Terzo

4.8
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1490 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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
42 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
7 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
22 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
37 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.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food really great and fabulous wait staff and wine selection

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Service is outstanding

BS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Every dish was delicious

MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.