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Barbacco

4.6
4.6
2484 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Barbacco is a modern trattoria that reflects the vibrant city life of San Francisco and offers a casual dining experience that delivers exceptional wines, personable service, and high quality food inspired by recipes from all regions of Italy.

Barbacco looks sleek and urbane, with a welcoming feel. The 66-seat restaurant is fitted with a rich black marble bar for counter seating complimented by a bright yellow beverage case displaying coolers of wine on one side and the building’s original brick walls on the other. The dining tables throughout the restaurant are great for parties of two and up to six. The space is full of energy and infused with a convivial atmosphere where guests come to meet friends or make new acquaintances.

Reservations are welcome, keep in mind that our seating capacity is comprised of counter space and individual tables. We will honor requests for individual tables to the best of our ability.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 955-1919

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Staffan Terje

  • Catering

    Barbacco specializes in catering special events ranging from business meetings, office happy hours, dinner parties, wedding showers, etc. For catering inquiries, please contact: catering@barbaccosf.com or 415-955-1960.

  • Private party facilities

    Barbacco’s cozy and modern dining room is available for full buyouts. During our private events we reproduce the convivial experience our regular guests enjoy every night. Rustic Italian food is our specialty!

  • Private party contact

    Stephen Lee: (415) 955-0647

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Battery St & Front St.

  • Parking details

    No street parking until 7pm.<br /><br />Valet is offered for dinner only.

  • Public transit

    Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,484 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MA

    MartinA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Perfect spot for our business lunch.
  2. RL

    RachelL

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Decentlunch spot but nothing special if that makes sense
  3. HN

    HarryN

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. No complaints.
  4. RW

    RichardW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed Barbacco and highly recommend it to everybody we know.
  5. BF

    BrianF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Very fast service
  6. B

    Bevstersf

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love Barbacco. Great place for an informal but very nice lunch or dinner. Their pasta is amazing. Some of the best I’ve had. If you are lucky enough to find the squid ink pasta with shellfish, it’s the real deal - big variety of fresh shellfish beautifully prepared. Service is prompt, attentive and accommodating. So glad it’s still here serving deepest darkest downtown.
  7. M

    Muts

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gluten free options!
  8. TK

    TomK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    That minestrone soup was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Real Italian food, yummy. I'll be back next trip to San Fran!
  9. SD

    SaraD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Prices high for quality of food. Service was good. Noise level was high
  10. JO

    JamesO

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    There is not a bar. Food was generic. Server worked hard but was given too many tables. It want expensive but I still didn’t feel I received value.
  11. DO

    DanO

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server and hostess were wonderful. After a disappointing cancellation of the show at the theater, we found a quick reservation here. The food was great and the attentiveness of our server was outstanding. We were in SF to celebrate a birthday and they were very gracious with dessert and wine. As a long time Perbacco lover, we will definitely return to this sister restaurant.
  12. g

    geewhiz

    San Francisco

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Barbacco is a neighborhood favorite. I go on my own and eat at the bar sometimes but this visit was to take a friend out for a holiday meal. We really enjoyed the seasonal salad with persimmons and the brussels sprouts. I had the amatriciana which was good and my friend had the orecchiette which is my normal go-to. Both were great. Lovely wine selection and a great recommendation by our server who was lovely.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great wine and food
  14. JW

    JuneW

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small but excellent choices. Staff all attentive and helpful!
  15. PF

    PegF

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, especially the octopus, burratta/squash apps and the chicken cacciatora and orecchiette pasta. No cocktails and limited wine selection only kept us from giving a 5 star. We have forgotten the waitresses name, but she was outstanding!!
  16. M

    Mimsy

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our party had the octopus (beautifully cooked), brussel sprouts (I remember the duck-fat sprouts but this was delectable whatever it was cooked with), the orchiette (which was good), and the bruschetta (which was delightful). The server recommended a beautiful Soave which went with all of these dishes. We were worried it wouldn't be enough, but it was plenty so we had no room for dessert. I'm so happy downtown SF is back in the swing of things, so if you want something special for date night or are dining solo at the bar, you can't go wrong.
  17. a

    asfo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went with a friend of mine to this past favorite to rediscover the delicious cuisine after not dining there for about 4 years (pandemic and life kept me away). What better time than during SF Restaurant Week! Still fantastic overall, but the Tiramisu left a little to be desired. It was clearly made ahead of time and stored in the fridge/freezer, as the pre-assembly left about half of the dessert literally watery (presuming condensation). A bit of a disappointing end to a great meal. The service and ambiance are always wonderful. Will still go back again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Decent service overall, but the food is nothing special, especially for the price. I'd prefer going down the street a bit to Little Italy any time.
  19. GA

    GinaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Was disappointed with being sat outside as we booked our reservation inside and they said they overbooked. It was cold and we were not prepared. Food was good but not great selection
  20. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is as good as ever and the service is wonderful. Outdoor parklet is very comfortable for dining. One of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco!
  21. RJ

    RickJ

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just what we needed to relax. Jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to return to Barbacco. My young friends and I got together after almost 2 years of absence. Barbacco was a perfect place - good food and great service in a nice ambiance.
  23. BD

    BrianD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Portions a bit small for the price, but the food was great. Very good service and a nice parklet for outdoor dining.
  24. RE

    REDSOX

    Tokyo

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    数年ぶりに訪問したが、相変わらず料理とスタッフのサービスが素晴らしい。 また次回も訪れたいと思う。
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time! Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We were a party of 4 and everyone as extremely pleased with our dining experience!
  26. KC

    KateC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful dinner before heading over to the Golden Gate Theater to see a play (To Kill A Mockingbird). Service was excellent, my friend loved her halibut and I had the meatballs. We also ordered the b.sprouts which were excellent even if they are no longer cooked in duck fat. Timing was perfect (5:30 dinner). Will definitely go there again.
  27. DW

    DWCakes

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    If you appreciate really excellent customer service, Barbacco is for you. We had a couple of very minor hiccups, which they handled with so much care and professionalism, and took care of everything. We're in the neighborhood and will definitely go back.
  28. JB

    JackB

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprisingly nice for a downtown location and really that portion of downtown San Francisco is really upscale and pleasant to walk through. The food was excellent and the service was top shelf! I highly recommend this place for dinner!
  29. B

    Barbie

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious. Glad they're open on Mondays as had out of town family visiting for the day and wanted to make sure they had a taste of SF...
  30. SM

    SandyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott was a very pleasant host. He was attentive and patient with us. Food was fantastic and portion size was above expectations. Will definitely be back!!
  31. SC

    ShilpiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't get why this restaurant has so few stars. I've been to this restaurant multiple times and I've had a great experience every single time. Whether I'm ordering of the menu or asking for a personalized dish, they always accommodate my needs. Their pasta tastes fresh and delicious! Salads are also excellent!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Booked indoor table. Got an outdoor table on sidewalk. ( The hostess didn't seem too thrilled to work there. )
  33. TL

    TomL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta was done to perfection as was the halibut, octopus and gem salad. Each of the wines we tasted were exceptional and quite affordable by the bottle. Our server Astrid was sweet and attentive. And the we’re willing to change our reservation from outdoor to I door, when we realized it was going to be too cold and windy out to enjoy our meal. We’re quite particular about where we dine out, and this was a 5+ experience.
  34. W

    chrisW

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great Service, Great Wine. Squid ink spaghetti really good and olives were special.
  35. SF

    931SF

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The first unfriendly receptionist made a mistake not to recognize us and told us to go to the next door. We came back and the next receptionist was very nice. But the first one never apologized for her mistake, leaving us bad feeling. Otherwise it was good casual restaurant.
  36. A

    Annabella

    San Francisco

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular!!!! Loved the waiter Domenico!!!!
  37. SR

    SRfoodie

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been t Babacco in a year or so and is just as great as it has always been!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Easy and consistently enjoyable. Food is solid and the special tuna salad was really delish. Service is quick but a bit abrupt. Loud inside so hard to have a conversation.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Average food at best and expensive for what you get. When you overpay you would at least like a great experience and some cool food. Meh.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food- cooked just as requested. Good service!

FAQs

Barbacco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 955-1919.

Barbacco is rated 4.6 stars by 2484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Barbacco

220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Battery St & Front St.

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    No street parking until 7pm.<br /><br />Valet is offered for dinner only.

  • Public transit

    Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Staffan Terje

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 955-1919

  • Catering

    Barbacco specializes in catering special events ranging from business meetings, office happy hours, dinner parties, wedding showers, etc. For catering inquiries, please contact: catering@barbaccosf.com or 415-955-1960.

  • Private party facilities

    Barbacco’s cozy and modern dining room is available for full buyouts. During our private events we reproduce the convivial experience our regular guests enjoy every night. Rustic Italian food is our specialty!

  • Private party contact

    Stephen Lee: (415) 955-0647

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