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Perbacco

4.8
6300 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
What 6300 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Comida rica. Ambiente no tan bueno

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vipBobP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is amazing!

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LindaF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food. We had pasta entrees, Fritto Misto and shishito pepper appetizers and ate indoors. Place was full on Tues at 1 pm . Table COVID Spacing was still in place. Outdoor seating available .

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vipCatherine
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The hamachi crudo appetizer was amazing (fresh, flavorful, and so balanced) and the pappardelle very, very good. I would go back tomorrow and every day!

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vipBebeShark
San Francisco
143 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perbacco never disappoints…a wonderful spot; one of top places to dine in SF. Thanks Umberto & Staff.

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ThomasW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. Food (risotto, duck, hazelnut dessert) was amazing and absolutely delicious. Joseph, our waiter, was exceptional and made our evening perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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MikeB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner with immediate family.

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Hayley
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to eat! We will definitely eat here again!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco has been a favorite restaurant for years. My team and I have had a tradition of having a team lunch for new hires. We've missed seeing each other in person. Last week we returned to the office as a group for the first time in 15 months. Our Perbacco lunch was our "we made it!" celebration, and we chose Perbacco specifically as our favorite place to celebrate. The food was excellent, and so was the service. We're so glad to return!

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vipDiningElsewhere
London
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Rating is for outdoor dining.

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vipBuffy
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

small but outstanding menu; pastas are wonderful; pork loin was perfect; not too pricey for the meal we had

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vipSFWineSheila
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a special occasion & starting with bubbles, we were set for a wonderful evening. The burrata cheese with beets was delicious as were the duck and pork loin dishes... cooked to perfection. Our server indulged our wine sampling & we settled on his suggested wines - perfectly paired with our food. A lovely evening all around. Kudos to Chef and all in the kitchen & our server & front of house team. Highly recommended!!

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vipjoyw
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Windy and chilly night for an outdoor setting

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RichardS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to PERBACCO many times but not for several years. Food and service both excellent. I had Pesci Crudo to start and enjoyed it—the raw hamachi was delicious. Main course was the Pork Loin, a generous portion prepared perfectly. I hosted a friend who had the Market Salad followed by Halibut that he enjoyed except for the small size of the Halibut. I tried the ultra-rich chocolate cake that’s very good for lovers of powerful chocolate. No wine but my pre-dinner gin martini on ice was well crafted. Was odd seeing the dining room with so few tables, all socially distanced. I’ve always liked PERBACCO and happy that it survived COVID.

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vipPoppy
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive, professional service. We loved our salads and pastas, and the espresso panna cotta blew me away. It was one of the best desserts I have had in a ling time, and I am not a panna cotta fan. We dined indoors which was terrific. I know the reduced capacity is hard for the restaurants, but I confess it was wonderful for enabling good conversation.

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vipbolgerjohn
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was at 50% capacity still due to covid, so quieter than the usual noisiness. angela, our server, was excellent. all the courses were first rate.....the frito mixto, the very fresh crudo, the tajarin pasta and the duck [a very generous portion indeed]......have eaten here several times over the years and they are still maintaining high standards. try a glass of the roussane from lodi [yes, lodi]....a surprise. excellent wine list and $25 corkage. highly recommended.

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PhillipU
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was fantastic! Pure bliss! Would definitely go here again.

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vipCynthia
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful restaurant, but the food is overrated.

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vipEATER808
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad you haven't lost your touch! Pastas are perfect, desserts still dope, wine selection is terrifically top rate.

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vipAndrew
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best pasta meals that I have ever have ever eaten - absolutely amazing!

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vipDianeA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience - pleasant wait staff, great job handling pandemic protocols; food, as always, delicious.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Delicious pasta, & the cauliflower appetizer was extremely delicious. Very friendly staff and warm reception. Would highly recommend for simply prepared and fresh, flavorful meals.

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SusanM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably great food, great service etc etc. Our favorite Italian place in SF, always bring family and company so they can enjoy Perbacco, too. We'll be back, as usual. And....by the way......we BART in from Fremont for their dinners!

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vipMargaretM
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this wonderful place many times so it was with great joy that I was able to return now that they offer inside dining. The people, the food and the ambiance is the same as before so it was a beautiful reunion!

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KatyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Perbacco with a party of friends last night for my birthday. We were treated graciously from the moment we walked in the door. The menu was varied and interesting enough to please everyone in my group and was of excellent quality and value. The setting was modern, not overbearing, and very comfortable. They gave me a birthday card! It was my first visit but I am now a fan.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and priced were very fair for such quality.

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Anon
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first indoor dining experience in 14 months and it was awesome! Even though tables were spaced far apart, there was lots of chatter to create a buzz. Our Italian waiter was very attentive but he seemed run off his feet trying to wait on most of the tables on the mezzanine level. We loved all the food, had little to complain about. All in all, it was a great night and looking forward to many more dining experiences!

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vipshumik123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, you should definitely try duck breast.

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rmwhitt
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco hit the spot for Italian food (think Piedmont district, not 'red sauce' Italian). I snagged a table outside, heat lamp ablaze to keep me plenty warm on this pleasant spring evening. I tried their Piedmont red house wine, which opened up to a light and fruity finish. The Market salad was delicious and fresh, popping with delicious shaved radishes to add color and texture and fresh, tangy shaved Parmesan reggiano in a light white balsamic vinaigrette. My entree was Pappardelle with short rib ragu. It was insanely delicious. Pasta was cooked perfectly al dente and the rich beef ragu was fork tender and juicy, with deep slow-cooked flavors. Each mouthful just melted in my mouth. I tried the expresso panna cotta for dessert and it was creamy, smooth and filled with real expresso flavor. I was a solo diner and was treated like a very welcome guest. Service from the waitstaff and the manager was top notch.

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vipJfgiants
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Barbamama
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation the day of and the only available option was for outdoor dining. There were heaters and because we dressed appropriately we were comfortable. The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations. We shared the Caesar salad to start and I went with the red wine beef short ribs. My date had the pappardelle which we were told is the most popular pasta dish. My ribs were amazing and definitely our favorite of the night, order them!! We ended the night with the chocolate cake as well. We will definitely be back!!

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ILEANAF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Perbacco. The food is incredible. The service is outstanding. Outdoor seatings are very comfortable, but I recommend coming prepared because the wind on the sidewalk of California Street is often very cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were very good. Our waiter was very good with his wine pairing with our meals. The snap pea salad was bright and seasonal. The veal with tuna sauce was a unique appetizer. The fried shrimp was outstanding. All our pastas were delicious. Shrimp risotto, thin sliced fettuccine with sausage, octopus stuffed agnolotti, and fettuccine with mushroom ragout were shared and enjoyed by all of our party. The house made pasta makes a huge difference! Mille fuglie was a sweet finale for our meal.

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GenevieveK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been here in a while. Food was amazing. Great service, nicely paced out. The waiter did a great job with wine recommendations. We will defiantly be coming back.

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vipMarilynG
Boise
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still outstanding!! Loved the food, wine and service.

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vipSFfoodie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to support Perbacco, especially post Covid. Excellent service, pastas, and fritto misto. I've been coming here for a decade.

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WalterV
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accepted an early arrival and seated us immediately with many non reservations waiting. The waiter suggestions were outstanding. Would dine again if local.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch was beautiful. Excellent service.

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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 6300 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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