Bacco Ristorante

4.7
1018 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.
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 1018 People Are Saying
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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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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
7 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
7 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
21 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
99 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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M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was nice, the service very good, and the food was good, not outstanding. My pasta with mushrooms had too many tomatoes and not enough mushrooms, but I loved the tomato and corn soup!!
We forgot our credit card at the restaurant and they went out of their way to get it to us the next day!

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s
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacco is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good, as is the service. The ambiance is warm and welcoming.

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GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We fell in love with this restaurant. We brought our adult children and their girlfriends here for an impromptu dinner. We were greeted very warmly at the door and, though we’d made a reservation, they were simply focused on getting us seated and taken care of - a subtle but notable difference that made the service impeccable. The waiter was a classic professional who was always ready with suggestions but knew when to give time for my aenoligist son to analyze the wine list.

And then the food came! Every dish - and we intentionally ordered a broad variety - had that extra level of care that achieved the level of true Italian culinary art.

ME & G

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really incredible! Authentic Italian meal with a great ambience. From the exterior it doesn’t look anything special - but once that first bite hits your tongue, you know you’re in for an incredible evening!

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We felt the food quality and portion size was better since they've reopened

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J
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

If I go back I would ask to be reseated because we were in a very small table so close to the table next to us it was impossible to have a conversation and the girl next to me talked incessantly , I couldn’t wait to leave .

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DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was very happy that Bacco had some very good gluten free options and that the wait person was accommodating with suggestions.
Many thanks for that and your delicious food.

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SW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average good Italian.

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Adrian our server was excellent. Enjoyed the food.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Neighborhood Italian; great food and ambience!

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j
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This main be an open table issue or bug but Open table showed that Bacco was open on July 3. We excitedly made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary, but when we arrived the restaurant was closed with a sign in the window :(

We've been to Bacco previously and have loved it!

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was closed 4th of July, but we were able to make a reservation on Open Table, only to be disappointed when we arrived. Poor show, Bacco.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for a special date night.

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MG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local spot with authentic italian food. Very friendly service. Some of the best risotto and pasta I've had in SF.

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