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Perbacco

4.7
6162 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
What 6162 people are saying
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vipFrankSenna
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So nice to feel normal again!!
Octopus was perfect ... and the Brussels are always on point we order two... and the pork tagliatelle was wonderful, not over done in the flavors

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DaveGSM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My first visit. Excellent food and drink. Not inexpensive, but certainly a excellent value! The quality and preparation was top notch. Kudos to the kitchen!! I will definitely be returning!

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vipAudrey2
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and they did such a beautiful job with outdoor seating! Feels very European and special. Looking forward to coming again very soon!

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vipHilaryO
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The parklet set-up is excellent! Food is alwasys outstanding.

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vipbethp
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Perbacco has never disappointed me. Due to COVID SF is only allowed outdoor dining. Perbacco built a nice parklet and each table has its own heat lamp to keep the guests warm.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's outside dining and it's winter in the Bay Area so with the elements against them they did a fantastic job. Bring a coat and layers, order whiskey. Food was great and at a great price point. Server overheard us talking about bread and brought some. True professional move.

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vipgeewhiz
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco has created a lovely outdoor dining space. I’ve loved their excellent food for a long time and am so glad they are surviving this crazy time. Recommend you treat yourself and go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service and experience. New favorite!!

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vipPesky
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous
Service even better!
So many great choices.
Can’t wait to come back and try more!

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Josh
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service and great ambiance. Will definitely be back and would recommend for a date.

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Sasha
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was perfect for my friends birthday! Thank you will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs to enjoy the fresh air from the open windows. It was a wonderful evening!

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vipSuzannW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our major go to restaurants. The food is fantastic, the service and hospitality is amazing and the wine list contains many delicious and unique Italian wines plus the expected new world selections. Give yourself a treat and experience a wonderful evening of wonderful dishes made with care. A true San Francisco gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way

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Cinepam
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant is back. So glad for them and us. Best pasta in SF. Thursday was the first time I ordered meat there, and the pork shoulder was delicious. This is one of SF's best overall restaurants, good for dates, good for groups (well, after the pandemic is over, anyway), good for celebrations.

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PeggyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time sitting inside.

First time inside a restaurant in 8 months....

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal; fantastic service, cocktails and wine. They took very good covid precautions.

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LiptonA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco never disappoints! It’s our favorite restaurant. We have been going for years, and will continue to go for years to come!

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Disappointed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were very happy to be in one of our favorite restaurant again

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vipKimberlee
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perbacco is doing a great job of navigating through the COVID restrictions. We sat outside next to a heater. The service and recommendations were good. The food delicious. Second time dining in 2 years. I miss the hustle and bustle of 2 years ago...it will be back.

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DianaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal, my bf who’s a chef said it’s the best he’s had in years

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vipLarryS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful homemade pastas, beautiful and spacious indoor space (felt very safe) and very professional service. It doesn’t get better.

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vipMarthaN
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco was one of our favorite restaurants pre Covid. The food is even better now. We started with the frito misto which was excellent. Breaded lightly so that everything remained crisp. The maitake mushrooms, once fried, totally change texture and taste, wish there had been more. The olives and beans were also savory. Next we had a caesar salad, the romaine was crisp, fresh white anchovies garnished the salad and the dressing was perfect - Just enough to taste without being soggy, with a hint of garlic. I could have made a meal of the croutons which were so good. For main courses we all opted for the pasta as pastas have always been one of our favorites at Perbacco. They did not disappoint. I had the pappardelle with a rib ragu which was enhanced by a horseradish creme which gave it just a bit of a bite. My husband had the tajarin with a Piedmontese ragu. The sauce was made with a Barbera reduction which went perfectly with the Barbera wine we ordered. Our guest, who was celebrating a milestone birthday, ordered the Agnolotti. This dish has always been one of my favorites regardless of the filling. Last night it was filled with roasted meats and vegetables with a sugo made of the roasted ingredients. It was amazing! The best ever. Dessert was chocolate tart with whipped cream, which sounds very simple but made with Valhrona chocolate, which is so rich and creamy, it made for a perfect end to a perfect meal. Service was impeccable, plates warmed, heat lamp moved to ensure we did not get cold. Very generous portions, great value for the quality. This was the first time that our guest has been out for dinner since the pandemic started. She had a wonderful time and loved every part of the meal and the experience. Highly recommend going to Perbacco and thank you for giving us and her such a good memory. Perbacco has nailed dining out during Covid and we will be back!!

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EnriqueL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food is not very good for price. Paid $170 for mediocre Italian food

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vipNenaP
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip to Bay Area since covid. Wonderful dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great lunch at Perbacco.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous reasonable wine list. Love the pesto sausage dish. Thank you!

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vipMercouriFan
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was great; the service was very polite but extremely slow. Our appetizers took 1 hour to arrive, and the entrees another hour. Other fellow diners made a much bigger deal than we did and complained very vocally. Apparently the restaurant re-opened very recently and is still trying to come to terms with the COVID-19 reality of operating with a reduced staff and reduced capacity.

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vipCheri
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus appetizer is outstanding. Homemade tagliatelle reminds me of grandmas. Everything very authentic Italian. So happy to be allowed inside.

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vipMichelleK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We have loved Perbacco and why I booked it when it came available online inside for our out of town guests. Unfortunately it was a cold night and the restaurant was very drafty and cold. No one was able anywhere in the restaurant to remove they coats. We were told it had to be to accomodate Covid requirements, however we had been to Waterbar the previous night and it was normal temperature.

The ambience was also very cold, which has not been our experience previously. Service and food were also not to the standards we have known in the past.

I want this restaurant to succeed, as it has been predictably one of the best Italian restaurants we have in San Francisco. I am writing this so the restaurant knows they must improve to remain in the spotlight and remain a top destination...even under Covid challenges.

Every good wish for Perbacco! Crossing fingers all smooths out soon.

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JohnF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner! Food was delicious and glad the restaurant is back considering the challenging capacity requirements at the moment. Completely safe and taking great precautions so people can eat indoors.

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vipSimonK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to dine at Perbacco!

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vipgeewhiz
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Perbacco has excellent food and a lovely wine list. Was glad to see them open up sidewalk dining.

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Jill
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We enjoyed our meal tremendously. Thoughtful delicious dishes and excellent service. Due to the San Francisco restrictions they can only seat on the sidewalk for the time being.

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vipkimiko
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service in a makeshift outdoor dining space on the street.

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christopherw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Al Fresco dining alternative with the same great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great customer service!

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vipSantaFeSundancer
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a find. Nice spot sitting outside by a heater and enjoying delightful pastas. They are a decent size portion so you do not go away hungry.

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ScottB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perbacco is always a favorite. Great food and an extraordinary wine list. At first it seemed odd to be dining on the sidewalk but it was quite a pleasant experience and I'd be happy to do it again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was nice but a little chaotic (expected during the pandemic).

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You can order delivery directly from Perbacco using the Order Online button. Perbacco also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 6162 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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