Perbacco

4.6
5555 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Bar Menu: Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -9:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:00pm
Closed on Sundays
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Phone number
(415) 955-0663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Staffan Terje
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Catering
Limited to party size of 100 or fewer. We will customize the menu according to the event.
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Cross street
Battery St. & Front St.
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Parking details
Valet parking offered at night only. Cars will be parked primarily in a secured lot.

Nearby parking public parking structures also available at Front at Sacramento (Embarcadero), Battery at Pine and on Front between Pine and California
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Public transit
Bart: Montgomery station.
Muni: Market and 1st St. stops.
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Special events & promotions
For special event inquiries, please contact Perbacco's Director of Hospitality & Special Events, Stephen Lee: stephen@perbaccosf.com or 415-955-0647.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great culinary experience

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

it was good but not great...

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L
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Appetizers of Salata russa and vitello tornato were wonderful but the highly acclaimed papparadelle and pillows with chestnut and pomegranate were average at best. We were very disappointed with the pasta. Service was excellent

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MT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Bar seating/area is quite annoying. While waiting for your table it’s quite difficult to order a drink before getting seated. The staff clearly has a fake smile and it feels uncomfortable. The food was just ok, not mind blowing. I do. It understand why people love this place? I wanted to love this place, but not coming back.

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F
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice Italian food but noisy especially at the 1st floor work low ceilings

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Meh! Not worth commenting upon. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We walked here for a date night dinner after some shopping. We were early and had a drink at the bar and met some nice people from out of town. The scene was perfect for conversation and the bartenders were very knowledgeable and attentive. For dinner we had a nice quiet table in the corner of the long row did not have any noise problem. The dinner was fabulous. My wife had one of my favorite dishes, the papardelle and I had the scallops. The burnt caramel gelato was excellent. Nothing disappointed. Great location, we had a pleasant walk to the SF Bay Ferry afterwards, taking in great views of the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building scene.

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NT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had several great meals at Perbacco and look forward to more. The Duck Confit was to die for, as was the salad accompaniment. Beet salad was also very good, as was squid ink pasta with shrimp. Staff is very professional. We were there in Dec., where we imagine there were a lot of business celebrants, and we still had plenty of time to get to the theater up by Civic Center. Highly recommend.

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V
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steffan is a phenomenal chef so innovative and Umberto is a gracious and thoughtful host and a great sommelier as well

These two have created an incredible restaurant!

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LS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perbacco is consistent in service, expectations and quality of food since I have been going there for the past 10 years. I can bring a client or a best friend and know they (and I) will have a wonderful experience. I have never had a bad experience there and I am impressed with the quality of the wait staff and the reception staff. They seem to genuinely like their jobs and want to help their clients. Keep doing what you are doing Perbacco and I will come visit you at least 1-2 times per month.

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G
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters 25th birthday.

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HA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I liked this place a lot but the menu items were hit or miss.

Fritto Misto - Avg - Very few shrimp and mostly vegetables
Roasted Octopus - Outstanding
Pappardelle - Avg - Based on reviews we thought this was the most popular dish but was only so-so
Agnalotti - SUPERB - Folks if you go to Perbacco GET THIS
Duck - Bad - Chewy, hard, dry and tasteless

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D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Exceptional service in a very noisy environment. Good food but not a place for conversation.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and wine. Good value for the money

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, great meal quality food. Really enjoyed our dinner. Prefer the bar seating.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super food and excellent service. Highly recommend

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service and fun vibe. Order the scallops! Will return.

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NN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, only reason it wasn't a full five stars is because the way our table was positioned made me sit on the crease of their bench cushions, which was not comfortable and the dining room was unbelievably warm.

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FM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious risotto. Noisy - is a challenge to have a conversation.

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O
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of San Francisco's best Italian restaurants. Never a bad meal. Solid wine list. Wait staff helpful and professional. Easy BART access and convenient nearby parking.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday was great there

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

There was a hair in the scallops. They took it off the bill and offered a free dessert. Expected better.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter had been there twice before. She gave us GC for our anniversary, so the three of us celebrated together. All of the dishes were delicious!

