Terzo
Terzo

Terzo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.terzosf.com/
  • Phone: 4154413200x
  • 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: Italian, Mediterranean, 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
Terzo reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (59)romantic (41)special occasion (32)notable wine list (32)good for groups (27)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great meal, Wonderful Experience
    TruffleDinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a great dinner and experience at Terzo. We ordered six small plates so we could try many things. The food is fresh, well-prepared, and seasonal. The fried egg on brushetta was outstanding, as were the beet salad, the meatballs, the gnocchi, and the mozzarella salad. Our last dish was the chicken spiedini (sp?) which was good but since it was our last one, we were a little full and it wasn't as outstanding. I had ice cream for dessert and it was perfect. I highly recommend anyone to try Terzo. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy and Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I found Terzo while I was walking to a nearby tourist attraction during my first weekend in San Francisco. I took my sister there the next weekend on her visit from Tampa and we both enjoyed our meal. We ended up sticking with several small plates and weren't disappointed. We had the salmon rillettes, the kale ravioli and the meatballs. The meatballs were the highlight of the evening and both of our favorite. For dessert, she got the chocolate pot of cream and I got the ginger cake. She definitely won the dessert course as my ginger cake was ok, but a little on the dry side. All in all, the restaurant is really fun and the decor and ambiance are awesome for a night on the town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfort Farm-to-Table
    MissSFVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A party of 6 in corner room had a terrific experience. The small plates were outstanding with great range and creativity--fig bruschetta, kale ravioli, beets with pickled onions. Large plates: Morrocan chicken really is worth the hype! But so was the salmon over blend of fresh corn. Pasta bolognese had the right amount of earthy/gamey-ness... but sauce was just a touch too thick. And the the Pot d'Creme just blew everyone at the table away. Some surprises there that i won't spoil. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible!
    Love4food
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The wait staff should walk you thru your dinning experience . Not just take your order!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Left Hungry
    saltyporky
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went to Terzo on a recommendation. The restaurant is decorated nicely and has a good feel and vibe. They have a great wine menu as well as a Local Belgium beer which is fantastic. I ordered the Moroccan chicken which came with basmati rice. While the food tasted great, the quantity of rice was paltry. Rice is cheap. I left the restaurant somewhat disappointed due to the fact I was still a bit hungry. Maybe I should have ordered the salmon which did have a good portion of food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favourite restaurant in SF
    heinzr
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As much as we like the larger dishes, the smaller dishes are what we come for. This time the Fig Bruschetta and the Chicken Spiedini stood out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    dgcbtb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very unusual menu. Service is great. Wait staff very helpful in helping us pick from the list of tapas like portions for our group
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed service
    WhoMeVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food wast great, the ambience lovely and I could even hear my dining partner, but the service went from one extreme to another. We were first seated in a section with a waiter who basically threw the wine list at us and shouted "let me know if you want wine", so I requested to be moved. We were, to table at the other end of the resturant with another server. Lo and behold the previous waiter then picked up the table next to us and proceeded to fawn over the dinners and give me dirty looks all evening. Though the rest of the experience was good, given the number of resturants in SF, not sure I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent choice
    MistereksVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Though it's just off Union Street, Terzo feels hidden and out of the way. The room is lovely - modern but not severe - and the food is delicious: many small plates and a few large plates perfect for sharing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mary
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very good food but poor service. I waited for quite some time to even be waited on when I first sat down. The rest of the evening was the same. Very slow service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best restaurant in SF
    clashkaVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food superb service, great ambiance, amazing executive chef Mr.Mark Gordon. Always only freshest ingredients, by the season, terrific menu, sophisticated and notable wine list. Impeccable service, great customer care. I highly recommend Terzo for any occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sanfranciscojt
    Sanfranciscojt
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    LOVE this neighborhood restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere, friendly wait staff.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time at Trezo!
    Rjmusil641
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a wonderful time here! The staff was outstanding and food was remarkable. The chief even came by to ask about our expirence. I don't remember our waiters name but the bald gentleman with glasses made our time at trezo. We left full of great food and delighted at the service. Highly highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service issue
    josp9
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I was planning to have a romantic dinner with my boyfriend and I booked a table for 8pm. I was really disappointed because the restaurant made us wait till 8.30 for a table and the problem is that they didn't even offer us drinks or a place to seat while we were waiting. This issue cut the romantic environment that we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time with great friends
    Rukyoftheyear
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was a perfect place to go for a pre-concert dinner. I would def. come here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as Always
    JohnS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been going here for 10 years. The food continues to be great, and the music is awful (loud and obnoxious).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Tifflin194VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had heard good things about this place so I brought a group of girlfriends to try it. We love tapas because we can try lots of dishes and share everything. We had a nice time and especially enjoyed the meatballs and mini hot chocolate cup. Nothing else was very memorable though. Overall I would say the food is good but nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Instead of ordering entrees, my husband and I ordered 5 small plates and a dessert, which was enough for us. The calamari and meatballs were the biggest hit, while the wilted escarole salad with a poached egg seemed the least flavorful. Nice ambiance, especially if you get there early. Would definitely go back to try more small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KimmyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great meatball. Great chicken, so tender. My daughter loved the grill squid. My husband loved the meatball and hummus
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Tommy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Bye Brandon
    Mirrorball
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    cwca
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ron is amazing!
    LoveMyFoodVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find.
    Boxter
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
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  • Great spot!
    Cate
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MrsAhrensVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Best meal we had on our trip to SFO! The roasted peach bruschetta is a must have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal all around
    Review
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I highly recommend the meatballs and hummus/pita to start!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Music and Food
    mamabear
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    low lighting, chill atmosphere, delicious food, even veggie options and killer music
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • salmon great
    tertiarydogVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden gem
    sfmumVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SusieZVIP
    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.
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  • Enjoyed.
    random
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service!
    AlfredoLuigi1226
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    GabsaacVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Good food and perfect portions! Would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love the food and staff... Executive Chef is excellent...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never fails to impress!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite local restaurant!
    emilyw8
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Incredible seasonal menu. Small plates are so fun to share! Excellent, knowledgeable waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    SFpup
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the city you are never disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    SFDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Food was incredible. Strip steak was incredible, and the chicken dishes are always sensational.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    birthday54
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate