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About Bacco Ristorante

"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.

737 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
24th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 282-4969

Website:
http://www.baccosf.com/

Executive Chef:
Bobby Nasser

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for details.

Private Party Contact:
Shari Dominici: (415) 282-4969

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bacco Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (11)
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Romantic (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
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Special Occasion (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2009

Very Nice. Great food. Great service. Great experience

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2009

I found Bacco Ristorante using Opentable after finding out my first choice was all booked. I feel this place has the all makings of a great restaurant- just maybe an off day. We were hoping for it to be a Neighborhood Gem and a great find. Although everyone was very nice, we became the forgotten table. Our waiter served us and said someone would be back with cheese and peppers. After waiting a bit, we had to ask. 2 out of 3 of thought our serving portions were small.
I would give this restaurant a second chance. I think they just had an off day.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2009

Food is simple, beautifully prepared from organic and sustainable ingredients. The spinach gnocchi with walnuts and gorgonzola my companion and I shared as a second course was so good it nearly brought a tear to my eye--the tenderest gnocchi I have ever had, and the sauce was perfectly balanced. Service is perfect--professional, anticipatory but not cloying.

This is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2009

We were seated with the menu, specials and the wine list. We were taking our time studying the menu and noticed that we weren't getting any attention by the wait staff except some water. About 30 minutes after being seated I told the hostess that we have been waiting a very very long time. She said that she was going to check with the waiter. 5 minutes later she came and took our orders herself. Our drinks, soups and salad came out within an acceptable amount of time, but again 30 minutes or so go by without our main dish. Not even an offer for another round of drinks. The waiter came out to tell us that our main course took a long time because the risotto takes 30 minutes to cook. I guess they just didn't have their act together that night

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2009

We came to Bacco to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was a Sunday night. We had read several positive reviews on other foodie web sites touting that Bacco was a neighborhood gem. To be honest, Bacco did not knock my socks off or make us say "wow". Contrast that with a recent visit to Rivoli in Berkeley which was not perfect but impressed enough to look forward to a return visit. The food at Rivoli is impressive.Back to Bacco:the fresh baked bread is heavenly. It is complimented with a nice herb infused olive oil. We shared a lovely house smoked salmon salad. Very nice! We both had pasta,a seafood fregola which we agreed was very good. Lots of scallops,mussels,clams in a light wine and tomoto broth. My pasta - tonnarelli was too salty.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 7, 2009

My visit to San Francisco was made memorable by my dinner at Bacco. The food was wonderful and both the menu and wine list were moderately price given the quality of both. I plan on visiting Bacco again on my next trip to the Bay area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2009

I took my partner to Bacco to celebrate his birthday. We invited some friends who had never been there. The food and service were great. I definitely recommend going at least once if you are in San Francisco.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2009

The thin spaghetti with meatballs was great, and I am VERY picky about my spaghetti! My husband also had the Octopus appetizer which I didn't think I would like, but it was excellent, with a texture that wasn't rubbery and a really interesting flavor. Service was great, and parking surprisingle easy, though it could be hard on a busy night. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 2, 2009

My wife and I have been going to Bacco for the last ten years and have never been disappointed. We recently celebrated our tenth anniversary with a wonderful meal. The service is always on point and their recommendation are always good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2009

The food was delicious! The staff was attentive! The place was cozy, it's like visiting Italy. The asparagus Ravioli was just right, light and flavorful.I want to return soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2009

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. I have never had a bad meal here. The service and the food are always great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2009

We've been to Bacco now several times and love the restaurant! They are consistent!! Consistently great!

If you like Incanto, you'll like Bacco and vice versa. Bacco offers a wonderful menu that's rare among all Italian restaurants in SF. We've delighted in their slowly braised homemade Tuscan baby meatballs, house cured salmon with olive oil and plates of house cured meats. They're Pappardelle of homemade fettuccini with tomato lamb sauce is scrumptious!

If Mario Batali were in town, I'd recommend this place to him at a blink of an eye.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 22, 2009

Charming little restaurant in the neighborhood. Delicious innovative italian fare with excellent service. Go, you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2009

Excellent "rustic" Italian food. Bacco never disapoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 18, 2009

An consistently wonderful dining experience. We've been there twice now, and find it one of our favorites now. The cozy dining atmosphere is very inviting, the wine selection is nice, and the food is just superbly prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2009

Bacco is one of the best restaurants in the city. It consistently delivers delicious food that never fails to impress. The charming waiters with Italian accents make the place more authentic and fun. I am so glad it is in my neighborhood so that we can walk to it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2009

We find ourselves going back and back and back. Charming staff. Great food. Interesting specials. Bacco is known for making their risotto from scratch for each diner (no partial pre-cooking). Yum!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2009

This was the first time I have been here for several months and I was a bit disappointed in the main course.I ordered the special of the day - osso buco - and it was ok but not what I would call delicious. The meat was tough and not melt-in-your-mouth as it should be in this dish. and the red sauce on it seemed unusual for this dish.I am used to having it with chopped tomatoes but this was more like a pasta sauce. Ok but not great. Our first courses, meat balls and stuffed calamari were delicious and the service was excellent. This will not discourage me from returning as any chef can have a problem with a dish here and there. Overall, I have always enjoyed the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2009

With the economy as it stands currently, one would think that customer service would be as easy to find as air -- this is unfortunately not the case. So thank goodness for Bacco and their wonderful staff. Between the kitchen and the dining room, everything we wanted was created and served with a smile. Celebrating my grandmothers birthday at this restaurant was a real treat -- everyone there was kind and generous in spirit. This was quite the find! I love this restaurant and will definitely be back again and again and again...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2009

We went with a party of eight early on a Saturday night. Food: The food was great and we all got our dishes at relatively the same time. Service: Even though the place wasn't busy, we didn't really see much of our waiter but a lot of the bus staff. Ambiance: There seemed to be a lot of older clientele here, so I'm not sure it's ready for the party/bar scene. Also, the restaurant has a nice Italian home feel, but the music is totally opposite of what you'd expect to hear - it was a little strange and cut down on the mood in my opinion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2009

My wife choose Bacco for her birthday dinner. We were both happy with the choice. Food was excellent and the service could not be beat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2009

I always enjoy my dining experiences at Bacco. The decor evokes an old-world aura with tiled floors and large ceramic pots and platters adorning the walls. Even when it's busy the noise level isn't bad, though we usually go early on a week night. The wait staff is attentive and helpful with both food and wine selections. We have had the fillet of sole and the salmon, which were impeccably prepared, moist, and very fresh. The entrees come with a helping of potatoes and a green vegetable. The salads are fresh and dressed just enough to enhance the greens without overwhelming them. The bread is delicious, as are the refreshing sorbetti, and the luscious buttermilk panna cotta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2009

Delicious, fresh, carefully prepared, and unique entrees (though salads are not worth the steep prices). Beautiful, elegant interior. Great bread and pesto served to each table. If you go on a warm evening, note that there is no air conditioning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2009

I liked the comfortable and no rush feeling. Service is excellent. Its romantic in its own way. Would definitely return. ALR

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2009

Upon my arrival, the hostess was pleasant and showed me to our table immediately. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. The bread and the pasta were made fresh and served prefectly. The waiter selected two great wines that complimented the entrees perfectly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to someone looking for a quiet romantic dinner or a special night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2009

As always, Bacco's delivers on every aspect...food, wine, ambiance, service. A really neighborhood gem...a real tribute to the late owner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2009

Time after time Bacco is one of the restaurants we go to with friends. And there is yet to be a disappointment on any level - from the food to the wine to the amazing servers.

Each visit we pay here reminds us again how much we love and cherish Bacco.

It is a true Noe Valley gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2009

Bacco is always great. Really nice menu--lots of options. And the offer a very nice Prix Fixe menu every night, as well as specials. Everything is always in season and cooked perfectly (e.g. pasta al dente, meat tender & juicy, etc.)

Street parking is pretty easy at dinner, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2009

Our second visit to this neighborhood restaurant. We loved it just as much the second time around. Absolutely delicious. Nice assortment of pasta, fish and meats. We shared the polenta with gorgonzola and although it was very rich, it was so delicious! We definitely will go again and bring friends. Very engaging staff and not overbearing service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2009

My wife and I tend to find occasions to go to Bacco when we are in need of a little pick-me-up, and they do not dissapoint. The staff is always attentive and makes this an enjoyable evening. The food is well done and the ambiance is nice and warm. I can't recommend this enough if you are in the mood for an Italian meal on a nice San Francisco evening. Enjoy some wine and food that you will not regret.

P.S. The apple puff pastry will allow you to leave with a smile on your face and a vow to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 19, 2009

The food was exceptional. I would highly recommend the home made pasta was excellent. It will be our new date spot for a long time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2009

This is one of our neighborhood restaurants. The food is consistently good, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant. The noise level is low and you are able to have conversations with ease.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2009

We dined with two other couples. The food was fantastic, service great. We were not rushed. Each ordered dish was wonderful and fresh. All six of us shared the rigatoni with sausage, tomato cream sauce with baby peas. Oh my gosh, it was amazing and prepared the way pasta should be served...not over sauced and so mouth watering. The dinner was worth that alone. We all raved about the food, as it was the first time for everyone but myself. After dessert, the waiter presented us with a complimentary Moscato to drink. Oh, forgot to mention the house bread was homemade and so good. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2009

Basic, satisfying everyday Italian dining; we were three people and told the waiter we wanted to share 3 appetizers. The three were already divvied up on the plate and we realized that we got majorly ripped off. Interestingly enough, when we arrived at 7:00 p.m. we were the ONLY patronss. A few more came later. You could do much better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2009

Bacco is definitely a neighborhood gem. We've been dining there for years...and even though we don't live in Noe Valley anymore, we make frequent pilgrimages. We can't say enough about the quality food, beautiful interior and warm service. The wonderful wine list has many delicious Italian wines that are difficult to find anywhere else (Sangrantino anyone?!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2009

The menu was nice, but not very interesting. It was a pleasant yet routine dining experience. The food was good, but not memorable. The service was attentive, but not memorable. The ambiance was pleasant enough. The location is nice--definitely a neighborhood restaurant. The owner and staff were authentic Italian. The wine I ordered at the recommendation of the waiter was a fantatic Sicilian wine. Would I go there again? I don't live in the neighborhood and there are too many restaurants to try in San Francisco. Most likely not for a long while.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2009

As usual, a dependably high quality, moderately priced neighborhood Italian restaurant. If you can find parking (always a challenge) the rest of the experience is wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2009

We love this restaurant. It is consistent with the quality of the food, the attentive service and great wine list. A wonderful place to send out of town guests to as well as to enjoy on any weekday when we don't want to cook. Excellent Northern Italian cuisine, homemade pasta and killer bread, not to mention a very reasonable priced menu! Bellisimo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2009

The food at Bacco is excellent. Best Gnocchi in the city! While my previous experience turned out bad due to poor service, I gave them another shot and there was a significant improvement. Luca, the Manager, was very gracious and our overall experience was much better this time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2009

Our birthday dinner for four was made very special by the charming, attentive staff. The lamb,mahi-mahi, pasta were each beautifully prepared and creatively plated. We were welcomed at the door, our server was helpful, attentive, not intrusive. All in all, a pleasure.

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