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About Perbacco

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.

230 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Battery St. & Front St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 955-0663

Website:
http://www.perbaccosf.com/

Catering:
Limited to party size of 100 or fewer. We will customize the menu according to the event.

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

Public Transit:
Bart: Montgomery station.
Muni: Market and 1st St. stops.

Executive Chef:
Staffan Terje

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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.

Perbacco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (59)
Special Occasion (55)
Business Meals (52)
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Good for a Date (50)
Notable Wine List (46)
Authentic (40)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Hot Spot (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Seasonal (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Fun (11)
Cozy (10)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Had a great first visit. Server Colin took care of us without pushing the pace or being overly attentive and made thoughtful suggestions as to dishes to order and wine to pair. Will return for more.

Standouts:
-Duck breast
-Branzino
-Octopus
-The bread service that helped wipe up the sauce at the bottom of every dish

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Simply the best Italian food in the city, Period!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience, however, our waiter was a little pushy to get our order in. Don't like to be rushed while having drinks and in conversation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing and knowledgeable service (thank you Annalise!). Perbacco is a great example of a what a restaurant should be, service that connects, but does not overwhelm.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great location, and great service. Highly recommend for dinner.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great time at Perbacco! The staff was incredibly helpful (even let me charge my phone and take a phone call in their basement hall away from the noise!!). It’s a great place for a date at the bar or a girl’s night. I was there for a business lunch and it was pretty hard to hear in the alcove. I would definitely recommend sitting in a boot at the front or at the bar. Thanks Perbacco!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent meal, good wine, great ambiance. This is a must-stop for me every time I am in the city.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and server were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Birthday waiter was fantastic! Knowledgeable and took care of us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

PERBACCO is slipping. I’ve been a longtime customer and had some great meals here in the past. The last three visits, the food has been a disappointment. On this visit, the pappardelle with ragu was virtually tasteless. I will have to find another go-to place for lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always fabulous. Food exceptional - service exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lunch at Perbacco was delicious, both the food and the cocktails. The atmosphere was perfect for a lunch date, and service was excellent. One minor gripe: the foccacia bread, while tasty, was cold. Would have been nice to have it arrive warm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Simply superb in all respects. It was perfect for a romantic new year's eve dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was new year's eve dinner. We have never been there before. We enjoyed it and only wished there was a little more space for privacy between tables. Not great for conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

overall excellent except the bar staff are not friendly

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pastas shine here. Duck breast dinner was a standout. Lots of options for building your meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time visiting Perbacco. Overall it’s a 5/5, but a few things could be tweaked. The temperature in the place was way too warm. I understand it was a colder night for San Fran, but it did not need to be north of 75! The food was great. We did the beet salad which was a perfect 10. The Short Rib rague paperdelle pasta was great and I did the Quail. Both top notch. Finished with the brown butter cake and gelato.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent choice for a special night out with old friends.everyone loved their entrees and the appetizers were outstanding as well. Our server provided just enough attentiveness to make sure we all had what we needed but without being over-bearing.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Eaten here many times for business lunches and personal dinners. The antipasti and pasta were up to their usual very high standards, but both secondi fell flat. The pork chop was so over cooked and dry it was barely edible, and the duck was underdone, with a lamentable salad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dined on a Saturday before New Year's Eve with friends who flew in to spend 24 hours in SF. We brought our own old Barbaresco Rabaja. We started with the house special octopus and a truffles burrata. Next we shared raviora and papardalle. Our mains were shared, too, the sea bass and scallops. To finish we shared a Gelato and goat cheese with honey, sultanas & almonds. Walked back to the Palace on a beautiful night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. All four of us enjoyed our different plates. Great, attentive service. Will definitely will be back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A real treat for food, service and excited atmosphere. Lots of fun and totally affordable.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Perbacco is a perfect Italian food alternative to the standard fare at over-touristed North Beach restaurants. There is an understated sophistication to both the atmosphere and the menu at Perbacco. While prices are on the higher side, the exquisite tastes are worth the it. Perbacco is more for foodies than lovers of traditional robust tomato-paste dominated pasta dishes. Bring the family, a friend, a date or go alone. Just go. You'll love it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food although menu was a bit limited. Seating was a little tight. Would be nice if tables were further apart. Definitely could hear neighbors conversations. Nice bar.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent service and authentic northern Italian food. The agnolatti dal plin was by far the best plate we ordered, full of flavor and just the right touch of spiciness. Our daughter and her friend both loved the pappardelle. The seared sea scallops were perfectly browned, but only 4 of them for $35?!? Seemed a tad stingy to me, as was the wine pour for wine by the glass. They were very accommodating when I mistakenly reserved for 3 instead of 4, and the service was excellent: attentive without being invasive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful tajarin pasta dish and risotto. I especially the enjoyed the red Cabernet by the glass. Service was attentive, but not annoying. The green beans were overdone, but we returned them to the kitchen with no hassle.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an early dinner after post Christmas shopping downtown. Cocktails were excellent and noise in our seating area was low so we could converse in a normal voice. My duck main course sounded delicious but was just average in flavor. My husband's pork chop main course was outstanding for him. Hazelnut gelato desert awesome and huge (2 large scoops). Nice setting for business meals.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazingly paired flavors within every dish! The burrata and octopus were simply exquisite and delicious! Parpadelle and Sea Bass and fingerling potatoes were a top notch choice! Waiter was extremely patient and attentive! A wonderful dinner, thank you!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent in every way. Well maybe the salad wasn’t as carefully thought out as the pasta and secondi. Service was professional and polite. Make it a special meal, they do.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was a horrible dining experience. Having gone to their partner restaurant, I expected more. The food was horrible and the service was horrible it was way too loud and it took a very, very long time. I will never go back and I will never recommend this place to anyone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always the VERY BEST in San Francisco....fabulous pasta, diverse menu, excellent wine selection, great desserts and with Umberto as Master of Ceremony....can't beat this gem, shhhh, best kept secret of locals!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Perbacco is a classy joint. The service is attentive and deft. The ambiance is warm and inviting. The food is delicious and approachable. The whole experience is elegant and glamorous. This is a place for grownups to go to feel coddled, warmed and treasured.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service, and food was amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The atmosphere is nice. It's actually much bigger inside than it seems from the front. There is both upstairs and downstairs seating. This was my second time dining there (the first time was for a business lunch & the service was incredibly fast and we did not have reservations). This time I went to dinner by myself . The only thing I would say could have been better is faster service. It took a long time for the wait staff to come back and check on my table. However, in all fairness it was busy. Food was great!!!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Fantastic food and over the top service. Salvatore was charming and really knew his wines. We took all his recommendations and ate really well. Dishes that we shared were plated beautifully. The fish stew was superb.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The overall experience was not good for a business lunch. Even with a reservation, it took a few minutes to be seated.

The tables are very close together, literally less than two feet apart. Too close for comfort.

The food was good, but under seasoned. $13 for a small bowl of soup that wasn't seasoned properly was a little hard to swallow. No pun intended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were seated at a small table at first. After ordering drinks we took their offer to move to a bigger table. Brussels sprouts had a little too much oil, drinks were great, seabass was really satisfying. Great experience overall.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Enjoyed the Holidays in SF with a great dinner at Perbacco. The wine list was amazing and the pasta was fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was a dinner get together in the city for the festive holidays with family members ! The foods are great especially with variety pasta dishes . We are enjoying very much and surely will be back after the New Year 2018’s ;/)

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was okay. Not outstanding, but not bad by a long means. Kind of a forgettable restaurant.

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