Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.19mi
  4. Distance: 0.21mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.19mi
  4. Distance: 0.21mi

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
View Larger Map

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.

Specials

Complimentary glass of Lallier Brut or Grand Cru!
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Complimentary glass of Lallier Brut or Grand Cru!
Details

Nothing pairs better with our delicious entrees than a glass of Lallier Brut or Grand Cru on the house!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: November 15, 2017

Ends: May 13, 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:30PM-6:00PM 8:00PM-9:00PM
Fri 5:30PM-6:00PM 8:30PM-10:00PM
Sat 9:00PM-10:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

All bookings for Christmas Eve require a credit card to hold reservation.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

All New Year's Eve reservations require a credit card to book.

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (61)
Business Meals (60)
Good for a Date (52)
See All
Special Occasion (49)
Notable Wine List (40)
Authentic (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Romantic (24)
Hot Spot (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Seasonal (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sort by
S
5080 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

I have been to Perbacco at least 3 times in the past and always enjoyed the high standard of the food and the attentive service. This time around the food was very uneven in quality:
*good cocktails
*the persimmon salad was very good, and inventive
*the main course I had -- pork tenderloin with winter vegetables, was unsatisfactory. While the vegetables and trotter cake were good, the tenderloin was seriously overcooked and dried out
*the cannelloni was OK, but too small to be classed as a main course
*the dessert -- the apple walnut cake, was also dried out, maybe from sitting out too long, or leftover from the previous day?
*our waitress seemed harried and rushed; the service was slow
In general, the quality did not match the standard of past visits or the price, which was over $180 for 2 with tip. Particularly disappointing as it was a special occasion.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value3

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Waiter James was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Helped enhance our experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently good food and service but it is extremely loud once the restaurant is busy; hence my 4 star overall rating vs 5 stars.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

very noisy

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service... Our server was knowledgeable and personable....

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere for upscale Italian. The wine list was impressive and assistance in selecting the right bottle was appreciated. Food was very good with nice sized portions. Professional and pleasant staff rounded off an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy eating here, it only gets better and there is something new every time. Food and service is very good and friendly. Looking forward to our return visit next month.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The tuna salad was delicious. I would highly recommend getting the risotto as well, it was one of the best dishes I've ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

I ate here two nights in a row with my fiancé. The service the first nice was fantastic! She was wonderful and recommended wonderful dishes. The second night the service left much tonbe desired. We tried making conversation with the waiter but he was uninterested and even walked away mid conversation at once point. It wasn't until our bill was a few hundred dollars he acknowledged our table. The white truffles were delicious and a must until the restaurant runs out. The service however is inconsistent. If I'm paying $300+ for dinner you better provide my table with service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service1
value3

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic experience. Incredibly well done dishes. The risotto on the seasonal truffle menu is unmatched in our experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Invited 2 friends to Perbarco. It was outstanding! Love it & we will return very soon again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious Italian cuisine with authentic sauces. Can be noisy. The side room with a lower ceiling is less noisy.
Great service also

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perbacco is one of my favorite spots to visit when I'm in SF. Whether I bring a guest or dine alone at the bar, I always have a lovely experience. The seasonal menu is always a delight, the wine selection as A+ and their Burnt Caramel Gelato is reason enough to fly cross country.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The atmosphere upstairs, where we ate, is a bit sterile. But it is quieter than downstairs

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely place for a birthday celebration. The sommelier suggested perfect wines to go with our dishes, and we both enjoyed the parsnip/pear soup.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We enjoyed the delicious homemade pastas and elegant surroundings. My guest was very impressed with the delicately fried fritto misto. I had a special potato & squash gnocchi entree with charred squash puree and sage butter sauce, while the puree texture & flavor missed the mark, the gnocchi itself was tasty. My guest's pork sugo tagliatelle was richly delicious and I wish that I had ordered it or the agnolotti that I usually order. Our server was a little too reserved, while the wine steward hit the perfect mix of friendly and professionally unobtrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

As usual, great food in a noisy environment. I love Perbacco, but just wish it were less noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The restaurant as always, hosted an excellent seasonal menu. Our server was friendly and informative. Love it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 29, 2017

