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

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About Terzo

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.

3011 Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 5:30pm

Cross Street:
Union Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 441-3200

Website:
http://www.terzosf.com/

Catering:
N/A

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.


Public Transit:
22 Filmore & 45 Stockton

Executive Chef:
Miguel Tzab

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Terzo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

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4.6

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4.5

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Local Ingredients (12)
Seasonal (12)
Casual (11)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Tapas (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We had a delightful time and a very tasty dinner. We will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed! Every dish was delicious, from tender and flavorful meat balls on the bed of polenta to amazing grilled squid with caviar lentils. We also shared Moroccan chicken and it was superb. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Her recommendations were spot on! Great experience overall! Will come again...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Hidden gem, food was very good and a nice quiet ambience. Took my mom here for her birthday and she loved it!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had a late reservation and had to wait quite a while to be seated and we're then felt rushed through our meal. I prefer to relax between courses. The service was otherwise excellent. The food was very tasty but over priced in my opinion for what we got. We're not from the San Francisco area so it may not have been that out of the ordinary. We are not from the San Francisco area so only had 2 other restaurants to compare it to while we visited but for quality of food and service I would say this was the best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My second time at Terzo and it was outstanding. Everything about it was excellent from the service to the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

As usual. A GEM. Foods great. Service phenomenal. Vibe wonderful. And if you've got hearing issues they'll gladly seat you in back room where it's quiet

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food came out sporadically like the kitchen only made one item at a time for everyone in the restaurant then moved on to the next item.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was average. The food and beverage prices are toooooo high for what you get. If you can believe this; It was my Birthday "special occasion" and they charged me $12.00 for a miniature slice of cake "and are you ready for this" a dollar for the candle on the cake "sick". Would not go back. Better places to go in SF. Very limited menu!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 10, 2017

My co-workers and I were very pleased with Terzo.

As a newbie to SF and not yet having the chance to explore many restaurants, I was nervous when my manager asked me to coordinate a team dinner. The only guidelines she gave me were budget and to "avoid the Embarcadero area".

We ordered several small plates and a few large plates to pass around between the 6 of us. We were not disappointed by anything! If you are a first-timer, be sure to order the hummus or the meatballs. Nice beer & wine selection as well.

Additionally, the staff was very accommodating to our party. We had to change our party size at the last minute, but they did not give us a hard time about the adjustment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This was our second time to Terzo and if possible it was even better. Our server Nicole advised us on our sucession of small plates and then matched it perfectly with a bottle of French white burgundy. The peach roasted brushetta and the cilantro chicken skewers were out of this world. I hardly ever treat myself to panna cotta but I am sure glad i did here. Exquisite! The ambiance at 6:30 was wonderfully calm yet you could tell every table was thoroughly enjoying their experience. Would come again n a heartbeat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Outstanding skirt steak and oork chops! Fantastic wine too (Banshee Cab)

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

TErzo has wonderful food ..fresh inventive fun delicious and surprising ...There are many Italian restaurants but to have a unique one with California fresh spectrums and amazing pasta amazing meat and fish and salads is rare,, I think this is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco!

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Fun, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food was average. Very good but I had higher expectations.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great pasta and entrees, service was friendly while professional - highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Terzo has both individual tables and communal tables. You may request a private table and they do their best to accommodate. We had a nice table in a room with three other tables so we were out of the main hustle bustle which was perfect as we were 3 friends getting together to catch up. Our waiter was professional, attentive but not overbearing. He was great at providing recommendations, and keeping an eye on our wine glasses. The food was great. The panzanella had the best tomatoes ever!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

As a patron for 10 years, Iam always delighted by the food and service. Somehow, the always amange to deliver. Not many places can say this.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I've eaten here many times, and every time I"m in the back room/ back table the service is pretty awful. I love the vibe here, the food, and have recommended this restaurant to sooo many people. And I would say, don't sit in the back room if possible. Or to Terzo to improve their service in the back

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The service was very attentive and friendly. The small plates were especially tasty i.e. the meat balls, egg plant, and humus. The flank steak and the fusilli were very special .

