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Bacco Ristorante

4.7
976 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
"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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

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Phone number
(415) 282-4969
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bobby Nasser
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Shari Dominici: (415) 282-4969
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
24th Street
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 976 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

A friendly neighborhood restaurant with good Italian food and wine.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Excellent food and great service in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Very warm and inviting atmosphere. We have been coming here for many years and always have a great dining experience. Grilled calamari, risotto and tiramisu are standouts.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Bacco is still our favorite Italian restaurant in town.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This is a great place for dinner! Terrific food and staff and delightfully quiet so conversation is easy. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A fine Noe Valley restaurant where we had dined before. Since then, the prices have significantly increased but the quality has remained.
Patrons reserving through Open Table should, however, be aware of the restaurant's policy of sending customers with reservations to tall tables in the dark wine bar section, especially at peak hours. We were initially offered a table in this area of the restaurant but declined since it seemed a less than comfortable spot for spending a long, casual evening with friends. The hostess informed us that the Open Table confirmation form for Bacco advised of such an eventuality, and when we checked, we found the warning, which we had not previously noticed as it appeared inconspicuously at the bottom of the first page of the form.
After arriving early, we then were obliged to wait for twenty or more minutes to be seated at a standard table in the main dining room.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The restaurant was unbearably loud, hard to hear a conversation among the four of us. Our waiter smelled heavily of cigarette smoke, on top of being pretty brusque and unfriendly. We are new to the neighborhood, and we thought it might be a great "regular" spot for us. Not so much.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent service and authentic cuisine.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I always enjoy Bacco — its food, ambiance and service never disappoint. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Although Bacco is considered by us to be a neighborhood restaurant, we have taken many out- of-town friends there and they were equally impressed as we always are.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food and very attentive happy owner. Authentic Italian in a comfortable atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This is my "go to" place for a special evening out with my husband and remains at the top of my list for Italian cuisine.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The food was great. We had the radicchio and arugula salad, lasagna, thin spaghetti with mini meatballs, and the pork chop. All cooked to perfection. For dessert, we got the panna cotta and the caramel gelato with expresso. It was all great. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Been here a few times now since moving from Scotland to San Francisco last year. No complaints. Food good but usual (for San Francisco), over inflated wine prices.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

lots of good choices for dinner, nice atmosphere, might be a tad noisy for some. Went for a birthday dinner and was a bit surprised that no desert was offered.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food & service were terrific. Sadly the noise level is very high,especially when it is full or nearly full.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good wine, good food, good service - what else can you ask for from a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Service was excellent. Anti pasta was delicious, main good. Waived cork fee when we ordered two more bottles. Stay open late for us to finish coffee and desserts!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We had a delicious meal, everything was perfect, especially the homemade pasta. The wine the waiter suggested was also a hit. We don't get many chances to dine out without our baby and it felt special and romantic.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I hadn’t been to Baccos in many years since my last experience wasnt great but it was really nice this time. I had lasagna -loved it! The service was attentive but not annoying and the environment is pleasant. It’s a great neighborhood Italian restaurant that also has a wine bar. I’ll be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We brought some out-of-town visitors to Bacco and they declared it their best dinner in the city so far! The service was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable about the food & wine. We also very much appreciated the kindness of the complimentary taste of Port to end our feast.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food. Finely prepared. Adequate service but (on a Friday night) rushed because restaurant was full and busy. Good location. Relatively easy parking. High noise level when full

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Waiter didn't know menu and after returning from kitchen he still didn't have an explanation for sauce. Way Too noisy to hear anyone. Got one small pat of butter for four of us. Had to ask for more butter and bread. Couldn't find waiter for check. Seated near door and was very very cold. Both table and chairs rocked. Bathroom musty with dead plant. Not enough room on table. It was my friends birthday, I was embarrassed to have taken her there.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lovely , tasty , nice ambience, quiet so you can have a conversation

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food, lots of variety for every kind of eater. Lots of delicious veggies and pastas. Service was friendly and efficient and everyone seeemd to be Italian! Fun neighborhood spot.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This is a wonderful local restaurant. The food is excellent; interesting Italian cuisine, not just the standard rigatoni/ spaghetti dishes. Eggplant mousse with burrata was superb! Very nice ambiance and friendly, helpful staff willing to talk about the composition of the dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great Noe Valley neighborhood restaurant. Very good food and an energetic, knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. My only complaint is that the music was too loud and made hearing difficult.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Food was good. They were understaffed, and having computer troubles. I’d give them another try.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A great place to share, so you can enjoy all the course of a traditional Italian meal.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Felt so welcome! Like family. Great establishment, been around for 26 years, good food, nice atmosphere, looking forward to returning!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Bacco's is warm and friendly…..The owners and staff make you feel completely at home (sort of like going home for dinner). The ambience is perfect for experiencing the delicious/fabulous food that they serve with special attention to presentation….It's a restaurant that makes you feel completely at home….I would go back often…..

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Took my kids (11 and 7) here for a Saturday dinner out, they were perfectly quiet and well-behaved, nicely dressed. Waiter looked at us like we were aliens. Forgot our olive appetizer. Cheap pour on the glass of wine. The calamari in the squid ink pasta was overcooked and not spicy at all, as advertised. Kids liked the meatballs, which was a plus. But $14 for plain pasta with butter. Sheesh. I get that you think you're too cool for kids, but you're not. You're a mediocre neighborhood pasta place. Get over yourselves. Next time we go to Lupo.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was not served as hot and there was a bit of a wait for the check after our table was cleared.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The prix-fixe menu for Valentine's Day was great. Reasonably priced at $65. We had a nice quiet table in a corner by a window. Helpful, friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Consistently wonderful

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful service. Mario was amazing! The food was all excellent and the wine exquisite.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I eat vegan because of health concerns. At the end of a long week, I wanted my boyfriend to have a meal I knew he would enjoy -- Italian. But as vegans know, Italian food is traditionally not vegan. In spite of this, Bacco made a pasta off the menu with roasted garlic and vegetables, and it was delicious. I also had the orange salad.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We were seated right by the door, so as new groups came in and were waiting to be seated, they mingled right next to and behind me. It was quite distracting especially with the group of 8 that was hanging there for 10 minutes. We made the reservation a week in advance so I thought we would get a nice spot. There was a 4-person table left free that was more sheltered from the storm of ppl at the front door, but that must be reserved for a larger group, I thought- or else they would have sat us there. I was annoyed that the the next couple through the door was sat at the 4 person table.

The wine that the server recommended was mediocre. It was the priciest in the Super Tuscan category, the category I had said I was interested in.

However, the food was the saving grace - it was great. Lasagna with béchamel sauce, octopus salad, meatballs- all excellent. Only complaint was that the meatballs could have been larger.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

All the staff were very friendly. Had agood dinner. Happy with my veggie pasta entree. Nice neighborhood spot.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great for sharing. The only way I know to be able to handle all the excellent available courses (it IS Italian, after all).

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle.

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