Haven't been there in years but was underwhelmed and found it noisy and quite ordinary.
Good for everyday, not so good for special occasions due to noise level.
Slow server when we were done with service. Felt like an ignored school kid who was raising their hand.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Great food, great value, poor service from waiter. Would return without question, but hope to get a different waiter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for after work. Delicious pastas and other shared plates.
I have been here many times and have never been disappointed with the food, service and price.
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.
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!
We had a great Business Lunch at Barbacco. The food and service were wonderful, and we look forward to coming back again soon.
Delicious food, great prices and great service. I’ll be back
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.
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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.