We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Barbacco

220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
415-955-1919
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #83 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Tapas
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Reserve with OpenTable
Barbacco is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

118 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
    74
    35
    7
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Kings Park, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had an awesome meal here. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Be prepared to share a table if you go with less than 6 people and it is busy. We felt it added to the fun and vibe of the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Outstanding food and service. The menu reflects items only found in Italy, all made by the creative chef. When I am craving authentic Southern Italian cold meats and cheeses, with a glass of great wines, there is no other place for me.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This restaurant (specifically the "rustic" ragu) gave me severe food poisoning the night before my 10 hour flight home. Needless to say, I'm not impressed. Also, be warned that these guys put Chilli into their dishes without mentioning it on their menu, which is something I find very unprofessional. It's a shame, because the food did taste great otherwise.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stopped here mid afternoon to check off the spicy meatballs from the 7x7 great eats list of top 100 items to eat in San Fran and wasn't disappointed. We also got a few of the bruschettas (asparagus and lardo) and personally think they should also be on the list. Service was great, too, they made a mistake with the wine... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Utah
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a great restaurant. The food is terrific and the prices are very reasonable. This is a popular restaurant so make a reservation or arrive early. I recommend the spicy meatballs but I think you would be happy with anything on the menu. I would have given the restaurant a perfect rating but it is a really noisy restaurant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Polly and I last visited Barbacco 18 months ago and made a bee line for the restaurant as soon as we landed in San Fran. We were surprised to note that the menu hadn't changed. It's a great menu with some outstanding dishes but not to change in 18 months? We ordered a selection of starters, duck bruschetta,olives and asparagus.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love their brussels sprouts but pretty much everything is good. Good Italian food and a wonderful wine list. Perbacco is the sister restaurant one door over. This one is slightly cheaper and a bit easier to get into. This is more of a week day financial institution so it is closed on the weekends. Great for a nice dinner... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hermosa Beach, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you are looking for an amazing meal at a great little spot in the Financial District, this is it. You could visit the mothership, Perbacco, but if you want a casual atmosphere, this is the place to go. I love the fact that they sell Bruschette by the piece, so that as a single diner I could order as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheltenham
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a great lunch here. The food was really flavoursome and the side of Brussels sprouts was truly fantastic. We sat at the bar and the bar staff chatted to us, they were so friendly. The best lunch in our stay, just a pity we didn't find it until our last day. Definitely recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
san francisco
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A very busy and fun Italian spot located downtown S F. We went after a comedy show, got there late and sat at the bar, that was fun. Prices are very doable, fun menu, great service.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Barbacco also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Barbacco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Barbacco, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing