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Perbacco Ristorante + Bar

230 California St. (Battery St.) Send to Phone
415-955-0663 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Stylish Italian restaurant deep in San Francisco’s money district.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Perbacco Ristorante + Bar, San Francisco, CA

Perbacco Ristorante + Bar Restaurant Review

: Owner Umberto Gibin's razor-sharp tie and impeccable suit match the precision of this two-tiered restaurant's expansive charm and style. The unique, warm-yet-luxe setting soars with exposed brick, deep red-padded booths, comfortable dining areas and an exhibition kitchen. Carrara marble floors glisten throughout the front-of-house bar area while details such as a restored, antique meat slicer atop the bar and a rough-hewn chef’s table lend notes of rustic authenticity. Simple, regional Piedmontese and Ligurian flavors are well invoked by chef/owner Staffan Terje. Try all of the house-cured salumi at once and revel in the joys of rich salame al barolo, fatty and fennel-infused lonza, and the memorable ramekin of smooth, shredded ciccioli (pork pâté). House-made pastas are elevated with their gravy-like sugos --- the pappardelle with braised short rib ragù and roasted chanterelles makes a person wonder how other places get it wrong. A pork shoulder al latte (in milk) served with salty polenta and Savoy cabbage smells and tastes like somebody's nonna came, cooked and left. A separate bar menu and a short but well-chosen list of Italian wines and cocktails draws a lively after-work crowd. Expense-account lunches are also sure to please.
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