Terzo

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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

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

LA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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

r
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Small plates were excellent and diverse. Enjoyed the meal.

DZ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
35 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious modern Italian food. Wonderful service! Nice setting.

FS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is fantastic and we always have a blast

D
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food really great and fabulous wait staff and wine selection

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve had in s long time and the service was great. Will definitely be back.

LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! It holds a positive space for everyone.
The food is exquisite! Always a joy. I had friends from Oregon with
me. They really had a great experience.
Your menu always has special treats. I have always felt the descriptions
of the food never matches the food when delivered. You need to taste it
to feel to feel real the joy.

p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I simply love dining here. The place is so comfortable, and the food is always delicious and creatively prepared. Plus, every single representative of the restaurant is friendly, engaged and charming. WEll done, Terzo.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Very fresh well prepared food with interesting flavors, but not overly fussy. Friendly service.

1
Sacramento
67 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice spot for a meal. They have small plates to share, but they are generous so it makes it easy to do.

r
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Service is outstanding

BS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After having lived in San Francisco and this being our consistent favorite, and now coming back for business it is still outstanding! The food is so consistently good, the service amazing and wait staff always enjoyable and I’ve always loved the comfortable warm atmosphere and neighborhood location.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Every dish was delicious

MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed everything at Terzo. It was our first time there and we tried as many dishes as we could. The beets and the mushrooms were both excellent. Humas was very good. We also loved the Mediterranean Chicken and the pork shoulder dinners were both outrageous ! The service was wonderful.
It’s a very fun, happy and interesting place. It’s a touch noisy, but absolutely terrific !

PD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Ron, made our experience "top notch". Thank you Ron!

M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful food in a warm and upscale neighborhood way. Good wine good company. Staff is amazing with special praise for Nicole, our guide for a lovely evening.

d
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Cuisine is excellent, beautiful blend of flavors and textures. Food server staged small plates in such a way as to build from refreshing to savory. Also provided excellent suggestions on what to order. Small plates, large plates and desserts all outstanding. No drop off anywhere. Individual clearing plates was always attentive putting a new set up on the table when appropriate. Ambiance is cozy and well thought out. Staff friendly. One of our go-to places now.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ron is amazing! If you can request it’ll make your experience!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful. The pork shoulder was dry, but the trout was delicious and moist. Also, the potatoes side dish could use some sprucing up as it was a bit dull.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best hummus I’ve ever had, but don’t sleep on the mozzarella: it’s an amazing small plate to share.
The dessert menu is ok, but we especially loved the Almond cake. It’s a simple yet delicious lightly sweet option.

If you are looking for a non-alcoholic option, the Italian sodas are a great option. The orange soda is terrific.

FS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and friendly staff, terrific food and phenomenal experience!!!

FF
San Francisco
167 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a wonderful and comfortable experience here with friends. Every dish we ordered was exceptional. Roasted Beets and Arugula Salad were both fresh and refreshing; an added appetizer of Pacific Rock Fish
en Papillote contains a good portion of rock fish. Entrees of Roasted Steelhead, Braised Niman Ranch Pork Shoulder and Grilled Niman Ranch Skirt Steak together with their sides were well prepared and well seasoned. All delicious. Chef pays attention to details. Chef pairs meats with their sides and spices perfectly. Restaurant sent us a scrumptious and complimentary slice of Warm Almond Cake with Strawberries to celebrate my birthday. Very nice and delightful indeed. Waitress was knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Food came to the table right away. Service was attentive and efficient. Great neighborhood gem and I will definitely return.

CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terzo was awesome! The menu was creative and because it changes daily we will definitely be back. We tried a bunch of small plates and everything was delicious.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a quiet, casual date night! Adorable atmosphere, delicious small plates for sharing, and great service!

JH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Fabulous comfort food and great service!

J
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was good without being aggressive, the small plates were plentiful and the ambience delightful.

MR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very positive experience. One person in our party was frail and hard of hearing and your staff, especially our waiter, was great...patient, understanding, and helpful.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked a reservation right after the recent airing of Check Please and really enjoyed the polenta and meatballs, as I thought I would. I might come back just for some more of those. I was also looking forward to the skirt steak that I saw on the show, primarily for the au gratin potatoes I saw the steak resting on. For some reason the au gratin was replaced with boiled red potatoes which were dry and unappetizing; very disappointing.

D
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Terzo and it was perfect! Small restaurant but lively. The meatballs and polenta are as good as everyone says they are! We had two appetizers and split the steelhead and it was all just lovely! We will go back!

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