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.
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
Nearby parking public parking structures also available at Front at Sacramento (Embarcadero), Battery at Pine and on Front between Pine and California
Muni: Market and 1st St. stops.
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Great culinary experience
it was good but not great...
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
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.
Nice Italian food but noisy especially at the 1st floor work low ceilings
Meh! Not worth commenting upon. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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.
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.
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!
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.
My daughters 25th birthday.
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
Exceptional service in a very noisy environment. Good food but not a place for conversation.
Great service, food and wine. Good value for the money
Fabulous service, great meal quality food. Really enjoyed our dinner. Prefer the bar seating.
Super food and excellent service. Highly recommend
Great food, wonderful service and fun vibe. Order the scallops! Will return.
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.
Delicious risotto. Noisy - is a challenge to have a conversation.
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.
Birthday was great there
There was a hair in the scallops. They took it off the bill and offered a free dessert. Expected better.
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!
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.
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.
Server was not attentive. First time I’ve experienced this at Perbacco.
This is my neighbor to go place when company is in town. I am never disappointed
An outstanding evening with my leadership team. Perbacco has become our de-facto choice for a good time.
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.
Celebrated our 7th year anniversary
We had white truffles on Tajerin just ottimo
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.
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.
La Carne digna de la fama adquirida, detalles de gran restaurante y gran servicio.
Our favorite restaurant for celebrations!
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.
Fantastic place, food was excellent. Menu varies quite frequently, perhaps would be good to have some fix items on a more permanent menu.
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.
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
Food was very good. Noise level was extremely loud - difficult to hear conversation at the table.
Never a disappointment. Delicious pasta dishes. All time favorite!