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San Francisco’s Ultimate Date Spots

"Reasonably priced Italian small plates and lots of wine in a bustling, pretty setting are solid starters for a great second date."

Featured in Eater SF, September 2018

What to eat at 49ers game: Your guide to new food choices at Levi’s Stadium

"This Italian trattoria in San Francisco will head down to Santa Clara on game days to serve two types of polpette, Sicilian meatballs. One’s made with pork; the other is a meat-free Impossible Foods version. Both come with tomato sugo and bread."

Featured in The Mercury News, September 2018

Break out the Deep Fryer and Make Barbacco’s Umami-Rich Brussels Sprouts at Home

"There are dishes that bring us back to our favorite restaurants again and again. FiDi hot spot Barbacco can claim several such signatures—the polpette, the lasagne...we could go on. But whatever entree we order, we can't have a meal at Barbacco without ordering a bowl of the deep-fried Brussels sprouts."

Featured by 7x7, April 2017

Barbacco Launches Very Affordable Monthly Pasta Series

"Next Monday, Oct. 17 is National Pasta Day, and barbacco (220 California) is using it as a good excuse to launch a $35, five-course menu of two appetizers, three pastas served tableside, and a glass of Nero d’Avola."

Featured in SF Weekly, October 2016

Where to Eat and Drink in the Financial District at Night

"Barbacco provides by contrast a much more casual — and affordable! — setting, focusing on a curated wine list (some served on tap) and a series of modest plates: salumi, handmade pasta in rich sauce, and some larger portions of meat, like Tuscan beef stew, lamb shank, and meatballs."

Featured in Eater SF, August 2016

“If you want a luxe experience and a focus on the specialties of Piedmont, head to Perbacco. If you desire equally great food with a wider purview served in a casual trattoria, Barbacco is the right choice.” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 2015

“The food is consistently excellent – from salumi and pasta to bruschetta and fresh fish, this is thoughtful, and undeniably tasty Italian food.” – SFIST, February 2015

“Braised chicken thighs, lights-out salumi platters, and fun little bruschetta canapés are served up in snazzy surroundings that re-define the casual power lunch.” – THRILLIST, January 2015

“We dined at Barbacco in the Financial District, where we enjoyed some creatively topped bruschetta, kale salad (both shown below), wine and our own entrees.” – A LADY GOES WEST, February 2014

“Diners can dive into painstakingly-authentic pastas and salumis while perusing the venue’s extensive wine list on the on-table iPads.” – THE FIVE MOST EXCEPTIONAL POWER LUNCHES IN SAN FRANCISCO, January 2013

“If I worked in the Financial District, I’d probably go to Barbacco every day after work.” – COOKING WITH THE SINGLE GUY, August 2010

“Barbacco’s success is built on the ability to take high quality ingredients and allow them to shine plainly and simply on the plate.” – FRESH LOCAL AND BEST, August 2010