• barbacco Regional Menu | Sicily

    What makes Sicily such an unforgettable place is not just the endless beaches, or the magnificence of the Etna Volcano, but also the diverse cuisine. When you arrive on the island you will quickly learn that Sicilian food represents a mix of all the cultures that have occupied the island – Greek, Spanish, French and Arabic.

     

    The wine and olives will remind you of Greece. Rice, almonds, couscous, and various spices have the taste of Arab rule.  Every culture has left its trace in Sicily, not only in art and architecture, but also in the kitchen.

     

    Our regional menu features one of Sicily most famous dishes – Pasta alla Norma. The tasty and colorful recipe embodies all the flavors of the island: eggplant, ricotta cheese, tomatoes and basil. This incredible dish was named after the Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini’s opera, “Norma.”

     

    Sicily is the home of Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna. The fertile slopes of the mountain produce olives, lemons, eggplants, pistachios, pinenuts, grapes and more. Although it may seem trivial, the mild Mediterranean climate makes a huge impact on the taste of vegetables and spices that are grown there.

     

    From the moment you step on the island, a mix of odors will follow you wherever you go. A constant aroma of herbs and spices – rosemary, thyme, sage, nutmeg and saffron. To experience these rich flavors try our:

     

    Funghi al Cartoccio, mushrooms roasted in parchment paper with anchovy, lemon and herbs.

    Agnello con Caponata, seared lamb sirloin, served on eggplant caponata and topped with raisin-pinenut condimento.

     

    Any meal served in Sicily would not be complete without a glass of wine! A few of barbacco’s favorite Sicilian wines are from grapes grown on the hills of Mount Etna.  Have a glass of Carricante, a fresh white with a hint of sulfur, or Etna Rosso, a vibrant red with a smokey edge.

     

    Buon appetito!

    Vincenzo Di Fuccia

    barbacco Manager

     

    BARBACCO REGIONAL MENU | SICILIA

    RAMACCHE / Prosciutto and provolone fritters

    FUNGHI AL CARTOCCIO / mushrooms roasted in parchment paper / lemon / anchovy / herbs

    SALSICCIA SICILIANA / Roasted pork sausage / chili / oregano / peperonata

    PASTA ALLA NORMA / short tube pasta / tomato sugo / eggplant / basil / ricotta

    BUCATINI CON BROCCOLI / hollow strands / braised broccoli / anchovy / raisins / pine nuts

    QUAGLIA CON MELAGRANA / quail / stuffed with pomegranate / roasted squash / sage

    AGNELLO CON CAPONATA / seared lamb sirloin / eggplant caponata / raisin-pine nut condimento

Events

  • On Friday, July 12  Pietro Viglino, winemaker at the iconic winery Oddero located in the heart of the Langhe region, will be in the Perbacco dining room throughout the evening…

  • This Thursday, July 11th we are happy to welcome the Ordine dei Cavalieri del Tartufo e dei Vini d’Alba — the Order of the Knights of the Truffle and Wines of Alba,…

  • Join us Sunday, May 12 to celebrate the women we love most – Mothers! Perbacco will be open on Mother’s Day for a special Sunday lunch service from 11am-3pm and dinner service from…

  • You’re invited to join us for the 12th annual Italian Passover at Perbacco. Chef Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin will be collaborating for one special evening on Monday, April 22nd….

  • At Perbacco on Friday, March 8th we are proud to welcome Alfio Cavallotto, winemaker of the historic Cavallotto estate in Castiglione Falletto, for a special wine dinner celebrating their incredible wines…

  • Join us at Perbacco on Thursday, February 14th to celebrate Valentine’s Day! We will be offering our complete lunch and dinner menus with additions for the occasion – no prix…

  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Perbacco! We will be open all day on Monday, December 31st serving lunch, happy hour, and dinner to wrap up 2018. To make reservations to…

  • Celebrate Christmas Eve at Perbacco! We will be serving our complete lunch, happy hour, and dinner menus with festive additions for the occasion. Reservations can be made by calling (415)…

  • On Thursday, November 29th you are invited to join Perbacco co-owner Leslie Gibin for a special dinner celebrating the Women of Perbacco as they lead us into our 12th year…

