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Perbacco

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230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4301 (Battery)
+1 415-955-0663
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, our dinner experience at Perbacco was disappointing -- both the food and service. Our wait person was rather unpleasant and quite annoying throughout the dinner. It began with his not giving us a chance to look over the menu before asking us about what we wanted to order. Then pouring our champagne (which was not chilled) and not giving... More 

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Washington DC
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent my honeymoon in the Piedmont region, I am always ready to try a new (to me) northern Italian restaurant or dish. This modern take on clean and creative Italian should not be missed when nearby. I started with a glass of Nebbiolo, perfect. Appetizer of poached, roasted and raw pear with sweet Gorgonzola that melted in the mouth.... More 

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New Jersey
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did a dinner here for 30 or so people. Everything was outstanding; the food, the wine, the service.

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Thank rater1
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times for both business and family travel and it is easily my favorite Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Most recently ate here with my wife and daughter on a family trip. We had the hamachi and octopus appetizers, shared some small pastas (pappardelle and gnocchi) and then dug into the entrees. Everything was fantastic. The... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely first class menu with first class preparation and first class flavors made this one of the best meals I have ever had. We started with veal tonnato appetizers then our group ordered pastas and veal shank and finished off with chocolate gelato. Everyone was superbly satisfied. Wine section was good. Attentive service.

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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited again ( we eat here 2-3 times a year). We asked to be seated on second floor which we find quieter with better service. We were with friends from East Coast who raced about the parpadelle pasta they had. I had octopus app and Osso bucco which was perfect. The head Waiter picked a lighter Italian red from their... More 

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Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking at quality food in SF at a non-excessive price, Perbacco is the right place. Pasta dishes are delicious, fish and meat are well cooked and prepared, choice of cheese is special, excellent desserts, impressive list of wines (mainly Piedmont area). The cuisine is Italian, but not only. We tried other restaurants in SF, but most are... More 

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San Diego
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Every time we go to San Francisco we include a meal at Perbacco. While we hate missing out on other fine restaurants in town, Perbacco has never failed us, whether it's an anniversary, birthday, or just a reunion with old friends. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable and unobtrusive, the food is always perfect. Once while waiting for friends to meet... More 

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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

For a really special night out for Italian in San Francisco try Perbacco, I usually hit there if I am traveling on business. The restaurant is always busy but I can usually grab a seat at the bar. Great Italian win list, not to miss pastas, and be sure to try the can't miss Osso Buco.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Our waiter was excellent, but the menu, while creative and with a broad range of interesting flavors, was actually rather limited. They don't even offer any salads on the menu, as a stand-alone item. There seems to be a lot of hype about this restaurant, I can see why but I think it's a bit of the "emperors new clothes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4301
    (Battery)
  • Public Transportation: Bart: Montgomery station. Muni: Market and 1st St. stops.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-955-0663

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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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