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Financial District
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220 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4401 (Battery)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Savannah, Georgia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on the spur of the moment, 8pm on a Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded but not too noisy. The food was very good and waitstaff attentive. We would definitely return.

Thank jennam0529
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the Lasagna Bolognes, which they make with spinach pasta, ragu Bolognese and besciamella sauce. The lasagna noodles were fine, the ragu a bit tasteless, but the real disappointment of the dish was the besciamella sauce. It was served on the side and was a congealed, unappetizing line of white fat just sitting there. Nevertheless, I tried it and... More 

Thank BobinSeattleWA
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been stopping here anytime I'm in SF for the last 7-8 years. I've also dined at Perbacco, the sister restaurant next door, many times. Of the two Barbacco is less formal and the cuisine more Italian country or rustic than Perbacco. Both are great. I always sit at the bar and last Thursday night was no exception. Fortunately we... More 

Thank Bob P
Hong Kong
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I went to Barbacco with a friend and was seated at the bar for lunch. There was enough space to have our own plates plus the four dishes we had ordered to share. The restaurant was clean, food fresh & delicious and atmosphere fun & casual. We loved every dish we had: strawberry & fennel salad, chicken thighs, lasagna and... More 

Thank ekoo26
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Perfect dinner for those who don't like a huge plate of food late at night. Beer and wine to accompany. Service was great. Lots of choice and you can eat as much as you like.

Thank neo122
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Met some friends for an Italian meal. Food was great with lots of shared dishes. We enjoyed a number of vegetable sides even though they all had a similar smokey/anchovy garlic taste - enjoyed the Brussel sprouts. Enjoyed the stew as well as the Bolognese. I believe the menu changes frequently so... It was very loud, which made it fun,... More 

Thank Jack F
Venice, Florida
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in San Francisco for the first time and were staying at the Omni. We wanted close restaurants that we could walk to. We chose Barbacco for one and we were so glad we did! The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. My husband had the lamb shank and I had the lasagne. Lasagne... More 

Thank Sherri B
Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I love this busy, crowded, casual eatery. I am in SF nearly every year and often eating alone at least one night. Barbacco has a great bar where I can sit and be totally entertained people watching and eating their fresh, delicious dishes. I love their brussel sprouts. I have had wonderful fish, clams, pork and beef sitting at that... More 

Thank Curly916
Oakland, California
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

With all the great resto's in San Francisco it speaks volumes that I returned to this place twice after my first happenstance visit. Cool ambience, reliable kitchen, friendly service...works for me.

Thank Robert L
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The 2 of us stumbled across this place whilst walking the downtown area one evening just after we arrived in San Francisco. We obviously arrived at peak time and it was busy. We did not have a booking of course. The atmosphere was great and the service attentive and delightful. But the food was quite exceptional. The roasted roots and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4401
  • Public Transportation: Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: 415-955-1919

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

Neighborhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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