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Barbacco

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Italian, Tapas
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Barbacco
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220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
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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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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: Reservations, Late Night
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Barbacco
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Good mix of excellent food, attentive but not overbearing service, relaxed atmosphere and reasonably-priced offerings. Far betterr than some ofthe other "name" Italian places in SF.

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
Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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USA
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good mix of excellent food, attentive but not overbearing service, relaxed atmosphere and reasonably-priced offerings. Far betterr than some ofthe other "name" Italian places in SF.

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Boston, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Completely different atmosphere from Perbacco, the fine dining restaurant next door, which is also very good. Sit at the bar at Barbacco, and you will get perfect service, at least we did (dinner on a weeknight). Much more casual than Perbacco, with food more like modern Americanized Italian tapas. Americanized because, for example, everyone's favorite tapa there is the deep... More

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San Francisco
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had dinner last weekend at Barbacco for a festive occasion. I've had lunch there several times and my group of 5 chose it based largely on my recommendations. The food was good, but the service was surprisingly poor. They completely forgot to bring us our appetizers - which we cancelled once the entrees were delivered to the table. They... More

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Mountain View, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Food was kind of meh - steak was to rare (seared vs medium rare) and greasy. Kale salad was nothing to write home about. On the same day I had a much better meal (steak and salad) at Tender Greens - King St location at 1/2 the price.

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Joinville, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went to Barbacco by chance, while walking down the street. It was a nice surprise. The place was full, so I had to wait a little. The meal was delicious and the service, attentive. There were good wine options and the food portions were big. I would consider sharing the dishes in a future visit. Barbacco deserves a visit... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Have been here twice. I was quite impressed both times. Great wine list with lots of by-the-glass selections of tasty Italian red wines. Ask your server for a suggestion; both mine were quite knowledgable. The pasta was excellent and interesting. The duck was among the best I have had. Make a reservation. The restaurant was full both times I visited.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is an informal Italian restaurant near in the Financial District. It has a lively vibe and great food and wine. We had every one of the imaginative bruschettas and then an arugulla salad, with two glasses of good wine each. Reasonably priced, friendly and efficient service, and an interesting crowd. What more could you want?

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Friendly and attentive service. Atmosphere was comfortable and inviting. Family style entrees made it possible to enjoy several choices on the menu. Fresh, delicious and portions just right. The flourless chocolate cake for dessert was decadent! Definitely would return!

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We started with the cured meats and a cheese plate and we were NOT disappointed. The cheese plate here is more thoughtful than many other restaurants in SF (looking at you, Absinthe). Our main dishes of pasta were outstanding and not of a ridiculous portion size. The wine selection was well matched for the food and our waiter let us... More

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Reston, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Really good Italian food and a nice relaxing setting. Highly recommend a reservation or you will have a long wait or not get in. We got there early and by the time we ordered every table was filled up. The food is casual but delicious and prices are incredibly reasonable. Our group was very into the "spicy meatballs" but I... More

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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
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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