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Perbacco

4.8
6375 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sleek and modern with one foot firmly in the Old World is the feeling at Perbacco. The restaurant boasts a brick wall original to the historic 1913 Hind building, with other touches such as a bar top and floor tiles made from white Carrara marble. With 16 seats at the bar and 7 more intimate tables, Perbacco creates an atmosphere for a glass of wine or a light bite. Perbacco also features 2 dining rooms, one on the main floor and a smaller one on the Mezzanine, which has the added allure of serving as "theater", with windows to watch all the action in the kitchen below. Chef Staffan Terje strives to cook the finest food reflecting the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria. Handcrafted, house-made salumi, prosciutto and other charcuterie are not to be missed. Seasonal pastas, a tradition in Piemonte, range from the traditional ravioli to the more exotic agnolotti. Main courses feature dishes such as stuffed quail breast, a selection of seafood dishes, and vegetarian options.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6375 people are saying
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LeKR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and stellar food. And such a classic location at the foot of California Street!

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ADK56
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Perbacco two evenings in a row. The first night we were looking for a light meal and thoroughly enjoyed a shared meal of shishito peppers, a nice salad and the braised short ribs. We returned the next evening with a friend and enjoyed the side dish of Brussel sprouts as an appetizer, the halibut and two pasta dishes. We shared the chocolate mousse for dessert. Everything was delicious. We had the same waitress both evenings and she is excellent. The ambience is very pleasant. A little loud but that's just the style these days. The meal was delicious and well worth the cost. I gave it four stars for value not because we had any complaint. We've had significantly more expensive meals that were less enjoyable. But prices are high these days and this restaurant is no exception. We will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. PS asAmbiance needs work.

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DawnA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful lunch

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vipJBruce
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent. Great place, nice crowd. Excellent service

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ECiurana
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first romantic lunch at a sit down eatery since February 2020 - back to my favorite restaurant in San Francisco, Perbacco! They are in top form. The outside table arrangement is tasteful with plenty of ventilation, the indoor dining experience was as good as it's ever been, the lunchtime menu was great. Very happy see the Perbacco team again. You made our week!

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vipLizlovesgoodfood
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Food is spectacular and ambiance and service is great.

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goldie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as it always has been. My first dining experience since the pandemic!
Very enjoyable!

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JulianaE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Really nice service and all the food was really nice.

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vipInayama
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a double Birthday! They moved us into a booth upon our request and even gave us a hand written card. It was the best experience!

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vipAnaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have been here many times but it was not the same this time, the bread wasn’t fresh the appetizers were not very tasty, and the entrée was just OK. Hopefully just a one time fluke…

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Muy MAL servicio de la Hostess, reservé con mucho tiempo de anticipación y aún así nos quiso sentar en el Bar.

Tuve que insistir MUCHO para que nos dieran una mesa normal.

Ya sentados el servicio de meseros fue muy bueno.

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vipDavid
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Italian food. Inventive. Skillfully prepared and served. Just fantastic. A great night.

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CharlesG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Northern Italian experience - professional and helpful waiter who advised on food and wine choice - the veal loin appetizer which I ordered as a main dish was exquisite. As was the Gracchi rose from Sicily. My wife’s arugula salad was perfect

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vipJoeL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Very patient, courteous & kind staff for ' elders!'
Excellent food; generous portions. Staff very attentive & don't mind doing what you ask immediately.

We try to go Q other week.
Thank you! The Lambs

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vipSArper
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant !!!
From the attentive service to great culinary creations, satisfactory Wine menu. Definitely will be back.

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vipPiiruru
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cozy outside terrace table,even after 8 PM,I had full dinner including tasty local beer,wine,cheese and desert. even no vaccine certification, Perbacco has cozy open table(outside) and offers wonderful dinner/lunch. it’s a miracle who doesn’t believe vaccines.

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vipGabrielaF
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! One of the best pappardelle pasta I’ve ever had.

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vipvrelant
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining on California Street was surprisingly comfortable. Food and service excellent.

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NeighborSusan
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and amazing service. They could’ve used a little bit more ambience with the music. But it was otherwise very good.

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PatrickC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I don't know why I never tried thus place but I am glad I did now. Perbacco has made it to one of my fave Italian spots list. Loved every bit of it...

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MPM21
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine, cocktails and service were excellent! Alexander was very professional and thoughtful, as I was celebrating not only my b-day but the birth of my granddaughter simultaneously. Humberto has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wines! The pasta dishes were beautiful. Grazie!!!

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vipT111
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful lunch; the outdoor seating is set up well.

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PaulT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umberto has done an excellent job managing his restaurant, which is becoming a San Francisco icon, through the pandemic. The food is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with a girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. We opted to eat outside, and everything is set up nicely, with lots of heaters to keep you warm. Opted for a mix of apps and pasta for our dinner. Lovely service, and great spot for a mid-week dinner.

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vipJuanA
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta! The beet and plum salad was DELICIOUS!

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tb19518
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre anniversary dinner and our experience was excellent. Service was on point and staff was highly attentive. Food was delicious and good portions. Desert was so good. Had the short rib tortellini and hubs had short rib plate both well done and seasoned. My burrata salad with tomatoes and watermelon was very refreshing. For dessert I had yuzu semifredo with strawberries and pistachio cake, so good a light finish to a heavy meal.

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vipDavidG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, we enjoyed it. Will Come again another time

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vipMicheleR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a complimentary special dessert for our anniversary

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Bkmanabe
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great the food was ok nothing to right home about.

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vipKellyW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every morsel of our meal was delicious! So many wonderful flavors to enjoy! Our server was very pleasant and helpful with suggestions. I look forward to my next meal here.

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Luis
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!

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vipSFfoodie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasure to support this neighborhood restaurant in the Financial district. Great for business lunches and for foodies!

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vipMeeraA
London
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious.

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vipPeanut
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our duck order felt like restaurant was running out and was skimpy

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vipHazelD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit. Consistent excellent service and food!

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vipFoodGirl
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal,service. Umberto was as usual the gracious host. He accommodated us celebrating a birthday with a special dessert and sent us home with the leftovers. We sat outside and the evening air was just perfect.

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vipSteakoholic
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and every dish (we had 4) was remarkable. An absolute gem. If I lived closer, I would be here every week.

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MsVicky
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as usual, I never pass up an opportunity to dine at Perbacco when I visit San Francisco!

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vipMarthaN
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was wonderful. Great pastas, attentive service, and they serve Franciocorta by the glass which is a perfect start to a delicious meal.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Perbacco using the Order Online button. Perbacco also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Perbacco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 955-0663.

Perbacco is rated 4.8 stars by 6375 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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