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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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2062 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (26)
  • Bar Seating (22)
  • Fit for Foodies (19)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 955-1919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Staffan Terje
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Barbacco specializes in catering special events ranging from business meetings, office happy hours, dinner parties, wedding showers, etc. For catering inquiries, please contact: or 415-955-1960.
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Cross street
Battery St & Front St.
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Parking details
No street parking until 7pm.

Valet is offered for dinner only.
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Public transit
Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2062 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlli5 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Haven't been there in years but was underwhelmed and found it noisy and quite ordinary.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Good for everyday, not so good for special occasions due to noise level.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Slow server when we were done with service. Felt like an ignored school kid who was raising their hand.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were very disappointed. Food wasn’t very special at all. We were expecting way more. We have been dining at some very good spots and this place did not stand out at all. There was nothing to ‘aww’ about. So many better places to spend our money. We are from out of the country and we’re on s foodie vacation.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

They brought the food out quickly and were very accommodating when I asked to be seated at a table instead of at the bar despite them being packed for lunch. Excellent service!

NMH1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This was our third evening at Barbacco. Once again, each dish was delicious, and our service was warm, friendly and informative. Great wine, great food, casual ambiance, always a great evening at Barbacco!

vipDelicious (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We've been going to this restaurant since its inception, and it's consistently very good. We enjoy the charcuterie/salumi, the pasta, Polpette/pork meatballs. Our server introduced us to a recent red wine addition to the menu, Torraccia Gattinara (Nebbiolo), of which we thoroughly enjoyed. However, we also ordered a green salad with beets (to share) but it was so small (we each got about 4-5 little leaves) that one of us immediately remarked about it. As a result our server was kind enough to take it off our bill. Overall, a very pleasant experience, and we'll return.

GaryK (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great value, poor service from waiter. Would return without question, but hope to get a different waiter.

BradM (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food, attentive but not intrusive service; I was lucky enough to sit at the bar and watch the pastry chef at work, then enjoy her craft. I'd go again in a minute; top of my list for my next trip to San Francisco.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Gracious service, serious Italian food, and the best value adjoining costly neighbors (Michael Minna, Tadich Grill, Perbacco). Two blocks from Loew’s Regency Hotel (The Mandarin, updated). Menu omissions: non-alcoholic beer, tiramisu.

SusieMac (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. The restaurant was lively. Surprised/disappointed to be seated at a bar, since we made reservations. Overall a great food experience and I would return.

vipOaklander (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

One of our "go to" dining spots in the financial district. Casual sister restaurant to Perbacco next door. Food well prepared and good Italian wine selection. Wait staff always dependable and attentive. Good value.

vipmlml (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great for after work. Delicious pastas and other shared plates.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I have been here many times and have never been disappointed with the food, service and price.

vipdpkooljazz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent restaurant when you find yourself in the financial district. Food is excellent but atmosphere is not pretentious. You can be dressed to kill or be casual in jeans in a shirt. Everyone is welcome and everyone looks like they are having a good time. Wine selection is European with a focus on Italian wines from all over the region.

jordonb (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a lovely lunch and really enjoyed several dishes. We started with the Burrata and Caponata which was great. Creamy cheese, perfectly grilled bread and flavorful Caponata. Our favorite dish was the spinach rigatoni with lamb ragu. So delicious! The following dishes weren’t as good. The meatballs were tasty but tough , and there was something off with the pork Scallopini. There was an unpleasant bitter undertone. The dessert was remarkably tasty. Butterscotch panna cotta with crispy crumbly toppings and candies kumquats, really good. The service was impeccable. Overall a very enjoyable lunch!

Todd (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a great Business Lunch at Barbacco. The food and service were wonderful, and we look forward to coming back again soon.

vipAnmo (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious food, great prices and great service. I’ll be back

SFNative (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Super popular - packed and beyond loud. Had a 12:30 lunch reservation and at 12:45 was offered seating at the counter. Was told that the possibility of counter seating is in the fine print on Open Table when making a reservation. It's not. We asked to be seated at a table and were asked to wait another 10-15 minutes. Bye-bye. Tadich was able to seat us in minutes. Had a wonderful lunch at a nice table.

(Ignore my ratings for food and value - can't comment but required to complete in order to submit review.)

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Tables are to close to each other. Lady next to me sneezed on my bread. Not a restaurant for a romantic date. Excellent service and friendly staff.