Bacco Ristorante
Bacco Ristorante

Bacco Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baccosf.com/
  • Phone: 4152824969x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Nasser
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Shari Dominici 4152824969x
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bacco Ristorante
"When you pull back the curtain at the door of Bacco, you enter into a decidedly Italian world. Since it opened in 1993, Chef Vincenzo Cucco has been turning out delicious food, some of the best made to order risotto, pastas, etc. In all, Bacco is a top neighborhood restaurant and truly offers a meal to savor." -Michael Bauer, S.F Chronicle restaurant critic

We would like to welcome our new Chef Bobby Nasser to the Bacco family. With over 30 years of culinary experience starting in Italy to his latest venture at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto Canada.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bacco Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (31)romantic (23)special occasion (21)notable wine list (16)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • ToastVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love this place, but the waiter got my order wrong. And because I know what I ordered can take longer, I didn't say anything. But I would still return when I am in San Fran again, because I think it's a great restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and welcoming
    Chompers
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    A friend recommended Bacco, so I brought my family there who were visiting SF. The host/owner and our server were outstanding. The food was perfection and so was the wine. Everything from was really excellent and we all had a really wonderful evening. I'll definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable good food and venue
    JeanJeff
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food is always great and the romantic lighting and art on the walls contribute to a delightful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great service and food. Delicious. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    MrsFreeman
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Homemade pasta was delicious and not over priced...our waiter was fun all the staff were very friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Javier
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a bit noisier than I remembered it used to be, but the food was INCREDIBLE as always. Great Italian place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food Great service
    AmeliaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food here is delicious. Always fresh and flavorful. Very good wine selection. The wait staff is fantastic. And one other big plus is you can actually have a conversation while dining! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved Bacco! Everything we had from the calamari to the panna cotta was outstanding and fresh. The pasta was some of the best I've ever had, delicious and flavorful. Excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for good company
    Frank
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife, adult daughter and I ate here on the weekend. It's one of our "go to" spots. I had two specials (the soup and the beet pasta dish) both were excellent. My daughter enjoyed the gnocchi (always very good here).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Perfect
    YoFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been going to Bacco for many years. The food is always great. As is the service. And they never rush you. Thank you Bacco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Germanchoc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I'm not familiar with this part of the city and was hoping to find a pasta place that wasn't a pizza/pasta place. Came across Bacco on the internet and immediately drove to Diamond Street. What a hidden treasure with high quality food at a reasonable price. I have already recommended Bacco to my friends and hope to visit the restaurant again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfortable and authentic
    Yomama
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were a party of 11 and the service was fantastic. Also nice atmosphere for a large group. Menu was authentic and enticing. Antipasti was fabulous but a little bland. Pastas were good but again a little bland-lacking flavor or punch and the dish with shrimp and porcini mushrooms was over salted. Very accommodating for kids and customization of meals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good antipasto, good main.
    Italianlike
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was the outstanding part of the menu. Wonderful Maitre de, great waiters, and great timing. The wine was a very good red from Italy and not too expensive. We ordered a bottle for four people and is was a sufficient amount. Better than ordering four separate glasses. The Antipasto was exceptional; a sauteed calamari that was, guess what, very tender and not too oily. The beet salad was also well conceived. The main courses of mussels and scallops and cornish hens were good. Not great. However, the ravioli melted in your mouth and was moist. A good choice. Now, for the negative: stay away from the extras. The asparagus was much too al dente, and the cheese layered on top of it was a huge mistake. Was the chef really Italian?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    RCfromBernal
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was a special occasion -- my wife and I (and our daughter) were celebrating our wedding anniversary. As always, the food was excellent, and the service/ambience contributed to the overall success of the evening. It was a wednesday evening, but we were surprised to find only a handful of other diners there. We have dined at Bacco a number of times and it is usually quite crowded. We will certainly return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacco
    Friscofoodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very good! Bobby the head chef creates amazing dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Italian Dining in Noe Valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food, service, and ambiance at Bacco were off the charts wonderful at this attractive Italian restaurant. We arrived at 6:00 p.m. and had a relaxed, wonderful meal. However, by 7:00 p.m. the noise level had grown to unacceptable levels making conversation difficult. Next time we go (and surely we will go again), we will be sure to arrive at 5:30, when Bacco opens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free pasta
    Curtipedia
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    What a great surprise. While visiting San Francisco we wanted to see Noe Valley and stumbled into this place, wow we're we glad. My girlfriend is gluten free so finding a great place with more than salad can be tough, but this place was perfect. Not only were they extremely knowledgable but this was the most perfectly cooked gluten free pasta I've ever had. Can't recommend the rigatoni enough, and the panda cotta was great too. Rafael was our server, and never have I had such an engaged server who cared about us, our experience, and keeping us entertained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian Food
    katielou
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were staying in Noe Valley and tried Bacco Ristorante. The neighborhood is cute, and the staff was friendly and attentive. We had panzanella (bread salad) and bacala (cod) appetizers. Both were good. My entree was a game hen, which I enjoyed. My husband had lasagna bechamel and it was a large portion and good. There was definitely no room for dessert. Two points: the food came out of the kitchen a little too quickly; I would have preferred a more leisurely pace. Also, the noise level was fine when we arrived at 7:15 p.m., but as the restaurant filled up, it got very loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Martino
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have been to Bacco Ristorante 5 or 6 times and have never been disappointed. That is why we return even though we live in the Richmond District. We can also find parking nearby, which is SF should be among the choices along with food, service etc.. We would recommend it unequivocally. We don't go out that often because the food and ambience at home is superior to what we get anywhere else, regardless of $. But to give the home chef and home waiter a break, we go out occasionally and Bacco is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 695 reviews are from the Bacco Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Bacco
    GGontheroad
