2010

Barbacco Restaurant Review, San Francisco

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Barbacco

220 California St (between Front St & Battery St)

San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 955-1919

Barbacco Website

Book Reservation

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco exterior decor

Barbacco Eno Trattoria is an Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district that opened in early 2010. It is a lower-cost sister restaurant to next-door and well-regarded restaurant Perbacco. Michael Bauer recently gave Barbacco three stars or an excellent rating.

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco interior

Decor, Vibe – Barbacco has elegant modern decor, with a long row of counter seating. We went for lunch and found the place packed to the rafters with the nearby Financial district crowd. It was very loud.

Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco menu

Barbacco’s Menu has a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, and small plate appetizers for lunch.

Website Barbacco Menu

Picks:

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco beet salad

roasted beets salad / citrus / fennel / rucola / olive vinaigrette ($6 for small) is a good sized refreshing salad with a couple slices of fresh beets and some blood oranges.

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco squid salad

quick braised squid / tomato / chili / garlic / spicy pan grattato ($8) had just a couple of pieces of squid and was mostly tangy tomato sauce for spreading on toasted bread.

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco porchetta sandwich

slow roasted shoulder porchetta /radicchio / grape agro-dolce ($10) was a very tasty sandwich with tender meat in a strong sweet component but not as good as Roli Roti’s version.

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco chicken thighs

braised chicken thighs / escarole / Castelvetrano olives garlic confit / almonds ($11) had two tender chunks of flavorful chicken in a strongly flavored escaroles.

OK:

Barbacco Eno Trattoria San Francisco brussel sprouts

fried Brussels sprouts / capers / anchovy /shallot-red wine vinaigrette ($4) are not as heavily deep fried as we anticipated. The anchovy marinade was a bit overwhelming.

Pans:
None

Barbacco had fair service that started strong with good recommendations but faded as a place became full. Prices are reasonable at lunch for such very good quality food, no wonder they were so crowded. If you’re in the San Francisco financial district and want Italian food, be sure to give this place try. Make reservations, or come early to avoid waiting.

Barbacco has extensive wine list with glasses from $9 and bottles from $35. 3oz, 6oz, 250ml, 500ml, 750ml portions available.

Barbacco on Urbanspoon

Barbacco Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Mon-Fri 11:30 am - 10 pm, Sat 5 pm - 10 pm, Closed Sun
Parking:Street (Hard)
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$8 - $12 (Lunch)
Posted on March 26th, 2010
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