Bacco Ristorante

4.5
1048 reviews
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Italian
"When you pull back the curtain at the door of Bacco, you enter into a decidedly Italian world. Since it opened in 1993, Chef Vincenzo Cucco has been turning out delicious food, some of the best made to order risotto, pastas, etc. In all, Bacco is a top neighborhood restaurant and truly offers a meal to savor." -Michael Bauer, S.F Chronicle restaurant critic

We would like to welcome our new Chef Bobby Nasser to the Bacco family. With over 30 years of culinary experience starting in Italy to his latest venture at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto Canada.
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JM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I would recommend for the food but only if my friend wanted poor service and to be treated like an afterthought.

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AH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian I’ve ever had!

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

This restaurant is attractive, and has a pleasant ambiance. Nonetheless,the meal was very disappointing, mostly for the hospitality and service. We had a reservation. but it felt like we were not welcomed. We had requested a quiet table, as one of our party was hearing impaired. When we were seated, another table in the corner was becoming available, but when we asked no one even responded to us.

The worst part about the meal was the waiter, who was abrupt, rude, and provided poor service. When ordering, there was no graciousness. He said he would choose the wine for us, but we preferred a recommendation, and some understanding of the cost. He seemed to take that as an insult. He forgot to bring the beer for a member of our party, but never apologized when we finally brought this to his attention at the end of the meal.

It took a very long time to get our food. The fennel in the salad was not fresh. The rest of the food was fine, but the meal was tainted by the hostess and waiter who seemed to be in a rush about everything, even whether we wanted parmesan on our dishes.

After the dinner, my plate was grabbed without asking me if I wanted a box for the obvious leftovers. The server started stacking used plates and utensils on my plate, and I had to ask him to stop.

At the end of the meal, we were offered dessert. We asked for menus. The waiter finally came back to take our order about 20 minutes later, just when we finally decided not to bother. He never apologized or was gracious about it..just grabbed our menus and walked away.

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SF
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Mother's almost perfect Northern Italian Rest in SF, The perfect one in Firenze.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Too noisy! Food was good, service was polite but inaccurate. Conversation virtually impossible, not sure how to remedy that problem. Ravioli was delish and just the right amount.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

$30 uncorking fee is outrageous

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e
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Olives were mushy and very cold.
Bread and dip were tasty.
Food under-salted. May have forgotten to salt food at all.
Noise level unbearable. Couldn't hear at all, and we're used to noisy restaurants.
Waiter was gracious about boning the branzino. Much appreciated.

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DI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a great birthday dinner experience!

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b
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I had a very tasty dinner and my family will return. It is located in the charming upper Noe neighborhood and is close to our home in Glen Park. I had been at Bacco many years ago and had forgotten how good the food is and the warm and inviting the atmosphere. I enjoyed the squash soup and branzino and and my son had the lamb and all were well prepared. We also had a very good bottle of Chianti at a well valued price.

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TY
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day was made very special, by the Team at Bacco. However, that is always true there.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a lovely meal! Date night with the hubs! Great homemade pasta and great service!

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I
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous neighborhood restaurant. Great food and wonderful owner Sherry and staff Marcelo

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our time at Bacco! Our toddler finished her food in record time! The hostess and wait staff were very attentive! We will definitely be back :) Thank you!

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a delightful restaurant with fabulous food and a wonderfully friendly restaurant - the decor is warm and inviting - terrific place to go as a couple or with one's family!

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to for a wonderful dinning after the show.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love having this neighborhood gem!

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FS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian food and attentive, friendly service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We are regular customers - three or four times a year. We go there because the food and wine are good, the owner host is very friendly and appreciates our business. The noise level is not excessive, which is important to me. The background music is . good and not intrusive, either. We can walk there from our house. YAY!

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We have eaten here before and liked it, but were really disappointed this time. Granted they were busy, but the service was slow and frenetic, and we were not happy with the food. The selections were limited, and they were not willing to make any accommodations. The non-meat dishes were really rich and creamy (not my taste) and the tomato-based dish we had was just tomato-y (no other real flavor). The one bright spot was the eggplant mousse, which was very good and unusual. But, it would be great if they used better bread. The bread is plain white bread - not even heated. In a city like SF, where there are so many amazing bakeries, there is no reason to serve cold, plain white bread.

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. We had rigatoni with sausage and risotto. Both very good. Chocolate flourless cake was great. Service was a bit fast and a bit gruff.

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n
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They were a little frazzled on Sat night 7 30-next time would go back mid week only next time.The special pasta with truffles was very very bland but the pasta with seafood was great. still a good local place and priced reasonably

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been here several times over the years and have had good experiences before but tonight our experience was not great. We waited about 15 minutes to be seated, it was very busy which was fine. Our waiter seemed very busy but still managed several smoke breaks outside. He also told us they were out of the brasato which I wanted, and the lasagne which my spouse wanted. However, a table of 6 came in about 30 minutes after we were seated and when their food came, after we had finished, they were served brasato. So. Really, really disappointing. Also, 3 of our 4 main course dishes were not hot when they were served. And the prime rib our waiter told us was great was not warm and the Demi glaze it was served with was hardened into the plate so we didn’t get to try it.

Not sure we will be back.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spectacular as always. Thankfully this place is nearby in the city but I would drive across town to eat here. That good.

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KM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I was there to celebrate my birthday... I requested a candle in whatever dessert I ordered when I made my reservation, which did not happen sadly. Additionally, our server disappeared during the meal, forgetting the wine we had ordered. He finally returned with it when we were done eating our dinner. Overall, not a great birthday meal.

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BA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to have dinner there. This is one of our "go to" restaurants for special events.

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was really fantastic. I think it may have been an off night, service-wise; the restaurant was packed and there only seemed to be two servers. The result was uneven, inattentive service. We had to ask for a wine list two times before it came to the table for the first time and the gap between appetizers and entrees made us wonder if the kitchen had ever gotten our orders.

The food was definitely the star — so good, in fact, that we’d be willing to give Bacco another try in hopes of them having a fully staffed dining room.

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j
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adrian gave us great service and even brought me a beautiful and tasty tiramisu desert for my birthday. Guest chef from Sicily was fabulous. Thank you for a wonderful evening

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pasta dishes were amazing plus the fish dishes

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San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Super busy. They need more table servers
By the time we got our food it was cold but delicious
I had made a note on Open Table that it was my girlfriend’s birthday but no acknowledgment was made.

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V
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dinner. The waitstaff was very friendly and the food was delicious.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Bacco. Everything we ordered was great, including three different pastas. Great service and wonderful people. We'll be back for sure.

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A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had not been to this restaurant for several years. I found the food to be better than I remembered. The menu is unpretentious. The service was good. Mainly, everything we had was just such a pleasure to eat, without trying too hard to call attention itself.

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i
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Italian food, a good place to have conversations (not too noisy) nice ambiance. loved the food

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g
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They forgot to bring us one of our appetizers, but other than that, everything was great.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Not the best service. Left waiting at entrance and the waiter was not attentive. However, the food was lovely and it’s a great neighborhood spot. Very comfortable environment.

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KN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A 50th birthday celebration..........Right in our neighborhood !
One of many celebrations......this one shines bright.

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TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at Bacco - as always. And service was outstanding as well.

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RT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our meal was excellent, as always! My companions were foodies from LA. They were delighted.

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LC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Leave room for dessert. 😊

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