Margaret I. - San Francisco, CA
My husband and I spent another awesome Thanksgiving at La Traviata. We went with a couple of friends and had a fantastic evening.
The fresh hot bread is always delicious and a excellent way to start a great meal with friends. The menu has a huge variety of different pastas, yummy starters/salads, and a list of wines that won't break the bank. And definitely leave room for dessert! (My favorite of is the profiteroles.)
I always love eating here because it's like being part of the family. Everyone who works there is so friendly, and helpful. You'll never have to ask for water or more hot bread.
This is really one of my favorite spots, I need to eat here more often, and you do too!
Marnie P. - San Francisco, CA
Hidden Italian gem in the heart of mission, service is really good, food from the appetizer to the dessert. Is a thumbs up!!! My entree was really good..i just got back from my vacation from Italy this one gives me the feel of the food and the coziness of an the small italian restaurant i loved.
Wayne S. - San Francisco, CA
My wife and I "discovered" La Traviata by being included in a group dinner with St. Paul's Church. Great food and great service.
Fresh, hot bread - baked on site every day!
Real Italian food, not "Americanized." A great neighborhood find. We saw the complete menu and had to return.
We have been back several times and enjoyed each visit.
Prashanth V. - San Diego, CA
Salmone alla Wixell - is one of the best flavored salmon I had so far. It is fresh salmon baked in parchment with tomatoes, calamata olives, garlic, white wine and pesto. They brought it along with the parchment paper and cut it open on our table, and it was hot!! . It comes with a side of veggies.
The waitress suggested to try the gravy left over on the parchment paper with some fresh bread, which was amazing.
A must try.
The ambiance was good and had very mild music. Good for groups, kids. And accept credit cards
I am a fan!!
KerryAnne W. - Manhattan, NY
This establishment was amazing! Created a Yelp account to share my experience. Owner Gjon "John" was friendly and helpful with suggestions and guidance.
Everything was delicious. The fresh baked bread was crazy good. Probably ate too much of it as it kept coming-and he allowed me to have a fresh loaf (2) to take with my leftovers.
We started with the fig salad and a bottle of white. Perfect balance. Shared the Funghi pasta and the Alla Beverly Sills. Both were absolutely fabulous. Pasta was al dente and so flavorful. Chicken was moist and juicy - wonderfully complimented by the stuffings. Finished up with the tiramisu. We couldn't finish it all but still wanted more.
I live in New York and know Italian food. Their dishes rival any Italian restaurant I have dined in.
I will be back to La Traviata every time I visit San Francisco. Do yourself a flavor favor and dine here.
Aubrey B. - San Lorenzo, CA
Great Italian food with an old-world feel. I came here the other week and was completely charmed. It was a Thursday night at around 8pm and most of the surrounding Italian restaurants were slammed. We called La Traviata as a last resort and were happy to find that we could be seated right away.
Walking in, I was immediately struck by how authentic and welcoming it felt. The lighting was low and intimate. Framed photos on the wall brought a certain warmth that you just don't get with many of the hip spots around town. Everything about this place invites you to slow down, have a glass of wine, savor the moment, and enjoy your company.
The wait staff was professional and attentive. The table bread was refreshed regularly, glasses were kept filled, and great recommendations were given (though I doubt that there's a single bad plate on the menu). All of the food that we ordered was well-portioned and superb. No need to split plates or wrap up leftovers!
Though I don't find myself in the Mission very often, I'd gladly make the trip for La Traviata.
Josh, L. - San Francisco, CA
I thought this was about as close to a New York Italian restaurant as we've found in San Francisco. They made us a chicken parm off the menu too, which was delicious. Great ambiance and reasonable prices...
We'll be back
Abigail H. - Frisco, TX
This place actually was not where we had planned to go, but I am sure glad we ended up here! We went around 7:30 on a Wednesday and got in right away. The bread was SO warm & fresh. The house red (merlot) was extremely good for a house wine and at an excellent price. All 4 of our meals were splendid and truly authentic. Would go back next time we visit SF!
Yisel F. - Orange, CA
I happened to be walking around the mission and started getting hungry. As always, I was craving Italian food so I turned to my good friend Yelp. Found this place and decided to walk right in. The ambience has a romantic feel to it. I loved it. I ordered the cheese tortellini with cream sauce. Omg! It was the most amazing cream sauce I've ever had, no kidding! Soooo good! If you come here, be sure to order it... U will savor and enjoy every bite of it! I'll definitely be coming back to try another dish and I'll be taking this one to go
Mark O. - San Francisco, CA
I have been coming to this place for three years. Every time we are greeted with a warm Italian welcome. Love the hot bread. Usually get the Italian Barbera red wine. Salmon tonight was amazing.
Tee L. - San Francisco, CA
So good I don't even need to write a review.
Real. Deal. Period.
One of the few original places left in the mission.
Nice home feel.
Emily G. - San Carlos, CA
Incredible and authentic italian food! Got the gnocchi with creamy pesto and it was absolutely delicious. The entire place is homey and is an Italian gem found in the Mission. They bring out freshly baked bread to the table and have a very friendly atmosphere.
Peter K. - Briarwood, Queens, NY
Love this place. A legendary old-time Italian restaurant in the most unlikely of places, the Mission district. Been around for almost 50 years and all the opera stars photos on the wall proves it. Very good Italian food and great service.
Caroline K. - San Francisco, CA
I love, love, love it!!!
Cozy, hidden, family run Italian restaurant in the mission.
They start you with this great fresh baked bread which is reason enough to go.
Pasta was really good but not nearly as perfect as the alla Beverly sills.
Good service, fresh Parmesan, no wait for water refills.
Will definitely be back!
Brenna W. - Antioch, CA
We came here last minute for my birthday dinner. There were five of us and all of us felt like the food was delicious. I had the tortellini and it was some of the best tortellini I had ever had. The atmosphere had a very family feeling to it; They lowered the lights and sang happy birthday to me at the end of the dinner. The service was fantastic as well. I am so happy we chose this place for dinner; I honestly don't think we could have picked a better place!
Amaresh S. - South Los Angeles, CA
You have to try their tortellini. Some of the best white sauce of all time.
Professional wait staff and great facilities