Visited in early Nov 2012. I spent 6 days in SF and surrounding areas. Our meal at Perbacco was the standout. I'm surprised to see some of the negative reviews regarding the food. Everything had excellent flavors, very unique, definitely not your typical, everyday Italian restaurant.
Started with an order of coujette (Potato gnocchi in a duck ragu) as an appetizer.
This was to die for, melt in your mouth gnocchi, with an excellent sauce.
My wife then ordered the pasta stuffed butternut squash as her main course, she loved it.
I ordered the beef short rib, excellent flavor, cooked to perfection; was like cutting through butter.
We ate upstairs which seemed a little more formal but not overtly, downstairs definitely seemed a bit louder. Had excellent service, our waiter was top notch. There was bar and wine service upstairs, so didn't have to go up and down the stairs with drink orders. The sommelier was informative, we had already ordered a wine from the Mt Etna region of Sicily, and were then informed the wine maker was in town for a few days. We chatted with the winemaker and the sommelier for around five minutes, it was quite clear they were both very passionate about the wine selected.
Looking forward to visiting again!
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