Meet Terzo, your utility player restaurant. It's hard to go wrong at this Cow Hollow bistro.
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?"
Such a cute and cozy neighborhood gem. Food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding.
The website food photos were overrated. The food had no special taste. The ambiance was very good. Overall, a culinary disappointment.
Always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Terzo. Love the meatballs and pork dish!
Outstanding service, some of the best food I’ve had in San Francisco and a very friendly waiter.
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.
Excellent as always, food was delicious, service was a little slow, but good overall.
Great food for good value! Highly recommend the flourless chocolate cake.
Best time ever!
I love Terzo.
The service was spot on as usual. Food was delish. Gnocchi rocked, wine list is awesome. A neighborhood
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.
Annual Ladies Night with old friends.
This is my favorite restaurant. Delicious, fresh food and great ambiance. Just make sure to avoid being sat in the back room.
In a word, “ Terzoriffic!” We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the wine, and the service was quiet and quick. We will definitely return!
always good food and service and not too loud depending on where one sits
Everything was amazing! Service, food, and we tried six items from the menu and all were outstanding. We’ll be back!
Great food and great service
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
Great food, fantastic wine, beautiful decor...great dining experience
Service is very friendly. They remember what
you like. The quality of ingredients is very good
We enjoyed it very much
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.
It was a lovely night with great food and our waiter was fantastic.
Great for early dining before it fills up....
Waiter friendly helpful advice.
Small portions but enough.
Every thing great.
Scallops were cooked until they were black. Tasted like charcoal. Mushrooms on the steak were also way over cooked.
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.
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.
We had a good time with good food. Would go back again.
Great local spot. Quite, great vibe, simple yet delicious food.
Delicious food with amazing flavors. Great waistaff and bartenders. All around excellent dining experience.
Food was good. Waiter was average--not really interested. Disappointed that although I
notified the restaurant upon making the reservation that it was our 34th anniversary, there
was no acknowledgement. Watched as the waiter made special accommodations to tables
on either side because he knew the diners.
Excellent food & service. Consistent quality, share plates, surprising neighborhood gem.
Great first time at Terzo. Planned a group dinner for a birthday and everything was fantastic. The food was perfect for sharing, the ambiance was upscale but relaxed, and service was excellent. Our table of 7 was unanimously impressed and pleased!
Terzo is a great place for any special occasion, friends get together, date, etc. Good food and fantastic service!
We had such an enjoyable evening! Our party of 4 loved the vibe the minute we walked in. Food and service was delightful! We didn’t feel rushed or bothered! A perfect Sunday evening with friends.
Great tasting food produced with fresh, local ingredients. Wait staff attentive without being intrusive. Neighborhood atmosphere. Worth the drive to Cow Hollow. Good Italian wine selections. Very good value.
Top spot recommended to us by nearby wine bar. Were not disappointed with food, location or ambience. Very enjoyable.
Nice neighborhood restaurant .. great service and food . Can’t wait tong back again
Great food and great service, but very expensive for the meal!
We really had a lovely evening! Our server was Nicolle was friendly and helpful and made it feel like a special evening for us, which it was. Each dish was interesting and delicious. Our Open Table reservation got a bit confused. I "Peggy Fulton" needed to change a time bc we couldn't get to SF in time for our original 6:30 reservation. The system wouldn't let me change it and I could not reach the restaurant via phone so I made a later (8:30) reservation under my husband (Dean) and cancelled first but I think perhaps my account froze and it looked like we were a "no show." Overall, we were really glad to find this spot via OT and would like to return and recommend to friends.
After 10 plus years, Terzo still does not disappoint. The tapas, main dishes, and wine were excellent. Terrific service!
Great food, ambiance, service. Went there for my bday with 5 friends and they had great shareable plates and yummy main courses. I'd recommend the meatballs and steak with chimichurri sauce (although I think the menu changes frequently).