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Perbacco

4.8
6355 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
What 6355 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSheilaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I’ve been going to Perbacco for many years as a work staple. Unfortunately, the service was horrible and we had a very bad experience. Seems they are short staffed, which I can appreciate with Covid, but more than that, they were extremely rude. Will never be going back there again.

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vipAble43
Portland
35 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food, convivial atmosphere. Very enjoyable experience.

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BrianR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the place, it's just generally loud (as one expects a popular place to be) and warm.

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SylviaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty and easy to get a reservation - definitely recommend.

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vipEvaG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat outside so didn't know how to rate ambiance or noise. Food and service was terrific.

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vipWendeeS
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Perbacco and have been there many times. The food is consistently tasty and original. Prices are very reasonable for San Francisco and the staff is very efficient and friendly. I had the tagliatelli with a sausage and mushroom sauce and different that your customary red italian sauce. Also had a green salad with fresh peccorino cheese that was fresh and just the right size. Also, the pastas come in two sizes which is a nice option. I will go back again as soon as I'm in SF.

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vipSusanB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to eat outside with a nice heater so not ideal but still great- the inside looks more refined and elegant but even outside the service was perfect and the food was topnotch. Defintely would recommend this place. I had the snap pea salad that was yummy, a delicious homemade pasta with quail and real black truffle that was stellar, and a stone fruit dessert with lemon verbena gelato that was memorable for its intense fresh flavors.

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WestCountyJan
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter what you order on their menu, your meal will be delicious. Perbacco’s service is attentive without being intrusive. The staff and kitchen manage a large number of people without skipping a beat. We love this place.

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vipWestVillager
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The inviting menu of Italian food was deliciously prepared, revealing wonderful respect for ingredients. Staff is simpatico knowledgeable and attentive. Their outdoor parklette is nicely designed, even lux, and peaceful; inside is extremely lively.

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XYZ098
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing dinner and fantastic help with the wine list. All the food was exceptional and the wines were top tier with wide knowledge of each. Can't wait to go back!

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KarenC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grazie per il pranzo meraviglioso! The Risotto was the best we've had since
Venice and every dish was done perfectly and with the finest ingredients. The wine was
elegant, delicious and chilled perfectly.
The service was impeccable and gracious. We shall be back soon.
Grazie mille
Karen Croft and David Talbot

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vipPHcouple
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch outside with granddaughter and our dog. Outdoor table and seating is comfortable and well designed. The whole wait staff, especially our waiter, was phenomenal- friendly, caring, informative and prompt. He even brought a water bowl for our dog. Pasta dishes we had were perfectly prepared and as tasty as always. So nice to come back to Perbacco. Will be returning soon.

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sfbayruth
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional. The duck breast is so tender and paired with the stone fruit, it's just delicious. In fact, all the dishes I've ever had were delicious and cooked to perfection. Interesting variety of pastas and salads. Service is very good and the ambiance is lovely. Also, the noise level is quite moderate so you can actually have a conversation without shouting at each other.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. Usually have dinner here but it’s def in a good spot for lunch

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vipplectical
Orange County
115 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended, as good as ever, excellent food and service.

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JoanneF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco is becoming the favorite restaurant for everyone I bring here. Service has been superb every time. See you soon

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Marcy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sadly we found Perbacco disappointing. Two of us had the halibut, and although the fish was cooked perfectly, the flavor was limited to that of the fish itself - no effort to complement or add interest or dress it up in any way. The risotto was similarly disappointing - competent and good, certainly, but somewhat uninspired. The same was true for the physical presentation of all the food. The beet salad, on the other hand, was made delicious and interesting by the addition of plums, and the vegetarian pasta was likewise delicious and interesting with corn, spinach, and an umami-packed brown sauce. However, given the prices, we felt a bit disappointed as a whole.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and unobtrusive. Food there is really good. The pastas are terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Three years ago everything was better; food, atmosphere, service. The food is now just Ok. The noise is too too high

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CarlosF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toda la comida y las bebidas de muy buena calidad y el personal fue muy receptivo acerca de requerimientos especiales sobre la comida

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keithd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was about average for the price point; service was inattentive throughout.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Despite having a large staff, it was—repeatedly—difficult to get the server’s attention. Initially, we were brought the wrong food. We hadn’t even ordered. The food was good +, but the overall experience wasn’t commensurate with a $100 per person dinner. Excellent wine list.

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SuzanneM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great place to celebrate a birthday! The food was delicious and the waitstaff was very attentive. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our twins 20th birthday! The service was consistently top notch, especially Dario our waiter who was appropriately superb! We started with the Fritto Misto, the Burrata Cheese, and the Brussels Sprouts - all flavorful and tasty. We also had the Barbacco Polpette (meatballs) as an appetizer instead of an entree and it was as we’d hope, juicy and generous.
Our main dishes were the Agnolotti Dal Plin pasta, the Pappardelle pasta, the Northern Halibut, and the Brown Butter Roasted Pork Loin; all well presented and delicious. Dessert was the Gianduja Mousse and the Burnt Caramel Gelato, yummy and enjoyable! Perbacco also served the Brutti Ma Buoni( the “ugly but good” cookies) with “Happy Birthday!” written in chocolate! The ambience was fun and relaxed and would highly recommend Perbacco for special occasions as well as all occasions for a great dining night out.

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vipRaffi
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When people say perfection is not possible, I can definitely say it's possible & Umberto Gibin has created it @ Perbacco!!!!

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vipRocco
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautifully presented cal-Italian food with professional service in a comfortable setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is prompt and food is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of delicious options and everything tasted so flavorful! Service was also great, friendly but not intrusive and answered all our questions about the menu too.

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vipDF702
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Celebrated birthday with them and the whole staff made it an outstanding dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Taiwan
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Joey and SA were great!

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Arrow
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit noisy but still able to have a conversation. Our waiter was excellent, he was attentive when we needed attention but not bothersome. I had very specific food requirements and the kitchen did their best to accommodate to them. The wine pours could have been a bit more generous and the portion size, but overall an excellent dining experience.

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vipInayama
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Get there during their truffle festival!

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vipKende
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, friendly, and relaxed service from the time we entered to the time we left, kudos to the team at Perbacco.

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DavidK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is very good service. Duck was very delicious but ravioli was kind of ok ok and too much creamy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, presentation all fantastic. Octopus, snap pea salad, buratta, truffle pastas, risotto, halibut, sorbets, hazelnut cookies, espresso, all on point.

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vipSusanB
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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DanielK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccably prepared, and well presented. The food tasted incredible. The service was just right: waiter was at the table when we needed him, and absent when we did not need him. The wines were good quality for the price as well. The ambiance was as expected as I have dined at Perbacco before. I'd recommend Perbacco any time

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Andi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food (my favorite is the Agnolotti) and attentive service. It was our anniversary and they remembered and gave us a nice card when we walked in, and added "Happy Anniversary" to our dessert plate. Lovely place.

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vipJamesL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic SF institution that maintains excellence.

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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 6355 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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