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Barbacco

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Neighborhood:
Financial District
Italian, Tapas
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220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Battery)
Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.
415-955-1919
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very authentic Tuscan cuisine

Hip and lively place. Has bar area for an easier sitting. Generous portions and decent prices. Loved the beef stew, bruschetta and chocolate dessert. Would return again

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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San Jose, California
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English first
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hip and lively place. Has bar area for an easier sitting. Generous portions and decent prices. Loved the beef stew, bruschetta and chocolate dessert. Would return again

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Barbacco has amazing Italian food at a reasonable price. The dishes are perfect to share or as meal. The pastas are homemade and absolutely incredible. The Paccheri is amazing. The brussel sprouts are delicious. The salads, particularly the kale salad, are very good. Don't miss the bruschetta!

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Must try Roasted Octopus, roasted pepper bruschette, Lasagne, desert is good. Good collection of wine and wine on tap also available . Service is good and prompt

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Petaluma, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

From all the hype and the difficulty getting a res, I expected better. I travel a lot, and frankly, many run-of-the-mill European restaurants are better. The three of us shared and ordered 3 veggie appetizers ($14)(beets, carrots, cauliflower). They were not delivered together. We shared an octopus and a squid dish (about (~$12 each), and they were the best of... More 

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seattle
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited Barbacco for a business lunch and was extremely satisfied. The pasta and soups were splendid, the portions surprisingly liberal, and has a great lunchtime atmosphere. Good FiDi choice!

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Walnut, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Take out our eat in...either way the food and wine is amazing! Although this restaurant is less formal than its next door neighbor Perbacco, the same quality and creativity is there. You can order online and have it ready to be picked up or sit at bistro style tables and enjoy your food there. Whichever you choose, you'll be very... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went to Barbacco while on a trip to San Francisco with my mom, and we love fresh pasta. We were both thoroughly impressed with our dishes and they were very accommodating to our dietary restrictions. I would definitely recommend Barbacco to friends and consider going back, if I come back to San Francisco.

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have been to Perbacco numerous times, and eaten in many great restaurants around the city. We ordered a handful of appetizers to share, and nothing stood out. Each dish was consistently mundane. The lasagna had no flavor at all, and my wife's chittara pasta tasted like canned sauce. The meatballs were again, just average. The sausage pesto on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had an early dinner here on New Year's Eve. Really good food, good atmosphere and friendly service.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went with two friends after work. The food and service was fantastic. Had a wonderful plate of meatballs and a few glasses of wine. It's very relaxed inside and a great place to sit and relax without feeling rushed. Definitely worth checking if you are Downtown.

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Additional Information about Barbacco

Address: 220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: 415-955-1919
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Battery)
  • Public Transportation: Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: 415-955-1919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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