Terzo

4.8
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1505 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Terzo (which means third in Italian) offers a daily changing menu of about 15 small plates and 5 large plates. Its “pan-Mediterranean” fare changes based on local ingredients. The wine list offers over 80 options of European and Californian wines chosen to pair with the food.

A high communal table sits between the bar and dining room and offers seating for up to 10 diners. Additional walk-in seating is available on 3 high tops in the front window. Espresso leather banquets line the dining room. A more intimate back dining room can be booked for private parties of up to 18.

Inspired by the wine bars and cafes of Sicily, Rome, Seville & Madrid, wines are stored along the walls of the dining room. An original fireplace was refurbished and is lit when the weather is chilly out. Stylish lighting creates a chic atmosphere.
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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

loved the food and waiters , but too loud

SF
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Nice wait staff.

OE
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance, love the approach of small and large plates, communal tables, good atmosphere. Will be back

MJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service from the best waiter in town!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and were very impressed. Simple, elegant and great homey place with great and knowledgeable staff. You can tell that everyone loves to work there.

EC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Feels like a neighborhood favorite.

LF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most favorites place in Sf! No place combines this level of food with this level of skilled and warm service. It’s reliably inventive without veering into competitive fussiness. It’s like a true ensemble - the team works together in a way that any organization would envy. My only wish is that they would get the fireplace going every once in awhile. It’s the BEST!!!

DS
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant with delicious small plates! We requested a table in the back room so we could visit with our friends which was lovely! We also had great service!!

CH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall a wonderful,relaxing dining experience. The little plates were outstanding. Next time we will order more than 3 and that will be our meal! That being said our entrees were excellent with the exception of the linguini which was salty.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Terzo and Nicole!! Always such a great time. Will keep coming back to celebrate!

P
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot. Tapas sampling is the way to go. Great wines.

EA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! I had no expectations coming into this place, but I was absolutely blown away and will definitely be returning. We arrived about 30 minutes early for our reservation, but they were still able to seat us right away. My partner and I ended up ordering small plates, instead of choosing a dinner each and that was definitely the way to go. We were both STUFFED by the end of the meal. We had the hummus, pork meatballs, heirloom tomato and prosciutto bruschetta, mozzarella with toasted bread, cremini mushrooms, and the chicken skewers. One of the dishes had a crispy polenta, and another a creamy, and both were excellent, though I preferred the crispy. ALL of the plates were delicious. Service was attentive and friendly the whole time we were there. Wish we had saved room for dessert, but there's always next time!

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Visiting friends

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! Service and food we’re phenomenal! Order the octopus!

g
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the thing we love about Terzo - ALWAYS consistently great food. Moist fish is a must and they nave fail!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner. We had the butternut squash soup, beets and linguine along with Pinot noir. It was a great table by the window as well.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The manager overheard that we were celebrating our recent engagement & he made us feel so special! The service was wonderful & the food was so delicious. We will definitely come back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly, well rounded place. Best pita and hummus I’ve had.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great neighborhood spot

F
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were all equally pleased with our food order. It was delicious and good value for the portions. Jenny, our server, was exceptionally great. She made great recommendations based on our requests. We will definitely return for great food and service! Thank you!

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great. Terzo has become one of our true go-to restaurants in San Francisco.

D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went with my wife for our anniversary. Definitely not the place to celebrate... But good of you are going for a date. It is too casual.
We made the reservation through open table, we mentioned that it was or anniversary but no one cared. It was fine, but it is extremely too casual for a special occasion like that. Overall the food was good.
The music was like being on a gym class.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Always have a great and delicious time here. It’s our local favorite and we just hope it doesn’t get so popular that we can’t get a table. ;)

CC
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious wine, a terrific table near the window and a waiter who reminded me of home (straight-forward, direct, engaging, and no bull).

MH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ron, our server. He is the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Barely saw the waiter and seemed hurried when he did come by. Otherwise, great.

LA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and ambiance was very good. Nothing to complain about that. The service was spotty at best. Long waits for wine, initial food and subsequent courses. We had to nudge the waiter to get service more than once. They were nice about it, but not on top of things!

RC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food -- love the pasta and flank steak (my go-to order)!
Always great, friendly service.
Love the place and the people.

AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and ambiance were great, but we were very rudely kicked out of our table almost immediately upon paying.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Great food. Friendly staff. We loved it

r
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there is anywhere I know I will have fantastic food and perfect service, I go to Terzo. Without a question, the best.

JS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small plates were excellent and diverse. Enjoyed the meal.

DZ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great Italian wine, comfortable ambience. Great place for a date or dinner with friends. All the food is perfect for sharing - my favorites are the mozzarella di bufala and tomato-braised pork meatballs.

T
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious modern Italian food. Wonderful service! Nice setting.

FS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff at Terzo are beyond awesome! From the moment you walk in they all take you on an incredible journey from wine and amazing food to the experience they all create for you. Such an outstanding and special place!!!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is fantastic and we always have a blast

D
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with lots of veggie dishes, which we appreciate. Wonderful wines. Peach crisp dessert was to die for. Wait staff friendly, attentive but not intrusive. Had an amazing evening. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were both delicious, just like the first time I went! Love the ambiance and the fact that the restaurant itself is so unsuspecting.

WL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really tasty neighborhood dining spot with great service and a fun menu. We never heard of this place before, but we took a chance and ate here anyway. Roasted peach bruschetta, chimmichurri skirt steak, perfectly delicious Greek style chicken with orzo. It was all great. We topped it off with a shared amazingly moist almost cake and coffee. It was a busy place, but not too noisy. Our waiter was attentive and fun.