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Perbacco

4.7
6413 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
What 6413 people are saying
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NewBailey
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was ok.

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vipMaurineM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have never been disappointed at Perbacco. The food is excellent. I am a particular fan of the papparedelle with short rib ragu, but you really can't go wrong. The service is also very professional.

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viplouiseknows
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, great, service great, but for me the best part was the parklet. It was well designed, nice lighting and overhead heater. The tables are nicely set , separated and fairly private. It felt completely safe and comfortable and we will definitely book there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food quality has gone down.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

My partner and I went for a dinner reservation on a Friday night, and boy were we disappointed. The restaurant was about half full, but the hostess did not seat us until 20 minutes past our reservation time at a table/entire section that was open since we had arrived.

We ordered the fritto misto and burrata as appetizers. It was clear they simply threw a few olives and string beans in a deep fryer and hiked up the price.. not good. The shrimp in it was okay. The watery burrata was completely over powered by some strange truffle-tasting spice, and the bread served with it was stale. My butternut ravioli was drowning in a pool of brown butter and tasted like a brown sugar candle. The risotto, according to my partner, tasted like “regurgitation.” We couldnt even eat more than a few bites. Waitress was very absent and non attentive. I haven’t been so compelled to write a bad restaurant review in years. Cost was $110 without any alcohol ordered. Only saving grace was the nice ambiance. Save your money, skip this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great overall. Best Italian dishes! Great to see the consistency!! Thank you

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NorthBeachdiner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I love Perbacco but unfortunately I didn't like my pasta dish. So disappointed. Out starter was fabulous as was the service.

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GregoryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - as always. Dine here every time visit San Francisco

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Todo excelente

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff and sommelier support. The selections were very tasty as we shared all our courses to get a wider variety. Only let down was our choice of grappa… Wonderful evening for our staycation in SF. Will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend the red wine braised beef short rib!

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!

Very accommodating to our needs.

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Jen22
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor management.
Did not properly check on food
Manager did not apologize for order
Rude front desk
Please go and dine elsewhere

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MarcyF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco is always my first choice to recommend to friends from out of town. Perbacco is my favorite restaurant for a special occasion.

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SharonT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious and varied menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was cooked perfectly. Portions are generous. Very welcoming and comfortable place. Seating at the bar is fun also.

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vipsfchuck
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food ever!

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BonnieD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’m sorry but the food was disappointing. I really appreciate that you were open on Christmas Eve. Thank you for that. I had the halibut and the sauce was awful. Italians like simple food. Please consider changing that sauce.

All the best,
Bonnie

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RichardT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice christmas eve meal excellent service and food

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vipRajM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for pre-holiday party. Service was outstanding, wine prices reasonable and the dining experience was wonderful!

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FlorindaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco was wonderful as always. Service impeccable, food delicious.

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foodieinthemaking
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Lovely restaurant amazing food but our server hardly said two words to us, we spent 80% of the time looking for her and asking other people to help us. She was not friendly or professional at all. Disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a third generation San Franciscan and Perbacco is my favorite restaurant in the city hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was top notch! June is an amazing server, if you can, ask for him. He is very nice and the right amount of attentive. We will definitely becoming back

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TrishaU
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice evening. Great waiter, very well informed on the Italian wines.

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vipMSMR
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as usual!

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vipSkyking
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always pleasant service, good food, & very clean!!!

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JimH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been coming to Perbacco for years, and it never disappoints. I've travelled a fair bit in Italy, and the food at Perbacco could hold its own in the "mother country."

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was a little slow, but just a tad. The food and wine were exceptional. Pasta can often be very good, but not great. This was great.

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vipgeorge36
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience as alway. We hope to return soon and often. Thanks

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vipDianeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A delicious and festive lunch in a pleasantly bustling room. Will be more memorable as probably the last for a while.

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thompsond
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very busy and noisy. Server seemed inpatient that we took some time to decide on our food. Never checked in with us after getting our food. I had soup which was excellent and pepperdelle with short rib which was also excellent. Gelato for dessert yummy too. Husband loved his salad, less enthusiastic about lasagna with veal.

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Lbea
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and bartender outstanding.
Can’t be 5 stars overall because “reservations” aren’t real, they need to fix the reservation system.

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vipJoanT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday celebration for a friend at an outdoor table. As always, the food and service were fabulous —and our friends were excited to discover a great SF restaurant for their occasional trips to the city from the Peninsula.

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Kmd27
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good wine, and great service.

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vipidontcook
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit to Perbacco since Covid emerged. Efficient check-in. Excellent and friendly service, as always. They are currently serving a fall/winter menu with plenty of seasonal options, including salads and pastas. Enjoyable wine list, too. Reasonable prices, too, considering the servings are 6-ounce pours. Pleasant holiday decor, too!

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PickyFoodie
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went there on a tuesday night. Incredibly noisy, service was adequate. Ordered the Tajarin, a pasta they heretofore have done extremely well. Tasted like it was cooked hours before and kept under a warmer. My wife's halibut tasted like it was frozen. My duck was very fatty, very tough and not particularly tasty. Up to now, dinners at Perbacco have been extraordinary. Last night was a major disappointment.

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LisaRM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A disappointing b’visit to Perbaco. The food was not a good as usual. The Frito Misto was not servo in a timely manner it came off greasy and bland . Served with mayo . The short rib Ragu was tasty, but I think they used cream fresh on top instead of the horseradish sauce. My first disappointing meal there in a long while.

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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 4.7 stars by 6413 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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