Bacco Ristorante

4.6
1033 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love having this neighborhood gem!

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FS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian food and attentive, friendly service.

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

Delicious!

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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
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 January 1, 2019
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 22, 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 16, 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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 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 9, 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
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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 24, 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 21, 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
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pasta dishes were amazing plus the fish dishes

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OT
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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 5, 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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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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 29, 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 20, 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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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 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 12, 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 7, 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
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 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 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacco went beyond our expectations. Sherry was our server and she was everything people had written about her and more—attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. A complete joy. The food was delicious. We all had the panzanella to start and then had the rigatoni, the risotto special, the ravioli and grilled branzini. Each was fantastic. We will happily travel from the Peninsula to Noe Valley for this special italian neighborhood gem.

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TP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was bland and service not that great. seems like they wanted to rush us out ASAP.

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Bacco very much! We were greeted warmly by Sherry -- she was very attentive throughout the evening. The food is delicious!! We especially enjoyed the orange salad and the Fregola pasta with seafood. We have already recommended Bacco to our friends in the neighborhood!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place and meal! Kitchen was a little slow!

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e
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

My partner has been there may be 10 years and remembered it being good.

The service was uneven-friendly waitstaff but huge gaps between courses. For the price, the portions were small (appetizer and pasta courses). The fish was overcooked-mealy and dry and for $30, should be properly cooked.

The place and menu could use a refresh. The concepts are good but need better execution.

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DL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food always excellant. A favorite for neighborhood dining.

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

if we want dependably good, authentic Italian food, in a warm and welcoming environment, this is the place we go.

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DK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in the city to celebrate our 52nd anniversary and wanted to find a small neighborhood restaurant with great Italian food. Decided on Bacco and were not disappointed. We had the rigatoni and the lasagna, which were both delicious. Would definitely recommend Bacco to others.

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c
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so wonderful, like the chicken, creme brule.

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RT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacco's is a wonderful restaurant. From the moment you walk through the front portico, you are greeted with a wealth of warmth that makes you feel like a family member.
The food is always great. Just thinking of going there gives my taste buds a run for their money. I've never been disappointed.
It's a neighborhood gem that we are grateful to have. Good food, amazing communication, a feeling of family and upon leaving even a hug…
I honestly don't think that 5 stars says it all so I give it a 7+.

RichartT

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GW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. Sherry’s gem of a warm, neighborhood restaurant with highest quality food and always impeccable service. Noe Valley‘s best kept secret.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their food. You can taste the freshness and care with their ingredients.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best Italian food I've had in SF.

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall good but service was a bit off.
Burrata presentation is odd, martini glass showing brown colored eggplant mouse (not really pretty)

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BF
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Bacco it never disappoints, great pasta, wine and dessert!

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