Terzo

4.8
1339 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Open Daily at 5:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 441-3200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Miguel Tzab
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Catering
N/A
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Cross street
Union Street
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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.
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Public transit
22 Filmore & 45 Stockton
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

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

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1339 People Are Saying
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AR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated on time, gracious friendly service, great selection of small plates that are well executed with exceptional ingredients

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JM
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently delicious food and great service. Neighborhood gem!

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P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was less exciting than I hoped for and for the price, but the service was excellent!

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AF
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. Service from Ron was top notch

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KG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MR
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it every time!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terzo never disappoints! A true neighborhood gem.

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L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Niccole is an excellent server! Food was delicious!

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HP
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time and loved everything. Will return to try more menu items.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a gem!

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JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MI
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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AV
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place with good ambiance, great food and friendly service!

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ES
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding, the food delicious, Great neighborhood restaurant.

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AM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot with good small plates. Always good.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was recommended by a friend and I would recommend it to anyone as well!

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress, Nicole! The food was different and delicious. Cozy feel and warm decor.

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SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not too fussy, just rich and satisfying dishes that are very well executed. Friendly and attentive service.

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LI
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely space and location, food was fine but nothing special or memorable other than the meats themselves. Olives were not great, which is funny for a Mediterranean restaurant. Service was friendly but not above average.

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KE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great, our server Ron is the consummate professional you rarely meet someone of his caliber in this industry.

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The braised chicken is extremely salty. The service was mixed. Our female server was nice but the male server for our adjacent table was rude in constantly leaning into my space without any apology even after we complained.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal wine selection, impeccable service (Ron is the best and a very valuable asset!), fresh, delicious and varied food offerings - our go to experience whenever we are in the city.

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j
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious skirt steak, yummy gnocchi and creamy slow cooked chicken and pasta in a pleasant setting. Somewhat limited wine list

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and cozy

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G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service! Delicious seasonal menu updates. Nice wine list and nice yet cozy atmosphere.

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F
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Neighborhood gem, consistently excellent service and food is wonderful without being pretentious or fussy. Perfectly SF!

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

An Average restaurant that serves average food. Not a bad location.

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R
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Service and ambiance! Competent Wine list.

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MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive waiter, but also allowed me "space". Didn't feel rushed and completely enjoyed food/atmosphere. Wanted to treat myself and felt very satisfied.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for the lovely experience! Champagne was sent to the table as we were celebrating an engagement!

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OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service. Great food.

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SD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious and wonderful service!! Loved their menu.
Great location!!

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AL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our go-to dinner spots. The menu is tasty, healthy, and modern. The atmosphere is upscale, but not stuffy. The hummus and pita are a standout from other restaurants that try to do the same thing. Love the steelhead. Service is professional and we love that we see wait staff that have been there for years. It is a good feeling.

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CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great neighborhood find. We shared all small plates and everything was really fresh and good. Loved the meatballs! Service was very attentive and friendly. Will go back again with friends.

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M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were amazing but the chicken skewers with bread were tasty but a little over done. The chicken dish was lackluster. I'll give it one more try someday

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ED
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good value and good food but wasnt incredible. Calamri amazing but Chicken was only ok

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