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490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
+1 415-775-8508
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (97 reviews)
“sformato” (9 reviews)
“bistecca” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
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1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...and I'm pretty critical when it comes to fine dining at San Francisco prices. Great space, not too fancy but not really "rustic." Two tops are close together (very big city). I would sit at the bar if I went back. The kitchen batted a...More

Thank Johnny D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Cotogna was one of our best meals ever. Everything was spectacular. We just got back from a trip to Italy and the food at Cotogna was better than the "real" thing. The pizza was very tasty with a light and crispy crust. The...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up without a reservation and as soon as we said this we were treated pretty poorly. We were offered a bar seat in 30mins or a table outside in a rather take it or leave it kind of way. Table was ok though...More

Thank badger491
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needing carbs we snagged a reservation here during an off-hour (3:45pm). Clean space with perhaps 12 bar seats, 12 indoor tables and 4 outdoor. Prominent feature is the wood fired pizza oven. Found the service to be slow even though the restaurant was only 3/4...More

Thank SunriseAddicted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter booked this place for her birthday lunch because her workmates recommended. We were surprised with their consideration, which they laid papers on the table saying Happy Birthday Grace!We ordered Spaghetti, Tagliatelle, Raviolo and Pizza. As soon as we tasted them, wow they were...More

Thank ongoni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great meal. The ambiance is cool and the food is really good. Nothing pretentious as hinted at in other reviews. I really liked it and found the food to be really good and the staff to be super laid back and nice.

Thank BaldEagleWings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked in on a Monday night as a single at 7:30 and was able to grab a seat at the chefs counter (got the last one). Food is delicious and the service friendly but discreet. I love that the chef's interact (to a certain degree)...More

Thank Laurenkarl
Reviewed 6 July 2017

convenient location. service was rather slow and not sure if that is normal or because of holiday and crowded. friendly waitress and staff

Thank Walter L
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It happens to many good spots when they get really popular - they just take themselves too seriously. After more than a few visits to this glorified pizzeria which started as a mid-market companion to the top shelf Quince, I have to take it off...More

1  Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We had three pasta dishes; the pasta was freshly made and the sauces were to die for. Service was amazing. The wait staff were very knowledgable about the wines; I had a second glass! I would suggest that the restaurant provide basic descriptions of the...More

Thank John C
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Hitta M
12 November 2016|
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Response from ddavis130 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay....no, I forsook my gluten free that eve
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4610
  • Public Transportation: The Muni bus lines 1 California, 30 Stockton, 10 Townsend and 12 Folsom all stop within a block or two of Cotogna. The closest Bart stop, Montgomery Station, is a 10 minute walk.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-8508
  • E-mail
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