From the valet parking, to the wait staff, to the food, this place is always great. Sometimes we venture to other spots for "special occasions", but find that this remains our favorite.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is consistently awesome
I have been to this place 3 times now and each time the food has been great. This last time we ate:
- the Arugula salad with walnuts and cheesy - YUMMY
- Lamb Shoulder - good - not great
- Steak with potatoes and broccoli - YUMMY
In the past, I have had the hummus - which is delicious. A seasonal tomato salad which was out of this world, the meat balls which were good (not fantastic), the beet salad which was great.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional experience from
Exceptional experience from reservation to valet car deivery and, or course, the food and service in between.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Check out the menu; the small plates are excellent and well sized. Everything we tried had great flavor. Our waiter was professional and attentive. We have added Terzo to our 'go to' list.
A terrific neighborhood restaurant......
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good small plates, and some a little larger. Great range for a small menu. All well prepared and well presented.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely delicious and some of the combinations were unexpected but quite delightful!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
slightly salty, otherwise, great.
definitely a return. it would be nice that food has less salt in it. not just this restaurants but many in SF seems to pick up on the salt again.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Treat yourself to Terzo!
This is one of my favorite neighborhood haunts. The food is consistently excellent, servers are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient, and the ambIence is comfortable, warm and modern. I appreciate that the menu is unique. And there a many choices for vegetarians. It's a treat to go there!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best- Hidden Gem
The menu always reflects what is in season, beautifully presented. Small plates are perfect for sharing. Nice wine list.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at a reasonable price
Very impressed with the food at Terzo. This was the first time I had visited the restaurant, and was very impressed. The service was solid (maybe a little slow, but completely fine) and the food was incredible! We ordered 5 small plates and it was the perfect amount for two. Definitely get the pork meatballs if they are on the menu. My only complaint is that they definitely tried to fit as many tables as possible in a somewhat small space, so it was somewhat cramped, and the people at the table next to us even joined our conversation at one point since they were so close.
Overall, a highly recommended restaurant for great food at a great price.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great good. Ask to be outside
Great good. Ask to be outside of the overflow room. It's a little too quiet back there.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took two friends with us to this special place. Always great food, wine and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Times at Terzo
This was just one of many dinners at Terzo. Everytime I go with friends or family is great times. The attention to detail and friendly vibe the staff has makes this place my families favorite place. I highly highly recommend meatballs and polenta!!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terzo is one of my favorite restaurants. I live in the neighborhood and go often. I always get the chicken spiedini as it is perfectly seasoned, and like to try new items on the seasonal changing menu. Ron is my favorite waiter. =)
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local spot
We had been recommended this spot on numerous occasions and finally got here for a dinner reservation. Great service and atmosphere to balance the extremely tasty tapas style dishes. We elected for 5 shared plates over the larger entre style meals, allowing us to taste more of the offerings. The food was exceptional. We'll be back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lady Somerset reports:
Totally exceeded our high expectations. Every dish was interesting and mouthwateringly delicious! The wine list is unusual but the server pointed us in the right direction for our tastes and price range. Maybe some known California wines should be added to the medium-priced part of the wine list?
