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Barbacco

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 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
Take out at a whole new level!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Diane G
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Walnut, California
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Walnut, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Sparks, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We were tourists and let the waiter know it. He recommended his favorites which we ordered. Everything was so fresh and flavorful. Each of he staff members were so friendly.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

With a modern decor and great food, I can understand that this has become a favorite lunch place for many young San Franciscans. At least the day I was there, at lunch, the noise level was a tad on the high side.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Was with a picky group of guys, and everyone found something they loved on the menu, which was anything but run-of-the-mill. Great for unusual meats.

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Claremont, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I have eaten at Barbacco's big sister, Perbacco, a number of times and always found the food to be excellent. Last week, during a trip to SF between the holidays, we decided to try Barbacco, since we were in the mood for something a bit more casual. We sat at the bar, which we always enjoy for... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We took an early afternoon break after a day of walking nearby neighborhoods. The cool Racer 5 IPA's paired nicely with a section of marinated olives and a tasty selection of bruschetta including Roasted Pepper, Marinated Brussels Sprouts, and Tuscan Chicken Liver. Convenient downtown location with friendly service and modern decor. Definitely disappointed we couldn't stay for dinner, a glass... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Barbacco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

Neighborhood Profile
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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