  • Tuscan winemaker Massimo Piccin of Podere Sapaio will be joining us at Perbacco on Wednesday, November 14th for a casual evening in our dining room. He will be pouring four of…

  • Join us for lunch between November 12-17 for a special Puglia Menu celebrating the Week of Italian Cuisine. To make reservations to join us, please call (415) 955-0663 or reserve…

  • On Monday, November 5th we will have two exceptional wine producers from Piemonte, Italy in the Perbacco dining room – Federico Schellino of Anna Maria Abbona and Marco Dogliotti of La Caudrina. We will…

  • We invite you to join us at Perbacco next Friday, November 2nd for an intimate evening celebrating the wines of Giacomo Fenocchio estate, fifth generation growers and producers of high…

  • Twice a year, 50 restaurants across the country simultaneously pour one iconic wine. On Wednesday, October 10th join us at Perbacco for this special evening featuring Castello di Neive, a…

  • Perbacco Chef de Cuisine Kelsey Coulson will be leading a CUESA Market to Table cooking demo at the Ferry Building Farmers Market on Saturday, September 8th at 12pm. The demo is…

  • Join us for Eat Drink SF – San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants. At the Saturday evening grand tasting on Aug….

  • Join us for an evening with winemaker Andrea Piccin of Grifalco this Thursday, August 2 at Perbacco.   Grifalco specializes solely in Aglianico, a unique grape indigenous to southern Italy,…

  • This coming Monday, July 23 we will be hosting an evening with winemaker Cristina Tiberio. Cristina will be the in the dining room pouring four of her family’s award winning…

  • The groundbreaking sustainable food nonprofit, CUESA, is hosting an unforgettable party celebrating 25 years of good food, community, and growing the movement. On Sunday, June 10 join Chef Staffan for…

  • Join us at our sister restaurant, barbacco, on Wednesday, June 6 for an evening of PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! In addition to our regular menu, the first Wednesday of each month we…

  • To celebrate Negroni Week, we will be serving three special cocktails from June 4-9: The Negroni a la Ruta is a grappa-inspired, spirit-forward Negroni that beautifully showcases the Campari alongside…

  • Perbacco will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. We will see you all the following day for lunch.

  • You’re invited to join us for the 11th annual Italian Passover at Perbacco. Chef Staffan and our dear friend Chef Joyce Goldstein will be collaborating for one special evening on Monday,…

  • Join Piemonte’s Castello di Verduno at Perbacco for a special evening in the Perbacco dining room on March 16! As one of the busiest months for the wine world, March…

  • One of the busiest months for the wine world, March is filled with events that draw winemakers from all over the world to San Francisco. A Matter of Taste by Robert…

  • Join us at barbacco on Wednesday, March 7 for an evening of PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! In addition to our regular menu, the first Wednesday of each month we will offer a…

  • Featuring 10 Vintages from Podere Sapaio Thursday, February 22 We are thrilled to host a unique wine dinner on Thursday, February 22 offering guests a rare opportunity to taste through…

  • If you are in town for the President’s Day holiday on Monday, February 19, make plans to join us at Perbacco and barbacco! Perbacco will be open all day from 11:30am-9pm…

  • Make plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day at barbacco or Perbacco! Both restaurants will be serving their complete lunch and dinner menus with special additions for the holiday. To make reservations, please…

  • Say farewell to 2017 and toast the year to come at Perbacco or barbacco this New Year’s Eve! Both restaurants will be serving their complete dinner menus with festive specials. After…

  • Perbacco and barbacco will be welcoming guests on Christmas Eve for dinner. Both restaurants will be serving our regular seasonal menus with a few specials for the holiday. To make reservations…

  • Espresso Four-Course Dinner | $75 | Wednesday, November 15 The 2017 line up is set for our new dinner series, Italian Staples at Perbacco! Each intimate dinner will celebrate a different essential ingredient…

  • This week we are coming together as a restaurant community to raise funds for North Bay fire relief through a city wide event — ChefsGiving. Both Perbacco and barbacco are participating…

  • This week we are coming together as a restaurant community to raise funds for North Bay fire relief through a city wide event — ChefsGiving. Both Perbacco and barbacco are participating…

  • Join us at barbacco on Wednesday, November 1 for an evening of PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! In addition to our regular menu, the first Wednesday of each month we will offer a…