Have enjoyed many wonderful dinners at Perbacco and Saturday night was again a delicious satisfying experience !
Thank you,
Donna

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent food, friendly staff. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great Italian wine list and good food highlight this busy SF eatery.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was perfect! I put in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and when we got there and checked in the hostess wished my bf a happy birthday. We were then seated and a birthday card was on the table. The first thing the server said when he came off was happy birthday to my bf. After we ate our entrees I asked the server to take our picture and he told me to wait a few minutes.. that is because when they brought out dessert it had happy birthday written on the plate and he wanted to get that in our picture! All of the little touches made this place so worth it! Then to top it off the food was amazing !! The sea scallops entree and mozzarella appetizer were delicious! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal and above and beyond service!

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The scallops melted in our mouths. The meal was outstanding!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Have been to Perbacco several times. Great cocktails, good bartender, and the food is always excellent. Upstairs is a little quieter and makes for a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding fresh made pasta and risotto. We enjoyed a braised veal shank to die for. The service was attentive, although not intrusive. Overall Outstanding experience.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

You can never go wrong here for the price. The food and service are always great. There's nothing exceptional about Perbacco unless you consider that it's always really good and consistent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

Some of the best pasta I've had in San Francisco! Great ambiance and excellent service. Get the langaroli and the cocoa nib gelato - you won't regret it!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

A GREAT restaurant to go to always a great time there and the FOOD

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service and food was wonderful. This restaurant is now on my husband and my short list of places to dine:)

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal at Perbacco. It is one of our favorite restaurants. The service, ambiance and food are outstanding. The pastas are fresh and cooked to perfection. The menu is innovative. The osso bucco was fall-off-the bone tender. They really know how to take care of their customers and make them feel valued and appreciated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had the Fafalle with the short rib Ragu. Fantastic!! Great wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I have been dining in this place for years and food has always been fresh and consistent service. Their homemade plasta is be the focal point of this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food- great service!! Couldnt ask for more~

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Perbacco. Excellent service. Enjoyed all our dishes: roasted octopus salad best I've ever had, heirloom tomato watermelon salad excellent, squid ink pasta dish and pappardelle short rib pasta both top notch. Suggest appetizer portions unless you're very hungry. Request the bread just to get the butter. Also had a wonderful Sicilian wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was very good, great atmosphere, a little on the loud side. My wife loved her cannelloni. I ordered the pasta that had the duck stuffing. The filling & sauce were very good, but I was very surprised that the pasta was so thick & doughy. We did have a very good dessert and an excellent glass of vin santo.

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I ate at Perbacco last March on a trip to SF, and was eager to bring my husband there on my next trip. I found the Salami platter is no longer offered. The service was tentative and we had to remind our waitress twice that we had asked for rolls and water. My husbands pasta was just so-so, and my pork chops had pickled mushrooms which really ruined the taste of everything on the plate. The burnt caramel gelato saved the night - that is so delicious, as are the little almond cookies that come with it. But we have no interest in trying Perbacco again. I'm wondering if there is a new owner/chef??

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Impeccable service, excellent food, great ambiance, and good wine choices.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 5, 2017

I enjoyed my meal here! The food was good, the staff was amazingly kind and helpful, and the ambiance was cool. There are somewhat limited vegetarian options, but that's not all that surprising. I tried the Gem Lettuce salad, which was not too exciting, and the raviola, which was very good (though the orange sauce isn't exactly my taste, but I do love ravioli). The wine was also extremely delicious. I'm not sure it's worth the price since I wasn't blown away, but I'm also somewhat conservative with spending money, and it was quite good! It wouldn't be my first choice for my own birthday, but I would probably go back with a friend, since the food was really high quality, the service was great, the decor was cool, and there were a good number of options.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I was here for my birthday dinner and truly enjoyed every moment of this experience. The staff are so nice, courteous and they gave me a handwritten birthday card! The food is amazing - mouth watering, lick the place completely clean good.

We were recommended wines based on our palate descriptions and the server nailed it! I liked my boyfriend's Nebbiolo so much that I got myself a glass of it.

Great spot for after work happy hour drinks/snacks at the bar, work business dinner, get together with your friends or for special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We ran 15 minutes late unavoidably and they still managed to seat us, so I’m very grateful.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.