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Terzo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.terzosf.com
  • Phone: (415) 441-3200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Reservations Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Reservations Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mark Gordon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Street
  • Public Transit: 22 Filmore & 45 Stockton
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $10 per car in the evenings. Street parking is also available. Access easy via Union Street Muni.
A word from Terzo
Terzo (which means third in Italian) offers a daily changing menu of about 15 small plates and 5 large plates. Its “pan-Mediterranean” fare is under the care of Executive Chef Mark Gordon. The wine list offers over 80 options of European and Californian wines chosen to pair with the food.

>A high table sits between the bar and dining room and offers communal style seating for up to 10 diners. Additional walk-in seating is available on 3 high tops in the front window. Espresso leather banquets line the dining room. A more intimate back dining room can be booked for private parties of up to 18.

Inspired by the wine bars and cafes of Sicily, Rome, Seville & Madrid, wines are stored along the walls of the dining room. An original fireplace was refurbished and is lit when the weather is chilly out. Stylish lighting creates a chic atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "Food is always fresh and inventive. Staff is attentive but not overly fawning. We eat here regularly and will keep coming back. We love it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We wish Terzo server Brandon of SF Bon Voyage and the best of success as he departs San Francisco for Portland, Oregon. Like many, he's leaving this city that was once great. SF like all trends, is done."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A super fun place to eat when you feel like being part of the crowd. The service is outstanding, even when the place is really busy. The food, even better! There's good wine if you want it. We had the Tignanelo and it didn't disappoint."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Best server we've had all over SF for years. Delicious polenta, as always, and fabulous rhubarb pie was a wonderful way to end the evening."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We decided to try Terzo and had a great time. The service and the food were great. We shared some small plates...the hummus and the pork meatballs are a must try. We'll definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I loved our dinner here. As a group of 5, we ordered a lot of small plates- which were my favorite by far. The meatballs and escarole salad were highlights. The entrees were good (we split the steak and chicken dishes), but too salty for my taste. The service was great and I really enjoyed the atmosphere! I'll be back! I think it's a great spot for a girls dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Best meal we had on our trip to SFO! The roasted peach bruschetta is a must have!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I highly recommend the meatballs and hummus/pita to start!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "low lighting, chill atmosphere, delicious food, even veggie options and killer music"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service very good. Salmon was perfect! This is a great restaurant. The salad was fresh. The pasta was especially good. Excellent solid. I especially liked the chicken dish with orzo. Really captured the Greek theme This was 10x better than Park Tavern last week."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We didn't know what to expect when we came here but everyone was surprised at how delicious all of the food was. We had no idea - even after reading the reviews. Food was a great blend of Mediterranean flavors executed fantastically."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The chef was having a bad night. Everything was either under seasoned - or over seasoned. This place used to be really excellent, but this time it was mediocre at best."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have been meaning to visit Terzo for a long time as it is in our neighborhood. We final did and were pleasantly surprised. We didn't have any preconceptions and kinda expected it to be good just because it has been around a while and has a nice look from the outside. It was better than expected, the food was great, service wonderful (thanks Ron!), and the decor was very nice. I can't comment on large groups, brunch etc, but we had our anniversary dinner at 5:30 and it was perfect for that. We plan on going back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was absolutely delish and our waiter went above and beyond to make our dining experience perfect. I love this restaurant and highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Good food and perfect portions! Would definitely come back"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Love the food and staff... Executive Chef is excellent..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We are always extremely happy with the food and service at Terzo. Ron is amazing and we always try to sit in his area. The food selection is original and delicious. It is our favorite place when we go out with great friends and to take friends who are visiting San Francisco!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Incredible seasonal menu. Small plates are so fun to share! Excellent, knowledgeable waitstaff."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in the city you are never disappointed here."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Food was incredible. Strip steak was incredible, and the chicken dishes are always sensational."