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Barbacco

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Neighborhood:
Financial District
Italian, Spanish, 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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and Italian fare

Stopped in for a business dinner due to the inviting atmosphere and ambiance. The staff was very friendly and helpful during our short wait to ensure we were comfortable and had a beverage to enjoy. The place just felt comfortable and warm. Broad selection of Italian and seafood classics and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
rustycat83
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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343 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a business dinner due to the inviting atmosphere and ambiance. The staff was very friendly and helpful during our short wait to ensure we were comfortable and had a beverage to enjoy. The place just felt comfortable and warm. Broad selection of Italian and seafood classics and everything our group had was very good. Will definitely return... More 

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North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife, daughter, son-in-law, and I had dinner here on my wife's birthday. The food was good, some excellent, but I have had better Italian. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The restaurant is a bit noisy, but not enough to affect conversation at the table. All in all, it was a very nice experience, and I... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Same standard of the food as Parbacco but lower prices. Very good service and the pasta dishes were excellent

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

if you like Italian at all and are somewhat adventurous then this is a must go to place. It is kind of like Italian tapas with some unusual offerings along with the Italian classics (like their excellent lasagna). All the food is great, seating can be a little crowded but not uncomfortable.

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San Jose, California
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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, Spanish, 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

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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

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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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