen and the wait staff! I enjoyed the variety and freshness of the choices and was touched by staff's attentiveness to providing a full delicious meal despite my allergy. The noise level in the restaurant is also quite reasonable - allowing us all to hear each other with ease.

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  24. ClaretP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALWAYS THE BEST MEAL AND SERVICE! Thank you so much.

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  25. sfdiner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gnocchi de zucca were so delicious I’d do back every week for those! The drinks were well made and our server was very attentive and friendly. The osso Vico was also very tasty and definitely recommend!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was bland and they brought us to a separate room in the back and made us leave from a side door. Felt very weird and did not like how secretive and hidden we felt.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Listing on open table was not accurate. This result was filtered out for search term “brunch”. After showing up for the reservation, the host said they dont offer brunch anymore. We ordered pasta. Food was ok. Aglio e Olio was very very bland. Carbonara was decent. Service was very good. The host was pleasant and he even offered us a complimentary Panna cotta.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was wonderful. Great food, service, and free dessert for the birthday.

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  29. vst713

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at this Italian restaurant. We enjoyed our food; service was terrific. We had a 6:15 reservation on a Sunday night. Few other tables were occupied. By the time we left most of the tables were full. People having a good time so it was noisy then. Would definitely return.

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  30. DrTom53

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was part of a party of 5 for Sunday lunch. We ordered ala carte from the menu. Starting with drinks, I asked the waiter's opinion between 2 wines (a super Tuscan and a Montepulciano), he didn't know but brought me a taste of both (super Tuscan was better.) We then shared fritto misto which was nice mix of veggies and a little bit of charcuterie with some salad mix and olives. We shared two of the gnocchi dishes (squid ink and butternut squash) and a pizza Margherita. Service was attentive without be pushy. We were seated in the large room which has a long bar in it. This is their expansion space and is less cozy than their corner address but it is roomy and on this Sunday afternoon was at most moderately noisy, not enough to make us have to be heard to talk among ourselves. Think enough background noise that other people couldn't hear us but we could hear each other. We've been to Bella many times and always have a good meal and good service. It's basically our go-to restaurant in SF.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food excellent. We really enjoyed the experience!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was very dark with no heat on a blustery January at 1:30.lunch.The waiter was good . The food was not. We had to send our pasta back as it was swimming in oil & was cold. We ordered minestrone soup to warm up. The vegetables were hard & barely cooked. What Italian restaurant can’t make a decent bowl of minestrone?! Everything was overpriced as well. Don’t go to this restaurant!

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  33. marinmama

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good dinner out with my kids. We saw that they were listed in the SF Chronicle on their list of gluten free friendly restaurants so decided to try Bella. It was a little disappointing that they don't have GF pizza or GF risotto. Only GF pasta options and gnocchi. So, my daughter who is GF got the salmon pasta which was good. My son got the gnocchi with sausage which was also quite tasty. I had the gnocchi with meat sauce which was meh. Just a lot of ground beef, no discernable tomato sauce and gnocchi. The gnocchi was delish, but it was literally like eating a hamburger mixed with gnocchi. Next time, I will try something different. We also has the antipasto plate which was good. It would be great if they could have a GF pizza option (not that hard - every restaurant seems to be able to do it) and how is the risotto not GF? That is the easiest thing ever to make GF. In the end, the service was good, the food was decent but didn't wow me. I want to try it again as it is nice to have GF gnocchi! That is hard to find.
    Bella TrattoriaResponded on January 25, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! The menu is made up of more than half of GF items: Meat & Fish items are gluten free as well as a GF pasta substitute for those not wanting to eat gnocchi. We haven't had much success with GF pinsa so that is why we removed it from menu. While we do not include risotto on our menu (as it is a northern dish as oppose to our southern menu) we do prepare from time to time. As you know risotto can be complicated to execute in a restaurant as it requires time and attention to plate. The risotto that we have on the menu is a classic southern dish (Arancini/Suppli) but does include gluten (breadcrumbs). I agree with you on the Beef Ragout it can be hit or miss, however our recipe doesn't include tomato sauce. Our menu continues to evolve please return to taste. Thanks!

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  34. Jessica

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was amazing! Our server took wonderful care of our (large) party and all our various needs. We asked for music to be turned low near us, and they did it immediately. Two of us have gluten allergies and they were very helpful and accommodating. Everything was great from start to finish, 5 stars! Not our first time dining here - and definitely not our last!

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  35. BDGE

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, generous servings, and helpful and friendly staff.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood restaurant for a special occasion or for a nice gathering with friends and family. Staff was friendly and efficient. This was my second time and the food was consistently delicious but some items were a little pricey.

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  37. NorbertoC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived right on time for reservation. Was told it would be a few minutes and to have a drink at the bar. I was at the bar for over half an hour and watched other people be seated. Paid for my and my wife's drinks and left. No idea about the food. Bar was okay, but didn't come to drink I was hungry. Walked down the street into an actual bar and looked for somewhere else to eat. Had a nice evening exploring SF thanks to not getting the meal I planned on.

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  38. OpenTable

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A good homemade Italian meal at a reasonable price. Terrific service provided by Jonathan.

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  39. anthonym

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little find for Italian. Our waitress was clearly authentically Italian, and was very thoughtful- put the 3 year olds order in quickly, improvising for lack of juices to drink (again for the 3 year old lol). She had a great wine recommendation and was on top of things. There was complimentary bread with a unique dipping oil with tomatoes, very good. The pastas were above average, and the arancini was very cheesy and delightful. The only mixup was that the maitre d came and put in a to go order, then our waitress submitted it again- resulting in 2 pizzas when only one was needed. Not a big deal. Very enjoyable night!

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  40. KenC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary. Nice ambiance. Great service and the food was delicious. We had polenta, spinach gnocchi, potato gnocchi with Italian sausage and cannoli for dessert. We’ll be back again for sure.

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FAQs

Bella Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Bella Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 221-0305.

Bella Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 2458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bella Trattoria

3854 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Additional information

  • Cross street
    3rd Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond District
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    parking can be especially difficult on the weekends we recommend using lyft or uber to enhance your dinning experience.
  • Public transit
    Muni 38 Geary bus
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 221-0305
  • Private party facilities
    Bella Trattoria is the Perfect Party Venue for all Your Special Occasions. Our Italian dishes for private parties are served family-style, making them perfect for sharing. Keep us in mind for your next holiday party to a prom dinner, military event and retirement banquet, throwing a great party is what we does best!
  • Private party contact
    David Gonzalez: (415) 218-7133
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