3011 Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Why did we dine here? – Terzo Is a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood. They been around for over 15 years, we haven’t been there in a while, so we visited it and dined outside during the pandemic. Easy availability spot on Opentable was the main reason we came! Nothing hot about this spot. The restaurant appears to cater to the neighborhood crowd, which mirrors the diners.
Insider Tip – Outside dining with a nice personal heater
Cuisine – Mediterranean
Location – San Francisco Marina District
Opened – 2006
Service – Terzo had reasonable service, the waiter helped us navigate the menu, pacing was good as was water refills and the like.
Verdict – Terzo is one of those oldie but goodie places that cats lost in the shuffle with all the new options. We were pleasantly surprised with the excellent entrées. It’s unusual where the entrées will overshadow the appetizers. Click transfer
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes 30 minute? Maybe 1 Hour? No
Terzo Signature Dishes – Steak, steelhead, scallops.
Terzo’s Menu Is fairly wide-ranging without being too long, vegetarians can find items that are suitable.
Terzo Food Picks:
Hummus ($12) With house made pita and Za’atar Was about average. Nothing particularly special. 7.5/10
Arugula Salad ($15) with Apple, Ricotta Salata, Toasted Walnuts & Star Anise Vinaigrette Was also okay, but nothing special. 7.5/10
Roasted Beets ($13) with Labneh, Dill, Pomegranate Molasses & Pickled Onion Was not as good is some other beat salads we’ve had recently. 6.5/10
Roasted Vegetables ($15) with Brown Butter, Fried Sage, Date Molasses & Manchego was also an average vegetable dish. 7.5/10
Seared Scallops ($18) Are well done, with nice caramelization. Definitely a must get starter 8.5/10
Potato Gnocchi ($16) with Sautéed Spinach, Tomato Sauce, Calabrian Chiles & Pecorino. Is an excellent rendition, perfectly cooked. Satisfying for pasta fans. Large enough as an entrée for many folks. 8.5/10
Roasted Steelhead ($33) with Basmati Rice, Red Bell Peppers, Green Zucchini & Tzatziki. This was an excellent fish entrée, a definite must get. Cooked perfectly with nice contrast in flavors. 9/10
Grilled Niman Ranch Skirt Steak ($34) with Potato-Leek Gratin, Broccoli Rabe & Horseradish Chimichurri. This dish is also a must order dish, amazing how good it tastes. We were on the fence as to order this and the waiter convinced us. Amazing. 9.5/10
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
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