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I look forward to my next visit. The food is yummy and the was wonderful .

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Great place for small plates. Food excellent, service to match. Extensive wine list. Not a tapas place, emphasis on small plate Mediterranean food rather than exclusively Spanish tapas.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very nice dinner. Great late night spot. Romantic too.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant! We came up from the Peninsula and we'll definitely make the drive again. The food was delicious. We shared several small plates and two large plates among the five of us. Our server was very knowledgeable as well.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was great but our waiter was very absent. The table crew were way more attentive. 2nd time there but 1st was better all the way around.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This place has been excellent in the past, and this occasion was no exception. Mostly organic. Creative cuisine without being over the top. Menu changes frequently. Staff is warm, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual, Organic, Fun, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Ate here once before and seem to recall better service and food. Would not come back as so many other options in sf

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great food, great knowledgeable service. We'd definitely come again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Highly recommend the pork meatballs with Polenta and tomato sauce. It was worth the drive from San Jose. We will return

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 1, 2017

A vibrant neighborhood restaurant with great tapas and wine. We'll definitely return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Such good food and impeccable service. It's a gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Ingredients top notch. Food too saucy no reason to add so much. Took away from taste and enjoyment of dishes Not sure why but restaurant has lots of seating but they stacked up dinners in 2x3 adjoining tables. The maitre de figures it out and quickly corrected. Will return but be more specific on requests for sauces 👌

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Food and service were perfect! Will return just for the gnocchi :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our experience was not a good one. We were seated next to a table of about 12 girls celebrating a birthday - and they were very, very loud. When we asked to be moved to another table the hostess was not accommodating, so after some verbal altercations & unsuccessful attempts to allay the situation between the two tables, we left the restaurant. Upon our departure, our server was very nice and understanding. Unfortunately, the hostess was not at all, and the bartender chimed in with his comments (he should have minded his own business)! We were very disappointed that we were unable to try the cuisine. Someday, we may return. BTW - we have a very pleasant dining experience across the street at Rose's - which happens to be one of our go-to restaurants on Union Street.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We were put in a windowless back room that was noisy as hell. The food was unremarkable. And the restaurant is expensive. Why would I ever go back?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I saw an episode of "Check Please" which featured Terzo and it sold me. My wife and I decided to go that night and it did not disappoint. Everything was either good or great, the service was fantastic and we will definitely be back to try items on the menu we didn't get to this time. Highly recommend Terzo!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We shared many delicious small dishes with friends and then shared a main course. Very wonderful evening

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always good. This time even better. New menu items seasonal and delicious. Love this place!

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Enjoyed some delicious wine selections at the bar while we waited on our table (we arrived early). The pita and hummus lived up to the hype. We shared a grilled calamari on black lentils and greens appetizer, and a small but oh-so-good truffled fettuccini plate before our wonderful salmon entree. Our server guided our wine selections and we really enjoyed some local ice creams to finish. Y-U-M-M-Y! Highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

What a lovely surprise as recommended by a foodie friend. The menu was eclectic, but, hit every mark from appetizer offering to dessert. We had several small plates to share and one was better than the next, however the meatballs with creamy polenta and the bruschetta of roasted peaches and prosciutto ranked top of the list. Although the steak was a bit chewy and difficult to cut/chew, the other sides of the plate were delicious so we'd try again. What a find in a beautiful neighborhood. We will be coming back often.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Creative and delicious food served in a very pleasant environment.
Looking forward to the next visit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

ALWAYS consistent and delicious. Have been here 40 times, at least - still blown away by the service, food, atmosphere and LOVE the music. Had one of the best meals we've ever had out this past Saturday night. DONT EVER CHANGE, Terzo!!!

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