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Perbacco

4.8
6314 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 6314 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ndeck14
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious!

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jkrowergirl
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed very much; birthday dinner. Everything was stellar, from the service to the ambience, and of course, amazing food. Had the grilled octopus appetizer which was excellent; the pappardelle with short rib ragu, which had wonderful flavor and texture and the halibut. The chocolate nemesis cake is not really a cake, more like a torte: dense, chocolatey and delicious. A memorable meal.

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vipMiltonS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, classic food in a relaxed yet elegant setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice time!!!

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briankoo43special
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, service, food, ambience!!!

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vipDaviator
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at Perbacco, this is a place with class.

We had a schedule mixup on our end and didn’t have the time we thought we’d have to go home and change before dinner, so half our party was a bit underdressed. The staff was gracious and didn’t make us feel at all embarrassed (but we won’t make that mistake again.)

Service here is beautifully choreographed. Despite all of the pandemic drama of the past fifteen months, Perbacco still runs like a well-oiled machine. We loved our dinner, our server and his great suggestions, and the whole experience.

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LindaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with a menu for everyone. The duck breast and halibut dish were fantastic. The menu is changed daily. We were seated upstairs with ample spaces between tables and very quiet.

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vipDacos
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Wonderful experience. Loved it.

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Butterdog
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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Molly
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sausage pasta was very good. Mushroom pasta was good. Sashimi appetizer was excellent. Service was pretty slow at the start. It was about 20-25 minutes before we got our cocktails.

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markp
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fabulous discovery! The food is as authentic as you can be outside of Italy. Our server was present each time something was needed without being omnipresent. The dessert selection was novel and delicious. Our experience was most enjoyable.

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vipROBERTW
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS, great wine selection. Allow for parking issues. Stairs for quiet dinning area. One of top 5 in SF

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Ravi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, the service was excellent and the ambiance was very elevated, fine dining. It was a great end to a day spent in the city and would love to come again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fabulous! Our waiter was delightful and paced our meal well. Highly recommend.

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vipLuckyinSanFran
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perbacco is and I hope will always be the quintessential downtown SF restaurant where you can meet friends and colleagues, enjoy a fantastic meal and receive the same great service every time. When I go out for meals with dear friends, I don't want the meal to be the sole topic of conversation but I do want it to feel special and that we're being taken care of while we're there. Perbacco and its staff of servers does just that each and every time. I've been doing for 10 years, sometimes monthly for work-related and semi-annually for special celebrations and I experience the same great service and food every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Comida rica. Ambiente no tan bueno

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vipBobP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is amazing!

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LindaF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
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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ThomasW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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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vipBebeShark
San Francisco
143 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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MikeB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner with immediate family.

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Hayley
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
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
56 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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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 6314 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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