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Delicious homemade pasta dishes; friendly service; and easy street parking.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian food
    dvnoneVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had originally made reservations at another restaurant, but when our party increased in size the restaurant couldn't accommodate us. Try finding a restaurant on a Saturday @ 4:30 for 8 people! We were so lucky to come across Bacco. The food was unbelievable! The grilled calamari was cooked to perfection. The veal saltimbocca was tender, moist so flavorful. The ink pasta and calamari was spicy & delicious. Everyone was so happy with their dinner. Service was a little slow, but we didn't mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian good if a bit pricey
    Paachi
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food, nice ambience and decent wine. Definitely a tad pricey but par for course considering the neighborhood. Good wait staff. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    FreshPeruvianVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    By far this place is special with some of the best Italian food in San Francisco. But please don't believe me, because I don't want you going and screwing it up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Italian Gem in Noe Valley
    Intldiner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The service was truly amazing! Warm and welcoming, especially when our party went from 11 people to six people at the last minute and we stayed well after closing time. A few hours after closing time! FYI- this is one of the few places you can make a reservation for 11 people in San Francisco. The food was sophisticated Italian. Not too many new places are able to capture this well. All seven dishes we had were good. The ambiance is the perfect place for a date quiet sophisticated date experience or a large group. Noise does not carry and the Restuarant is big enough to seat the different purposes without interfering with each other. A rarity in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and undernourished
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Haven't been to this venue in some time. Previous visits were very enjoyable: food, service and ambience. This time however, was disappointing: new menu, higher prices and curt service. We asked to split an order of meatballs as an appetizer; they were delicious however, there were only 3 SMALL meatballs (for two grown men) and priced at $10.00 -- that is $3.33 per meatball! The main course (veal scallopini) was tasteless and the ravioli as a main course were meager. Overall, a very disappointing dinner for the price. This restaurant is currently off of my radar for future outings.
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  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    RicardoVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Authentic and excellent Italian food in a comfortable setting. One of the few SF restaurants where we don't have to shout to be heard! Service is attentive and the ambience really nice. We will continue to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    ChefBrian
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I don't normally write reviews, if you don't have something good to say then don't say it, business is hard enough but...nice place great ambience. Our waiter was very cocky and aloof, seems like if you did not spend $200 well you'll get lousy service. The table across from us was buying everything on the menu and he was all over them, cracking jokes, etc. I had the special lamb ragu, for a special very bland, poor taste. My daughter had the Vermicelli with tuscan meatballs, again just like the lamb ragu. My wife had the lasagne, that was very good. Get rid of the cocky waiter....
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  • Neighborhood Jewel
    chris
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We've been going to Bacco for years and it's always a pleasent evening. Great food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Have been coming here for years, but this time a disappointment. Different menu with most of our favorites gone; service was abrupt and inattentive despite an almost empty dining room. Has Bacco changed hands? Very sorry to see this apparent decline and hope it's just a short-term problem as we have enjoyed the restaurant over the years.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great original food
    Aldem
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Eat gluten free pasta and it was delicious, also service was quite good and it was a family style restaurant
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Satisfying portions of perfectly prepared food. Every course was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Much Service
    Bear
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had our usual great meal at Bacco, but this visit merits some constructive feedback. It's an odd complaint, but we actually had too much attention to our table, resulting in several instances of our table conversations being interrupted by a well-intentioned inquiry as to whether "everything is OK". We understand that staff were trying hard to assure that we were attended to, but we had 3 different waitpersons, plus a server and a bus person, who were checking in a little too frequently to make sure we were happy. While good attention is appreciated, it's is disconcerting to have one's flow of convivial table talk interrupted too many times. We love this place, but please, a little more air space between checkings in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood Italian
    PtownBoyzVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We had dinner with a friend here at Bacco the other evening. The hostess was friendly when we arrived and sat us down and promptly a waiter arrived to ask about drinks and then the bread arrived. The bread was good and dipping oil. We ordered our bottle of wine and it came out shortly. Note that you should know your Italian wines for the menu was 99% Italian. Luckily I knew a little. Our first course was the octopus baked with a deep red sauce and the special were stuffed sardines. Both delicious and especially different. Dinner for us was either the black ink pasta with squid or the carbonara. We leaned towards the pasta since it stated they make their own pasta. They do. This is a neighborhood gem in the Noe Valley. Go!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy to seek out
    Surfersteve79VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This place is exactly the place you look for I think in a small authentic italian restaurant. Kinda hidden in the southern Castro district off of diamond street.Warm italian/american servers, a dining room staff that all pitched in and helped ensuring great service, and dishes that have passion and flavor in every bite. This place surpassed expectations. So happy we drove outside downtown to find this little gem. Kudo's to the chef and staff. I'll be recommending this place to lots of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    outstanding
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    consistently outstanding italian cuisine... one of the best in the city... great menu from start to finish...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was outstanding and
    EB123
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food was outstanding and the ambiance was great. My party had people with gluten and dairy restrictions, and they had plenty of delicious options to choose from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great experience
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Whether a special occasion or a spur of the moment dinner out, Bacco always delivers excellent cuisine that is constantly changing with the nightly specials. Very inventive with fresh, local ingredients. Service is outstanding and always makes you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great rigatoni- wonderful
    psw123VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    great rigatoni- wonderful fagioli (green beans) delightful service- perfect amount of attention but not in your face!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    decourseydave
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Excellent all around as usual. Friendly, professional staff; Rafaelo, our waiter was great! Delicious food and great surroundings. So quiet too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacco in Noe Valley
    TheShark
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This great place to go if you want to be able to talk without having to raise your voice, very cozy, good food, great hostess and help.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.