Perbacco

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very friendly and great atmosphere. would recommend to friends

FP
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food. A little noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Speciality risotto and pappardelle were amazing. Delicious and fresh. Excellent service. We will be back for sure.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pork was dry, salad had little flavor, bread was not warm

CL
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to in the Financial District. Great wine selection, excellent food, and prices are reasonable. My husband always gets one of the available risottos and I love the pear salad and short rib pappardelle. Ask for an upstairs table for a slightly more intimate, quieter environment.

l
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Risotto was tasteless. Disappointing!

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food is mediocre. Tagliatelle had too much horseradish. Steak came too rare even after being sent back. Waitress tried to place us at a tiny table in the middle of the floor when better tables were free. Watched countless other parties ask to be re-sat after being placed in the same area.

RK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent home made pasta, exceptional salads. Terrific service.

CN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. The only small issue was noise level in parts of the restaurant could be lower. However, overall noise level is fair. The seating is more comfortable than Barbacco, the sister restaurant.

KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Excellent; that burrata will haunt my dreams- in a way I am Here For. The gnocchi were velvety delicious pasta pillows. Great service as well, and even the butter for the bread was well made. Such a satisfying dinner.

JO
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner will make a few gold bars out of this place, I mean that in a most complimentary way!

A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Way too noisy. It was so difficult to have a conversation. We could barely hear the server. But, as always, the food was spectacular!

f
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful relaxed elegant restaurant with superb classic Italian pastas. Great service, and quiet after a loud Warriors/Lakers game!

AA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place that we all loved for its buzz and energy. Excellent food - especially the squid ink pasta with seafood, a fresh and roasted pear salad and deliciously chewy hazelnut meringues. The bread rolls were outstanding and heralded a good start to a lovely meal. Excellent and Very comprehensive wine list with an extremely knowledgeable and personable sommelier who gave great recommendations. I'd definitely recommend as somewhere to eat on a Saturday evening. The one downside was a sometimes noisy ambiance but that's always difficult to control.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Umberto is the ultimate host.

ES
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a great evening with friends at Perbacco. Nice quiet table as requested. Perfect cocktails, and tasty generous portions. Would go back in a heartbeat!

M
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My petroleum sole was overcooked and dry. Should have had some sauce over it, rather than under the veggies.

HV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous northern italian food, wines and service!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud, busy, great food.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was remarkable and delicious. Good cocktails too

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the perfect place to have dinner on a Friday night after a long week. The risotto was silky delicious and the pappardelle with the short rib ragu was so tasty. It was capped off with an espresso gelato. Forget about it!

LR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice overall

PS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perbacco is an excellent restaurant in the fine dining category.
Service was great.
The food was very good some dishes better than others.
We had the 3 course meal with SF restaurant week.
Parking is not easy and not cheap.

AA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent, squid app portion a little small for my liking.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great. Our table was in the low ceiling section. Very warm and loud.

L
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco is always a pleasure. The service is smooth, professional and non-intrusive. They are there when you need them and invisible when you don't. The food is excellent---innovative and well prepared. You cannot ask for a better dining experience.

IB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and a great restaurant! I shall be back soon.

DK
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend there for her birthday. It was perfect. Food, service and ambiance were great.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My restaurant week experience at perbacco was okay I would say the best it was just okay I had the octopus dish and it was super tasty I loved it then I had the duck garganelli and the pasta was definitely missing flavor no salt missing so much delicious flavor
And as I took a second bite into my food I got a hair which to me was not a big deal the waiter immediately took the plate and offer me another one . Then I had the short rib I only took one bit and it was very bitter tasted like the jus was old or burnt I could wrap my finger around it. But ones I got the waiters attention she offered to me switch to the halibut which was amazing I loved it very much and it was super good they definitely tried and might go again and give it another try

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grreat Italian pastas and wines

R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food. Our table felt nothing was wow or great in flavor. Everything seemed ok but not worth coming back for. Italian food’s simplicity is what makes it amazing and I prefer Central Kitchen, Flour & Water, Cotogna and Che Fico to this. Just a lot more flavor.

a
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful, excellent service and wonderful guidance through the Italian menu.

LS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our dishes were good to very good. The octopus appetizer was very good, and I would go there for that. The duck pasta was good, as was the halibut. I wasn't crazy about the vibe in the back. There was florescent lighting that felt cafeteria-ish. So try to get a seat in front or at the bar which looked much nicer. I also thought $12.50 for an affogado was a bit much. Our server was great.

g
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Convenient. Food, service, and ambience are always excellent and special.

AT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great place!

f
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was attentive and warm. The different sizes of pasta dishes allowed for sampling and sharing.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was excellent— the pasta tasted very fresh, the halibut was seasoned and seared to perfection, the crudo was delicately flavorful, and the cocktails were great. The dessert was the only somewhat underwhelming aspect. Service was good. Will be back for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, very good food!!

U
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very impressed with our overall dining experience. The service stood out as their best attribute. They worked well as a team providing excellent attention to detail. The smoky hazelnut chocolate tart for desert was also remarkable in its unique flavor and high quality.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the wait staff attended to every detail. This is the first time that I have been seated upstairs - it is quieter than the downstairs tables. The Fritto Misto was light and crunchy. The mushroom soup was very flavorful and not too heavy. All of the pasta dishes were excellently prepared.

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