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220 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4401
+1 415-955-1919
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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220 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4401
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

This small restaurant has tables that are barely separated. I guess they sometimes seat people with strangers which I do not care for. I think they should have better table spacing. We started with the marinated radishes, and shared the roasted pear salad, which is...More

Thank badgergirl01
Reviewed 13 December 2015

At 11:45, this place instantly went from sleepy to buzzing with a line out the door of downtown business people. The decor is modern chic as is the food. The yummy Bruschette includes a choice of three such as creamy Tuscan chicken liver pate, roasted...More

Thank CoastalCruiser27
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I was looking forward to some good Italian food away from much the hyped North Beach restaurants in SF. The wine selection is excellent, varied, and reasonable for all tastes. I had the grilled octopus which was the best I had west of the Mississippi(sorry...More

Thank John A N
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

we had dinner here our first nite in San Francisco. we had a6:30 reservation and were seated at the bar( the website indicates that you might be seated there) which was fine. the food was good but we both thought the main dishes were salty....More

Thank MD O
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here with my coworkers. We all enjoyed our food and desserts here. I want to take my husband here but they are closed on Sundays. I haven't had any good Italian in a long while. The ambient was good. It was a...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a popular sibling to the more formal and pricier Perbacco. The menu includes a range of small plates (including a terrific build-your-own antipasti course). Most dishes are unpretentious "peasant" fare, but all are carefully composed and well-presented. The lamb ragu was a standout,...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I can no longer characterize Barbacco as a poor relation to its sister restaurant, Perbacco, located just doors away on California Street in the financial district of San Francisco. In fact, Barbacco is less fussy, quieter and the service at the front desk is friendlier,...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Located in downtown San Francisco, Barbacco provides a high-energy, sophisticated take on Italian food. The fun is in ordering a variety of antipasti to share and an entrée to please individual taste. Service was excellent.

Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Had dinner reservations for 5 for an early Saturday dinner. Reservations are important as the place fills up very quickly. When making your reservation you will be required to provide a credit card and be aware that if you cancel within 24 hrs you will...More

Thank AnnHaWi
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We dropped in at about 6pm and we were fortunate to get a table until 7.15pm without having a reservation - and this was Monday! The furnishings are modern against red brick and wood, clean lines and smart. People were filling the bar area within...More

Thank Ouzilly
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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-955-1919
  • E-mail
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