Fabulous service and food!This was for a birthday and the staff made us feel very special, starting with a little note for the birthday girl, then to end, a platter with cookies and a beautifully written birthday greeting. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. The food was wonderful. Altogether, a very special experience. Will return again.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale lunch spotA bit noisy downstairs and the food is very good and imaginative. Service is superb. Ask for upstairs it's quieter. Very enjoyable on balance.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive staff and excellentAttentive staff and excellent menu. Environment is loud, so use caution if booking for a business interaction.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took some clients hereWe took some clients here for dinner, pretty great! Short rib baby!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningWent for an early dinner. Corner booth, quiet, excellent server. Perfectly timed & delicious meal paired with lovely wine recommended by server.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerbacco hits all three...... great flavoursome food, excellent service and style!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatWhen you want to impress this is the place. Great food, Amazing service. I eat here often and it is always outstanding. Whether it's a night out with my wife, friends or business associates, Perbacco is always outstanding.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice surpriseMade a last minute reservation and was a nice surprise with great service. Interesting ravioli with peas and mint in the sauce.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWine list is tremendous, and the menu to die for. We ate there on an unusually warm San Francisco evening, so it got a bit stuffy inside, but the atmosphere is great, a true urban dining experience. The service was unobtrusive yet very attentive.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Special EveningWe selected Perbacco, after a careful research, to celebrate a major birthday far away from home. Food was tops: Excellent appetizer of white asparagus, a unigue pasta using veal, succulent short ribs (too much for me to finish) and fresh, perfectly cooked scallops. Our waiter helped us select the appropriate wine by allowing us to taste test two or three. He was attentive without being the least bit hovering. Will go back next time we visit the city.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was so good it was hardFood was so good it was hard to eat non-audibly. I think my husband moaned through his appetizer! Service was great! Good portions-no room for desert!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFinancial district or fromFinancial district or from embarcadero- excellent spot4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here was excellent!The food here was excellent! It's great food done in an italian style as opposed to moms lasagna. Two thumbs up!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food. Our waiter madeAmazing food. Our waiter made fantastic recommendations and the sommelier did a great job with the wine picks, and they were reasonably priced. We love this restaurant.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PerbaccoPerbacco continues ti please with really good food, well priced and served by a great wait staff.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my friends who wereI took my friends who were here in San Francisco for the first time. We all enjoyed the restaurant - good food, wine and service was friendly and helpful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways terrific! We sampledAlways terrific! We sampled three salads, and each thoroughly enjoyed our choices. The pasta was delicious. Finished by sharing the toffee cake -- amazing. Great service too.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu - lots of excellentGreat menu - lots of excellent classic choices.
1. Salumi plate was unique, favorable and diverse.
2. Scarpinocc – pasta filled with Langherino Cheese & Persimmon Butter really rocked! Rich, creamy, delicious.
3. POTATO GNOCCHI with the LIBERTY FARM DUCK RAGU was good, but not a do again. The gnocchi was excellent, but the duck ragu was not complimentary to the delicate gnocchi.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent. It was our first time there and our party was impressed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian cuisineVery authentic Italian cuisine, especially the pasta dishes are highly recommended. Great service and staff.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLuscious LunchMmmmm, rabbit ragout over tender gnocchi - not your average SF Financial District lunch. Be happily adventurous: Order the cheese and let their "cheese and wine guy" pick for you.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a memorably deliciousWhat a memorably delicious meal coupled with top notch service; I can't wait to return.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMStepping in off the street,Stepping in off the street, the noise will be your second impression. Busy, lots of suits drinking at the bar. 2 top surrounded by noisy, busy 6 tops. Harried waiter, but he was attentive and knew the menu and wine list perfectly. His help paired the delicious pork salumi mini-platter with a valpolicella, a great blend.
Clever modern twist on Italian farm food, presented in not-too-gussied-up styles.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStill one of the best ItalianStill one of the best Italian restaurants in SF after several years. Would go back anytime.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst we were seated at aFirst we were seated at a table we really liked. It was rather private, yet in the midst of everything, and it had natural lighting. The waiter was exception. He was right on-top-of everything and had the other back-up people (servers, buspeople) interweave seamlessly with him. He was nice but he was not officious or off-putting.
Food was superb. The pastery chef - her last name is Cronin - is up for West Coast Pastry Chef of the Year. We voted for her on our iphones before we left the restaurant. The fact that she was up for that award came up only quite naturally when we were seeking help from the waiter on what to order for desert.