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked a table here in order to have an easy location to meet up with a wonderful friend whom I hadn't seen in several years. So the food--which I expected to be delicious--wasn't actually the most important thing on my mind. As it turns out it was fabulous, and my friend and I ended up spending more time discussing the food than I would have thought possible given how much we had to catch up on! The grilled calamari with white beans was the best I've ever had. Having grown up on the coast of California I've been eating calamari most of my life, so this is high praise indeed. Our other dishes were well prepared and tasty, but the calamari was in a class by itself.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A consistent delight
Terzo is in my neighborhood. It's terrific. The food is great (meatballs, skirt steak, porkloin), the wait staff is always first-rate, and the ambiance (of particular concern to me) is always lovely. They know how to do lighting. They also have wooden tables with on each end for table runners to slip through. It's a lovely, practical, elegant design that works. Very pleased this is in my neighborhood and even if it wasn't, I still would schlepp here from across the city.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great meal. Our server was excellent, and flexible. Allowing us to order as we went. We had a wonderful meal and a great experience. Will go back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food and service. Very
good food and service. Very easy to share and sample many different tastes. Portions are good and the flavors are excellent. Would recommend. The place is not large but it is able to accommodate large groups -- as the evening goes on -- we left around 9:00 p.m. or so - the noise level does go up. The serve is very good and they space the food well -- they do as if you want all dishes at once or if you want them spaced out which I think is very good. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was incredible: salad, salmon, pasta/bolonese
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Primero in my book
What a terrific little find! A wonderful (but limited, which I think is a good sign) selection of small plates. Well worth a try.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terzo has been a favorite
Terzo has been a favorite destination for my family since its opening and very hard to beat for our neighborhood (Cow Hollow). The food is always fresh, organic, seasonal, local--and best of all, it's completely delicious and never disappoints the broad base of diners who love the food and atmosphere in which it is presented. We love to share the small plates; I think one could probably describe the fare as "California tapas". But no matter what the label, the restaurant is most appealing from every dining perspective.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Dad at Terzo
Dad and I met for at 5:30 reservation and received a warm welcome. We shared the marinated olives, hummus and the amazing crispy onions for an appetizer. Each was superb on its own (and we're hard to impress when it comes to hummus) but fantastic eaten together. Dad got the calamari for dinner which was refreshingly not fried and cooked perfectly. I got the melon salad and corn & peas - both were excellent. We would definitely recommend Terzo and will be back soon!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mostly love Terzo
Always enjoy myself here. Only downside: pushy maitre 'd when it comes to your "allotted time" at your table; that's kind of obnoxious.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great selection of small and large plates. Menu changes daily.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Spot
Although just off the popular shopping street, Union, it is just enough at one end and on a side street that mostly locals frequent. Small plates let you set the pace and offer tasting options. You cannot go wrong on their menu. Don't miss the hummus. The staff always treats you as if you are a regular. Wine list aligns perfectly with the selections. Make reservations on the weekends. Getting a cab after dinner can be a challenge on Fri-Sat.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
Terzo has been one of our favorite local restaurants. Love the small plates, and the innovation. The quality of food and service has always been very consistent.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful neighborhood eats!!!
We had 2 large plates and 3 small plates- all 5 dishes were absolutely fantastic! Ambience was also great, and the service was terrific (Ron was super)! A new Marina favorite for us! We'll be back soon and often!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere for a group of friends or a date, though many of the tables for two are VERY close together.
Food was all quite good across the board - soup and salad to grilled squid and the polenta with wild mushrooms. Good wine list.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, loved the local,
Great meal, loved the local, sustainable "flair". Very good waiter - guided us as first timers.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid basic dishes that are simply well executed. As most diners know, most restaurants fail on this benchmark alone. Surpassed my expectations after having read reviews prior to booking. Salmon was not so hot, but everything our group shared shared was fantastic. Did not want to share the skirt steak......
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Is it Terzo or Primo?
This neighborhood gem ranks first "Primo" with us. Who knew that family style sharing of food works for couples as well! Based on the waiter's recommendation, we chose to share an appetizer and four small plates. Accompany that with a nice bottle of wine and a funky ambiance, and what else can you have but a GREAT relaxed meal. The food simply got better as the waiter professionally and intuitively brought out each plate individually. I come from a family with restaurant tradition and Terzo has got it going on! One small drawback was that they only serve beer and wine, but we got over that very quickly and the rest spoke for itself. They do have a small private room that accommodates about 16; think I may have to reserve it some time.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go for the amazing meatballs and hummus dishes, but everything else has vibrate flavors. I love everything about this place! Beautifully created dishes and fun swanky music.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Small Plates and Wine List!