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "it was my Birthday and my daughter had requested a piece of cake with a candle, needless to say this didn't happen until after the fact. our waiter was not familiar with the menu which had 5 dinner items on it, my salmon was excellent but the other 4 people i was with had chicken which was a chicken leg with a little bit of orzo which was very watery. chicken was tender though but chicken legs are usually tender. we ordered another bottle of wine which never came. not impressed at all. all and all it was ok and the prices were too high for what you got. i do not recommend this restaurant "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I chose to celebrate a a special occasion at Terzo with friends. We had a nice table where we could hold a conversation. The waiter was very helpful with menu choices. We mostly ordered the small plates. Everything was outstanding. One diner commented that the beets were the best he had ever tasted. The meatballs and brisket were both delectable dishes, as were the hummus and mozzarella di bufala. The patatas bravas were excellent - they were more like potato chips than potato wedges, making them easy to dip in the aioli. Overall a memorable evening"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "a little disappointing....not enough wait staff. We actually received more attention from the bus person than our waiter but it was a bit full for 6:00 on Sunday. Stared with water but h (which we ALSO had to remind our wait person that we ordered it) came back as glass of wine.... FOOD....we shared a stuffed squash blossom which was good but 3 for 2 people..not much for $9.50 My Pork Loin was dry, tough and over cooked. Expected better for the price...However, The potato dish and vegetable were very good. Husband had the Greek Style chicken which he enjoyed. Received the bill but were never asked if we wanted coffee - again we caught the attention of the bus person who retrieved our waiter. Not sure we would go back."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in SF and RON is the BOMB!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great service. A neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "A special occasion made more special by the sumptuous food, great bar tender, welcoming wait staff, great ambience. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We all loved the small plates. Gave us a fine variety and dishes that pleased everyone. Service was excellent and ALL her recommendations were very well liked - would order each one again. The space is small, but beautifully designed/arranged - very hip and modern. They also have a communinal table which is good if you want to visit other foodies and discuss the dishes, or anything else. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was very good, compliments to the chef"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We come here for great food and service. The wait staff and hostess are always friendly and attentive. The meal is never rushed. Two new food items: homemade fettucine with porcini mushrooms and chicken with orzo were excellent. LOVE the food here!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Hand made pasta is very good! Worth trying. Fun venue with excellent food."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Not often you go to a restaurant, and everyone walks out saying 'That food was really delicious' Not just enjoyed, or even great food, but 'delicious'. Interesting menu, and our party had about 9 different dishes, sac one beautifully presented, and quite delicious. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was good! The pita and hummus was amazing and the wine was fantastic! Only downside was that our server was practically nonexistent. The busser and hostess did most of the work for him, and I wish we could have given them the majority of the tip. Overall, great place for a romantic date, and highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Terzo has become our "go-to" neighborhood restaurant for friends visiting from out of town. It is consistently high quality with sufficient variety in the menu that we do not mind returning to host our guests. It has the class and ambience to know that you are dining out, but is warm and unpretentious. Dishes are creative without being gimmicky and the wine list is for people who enjoy excellent wine without having to resort to a few heavily marketed brand names. Service is prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Overall, just a very tasteful and satisfying experience. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We ordered another round of meatballs because they were so good! I highly recommend the ice cream for dessert :) Truffle gnocchi was not as amazing as we expected it to be. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Ron is amazing. We have loved this place for years but are so disappointed in the service whenever it's not Ron. So we tend to forget how delicious the food is, especially the polenta dishes and homemade pastas, because we are unsure of whether Ron will be our server. He was, he was fabulous, the food was fabulous and it was a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I made a reservation at Terzo via Open Table with an Open Table gift certificate. We were a party of 8 and ate at the community table. The table was large and it was very difficult to talk to the ppl at the other end, but frankly I was more interested in the food. We ordered 90% of the menu and loved each dish. I prefer to taste lots of dishes rather than fill up on one entrée, etc... Terzo is perfect for that. Wine was wonderful too. Our server, Ron, is so awesome that I wish he'd be my friend. I'll have to frequent this place often enough to make that happen :)"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Terzo has a great, effortlessly elegant ambiance. Service was friendly, attentive, but not forced or scripted in feel. We shared a few of the smaller plates which were artfully composed and--which can be rare to find--really well seasoned. The mussels we shared were the best I had ever eaten: perfectly cooked, still tender and almost custard-like inside--not over-cooked and rubbery like they so often are and too easily can be. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food was very good. Four out of six items were delicious. Service was dreadful. A reservation for my wife's birthday left me having to do makeups. Nobody was in charge or cared"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Love the restaurant, excellent service from the staff "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "But of course, it's always Ron who makes the night!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014