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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 6, 2011

Love the menu, the people and often spot local celebs here

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2011

The food was exceptionally good and a good value. We'll definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2011

Great place. A tapas like menu with wonderful variety and really tasty food. Enjoyed it very much.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2011

Great service! Loved our arugula salad (very fresh) and the steak. The cheese mushroom w/polenta hors d'oeuvre was def. cheese-y, but that's what we'd ordered. A bit rich for my taste, ultimately. The choc. cake was tasteless, however. The wine was great! Def. a good place, "neighborhood gem."

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2011

The meal started out with two delicious small plates - fig brushchetta, pork and meatballs - and and an eggplant small plate which was pretty good. Then came the large plate of salmon, corn, etc.; after one bite each, we decided not to finish the fish. It had an "off" fishy taste of fish that had been around too long. The waiter did insist it was very fresh. We won't be racing back to Terza.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2011

We went to Terzo when it first opened and had jumped on the "small plates" bandwagon. It seemed noisy and, because the small plates were really small, the bill was really big!! We avoided it from then on but last night we needed to go somewhere in the neighborhood and they had a table. What a surprise! It's still noisy but we asked for a QUIET table and the maitre d' kindly let us sit in their usually-unused-on-Tuesday back room which was reasonably quiet. There was a decent choice of "big" plates as well as small and everyone's food was delicious, interesting but not insanely experimental, well prepared and well-presented. Wow! We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2011

Got 5 different small plates to share between the 2 of us and LOVED them all! ;)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2011

Sharing the small plates at the community table makes the neighborhood spot a great place for friends. The wine list is eclectic, but I've been poured some glasses from old bottles. The radio in the kitchen didn't quiet match the vibe. The service was charming and prompt.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2011

We were disappointed with the service a couple of times. They weren't very attentive and kind of snobby. However, this last time we went, we got our favorite server, Ron, who makes the whole dining experience wonderful. He's personable, honest, charming yet not overbearing. The food also seems to have improved, with every last dish having a unique twist that makes coming here so worthwhile. Beautiful setting and affordable wine list. Great place to go with friends to share.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2011

Love this place. The food never lets me down!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2011

Terzo serves up great food, at a price. I have been here a few times now and it is a great spot where the deal is to order a bunch of small and some larger plates for everyone to share. All of the food has always been good. The most recent trip there was with my wife and in-laws and the food was as usual very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2011

The food and ambiance of the restaurant was top notch. The only criticism I have is that the dessert was just fair to just okay. I would skip next time and go elsewhere for dessert.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2011

Always try to get of Terzo when I am in San Francisco. Great ambiance, wonderful Italian sharing plates menu. All organic, locally sourced ingredients. Nice location, wonderful warm interiors with a cozy feel. Service was outstanding, very helpful and knowledgable about the food. The meatballs are to die for along with the bolognese, most of the salads and salmon or other main dishes! I have brought several colleagues here from all over US and Europe and all love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2011

Food and service were both amazing! Michael, our server, was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. I would recomend Terzo to all my friends!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2011

Terzo has become one of my favorite restaurants. I've been here about 7 times and it's consistently good every time. The staff at the bar is always friendly and helpful with wine choices and so is the wait staff. I highly recommend Terzo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 5, 2011

Superb food--just the right amount of complexity true flavors come through in great combinations that are not overly fussy. One of our top 2 meals during our 3 day visit to SF. Go!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2011

An enjoyable evening in unpretentious surroundings and very good food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2011

It started at the bar with a friendly bartender, great "by the glass" wine selections and incredible olives. Continued at our table with Leah, a very knowledgeable and engaging server. The food was amazing, course after yummy course. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2011

Our party of five loved our evening at Terzo. Eclectic dishes, great flavors, flexible sized portions. Best. Hummus. Ever. We loved the grilled calamari; it reminded us of the calamari at Pizzeria Mozza and was almost as good. Our BBE coupon saved us 30%; we all agreed that we would return and pay full price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2011

