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Terzo

4.8
1248 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Open Daily at 5:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 441-3200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Miguel Tzab
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Catering
N/A
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Cross street
Union Street
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Parking details
We are sorry but we no longer have valet parking.

Street parking is also available, The closest garage is 3 blocks away on Union @ Buchanan. An additional garage is at 2055 Lombard @ Webster.


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22 Filmore & 45 Stockton
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Meet Terzo, your utility player restaurant. It's hard to go wrong at this Cow Hollow bistro.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1248 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service for our party of four. Was glad that the restaurant wasn’t too loud so we could enjoy good conversation. Thank you!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. Excellent service. A little pricey for the portions.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I loved the overall layout and atmosphere of Terzo – It was relaxed and noise level was energetic but not disruptive. A great atmosphere would be worthless unless the food met the same standard and it did. The menu was creative and for the most part, "outstanding", though we were not that impressed with the Artichoke dish as it seemed to lack flavor and not worth the ~$12 price-tag. The grilled calamari was amazing and we ordered it as an appetizer and then again as part of our entrees! Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable and the Barolo we had was delicious.
I definitely would return to try more dishes!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First, the good news. The food was good and the service was excellent.

Now, the bad news. Noise level makes civilized conversation (except by sign language) virtually impossible, making for an unpleasant overall experience.

More importantly, the restaurant's seating policy is dishonest, to say the least. In spite of specifically requesting a quiet table with our reservation, the hostess denied seating us in an empty quiet back room, stating that the tables "were saved for parties of four." During our meal, at least two parties of two diners were seated in the quiet room, making a mockery of her words.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had a very good experience here recently. We were greeted by friendly host, promptly seated and our server was very professional. We all loved our food. Prices not exorbitant, but on the high side.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

An excellent place to enjoy a mellow meal with a friend or romantic partner. I really enjoyed their small plates: calamari, roasted vegetables, and lamb keftas were delicious. Their large plate my friend and I shared was a very memorable chicken and orzo. Simple and really good! I can't wait to come here again!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had the mushroom pasta and it was incredible! The mix of mushrooms was delicious and the handmade pasta could not have been cooked more perfectly!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Terzo was an amazing experience and we ended up sitting out our table past closing. The staff was great and the food was delicious as always. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I enjoyed everything and so did my date. I was seated facing the wall/mirror so that was my only "complaint"...I didn't get to see the rest of restaurant or really take it in. Next time!! Yummy food from Appetizer to entree and fantastic dessert!

I do love a good cocktail so kinda wish you served cocktails in addition to wine.

Awesome, delightful service!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

great, all around

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always an amazing dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Terrific dishes

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service was standard to most restaurants in the Mission. It wasn't bad, just not nearly as exciting as the prices would have one expect.

These days a lot of one-off restaurants do the same things to feel unique: Edison light-bulbs, open kitchens, and fusion-y cuisine. In the end they all offer slightly snobby service, overpriced small plates, and forgettable entrees.

Terzo can be mistaken for Belga. Belga can be mistaken for Palm House. Palm House can be mistaken for an Abercrombie & Fitch staffed by bros. The only thing that can differentiate restaurants like these are the hashtag'd photos where customers bothered to add the location on their Instagram.

There isn't anything wrong with Terzo, but there also isn't anything exceptionally right with it either. My date and I never said "wow" until we looked at the bill, but that was more of a "really?"

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Such a cute and cozy neighborhood gem. Food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The website food photos were overrated. The food had no special taste. The ambiance was very good. Overall, a culinary disappointment.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Terzo. Love the meatballs and pork dish!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Outstanding service, some of the best food I’ve had in San Francisco and a very friendly waiter.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We were a table of 7 and ordered soup, pasta, beets, meatballs, chicken, keftas, pork, and
shared 3 desserts. All were delicious. Wine enjoyed by all. Server Phil was excellent and attentive. We had such a good time and hope our enthusiasm didn't disturb other diners.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Excellent as always, food was delicious, service was a little slow, but good overall.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food for good value! Highly recommend the flourless chocolate cake.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Best time ever!
I love Terzo.
The service was spot on as usual. Food was delish. Gnocchi rocked, wine list is awesome. A neighborhood
treasure.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very friendly waitstaff and the food is excellent. The three of us ordered the braised pork shoulder, the Moroccan chicken and the chimichuri skirt steak with the homemade pita bread and hummus, beets and polenta mushroom starters. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Annual Ladies Night with old friends.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. Delicious, fresh food and great ambiance. Just make sure to avoid being sat in the back room.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

In a word, “ Terzoriffic!” We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the wine, and the service was quiet and quick. We will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

always good food and service and not too loud depending on where one sits

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Everything was amazing! Service, food, and we tried six items from the menu and all were outstanding. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and great service

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was excellent. We had most of the small plates and they were all very, very good. Service was exceptional. The waiter understood the menu and quickly understood our interests and was extremely helpful. He took care of the service without being bothersome. Fun atmosphere, with not too much noise, so that you could here your table speaking in normal tones of voice

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food, fantastic wine, beautiful decor...great dining experience

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Service is very friendly. They remember what
you like. The quality of ingredients is very good
We enjoyed it very much

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We went for restaurant week, and couldn't have been more pleased with the food. Starter was seared scallops, main was skirt steak, and dark chocolate tart for dessert. Everything was delicious, and the service was excellent too. Can't wait to go back. One minor downside, no cocktails.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

It was a lovely night with great food and our waiter was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great for early dining before it fills up....
Waiter friendly helpful advice.
Small portions but enough.
Every thing great.
Would return.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Scallops were cooked until they were black. Tasted like charcoal. Mushrooms on the steak were also way over cooked.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent choices. We opted for one full plate, Chicken chacatorri, and three small, plenty for two. The grilled octopus was some of the best. Lumberjack Cake, whatever that means, was really delicious, and adding one scoop of vanilla ice cream was a good idea.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

What a great experience - from the minute we sat down and throughout the meal. Our server, Nicole, was warm, friendly and helpful. We never felt rushed. The food was great....we'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a good time with good food. Would go back again.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Great local spot. Quite, great vibe, simple yet delicious food.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food with amazing flavors. Great waistaff and bartenders. All around excellent dining experience.

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