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220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
415-955-1919
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Ranked #190 of 5,036 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Tapas
Neighborhood:
Financial District
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Battery
Transit: Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.
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English first
Hermanus, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This was my first time to Barbacco, located next door to Parbacco and the San Francisco institution- Tadich Grill. We arrived for an early dinner at 5:30 PM, but the tables were already filling. Reservations are recommended. This is an Italian restaurant, the choices include several varieties of pasta dishes and other entrees of meat and fish. The wine list... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent and friendly service. Food is very good and prices reasonable for this area. Good wine list too.

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Marin, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been to Barbacco three times now. The first time I dined at the bar. The second time with a group of 20 in the private room upstairs. The last time was this Friday, two of us at a table. Each time I've had a really fine experience with Barbacco. The first thing I notice each time I've been... More 

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Oakland, California
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209 reviews 209 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had dinner here with some business associates. Great place, friendly, fast service and good food. Prices are quite reasonable too. Everyone had the steak but I took the special of the day, swordfish on lentil, which was surprisingly tasty. We also sampled a variety of side-dishes (squid, sprouts, etc.). I do recommend this place for business casual dinner.

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Dallas, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Both of us had the same dish, and we both LOVED it. The wine was good too. We did not have appetizers or dessert, so there is nothing more to say.

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USA
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209 reviews 209 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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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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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