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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

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday. Delicious!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic meal with plenty of options for this vegetarian. LOVED our waiter Ron, but all the staff, in fact, was welcoming and attentive. Can't wait to go back.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great meal for all of us, and a very helpful waiter.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Tried this for the first time and will definitely be back

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always fresh food, great service, specialities, like the hummus, chicken spiedini. Good wine list. Good crowd vibe along with cool tunes. Neighborhood gem.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is always stellar here

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was amazing and service was fantastic. I'd highly recommend trying this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

What a great experience we had from the moment we walked in! We had the wonderful green apple bruschetta (an absolute must), the roasted winter vegetables (cooked to perfection), the steak (my husband had it and he loved it), the salmon (I loved it--super tasty veggies underneath the superbly prepared fish), and two desserts: the delicious apple crisp and the divine almond cake, which were both perfect finishes. We also ordered the crispy onions. As you can see, we ate a lot! And enjoyed every bite. As well, our server was fantastic. It was a lovely anniversary dinner experience!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, great staff, great ambiance. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Organic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food, outstanding service, neighborhood gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great use of local seasonal ingredients. Flavorful without relying solely on hot spice unpredictable but not needlessly weird combinations

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My friend loves pita

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful food. Every single thing we ordered was outstanding. Great options for vegetarians as well. Service was also fantastic. Highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good but the portions were fairly small so you had to order many plates with the result that is was kind of expensive compared to similar places

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was delicious - chicken skewers, meatballs, caesar salad, brussel sprouts and salmon. Service was poor. We needed to find the water pitcher ourselves and since no one ever cleaned off our table, we also had to do that ourselves.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Terzo is always a great choice. Excellent spot to take a date for a special night. The food, service and atmosphere are always incredible. I highly recommend Terzo.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Spicy, Casual, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Just fabulous! From the wait staff to the sustainable menu choices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice place with good service, but food wasn't the best. Salt was the culprit. The Fresh Fettuccine was too salty but not nearly as bad as the Crispy Chicken Breast which was so over-salted it was hard to eat. The Roasted Wild Coho Salmon was excellent though. I would probably go back but request low sodium on everything.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing meal and great service. We took our parents from the east coast there and it was perfect. Not loud, easy to share, lovely atmosphere

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Appreciated a quieter restaurant. Great roasted beets and wonderful desserts.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Terzo was so great! First of all, they accommodated a party that grew from 4 to 8. Second, service was lovely. Last, and most important, everything we had was delicious. Appetizers: hummus, grilled calamari, halloumi, meatballs (!!); large plates of skirt steak, salmon, and chicken. We shared some wine and everyone was pleasantly surprised by how inexpensive it was!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was good but at times the service was lacking,at one time our used plates sat in front of us for a long time it seemed that our waiter was taking care of too many tables.I might give it another try.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We enjoyed dining at Terzo! The food was tasty and the pricing seemed spot on.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I gave service 3 Stars only because our waitress was off. She ignored us then came over, without even asking if we had any questions or if it was our first time there, took our order. We were not done with the appetizer before our main entree came to the table. I finally had to ask if we had offended her or if we had done something wrong. This woke her up and a nearby waitress and manager came and took care of us for the rest of the evening. Food is fabulous. We try and go there every time we are in the city. Great selections of wine. This won’t stop me from returning because it is well worth it.

Tags: Organic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Liked it a lot. Food was great, not overpriced, server was super cool. Overall an awesome dining experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

It has been many years since I last dined here, loved being back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food, great wine. Slightly pricy but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Delicious meal in a classy spot, nicer on the interior! Our waitress and kitchen was very accommodating for our vegan friend, adapting the salads and plates by putting dairy on the side. They even crafted a fresh fruit, off-the-menu desert for us! Would definitely return.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Menu is amazing-- have tried almost everything in the menu now and everything is good! Good atmosphere, good service!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Really great place. We had a date night here and we loved it. The ambiance is lovely, modern but warm. The service was excellent and the food really really good. We had a series of small sharing plates and we loved them

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Always delicious food and great service. Terzo is one of our neighborhood favorites.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Love this place. Food and service are excellent. We had hummus with pita (made in house), olives, arugula salad, pork meatballs, and the mussels (with spicy zhoug)... We will be back to try more food. Regards to the chefs and servers!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Ron was outstanding! And thank you Laurie!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I wanted to support their proceeds going to a local charity. We've eaten there many times before and always had great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We were put in back room which we requested but the table was very tight and awkward to sit at. Service was very aloof. Food portions were quite meager. The quality of the food was very good though.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing service & even better food! Perfect from start to finish.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Incredible food, ambiance and service. What more could you ask?

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Recommendations on Trip Advisor over rated. Limited menu, and weak flavors. For Mediterranean, had very few options that reflect this cuisine. So many other good options in SF. Would not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was EXCELLENT!!!
Service was EXCELLENT!!!
Sit in the "back room", airconditioned
Bring your wallet

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Disappointing. Food was fine, but nothing really popped flavor-wise. We ordered the beet salad, crispy polenta, panzanella, and meatballs. All Small Plates and proportionally well sized dishes. Beet salad was meh. Polenta was bland and sauce with it too salty. Panzanella had a few breadcrumbs instead of the typical bread salad that it's name implies. Meatball dish was tasty. Chocolate tart was nothing great - too much caramel sauce on it. Server had a definite personality but never came to check on us and was a bit too curt with some of his responses.

Do not recommend eating here though I could see coming in for a nice glass of wine. It's a nice space and our wine was good.

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