Food is always good, but this Friday night (Jul 29th, "the "music" was exceptionally LOUD. The place was crowded and every one was talking, but had to talk very loud to over come the "music"...which was not music at all. This destroyed the "ambiance", therefore my poor rating on ambiance.
I asked the waitress to have it down turned down,,,she agreed...but nothing happened. I got up and went to the bar to ask the bartender to turn it down. He said OK but then went to the sound system and did not lower the volume.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2011

The food is way to salty and rich. The first bit seems delicious and then you just don't want any more. Three of us said we would not go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2011

The dates stuff with cheese were delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2011

The food was delicious - not overdone - just yummy! Service was EXCELLENT.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2011

Vibrant Cow Hollow restaurant with very good food and a nicely priced wine list. Service was excellent - I had brought in an old bottle of wine, which the sommelier carefully decanted, only to find that the wine was 'corked.' They were very nice about it, even though it wasn't their fault, and didn't charge me (I ordered a very good Sangiovese wine off the list). It's really a fun and satisfying dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2011

Every small plate choice was a hit, paired with delicious wines. The gnocchi with stewed kobe beef was the standout dish.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2011

My husband and I have been to Terzo a few times & we love it! They change the menu frequently so it's always fun to try something new & we always enjoy it. A couple of things that are on the menu all the time that we love are the pork meatballs with creamy polenta & the chicken speidini. The staff is also always very friendly & helpful. I can't wait for our next meal there!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2011

I can always count on Terzo for a lovely meal that showcases the season's finest. What a wonderful time with super friendly and thoughtful servers. One of my top 10 favorite dining spots in the city.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2011

This was my first visit to Terzo and I was very pleasantly surprised. The food (we ordered mostly small plates) was extremely good and the serviced matched the food! What more can I say?

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2011

Great as always. service outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2011

We LOVE Terzo- have been back numerous times and each time we get to taste something new and different. The food is simply outstanding and beautifully presented, often offering combinations that you would never expect. That's the charm!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 26, 2011

Really limited menu. Good but not great food. Fantastic service though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2011

Food was fabulous! Service was not good, disappointing. Our waiter placated us at first and whisked away all our menus. We wanted to order the small plates in courses and he only allowed us one menu for the 3 of us!? It was not crowded so there was no call for this. He did not mention the 1/2 off bottles of wine special and seemed annoyed when we brought it up. The food was really memorable though - that's why I'd return (and hope I got a different waiter!)

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2011

Mostly a small plates / share kinda place, but there are a few large plates on the menu. The share thing is echoed by one of those trendy communal table setups. For small plates, we shared: hummus/pita, calamari, beet salad, pork meatballs and grilled asparagus. We also shared one large plate: chicken cacciatore. EVERY dish was outstanding! Terzo is my new favorite. Interestingly, the restaurant that used to occupy this space (Pane e Vino) used to be my fave too (until they moved to Union St. and went downhill). Must be some magic karma at this Steiner St. location that makes the food shine!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2011

Whenever I go back to Terzo, I wonder why I don't eat there more often. The fava beans/ricotta bruschetta was to die for. Grilled calamari was wonderful. The very professional waiter didn't mind when we ordered 2 small plates at a time. We ended up being sated after 4 plates and only about $65 including wine. A bargain for the quality of food.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 28, 2011

We had an absolutely wonderful time! Mark Gordon, the Executive Chef offers an incredible dining experience. The small plates provide an opportunity to try so many unique tastings.
The waitstaff was very engaging and added to our great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Great food and service, I just wish they'd change the music!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2011

I entertained a group of friends with experienced palates this past Wednesday night at Terzo. Many of us were delayed due to baseball traffic. The restaurant staff and management were very gracious about the inconvenience. We had lovely evening together and enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely. We shared small plates and entrees to we could sample more of the menu. Everyone's favorite was the Calamari, a different and refreshing & yes healthy alternative to the usual calamari presentation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2011

simply the best gnocchi I've ever tasted!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 5, 2011

Absolutely delicious food and great service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2011

Delicious meatballs over creamy polenta. Bruschetta with ricotta, garlic and perfect spring lava beans. The food is well flavored and perfectly seasoned. Attentive friendly service. The hostess made a special effort to seat us at a quiet table.

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