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Perbacco

4.8
6373 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
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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
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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vipSArper
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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vipAGinNoCal
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been in a very long time, due to COVID, and we were very happy to see that the friendly staff, great drinks, fine service, and delicious food all remain intact! We ate outside in their very nice "parklet" and enjoyed a wonderful early evening dinner.

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Karensky
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine list was very pricey, especially dine we don’t know that much about Italian wines to risk making an expensive mistake, so we ordered few by the glass so we could sample. Everything else was great. For a restaurant of that caliber, the food did not appear to overly priced.

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Chris128
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we were looking for and had almost given up hope that there were any decent restaurants still open in SF. Excellent, well-trained and fine-tuned waitstaff. Food is excellent, as are the choices on the menu. Fairly extensive wine list, with a wide range of prices. Ambience is nice, and there even is a bar you can sit at. My wife was so happy that I found this and booked a reservation here, all in less than an hour before we wanted to be seated. It's also an easy walk to and from the Embarcadero BART station. We'll be back!

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vipDeniseY
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in San Francisco. They have an excellent Italian menu with modern Californian themes. Service is a very strong component of their offerings. Given the quality of the food and the service, their prices are surprisingly low.

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vipsfchuck
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away with the quality and flavors. The menu has so many wonderful items that it's difficult to decide what to choose. The service was excellent, our server helpded us choose our wine, perfect choice. We felt that the pricing was a good value for the quality and quantity of food. We will definitely be going back.

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vipAngelaD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and time. Food and service were both amazing and the ambiance was good, friendly and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice waiter. Excellent pasta.

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vipfinkster
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way. Food, service, ambiance were all terrific. If you go, have pasta-it’s out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & attentive staff. Amazing lunch in SF.

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Rado
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Expensive place ..not family friendly mostly.. lots of crowd..

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JohnP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Restaurants have a tough time during the pandemic with staffing and covid so don’t mean this review to be too harsh. But service was weak, took 15 minutes to get waiter to come and take our order. He only reappeared to drop off and pick up the check. Food service done by bus boys and no one to check on the meal.

As for the food, the chefs just went through the motions. The hamachi had a weird pea salty droplet and octopus had no citrus to balance it. Basically they sliced hamachi and put in in a plate. Grilled octopus and put over some starch. No effort.

For entrees, short ribs and halibut were fine but pastas were drenched in brown meat salty gravy sauce. Think of a stroganoff sauce.

Hate to sound like Debbie downer but maybe wait til pandemic is over to eat here.

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EvaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The hazelnut cookies are amazing! The outside pods with their own heaters are ideal to eat out, with privacy, comfort and feeling COVID-safe

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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 6373 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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