Fabulous place to have a quickFabulous place to have a quick and delicious lunch downtown. Dont miss the tuna salad (and the signature brussel sprouts). Community seating makes it more interesting, too. Great place.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWeird but tasty menuThe Barbacco menu is just a little bit too "precious" to be believed, but the food is excellent and the service is outstanding. You can make a nice little lunch combining appetizers and a salad, or go whole hog and get a pasta or comforting risotto. The menu changes seasonally, which is nice, and while the sit-with-strangers environment takes a little getting used to, you can do some great eavesdropping here!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI love being able to orderI love being able to order tapas style here! The fried olives stuffed with short ribs are incredible, anything featuring their mushroom risotto is a must and last, the brussel sprouts - they know their brussel sprouts!
Definitely go!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Date Night!Date night with my husband. We had a wonderful time. Food, service and atmosphere couldn't have been better.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food and Very Good ServiceThe food at Barbaco is excellent. Nice combinations on the bruschetta - the pea, mushroom and liver pate are all "live wire". Have been there twice for lunch - had a salad once and a hot entree once. Both were delicious. Our servers were top notch - knew the menu very well and were very attentive. Would recommend this for anyone for lunch!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial menuI addition to regular menu was a special menu from Abruzzo, as I'm from Italy was very interested. The chef had just come back from Italy. Everything we had was delicious, especially the lamb skewers not only smelt like just come the BBQ but tasted as well with the right amount of seasoning flavour. My husband's favourite was the lamb stew with various types of beans very Toscano. Have been here to this restaurant on many occasions, each time have had a great evening with great food. The staff are very friendly, chatty and helpful. Doesn't matter if you are sat at the counter, a table or the family style tables it's all enjoyable. Due to location if going mon-fri reserve and evenings at weekends, particularly if more than 2.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat downtown lunch spotHad a great experience at Barbacco last Thursday - food is approachable, but fantastic - many choices for picky eaters. The most difficult part was choosing what to order, as there are so many great selections. Convenient to the Financial District and other close-in areas.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place with good foodDon't arrive early as there is nowhere to sit--bar seating is reserved. The wine list on iPad is fun, and the selection is great. The waitress knew her stuff and was friendly and helpful. The bruschetta appetizer is wonderful. The mussels were perfectly spiced, but the halibut was a little overcooked. The portions were great, leaving us room for the yummy desserts. Appetizer, main course, and two glasses of wine each ran us $42 each before tip.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for my boyfriend'sWent there for my boyfriend's birthday. Good food, great service and though it wasn't exactly quiet , could have a conversation. Would definitely come again.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and excellentVery good food and excellent service. Just gets better and better.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been wanting to go forHave been wanting to go for a long time. Wonderful menu. Loved the abundance of appetizers. Loved the Pinot! Yummy! dangerously close to my work!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with a friend--we enjoyedWent with a friend--we enjoyed all the dishes. Outstanding were the steak and brussel sprouts. The meatballs were tasty but slightly oversalted. Lemon thyme sorbet was a perfect finish. Communal table was fun--talked about the food. Corkage was $20. Noise level may put off some--it's like a fun bar.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI go to Barbacco everytimeI go to Barbacco everytime I an in San Fran and it never disappoints.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Barbacco for lunch; ILove Barbacco for lunch; I probably eat there about once a week. The brussel sprouts are addictive and the staff is fantastic. I always feel welcome there.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been back numerous timesHave been back numerous times now with different friends, and the food, regardless of what is ordered, never disappoints! From lasagna to meatballs, to angry mussles to the must have brussel sprouts, it's ALL delicious! Love the gelato as well.....4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a cool experience butIt was a cool experience but I'm not that crazy about sharing tables with people which is what we had to do. Fortunately the people were cool so it wasn't a big deal. All the food was amazing though, great selection of wine. Worth trying if you haven't been there.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Cuisine, Service, Value!The food was superb, reasonably priced, and artfully-presented. The staff engaged us to serve our needs from the moment we walked in the door.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was very good.Our waiter was very good. One of the people in our party wanted something that was no longer on the menu but the waiter was able to get what they wanted.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMbarbacco is a company go-tobarbacco is a company go-to for lunch, it can be a little bit loud but it's very fun and the food is always excellent.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!I occasionally travel to San Francisco for work and always make a point to go to Barbacco for dinner at least once while there. I love it!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite lunch spotBarbacco is a new favorite lunch spot. The meatballs are excellent, as is the caesar salad and brussels sprouts. Others in our party tried the orchiette pasta and roasted chicken. It was all good. You have to try their chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake for dessert. The noise level is more than energetic but that wasn't a choice on this survey, so expect to have to talk very loudly to hear conversation at your table if you are dining at the peak of lunch hour. We had loud people on both sides which was the only downside, and not the restaurant's fault. The seating is "communal", so you will likely be sharing your table with another party.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a very yuppie-filledIt was a very yuppie-filled place, being located in the financial district. Suits, ties, and rolling cabin baggage were a frequent sight. I enjoyed the food, was impressed with the service, and liked how the wine list was put on an iPad.
My complaint was that it was rather weird being seated RIGHT NEXT TO complete strangers, in spite of having a reservation. We had to share a table with them, due to lack of space. The noise level was exceedingly loud as well.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointing. GoodNever disappointing. Good food, good energy, good service, etc..
I try to eat there at least once a week, average 3 times a week.
Excellent ambiance, clean, organized, all good things!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE this place! Great, inventive,LOVE this place! Great, inventive, flavorful food at reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere to boot!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! We Loved Barbacco!What a fantastic and creative menu this restaurant offers! We loved every savory bite of our selections. We also very much enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. Will definitely return the next time we travel to San Francisco. Highly, highly recommended!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBarbacco is serving some ofBarbacco is serving some of the best food in San Francisco, no doubt. Each item I try equals or surpasses the amazing quality of the previous one. Best part of my work day in SF.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI always remember that BarbaccoI always remember that Barbacco is really good, but every time I go I'm still amazed by how good it is. We're not talking fine dining, just hip, good food. The brussel sprouts are a must have! The meat balls are HUGE, but melt in your mouth. Even the basic vegie soup hits the spot.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite restaurants in the city for a variety of reasons. The food is very reasonably priced for the quality and taste. The wine list is excellent. The servers are always good though the host and hostess typically seem overwhelmed always. However, once you sit it is a nice experience. Lots of items and worth going back multiple times to try everything. Brussels sprouts are the only MUST HAVE item.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spotThis is the 2nd time I've had lunch there. The food was delicious. We shared a large salad, foccacia, and two pastas (rigatoni and pork ragu). Service was excellent. I was surprised it wasn't as busy as my last visit though.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVED it! The food wasWe LOVED it! The food was terrific and our server was really nice. I highly recommend this place.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting seating. BarInteresting seating. Bar tables and communal tables. Table of six that you share. Great restaurant.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe polpette and brussel sproutsThe polpette and brussel sprouts is always on our order. A little spicy and really delicious meatballs. The brussel sprouts is a must order whenever we go to Barbacco. Nicely done, crisp on the outside.2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM