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Perbacco

4.6
5320 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Perbacco accommodates groups of all sizes. A 18 seat "wine and dine" room features a temperature controlled wine cellar and a private atmosphere, without being too secluded. A 40-seat private room is also available for meetings, birthdays, and other occasions.

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What 5320 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent and very fast. 45 minutes after our reservation time, we were finishing dinner. However, we were not at all rushed.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a fabulous evening at Perbacco. Although service was a bit slow, we were not in a rush so a 2+ hour dinner with 3 courses was fine. Our cocktails were great, and we brought our own wine ($25 corkage) which was decanted and poured expertly. We received some nice crispy breadsticks and some basil pesto dipping sauce - yummy. All of our starters were pastas and they were delicious, including the pappardelle. Our second plates were also outstanding (halibut, scallops and a huge portion of extremely delicious osso buco). Bread service is also available. We couldn't leave without sharing some dessert, so we had a fabulous gelato. This space is busy down by the bar, so sitting upstairs was perfect because it was relatively quiet and we could carry on a conversation easily. Although this is a white tablecloth restaurant, it's not at all fussy, and servers are all attentive, professional and welcoming.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The Server was very helpful with suggestions and his can-do attitude.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I was THRILLED with the seating selection which was done with care, as one of our party is hearing impaired....kudos to the host/hostess and wait staff for doing this at my request.

Food was phenomenal. From the early appetizers of calamari, beet salad, to the sliced veal carpaccio to the delicious Pinot selected from Forestville (Flower Hill) to the main courses, consisting of the fabulous Pasta dishes, Tarjene and Pocket filled cheese pasta, to the Osso Bucco!

Yummy all around!

A true gem and indeed, we will go back with friends as we've done time and time again. Keep the good work up.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great pastas

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal and wonderful server.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My third time here and it eas worth it. My lunch date was also impressed. A great place overall and worth coming back to.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food is a guarantee at Perbacco!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food is excellent. Dined on Fritto Misto, shared two pastas (pork Sugo & paparadelle with braised short ribs) and scallops.
Sommelier was very helpful with wine selections.
Service impeccable. Didn’t miss a beat, timed bringing dishes out perfectly.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great meal with authentic Italian specialties. Average service that could have been a bit better (more attentive) Worth driving into the city.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I've been to Perbacco a number of times, but last Saturday was just fantastic. Our waiter and the wine steward recommended great choices, and our party was very happy with the pacing.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Impeccable service as is usual. Doesn't matter what server you have, he/she will know exactly how to portion a bottle of Champagne from the entrée through dessert, with the final glass by itself to top off the dinner. The restaurant is in the perfect location for nearby hotel guests. I go to Perbacco mostly for special occasions like a birthday or anniversary. That said, the service is even better. By all means make Perbacco a must do at least once a year.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

DELISH
Our entrees were superb. We got scallops and the duck. We will most certainly return again. We have come to Perbacco before for both lunches and for dinners. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Delicious handmade pastas!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Another wonderful delightful Perbacco experience. Heavenly plin pasta that your Italian grandmother would make! An almost free trip to Italia!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food and service was amazing. However, the dining area can get very loud, and it was shockingly difficult to hear the person right across from me.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Perbacco is always excellent: the food, the service, the overall "feel" of the place. This night was no exception!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food was good overall with a few items that were very good. The service was very good across the board. Both the bartender and the wine director deserve special mention; they both helped make it a great evening!

If noise bothers you, ask for a side table away from the larger dining area with the low ceiling. In that area, it is very noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Been going for years. Never disappointed. The food and service are always consistent

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Celebrated my husbands birthday. Service was fantastic, food outstanding. I would come back next time I am in the city.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Found the food and overall experience to be a bit disappointing. Our meals were okay but not great. I ordered the steak salad and found the steak to be a bit chewy and rubbery. My friend ordered the pasta with pork and it was quite heavy and oily.

The burrata appetizer was tasty and the service overall was quite good. I went there a few years ago and thought the food was a lot better. Did not enjoy this experience as much.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Whenever I need a perfect spot for a business lunch I go to Perbacco. The food is consistently sublime and the service is quietly attentive. The best!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

It all works perfectly
Proper service, creative food, good vibe, pretty place

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Just about everything about this was great. Loved the ambience - great decor and nice, buzzy atmosphere. Food was fantastic - pappardelle was sooo tasty!! Special shout out to the sommelier - was looking for a really nice bottle of wine. Was happy to spend more but he recommended a great Barbaresco for about $100 - superb!! Loved Perbacco and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great culinary experience

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always steller

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food good. Service bad. Attitude of server immature. Customer is ALWAYS MOST IMPORTANT,don't ya think!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Seated upstairs w several families that had small screaming kids. Very unpleasant. This is not a family venue. It ruined our meal

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great culinary experience

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We visit Perbacco each time we come to San Francisco and it always substantially exceeds our expectations....the food is original and delicious, the wine list is excellent and the service is superb. Each experience is better than the last. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Really enjoyable experience at Perbacco. It was my turn to pick a restaurant as part of our bimonthly Diner's Club -- made reservations a month in advance and was able to add a 5th member to our party of four 30 minutes before our reservation. *The kind folks at Perbacco did not force 5 of us into a 4 person table, rather they set us at a lovely round table so that we were all comfortable. This was the level of service and attentiveness through out. The sommelier recommended some excellent wines -- including a white that tasted delightfully of Chicklets! Perbacco's Spring menu is in full force -- many delightful entrees and pasta courses to chose from with the best of the early vegetables. The items we ordered, all shared family style, were light, fragrant, crunchy and delicious. 2 bottles of wine, 2 appetizers, 4 pastas shared amongst 5 people and a dessert came to about $115 per person with tip. A wonderful evening all in all. Thank you Perbacco! I'll be back!

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our wait staff was really stressed and busy. He could not muster a smile or friendly comment. He was a distraction to an overall good experience.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

My husband and I celebrated his birthday at Perbacco. First, the service was amazing. The right mix of friendly/attentive and space. And given that we were too full for dessert, they gave us delicious bite-sized chocolates to end the meal.

The food was a mixed bag. The appetizer (mixed frito) was bland and had zero flavor. My beef ragu pasta was absolutely delicious, but my husband's scallops were also lacking in flavor. The wine pours were also a bit skimpy.

I would be willing to give Perbacco another try the next time I'm in the mood for pasta and great service...but not sure I'd venture there for more.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Loved the agnolotti. We think it was the highlight of the meal. Also enjoyed the scallops.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food is truly wonderful! The Pappardelle and Sole are just fantastic. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

What a great place! First time having dinner at Perbacco and I loved the seasonal flavors.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always love Perbacco ! Exceptional food and service. One of the best in San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Came here on a recommendation from my wine-maker sister from Sonoma. She was spot on. Had the artichoke arugula burrata salad to start. Was AMAZING. We also shared the seasonal snap peas which were wonderful. My husband and I both had pasta main dishes that met all expectations as well. I love the option for a smaller pasta portion so I can order more dishes to try. Also love the wine by the ounce option!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent service and varieties of dishes👍

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Always outstanding. Umberto and crew serve up traditional Italian dishes and all American favorites with crisp, efficient service and elegant style. Superb wine list featuring fine Italian wines like the superb 2007 Amarone we enjoyed. Finished up with an exquisite cheese platter and 20 year old port.

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