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230 California St., San Francisco, CA 94111 (Financial District)
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Ranked #78 of 4,937 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Battery
Transit: Bart: Montgomery station. Muni: Market and 1st St. stops.
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380 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Farmington, Minnesota
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great place for a business lunch. Be sure to make reservations as the lunch crowd comes in fast and both floors can really fill up. This was my second visit... Service was good this time (as was last time) but not overly friendly. For my beverage, I asked for some cranberry juice mixed with Sprite and my server seemed a... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Having read a few Tripadvisor reviews we opted for this place main because of the location convenience. The ambience was lovely, it felt upmarket. The staff were all friendly and helpful, we trusted their advice and they didn't let us down. I went for pasta stuffed with braised beef (I forget the exact name) it was perfect. Also a great... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were terribly disappointed with this so called "italian" restaurant which had average service and terrible food. The menu wasn't even in italian and none of the meals resembled anything close to a traditional italian restaurant. The staff itself was nothing close to being italian either. It was also extremely noisy which made things even worse.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food and service was first class. Everything was perfect from drinks, appetizers, main courses to desserts. The lamb and pasta dishes were outstanding. We sat upstairs which was quiet and secluded.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Initially my aunt, uncle, mom, and I had reservations at Barbacco at 8:00. When we requested a change to our reservation for an earlier time at 6:30, the restaurant was extremely accommodating but sent us next door to Perbacco where they had a seat. Our waiter, Tiffany, provided excellent service and offered a wonderful recommendation of the braised beef pasta.... More

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New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Business colleague recommended we meet there. Service attentive, food good, but curb appeal doesn't stand out, so you have to know you want to go there. You will be rewarded.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is delicious I highly recommend the short rib filled pasta. Absolutely delicious. Nice ambiance. Expensive but well worth it for a nice night out

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201 reviews 201 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner, and service was quite good. Very nice wine list. Even had a number of white wine entries from one of our favorite region, Camania: greco di tufo and falanghina. However I would not describe the food as exceptional. It happened to be the best meal we had during this trip to San Francisco. But mainly because... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Excellent restaurant, very consistent over the years. Reservations are a must if you want a table. Wine selection is outstanding and the sommelier is very helpful. Try to park near the restaurant, circle several times and you will find a spot. The valet is just too expensive. All items on the menu are very good and generous amount. It can... More

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Pasadena, CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went there for dinner with a friend, and it was so dark (ambience, some might say) that we needed the flashlight function of our iPhones to see the menu properly. We were a little embarrassed by this, until we realized the people at the next table were doing the same thing. Since my husband was running the SF Marathon... More

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