Terzo featured excellent small plates, a thoughtful and reasonably priced wine list, and excellent service. We enjoyed a casual dinner sharing small plates until we were full. Very well though-out out wine list with some excellent values. Terzo is a true gem!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming neighborhood gem
Doesn't look like much from the outside but everything inside was nice! The server was absolutely amazing! He asked us if we had ever been there before and when we said we hadn't he told us a little about the chef and his philosophy of cooking and told us about the customer favorites. We had the hummus with homemade pita bread, then I had the skirt steak with french fries and broccoli. It was all cooked to perfection. There was no salt or pepper on the table but we didn't need it as the food was seasoned perfectly. I don't usually rave about broccoli but my broccoli was cooked beautifully. It was so fresh and tender! We did not have dessert as we were too full from dinner. What an amazing meal. We will be back to try some of the others.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Terzo a few times over the last few years and it has always been a great experience. The service is outstanding, the food and wine really good and we had a really nice evening.Thank youso much.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the ambiance, the service are all fabulous!!!! Ron was our server and he is amazing! He knows his wines and he has a great demeanor. We had a great meal and a wonderful time at Terzo.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Very friendly staff and wonderful wine selections. Food was interesting and diverse. Many of us enjoyed multiple "small plates" rather than a single choice main dinner.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
With constant menu change, you can come back often and try out new entries. We'll be back soon.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and excellent food
Pre play....service was excellent , server very knowledgeable abut food and wine....will definitely come back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've dined here several times
We've dined here several times over the years. Food is always excellent. Try the pork meatballs or the crispy onions for starters. Arugula salad is superb. We also had Chicken Spiedini & Pork Loin...delicious! Our service was equally excellent by our server, Ron.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of three on a Friday night. We were running late a bit, so I called to give them a heads up. I mentioned in passing that we were going to a show afterwards, so they wouldn't have to worry about not getting the table back in time for their next booking for this table. When we arrived, the waiter greeted us very nicely, inquiring immediately, what time we had to leave, as he knew we had to go to a show. THAT is excellent customer service, and management, they obviously are communicating with each other, and making you feel welcomed right away. Very professional!
The food was superb as well, we enjoyed everything tremendously, and were even commenting why we haven't tried Terzo before. What a wonderful dinner experience!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have a group of 10 ladies who go to San Francisco every year for a few days. I chose Terzo based on reviews and as my friends all said "Excellent choice!" The service was wonderful. Our waitress was friendly and informative....very helpful in giving honest suggestions. The food was delicious. Some ordered large plates and others small plates. The humus was outstanding...the pita bread out of this world. The meatballs with polenta paired with the garden salad was a perfectly sized meal. One of us ordered the skirt steak which was accompanied by a potato leek gratin that was amazing. She asked for her meat to be cooked rare and it was cooked to perfection. We shared 4 different desserts, and all were wonderful. We will return!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had several tasty small plates--great mussels, lovely calamari, chanterelles over polenta was outstanding, bright arugula salad... Service was friendly, helpful and attentive. Ate early-ish and the ambiance was nice and noise level made real conversation easy.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the mussels and Chanterelle
We had the mussels and Chanterelle mushroom appetizers and the Moroccan chicken main course. All we spectacular!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh & Inviting!
First time visiting Terzo after seeing on the web. Always appreciate Farm to Table approach, and this restaurant did not dissappoint. Our waiter, Ron, could not have been more accommodating or helpful. He was pleasant, made great suggestions, and was fabulous. I loved the small plates, since all of the items sounded delicious. Two of the four of us had the Romano bean, corn and tomato small plate! So pretty, fresh, creative and delicious. I will try to recreate for gurest at home! From the moment we arrived, I was so glad we chose this restaurant. The atmosphere is warm, and wait staff were happy to have us! I hope to return soon.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
highly recommend !
this place consistently serves very good food! we always count on it for our "go to place" when we want a very comfortable spot with terrific service & very tasty food. it is cool & the waitstaff is excellent.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been going to this restaurant for years and it never ceases to impress. Consistently fabulous food and service. I think we have had the same waiter every time and he is always helpful, knowledgable and a true pleasure. You cannot go wrong with the house-made hummus and pita, chicken spiedini, prok meatballs, gnocci, fettuccine, or crispy onions. Would highly recommend!!
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
fantastic dinner and night
Outstanding service and amazing food. I'd dine here every night if I could. The daily menu means you're always in store for something new and you know it'll be delicious.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM