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Perbacco

4.8
6218 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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  • Mother's Day at Perbacco

    May 9, 2021 only

    Bring the family and celebrate that special person at Perbacco! We'll be offering our regular menu with the addition of brunch dishes such as Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon. We'll be serving this menu from 11:30-3pm.

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
What 6218 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They do a nice outdoor dining experience. Not loud, warm and most of all, clean

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Margaret
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience dining indoors. Perbacco made us feel very comfortable with their clear protocols for safety. Both the food and the service were excellent. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great - staff very friendly and accommodating! Food and presentation was also very good!

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WestonCindy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

So nice to be dining with a little “class” and not out of a cardboard box! Lovely spot in the Financial District and very safe Covid protocols. The food was excellent! I opted for the SF restaurant week menu - a bargain. The beets and burratta were exquisite and my Halibut in cioppino broth was delightful. Paired the meal with Peter Paul Chardonnay which served a soft palette for the subtle flavors of my entree. Only negative was slow service and uneven attention and timing. But please don’t pass this restaurant by! Just getting up to speed after reopening.

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vipSouthParkFoodie
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it's great to have perbacco opened back up for indoor dining. It has always been one of my favorite spaces in SF dining. We were fortunate to be eating there during SF Dining week and had the excellent tasting and value soup or salad and a pasta for $25 each. The pasta was terrific. Our service was exceptional.

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AReasonablePerson
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umberto and his team are the best! Food, service, hospitality always on point.

CM
CynthiaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall good including the food but the pastas, although they’re excellent, we’re a bit too salty for my taste.

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FlorenceL
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice outside seating area- warm and private- excellent service!

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AlyssaVP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and very attentive staff. Loved the freshness and ingredients. Everything just perfect!

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vipNing
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Perbacco.....everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents visiting. Food and service were top notch

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vipminnie
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So happy to be back. Wonderful as always though the ragu for the tajarin wasn't quiet as good as I remember it (chunkier than before and not quite as refined). That being said, we loved the experience.

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vipItalophile
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb appetizers and pastas. Excellent wine list, including by the glass.

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MartinY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally friendly service accompanied with great food.

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vipGFBay
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner out since the pandemic shut down began. Perbacco could not have been a better choice in terms of making us feel safe and cared for—outdoor seating safely distances from others with plentiful heat lamps as needed & masked staff who had received the vaccine & were very attentive w/o being overbearing. And, of course, the food was delicious, as always. It was an excellent dinner start to finish.

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PaulaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the most difficult of years, Perbacco remains consistently at the top in service, atmosphere, and food. What a tremendous feeling it was to be back indoors as without skipping a beat - as though the past year had never happened. The elegant thoughtful service coupled with the Piedmontese specialties that our family has enjoyed over the years made this an extremely special evening. Grazie Umberto and the entire staff of Perbacco.

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Kpackard
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant excellent food courteous staff, all sound an awesome experience. Will recommend and return!

CK
vipCKMBMD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, staff were fabulous as always.

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vipAimersb
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were so disappointed with our experience at Perbacco this past weekend. As for many, it was our first time dining out in a year at a nice place, and we were also celebrating our anniversary.

The front-of house was great - very Covid-prepared, with friendly hosts. We had requested to be seated outside, and were given a 2-seat table just by the busy front door - not a great table, but we were so happy to be eating at a nice restaurant, we just didn't care! A sweet hand-written card was placed on our table, congratulating us on our anniversary - nice touch.

The big bummer was service. Low energy, almost sullen. No chit chat. No smiles (from what we could tell as she was wearing a mask) - just a big nothingburger experience. She never once checked-in to see how the food was, how we were doing. It was not neglectful, but definitely the bare minimum she could do. The finale was our server ultimately bringing us a complimentary dessert with 'Happy Birthday' on it, and just shrugging her shoulders when we laughed and said, um thanks but it's our anniversary (see the card?!).

Food was good. Particularly the starters. Spiced almonds and and shishito peppers were divine, as was the hamachi crudo. Fried brussels side was great. Entrees were ok. The pasta with slow cooked ragu was flavorful, and the green orrecchiette with homemade sausage was good, but had hardly any sausage on it - there were only flecks, which seemed odd given that was the highlight of the pasta.

I understand these are weird times, and honestly considered not writing this, but I imagine as people are more excited about going out after a year, a positive service experience will be critical to the success of our wonderful restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks, it was a great birthday! Love your restaurant, so glad you are back.

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PeteF
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stellar food, great service. We celebrated a birthday and the thoughtful touches were greatly appreciated. We’ll be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a amazing experience. We will back soon for sure. 😍

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Good, safe service. Would come back again. Just wish bread was served warm/had to ask for bread and it wasn’t listed on menu

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vipRaymond
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

They do their best to make the on street eating the best it can be

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Doug
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco is a very nice restaurant good food good drinks nice people

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DRPIERRE
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Small menu and only one fish dish

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Jessica
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first time dining in since COVID hit and I was very pleased! I felt very safe with the precautions the restaurant was taking to keep everyone healthy, and the food was awesome.

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vipTravelista717
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of ours pre-Pandemic, Perbacco has not only survived, it may even be better. The cuisine, with an emphasis on northern Italian ingredients (hazel nuts, truffle oil) and technique, has always been excellent. This week's dining experience exceeded our already high expectations. The staff has incorporated safety protocols without making the cautions seem awkward. And the food, the food...

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vipDBPbear
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Duck was magnificent

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vipRachelJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The asparagus starter was a delicious taste of spring. And the short rib papardelle was as good as ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and our server was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dining date night with my wife. Beautiful restaurant, very good food, and good service. We would definitely come back to Perbacco!

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vipDianeY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our starters Of fritto misto and asparagus salad were delicious. The cocktails were also good. Sad to say our entrees were quite disappointing. We ordered the tajarin and the pork loin. None of the food was hot even after we waited a considerable amount of time. And the Tajarin, that we were really looking forward to, was mushy (noodles were way over cooked) and had little flavor. The service was good though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thought the outdoor dining booths might be claustrophobic but they worked out really nicely. Food was spectacular and service was excellent.

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mrslauried
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and can't wait to go back! Front of the house, servers, food, everything was amazing. And the little things, added in the reservation this was a date and we got a corner booth, really comfortable and private. My new favorite in SF!

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ChrisP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got together with my old college buddy for dinner. From the easy reservations to the wonderful pasta, this place gives a great experience. I’ll be back again next time I’m in SF, and bonus- this place is right next to the Amazon GO store

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding!

JC
vipJoeC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this restaurant.

TG
ThomasG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food and wine list. A most memorable evening!

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 6218 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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