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.


230 California St., San Francisco, CA 94111 (Financial District)
Improve this listing
Ranked #72 of 4,930 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
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.
Reserve with OpenTable
Perbacco 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

365 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Blanco, TX
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I made reservations a couple of months in advance of my trip to SF because I had seen Perbacco on Eater 38, and I am really glad I did! We arrived a couple of minutes early for our 8:00 reservations on a Tuesday, and the place was full with a full bar as well. This was one of the top... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I had to go to San Francisco for the day to get a visa for travel and couldn't have dinner because of the airline schedule. So we wanted to have a nice lunch. I googled "gourmet lunch in San Fran" because if I looked for fine dining, I would get restaurants that only serve dinner. Anyways, someone... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a business dinner here and went on some recommendations / reviews I read. Glad we went! All the good reviews were spot on. Very creative Italian inspired (if not outright Italian, which the majority of dishes were) dishes with waves of flavor that balanced out perfectly. We didn't have a bad dish (the menu appears to be weekly if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cancun, Mexico
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is my second time in different occasions, definitely i was not disappointed and gave me the reassurance i was expecting when visited again this great restaurant. Together with my wife we walk from our hotel located in Union Square, and was very easy to reach. to begun with a glass of Barolo, and came the appetizers Burrata cheese with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Located in San Francisco's financial district within walking distance of the Embarcadero BART station and a California Street cable car stop, Perbacco not only provides some of the best Italian food I have eaten, but also offers excellent service once you get past the rather cramped entry area. The wine list, which primarily leans Italian, and food menu are extensive,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Scallops were done to perfection, Very few restaurants get it right like they did. Lamb risotto was also great. No surprise that this restaurant was packed even at 6:00 pm

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were there onJune 24, 2014 and it was excellent !!! Service was good / Very knowledgeable about menu / Great suggestions Wine list was extensive with some more accessible options Only one small negative, our red was too warm and needed to be chilled a little. Now onto FOOD ! Scallops were just fantastic (perfectly cooked and great in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caracas, Venezuela
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had no reservations but were craving pasta and in the neighborhood. After a very short wait -even though the place was full- we got a couple of seats close to the door overlooking the entrance and street. The seafood, wine and cheeses, and again local bountiful local ingredients of California made of this dinner a feast of flavors. Freshest... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
el dorado hills
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had been here before and really enjoyed my meal so when I was in San Francisco last weekend for a work meeting, I had a night to myself and headed to Perbacco for some great homemade pasta. This is a chic italian restaurant, not a mom and pop shop but hey have several cozy tables for one/two people so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our first night in San Francisco, and we had long standing reservations at Perbacco, having seen it come highly recommended. We were sorely disappointed. Despite the restaurant being empty when we arrived, we were still forced to stand around for almost 20 minutes before being seated, and this was after our scheduled reservation time had already passed. The hostess was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Perbacco also viewed

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

Been to Perbacco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Manage your listing