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LT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made an anniversary reservation for the wrong day. It happens. But, when we arrived at the restaurant, they took a couple of minutes and stated they would be willing to accommodate us -- and happy anniversary. Even though they were going to seat us promptly, we decided to sit at the bar, as we often enjoy the bustle and business that goes on there. We were allowed to taste a wine before buying a bottle, which was super. We were not rushed to make a dinner selection, instead allowing us to have a glass of wine before we were asked about the selections. I wanted to try there scarpinocc: these are "little shoes" filled with taleggio and toasted nuts covered in a chestnut butter and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and shaved parmesan. What a treat for me. Slightly sour and spicy at the same time, it was a super dish. I actually added the brussels sprouts to the side, covered in browned butter, shallots, capers and parmigiano reggiano. Both dishes went superbly with the wine and the pacing. We were not rush at all and had a chance to chat with the bar tender. She even gave us a taste of a different wine she thought we might like based on the conversation. At the end, even though I was ordering a gelato, we were presented with an anniversary dessert: Brutti ma buoni: really "ugly but good" piemontese hazelnut cookies. And, a very lovely hand written note thanking us for choosing the restaurant for an anniversary. Very classy.

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B
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed the meal on a special occasion. It was a reunion with two school friends whom I hadn't seen in 60+ years. The major difficulty was the noise level, which made conversation difficult our "older set". Coincidentally, the NY Times recently published an article on deliberate elevation of noise in restaurants that cause me to wonder about Perbacco.

On the plus side, we enjoyed the food and the wines immensely. The choices of Italian wines was amazing. Choice of other wines was good, too. Pork, prawn and duck entrees we selected were excellent. In season pears were luscious in several menu items we ate.

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MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Server was not attentive. First time I’ve experienced this at Perbacco.

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MH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my neighbor to go place when company is in town. I am never disappointed

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KS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding evening with my leadership team. Perbacco has become our de-facto choice for a good time.

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L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

reservation made for my manager, and under her name(specifically noted and confirmed with host over phone after reservation made). However restaurant host informed no such reservation upon my manager's arrival. Not professional as it made I failed my manager's expectation due to restaurant's negligent.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 7th year anniversary
We had white truffles on Tajerin just ottimo

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LE
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Visiting family pronounced the squid ink pasta the best he’d ever had! Two of us had sea bass, and it was memorable! We had a great waiter, who also added to the overall success of the evening- recently arrived in SF from Iowa! A real pro and very helpful with choices throughout the evening! Perbacco is a special treat.

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JM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience and the service couldn’t have been better. We were celebrating a birthday and we appreciated the chef adding the words Happy Birthday to the dessert plate which was fabulous.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Carne digna de la fama adquirida, detalles de gran restaurante y gran servicio.

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LN
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant for celebrations!

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful pasta and nice location in the Financial District of SF, especially on the weekend when other places are closed. The pork loin entree my husband had was very generous, but not particularly note worthy. Too much meat and kind of got lost in the sauce. My tagliatelle, however was outstanding and of course made with fresh pasta made in house. The wine selections are known to wait staff who are exceptionally knowledgeable and efficient.

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z
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place, food was excellent. Menu varies quite frequently, perhaps would be good to have some fix items on a more permanent menu.

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a
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lovely from the start, greetings at the front desk, the host and hostess, valet was perfect valet parking that is our waiter Jake up was lovely and the service was very nice we sat upstairs, it was quiet, food was delicious, we took our time. The only thing I might add is when you’re finishing a meal sometimes after dessert if you don’t have coffee it’s nice to have someone check back to see if you want more water that’s a tiny thing.
Loved it, definitely return and recommend. Alison Greenfield
PS. Please excuse any typos I am dictating.

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We went for the truffle season special that ended today. In short, not impressive and a total waste of a lot of money.

Could it be that this being the final day of the truffle season at Perbacco they held back the most mediocre truffles until the end? Quite possible because they didn't taste (or smell) like anything - shaved cardboard. Very expensive shaved cardboard. My risotto may have been tarted up with truffle oil because I couldn't tell any difference between a bite of it with a full truffle shaving on top and an equally sized bite of just the risotto.

The service was very good and the base food was good but the shaved dish sponge ...uh "truffles", sunk the night

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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Noise level was extremely loud - difficult to hear conversation at the table.

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SL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never a disappointment. Delicious pasta dishes. All time favorite!

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