Bacco Ristorante

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1075 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1075 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great homemade pastas and strong Italian wine selection. Barolo, Barbaresco, and Super Tuscans

LK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was very good. The food was tasty, except for the salad with beets, which had no flavor at all.

GW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love our neighborhood restaurant. Great service. Authentic Italian food cooked to perfection.

GM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and stepmom were visiting me and we often go to Bacco. We like the homemade pasta which is fresh, perfectly cooked and either accompanies or encases delicious ingredients such as sautéed vegetables, meats and/or cheese and sauce. The appetizers are delicious especially the mini meatballs and the eggplant mouse with burratta cheese.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It works with a small but friendly staff. You simply have to be prepared to wait a bit at busy times.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shari always takes great care of us, we remain huge fans of Bacco!

T
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious dinner on Saturday Night. My husband and I both had the pork chop with a red wine sauce that was outstanding. One friend had Lasagne that he loved and two other friends has pasta which they said was delicious.

Shari (owner and host) is always very gracious and friendly and make you feel welcome. The service was very good despite the fact that several servers were out sick. Our waiter was great.

TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. The wine recommendations were great, and everybody had a wonderful time.

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Easy to reserve via OpenTable. Hostess was a bit brusque but she knew exactly what we needed and got to our needs super fast. Great wine choices. Food was amazing: grilled squid, octopus and brussel sprouts. Ravioli was to die for - that cheese was amazing and was the most flavorful dish of the night. Gnocchi was soft, a tad overcooked but delicious. The squid ink pasta was delicious! Did not order dessert, Mitchell's is nearby. We would definitely return.

C
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We met our sons new girlfriend so i was looking for a good restaurant for a good time. The ambiance is very nice. Parking was a little difficult but we finally found a place. Service was okay but the food made up for that. We all had an enjoyable time. The special that night was loved by all who had it. The appetizers were also very good. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for mom. Delicious food, prompt service, and overall great experience!

SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience. The owner is wonderful and made everyone feel welcome. The food was very good. Notable were the two fish dishes and the risotto of the day. The fettuccine was fresh and the Apple Galant huge!

U
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Cute neighborhood restaurant. I didn't love my Sardinia seafood pasta but my son's gnocchi was excellent. And the salads were terrific. The panne cotta was heavy, not to my liking. It's definitely worth a second visit though.

D
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was rushed, intermittent and perfunctory.

r
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Father's Day there. Great restaurant. Small so not noisy. There was 3 of us. Our waiter was wonderful with good recommendations for food and drink. My wife and I had the Sea Bass, cooked to perfection.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here many times and am never ever disappointed. Possibly my favorite sf restaurant.

D
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem, great for a date or just a relaxing night. The food is traditional, but they regularly rotate specials, so there is always something new. They always seem to have interesting new Italian wines by the bottle or glass to try. It's a wonderful neighborhood place catering to couples, dates, families and friends. The service is always friendly and efficient and warm. Highly recommend.

LC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was good. The main courses and salads are always nice. The Crostino eggplant appetizer was rather disappointing. It should have arrived with more toasted bread. The noise level was very unpleasant. The volume of people talking was so loud, that it was hard to relax and enjoy the meal. I'd rather eat there on a night when business is slow.

LL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best neighborhood gem in San Francisco. Food is consistently great (very accommodating with food allergies/preferences); Owner Shari is almost always there to greet you (she’s fabulous!); wonderful professional staff; great selection on main menu, plus daily specials.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and been coming here for yearsssss for all kinds of celebrations down to fixing my craving food yummy pasta! It never disappoints us! My fav all time

b
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, like a home. Staff is very friendly and professional. The food is consistently delicious. We had the rigatoni which was excellent and risotto that was excellent although the sausage was a bit scarce and I am not a big meat eater. The creme bulee with fruit was good. We ordered a very good Chianti’s that was well priced. I recommend highly.

NF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. If you’re not in the know, or a frequent patron, you are treated poorly and not even considered as a customer. Stay away, this place will ruin a special occasion.

TS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We originally booked a table for 3 for dinner on Mothers Day and suddenly our party grew to 7. We called Saturday morning and left a message to see if our larger party could be accommodated. We were surprised whem our called was returned within the hour and the owner was happy to work it out and even got us in our favorite spot. Dinner was great, great menu selections, food was great and the service is outstanding. Someone ordered the whole grilled fish and the owner came and removed the bones from the fish at the table. She was very adept at this procedure and the fish was outstanding! This is definitely a place to keep in your restaurant rotation!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacon is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is always delicious and the service friendly and welcoming.

HT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, the service was wonderful, and the host owner couldn’t be more welcoming and accommodating. This is a perfect place and a treasure for neighborhood dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was disappointed with the food. Ravioli was undercooked. Most people I was with had similar opinions on their dishes. Also their bread is served cold.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta dishes at reasonable prices. Attentive service. Wine was well paired with the food. Quiet atmosphere.

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.

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

Best Italian I’ve ever had!

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.

SF
San Francisco
70 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.

OT
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.

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

$30 uncorking fee is outrageous

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.

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

Was a great birthday dinner experience!

b
New York Area
35 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.

TY
San Francisco
11 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.

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!

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

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

A
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!

1
2
3
27