One of the most reliably satisfying dining experiences downtown, Barbacco shirks classic Italian restaurant trappings for sleek, modern, casual urban-surroundings and a menu that’s simultaneously casual, affordable, and divine. Swedish chef Staffan Terje, who also oversees more formal and equally delicious neighboring Perbacco, is behind the robust menu featuring a slew of seafood, salumi, and vegetable antipasti; salads; pasta; bruschette; and a handful of entrees such as flat-iron steak or chicken under a brick. Like many restaurants in town, here the focus is in celebrating excellent ingredients, which means you’ll get wonderfully pure preparations that receive just the right amount of embellishment.
San Francisco› Restaurant
Barbacco Eno Trattoria
220 California St (btw Davis and Drumm sts)
Our Rating Neighborhood Financial District Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–3pm and 5–10pm, Sat 5:30–10pm Transportation All Market St buses, light rail, and streetcar Phone 415/955-1919 Prices Lunch main courses $9–$16; dinner entrees $13–$19 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Barbacco Eno Trattoria