No green salad on the menu - but when I expressed disappointment I was offered one. Nice touch.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe second time we have beenThe second time we have been at the place. We enjoyed this meal very much4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCombine a great menu, wineCombine a great menu, wine list, waitstaff and attention to detail and you get a terrific restaurant. I hosted a small business lunch and could not have been happier with the quality and overall experience. There are smiles of greeting right from the outset, with helpful and friendly hosts and hostesses. The waitstaff knows the menu selections and can describe them in whatever detail the diner needs. Our waitperson knew the wine list as well, although in the past, when there was any doubt, the wine steward would assist. This is a favorite place for business lunches.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Birthday EveningThe evening began with a very classy card from the restaurant for our friend who was having a birthday - we were all very impressed. All of the entrees and appetizers we ordered were excellent. We began with the fritto misto and a selection of salamis plate ... the fried olives, cheeses, breadsticks, and meats were perfect for sharing. Two of us split the tajarin, a very savory pork sauce and pasta dish, while another friend had the pear salad, which earned another rave. The steamed halibut entree, seafood stew and another pasta dish were all pronounced excellent, and everyone at our table was pleased with their selections. We had a very proper waitress who loosened up considerably by the end of the evening, and comped the birthday dessert.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother gourmet feast!Superb as always! Once In the past I was 2 days in SF, I went there for lunch (at the bar) and for dinner with 5 friends the same day then for dinner again (alone) the night after! Sorry I don't leave in SF you would maybe be get tired of me...
I'm French and have a residence in Antibes, on the French Riviera, one hour from Italy. Your restaurant can stand up to any "great" Italian restaurants.
Should I add that it's always a great pleasure to be greeted by the owner, when ever he is there, a true gentleman.
A la prochaine fois!
D. Brondi3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food in the CacaphonyWe were early; our table was prepared quickly, food server was great--informative but not obtrusive.
I wouldn't suggest it for a first date or a first business lunch or anything where it would be preferable to have peace and quiet. The design of the place...brick? high ceiling? while lovely to look at must be the cause of noise in part because it was only half full, and the others did not appear to be celebrants or particularly loud as individuals. Nonetheless it was not relaxing, noise wise or conducive to quiet conversation. for our purposes...a rather rushed last minute good buy lunch with a familiar collegue, it was fine.
And, again, the food was amazing. we all enjoyed all our dishes immensely3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service and reasonably priced. Good for families as well as couples.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. ForThe food was excellent. For three of us, we ordered two appetizers and two pasta dishes to start off. We hoped to have room for a main dish but we got too full. I hope I can go again to try some other items on the menu.
The noise level was a little high so my guests from Japan had a hard time keeping up with the conversation.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food....impeccableFantastic food....impeccable service.....fun upbeat vibe!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCustomer service was superb!Customer service was superb! Loved the hand made pasta as well as the salumi misti platter. The side dishes were decent but not recommended.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was wonderful - maybethe food was wonderful - maybe the only short coming, it was a bit noisy (and I was there mid week late - could only imagine on a weekend and peak dining hour) and the food came almost too fast from the kitchen (made me think everything was prepared ahead of time and just warmed up when we ordered. But I guess better fast than slow!!) But even with that minor shortcoming I would certainly come back again and would recommend this place as a great place to eat!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good.We had a wonderful birthday celebration with delicious food and great service. The staff went out of their way to make my mother feel special. We had a wonderful time as always. Apps to dessert, it was delicious. Cocktails were excellent too!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite Food and Service.Exquisite Food and Service. Especially when you consider how affordable it is compared to super high end places. My critiques: they need better ventilation at tables near the kitchen (almost had to strip done to my t-shirt), and the busers were a bit grumpy (they problably need to be paid more)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld class pasta, on parWorld class pasta, on par with anything I've eaten in Italy. Terrific service. Very nice wine list and bar. An amazing atmosphere with none of the attitude that usually accompanies (and ruins) it. This is simply as good as it gets. Don't miss it.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPoor table location upstairs;Poor table location upstairs; insist on downstairs.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered the sausage on crustiniI ordered the sausage on crustini appetizers and the roast quail, with a glass of one of the Italian reds, and then a glass of Marsala for dessert.
Good food. Nice atmosphere. Service was a little on the slow side, but it was a Friday night, and they were pretty busy.
Would recommend for special occasions.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently dined at Perbacco'sI recently dined at Perbacco's for my birthday lunch. Everything was perfect from the impeccable service to the amazing food. I highly recommend this restaurant3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe knew from the vibe whenWe knew from the vibe when we walked in that this was a restaurant worth visiting. Choosing from the menu was difficult - rarely has this group been silenced by having to make a choice from such a tempting & imaginative menu - and the meal turned out to be even better than anticipated. Coupled with a fascinating wine list, this was a really great dinner.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSorry I did not get waitress'sSorry I did not get waitress's name. She was great!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnifico!Wonderful, delicious outstanding food , service and wine recommended by the fabulous Ernie to accompany our dinner. Celebrating a 50th birthday and could not have picked a better place to celebrate. Thank you Perbacco and Ernie for making the night PERFECT!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother outstanding dinnerAnother outstanding dinner at Perbacco ! Pastas are to die for.Gnocchi with duck ragu was so delicious, as was the fresh herring appetizer, pesto gnocchi with chanterelles, scallops
and panna cotta. Doesn't get any better !1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNahide Knows ServiceI have been to Perbacco several times and never disappointed. Food was very good with the exception being the Duck Breast, it was a little too smokey. Porcini Salad was excellent. Desserts were just the best in town. The highlight of the evening was our waitress, Nahide. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and was able to describe items in detail. Timed everything perfectly and even overheard that it was may birthday and delivered a dessert with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate rim. Next time I dine at Perbacco I will be requesting Nahide be our server.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM