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.
Menu has changed. Less small plates available. Food was good.
The food was delicious and our server was outstanding.
Although I was sitting directly across from my guest I was difficult to hear each other talk. Not good for a business lunch if you need to hear each other.
Service could have been better. We struggled trying to flag down our waitress.
Food was good but we had to send back our burnt Brussels sprouts.
Amazing food that wont break the bank!
Nothing was bad, just so expensive for what you get.
The waiter was very helpful, but forgot the cheese that was ordered. He made it up by giving us a free desert. My family enjoyed the dinner.
We enjoyed our meal very much and I plan to eat there again. My friend who was meeting me there tried to call me to say she was running a little late but I couldn't hear the phone ring. She then called the restaurant directly and they were nice enough to let me know.
Terrific place! We had five people for an informal business dinner and it worked out perfectly!!! Very good food and very attentive servers. We'll be back!
The food was good but a bit too expensive, even for the quality. It’s way too noisy and that impacts the experience a lot. Great service, though!
Great food & ambiance. Modern & cozy, with great food and reasonable prices. Perfect-size portions. The only annoying thing was that 3 different waiters came by asking to take my plate in a 10min timespan around 9pm... I wasn't done, and just wanted to talk in peace.
Food was excellent and service was okay, they were down one server the day we went but to their credit someone from the bar came over and took our order.
Friendly and attentive service. Delicious food - shared a burrata appetizer and two pasta dishes. Would definitely go back!
The food was just wonderful. There were 3 in our party. We each ordered something different and had bites of the other dishes. They were all amazing. There was a nice wine list as well. Our waiter gave exceptional service and was great about explaining anything on the menu. Highly recommend Barbacco if you are up for great authentic Italian!
We really enjoyed our dinner the other night. Food and service were great. We will return.
Good ambiance, good food, nice servers
One of our go-to after theater restaurants in San Francisco. Top notch wait staff, good food and solid and affordable wine list. Easily accessible by BART, too.
Visited on Saturday at 9:00 pm. I set my expectations based on a few reviews and YouTube video I seen of the chief and co owner. I was a little disappointed about this place. As I walked in the restaurant had a funky fishy smell. Service was not that great from server, thanks goodness for the manager he was more attentive then the server. Bruschetta was bland I liked the twist they put on it with the peas but it had no flavor. My strip steak was a little dry. On the website they have desserts listed that they don’t serve that was a really big let down. This a restaurant I would visit again if there is nothing else to eat and I am out of options. Based on this not sure I would try the Main restaurant Prebacco.
Terrific restaurant, good food, great value for money. The staff are accommodating, and our waiter (Carlos) was fantastic (he gave good wine and food recommendations and was very attentive). We love this restaurant and would definitely go back :)
Barbacco for a business lunch always delivers. The staff are attentive however not too much so, the food consistent in quality and delicious.
Our server let us sample the orange wine and rosado wines before committing to glasses, and both were excellent. Enjoyed all the food- had the burrata, octopus, fish of the day (local halibut with shrimp and spring vegetables), pork meatballs and fried polenta batons. All delicious and cooked and seasoned just right. Want, friendly and attentive service too.
Food is great, ambiance is great and service is great. Recommend the brussel sprouts and any of the pasta dishes. Their sandwiches are also delicious.
We had a very nice time. The food was very good. Especially enjoyed the Beat Salad, Rack of Lamb and the Halibut fish special of the day. Service was a little forgetful (had to ask twice to get bread that we ordered with the meal,) Surprised that even though do not serve hard liquor that both my wife and our guest wife do not drink but often get non alcoholic (e.g. virgin drinks) and this was not available.
Service was good. Very small portions for the money. However the food was very good
Even though Barbacco is the less expensive version, it is not worth the money. The service was snooty with pressure to spend money. The least expensive glass of wine was 14.00 with not amazing choices. Your jammed into a tiny space and the food was mediocre. Nothing from the two appetizers all the way through the dessert was rave worthy. I am a local and was disappointed.
Outstanding food but the service sucked. I wasn’t super into the atmosphere either. But a cool place, I’d probably go back for lunch.
Excellent value: food tasty and prices quite low for San Francisco. We enjoyed the monthly set price menu with 2 antipasti and 2 pastas. Couldn't resist ordering the brussel sprouts and the chocolate cake for dessert. Great place!
i HAVE BEEN TO PERBACCO A FEW TIMES AND FINALLY CAME TO BARBACCO. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE NAME IT IS NOT A FULL BAR.
Roasted beet salad with whipped goat cheese followed by orchiette with broccoli and sausage. Delicious!
Food quality was fine but portions were super small (my colleague with me agreed).
Yet another fine meal from Owners Umberto & Steffan.
Pastas best, entrees very good, desserts wonderful.
Only problem was that server did NOT pace meal properly or AS ASKED. She brought 1st course cold apps & requested 2nd course warm Pastas at the SAME time. Not smart or clever or enjoyable for us. The biggest problem was that the 2-top table top was SMALL & there was NO table top room for ALL 4 big plates plus our 2 personal plates. Plus, as eat the yummy cold apps, the 2 pastas were getting COLD...bad & sad. Server seemed oblivious, food runners blinded & just dropping plates on the tables. Owners be aware.
excellent meal and great service.
Loved it!! Feels a bit like NYC. Great menu and wine list. Will be back!!
Delicious food, busy fun ambience. As a family of 4 foodies including 2 kids, we ordered several starters, a few pastas, and meatballs, then shared everything. Definitely the way to go. Favorites were the pear and hazelnut salad, seafood pasta, and meatballs. Yum.
The food was absolutely delicious! They have an excellent wine list and we enjoyed trying the orange wine. Mark the Manager has done a great job with everything- food, wine & service.
This Financial District restaurant has undergone some design and menu changes since it first opened, and while I think I liked the earlier design and menu better, this new incarnation doesn't disappoint. Dine here for sophisticated Italian food that's innovative, very well prepared, and of excellent quality. The night I was there the halibut was superb, and the cut was very generous. As a prelude to the meal, the beet salad was excellent and generous in size, in case you want to share it. The waiter was extremely helpful with his recommendations and efficient service. The ambiance has the urban feel of a New York hotspot, and the crowd appears to be fashionable and oozing the success and confidence of young executives on their way up.
Poor service. Reservation was basically a recommendation. We had to wait 20 min to get sorted.
Super noisy and crowded. Food is expansive and mediocre
Warm welcome charming service great food
Fabulous food, fabulous service...what a wonderful evening!
Excellent mushroom soup and citrus salad. The meatball and pasta dish was also great. The carbonara was quite good, but not the best I’ve ever had. Very tasty carrot cake. And the Ft. Point Red beer was perfect.
I was running late and called in and the host was super nice about it.