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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Meet Terzo, your utility player restaurant. It's hard to go wrong at this Cow Hollow bistro.
Friendly & attentative servers. Soft leather, stone and natural wood decor. Understated, leaning toward Scandinavian vs Mediterranean decor. Great food! Every dish is fresh and perfectly prepared.
Music is TOO loud, and I love music, sound tracks are also odd...more for rockin out to than dining to
The service was great, everything we had was delicious. We started with Hummus and Grilled Halloumi Cheese dish. Both were delicious, especially the pita and the grilled Halloumi Cheese. My main, the Braised Nieman Ranch Pork Shoulder was amazing! The meat was so tender and fell apart easily with the fork. My date's Morroccan Style Braised Chicken was really good too. The restaurant filled up really quick even though we got there a bit early. Reservation recommended.
Excellent as always!!
Our first visit to Terzo...absolutely outstanding. We've eaten at all the other Open Table top 100 in SF and Terzo didn't disappoint. It deserves its place on the list.
Excellent service and the food was amazing.
Terzo is dependably excellent. Great food in a cozy space.
My friends and I love Terzo. It's a neighborhood gem and the staff always makes us feel like family. Food is consistently wonderful. One of the few places I can get a glass of Lambrusco.
My favorite neighborhood restaurant! Never disappoint me!
First time guest with my niece, shown to a tiny table at the very end of the back of the restaurant, I believe it was towards the rest room area. Very low ceiling light, not suitable at all. We opted for the bar, food was OK!
Fantastic meal and our 13yo loved it too. Great neighborhood restaurant.
We were there for two hours and had to cancel our third small plate.
The cauliflower soup was delightful. Very crisp and clean flavor. A little bland for me but the crouton and the creme added a nice touch. - .5 Star
The dish that disappointed me the most were the artichokes. I was really expecting to be wow’d by a slow cooked artichoke. With an ingredient that can be gritty or tough I was curious what slow cooking would bring out in the flavor. What it tasted like wes a fresh-out-of-the-can artichoke, it was salty and briny and uninspired. I was really looking forward to that dish!
The beets were unbalanced. At the end of the day it was a pile of beets; and while I love beets the ratio was very off to the other concepts on the plate.
The bruschetta was a solid option, while it is hard to go wrong with great bread, ricotta, apples and honey it was genuinely well done. The bread was perfectly toasted and even the apple skin melted in your mouth. The salad on top also helped cut the sweetness and richness of the dish although I would have preferred the peppery-ness of arugula. - .5 star
The calamari I would cone back for. Absolutely solid choice. Very flavorful lentil stew. Calamari cooked to perfection. - 1 Star
To finish off, the almond cake was very refreshing and surprisingly light. It appears to be a dense cake when it is brought out but definitely rounds out the meal nicely and on a fresh note. - 1 Star
Service was attentive and beyond reproach, really really great team.
Ambiance was warm and inviting while also playing with your sense using creative mirror placement and clear light fixture. Open, cozy and very Mediterranean feel.
I don’t understand how this restaurant has gotten such good reviews. My daughter and I each ordered an appetizer and entree. Out of the four dishes, only one was tasty. The red sauce on my daughter’s pasta tasted like Ragu. I had one of their specialties — the Moroccan chicken, I love Moroccan food, I’ve been to Morocco. The chicken leg was swimming in a watery sauce that had no taste. We did like the toast with ricotta cheese, apples and honey, but I’ve had that at other restaurants and it is simple, hard to screw up. The arugala salad was just a big bunch of arugula with a few pear pieces and something else and a tasteless dressing,
I would never go back to Terzo.
Always incredible service, a great ambiance, and most importantly DELICIOUS FOOD. Terzo is always a top choice of mine. Highly recommend!
Lovely meal. We met a couple of friends and four of us shared a variety of small and large plates. Great food, warm attentive service. Not cheap
Fabulous . Wonderful
Seated on time, gracious friendly service, great selection of small plates that are well executed with exceptional ingredients
Terzo is fantastic. The food is always so delicious, with great service. It is a cozy place and the servers make you feel at home.
Always consistently delicious food and great service. Neighborhood gem!
The food was less exciting than I hoped for and for the price, but the service was excellent!
Food was incredible. Service from Ron was top notch
Great! Everything from the Monterey Bay calamari (fresh, not the typical breaded/fried variety) and tagliatelle carbonara to the grilled coho salmon and flourless chocolate cake with cocoa nibs. Freshest ingedients, well prepared. And unparalleled service.
Love it every time!
Terzo never disappoints! A true neighborhood gem.
Niccole is an excellent server! Food was delicious!
A nice discovery- we had not known this restaurant was in our own backyard. It has a great vibe about it, nice interior, very good Mediterranean-inspired menu and excellent food. This will become a regular place for us to go to for a tasty and reasonably healthy dinner.
First time and loved everything. Will return to try more menu items.
Absolutely a gem!
We were very impressed by the warm and inviting atmosphere of Terzo. I recently moved to Cow Hollow and walk by the door everyday. From looking through the small entrance I could have overlooked the quality of the establishment if it were not from its strong reputation that reached me by word of mouth. Our server was friendly and informative. Providing a personal and professional touch to recommendations for food and wine. She perfectly timed each course/dish that was served to come out fresh and hot. She expressed sincerity in understanding if our meal was satisfying throughout. Additionally, she left us with excitement to return by informing us of the frequency that the menu changes and noting some of her favorites that may come back around and aren't worth missing.
Nice place. Solid food and some creative options. The eggplant was one of the best dishes I’ve had in a restaurant. The octopus was not as impressive but overall, very good.
Our server was amazing - so attentive. We ordered all of the small plates and gnocchi was by far the best. Best gnocchi I have ever had. So fluffy and pillowy, and not dense/dumpling like. The chicken skewers were a close second, followed by the pork meatballs. Excellent beet salad as well. Will be back.
Lovely place with good ambiance, great food and friendly service!
The service was outstanding, the food delicious, Great neighborhood restaurant.
Great neighborhood spot with good small plates. Always good.
This place was recommended by a friend and I would recommend it to anyone as well!
Excellent waitress, Nicole! The food was different and delicious. Cozy feel and warm decor.
This is our first dining experience at Terzo and the food, service and atmosphere was outstanding! Our waitress was wonderful at assisting us in sampling as many of their signature small plates, as possible. We had the hummus, chicken and lamb skewers. Save room for dessert...we had the apple crisps and it was amazing. We will definitely return to Terzo to enjoy a delicious meal!
Not too fussy, just rich and satisfying dishes that are very well executed. Friendly and attentive service.