  • The annual celebration of white truffle season, Festa dei Tartufi Bianchi, begins Wednesday, November 1 at Perbacco! Chef Staffan is offering a variety of dishes, simply prepared and served with…

  • Balsamico Four-Course Dinner | $75 | Wednesday, September 20 The 2017 line up is set for our new dinner series, Italian Staples at Perbacco! Each intimate dinner will celebrate a different essential ingredient…

  • On Thursday, July 20 we are excited to host an evening with Ciù Ciù Organic Winery. Long time cellar master Paolo Agostinelli will be on hand to talk to guests and pour…

  • Four-Course Prosciutto Dinner | $75 Wednesday, July 19 + Friday, July 21   Our new dinner series — Italian Staples at Perbacco — continues this month featuring Prosciutto. Many guests who joined us in…

  • This coming Monday, June 12 we are excited and honored to partner with the acclaimed Montalcino Estate, La Gerla, for an intimate winemaker dinner here at Perbacco. Award winning winemaker, Alberto…

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano Four-Course Dinner | $75 | Wednesday, May 24   The 2017 line up was just announced for our new dinner series, Italian Staples at Perbacco! Each intimate dinner will celebrate a…

  • Meatball lovers are invited to gather at barbacco every Monday evening for our new dinner series – Meatball Mondays! Each Monday Chef Miguel will feature three different meatballs, including our…

  • Meatball lovers are invited to gather at barbacco every Monday evening for our new dinner series – Meatball Mondays! Each Monday Chef Miguel will feature three different meatballs, including our…

  • Join us at barbacco on Wednesday, April 5 for an evening of PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! In addition to our regular menu, the first Wednesday of each month we will offer…

  • Meatball lovers are invited to gather at barbacco every Monday evening for our new dinner series – Meatball Mondays! Each Monday Chef Miguel will feature three different meatballs, including our…

  • Meatball lovers are invited to gather at barbacco every Monday evening for our new dinner series – Meatball Mondays! Each Monday Chef Miguel will feature three different meatballs, including our…

  • Join Chef Staffan at the annual Taste of the Nation culinary event coming up on Thursday, March 23 at the City View at The Metreon. This important event benefits No Kid…

  • Meatball lovers are invited to gather at barbacco every Monday evening for our new dinner series – Meatball Mondays! Each Monday Chef Miguel will feature three different meatballs, including our…

  • Join us at barbacco Wednesday, March 1 for an evening of PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! In addition to our regular menu, the first Wednesday of each month we will offer a special…

  • On Tuesday, December 13 we are hosting the third event in our series of monthly prix fixe pasta dinners at barbacco! The menu for this special dinner is $35 per person…

  • Join us at barbacco on Tuesday, November 15 for the second event in our series of monthly prix fixe pasta dinners.

  • The celebration of white truffles begins November 1 at Perbacco! As is tradition, Chef Staffan has created a seasonal menu of simply prepared dishes available a la carte that will…

  • You’re invited to join Umberto + Staffan for the 10th Anniversary of Perbacco Risortante + Bar on Tuesday, October 25th.   6pm | Sparkling wine + hors d’oeuvres reception 7pm |…

  • The Italian wine producing region of Valpolicella is most known for its continued production of Amarone, one of the most luxurious wines of Italy. Meticulously made in the hills north…

  • Although we believe National Pasta Day is every day, Monday, October 17 is the official holiday and we are celebrating! Join us at barbacco for a special dinner to kick-off…

  • Join twenty of the Bay Area’s best chefs, including our very own Chef Staffan, as they prepare a three-course dinner for guests at this uniquely special event supporting the SF-Marin…

  • barbacco is thrilled to host a special evening on Thursday, August 18 with one of Tuscany’s greatest wine producers, Castello di Ama. Five of their spectacular wines will be featured…

  • Join Perbacco, barbacco and Volta on Thursday, August 4 to sip and savor bites + cocktails from local celebrity chefs Martin Yan (M.Y. China), Matthew Dolan (Twenty Five Lusk, Tap…

  • Join barbacco Chef de Cuisine Miguel Peffer at the Ferry Building Farmers Market on Saturday, July 9 for a demo at the CUESA Kitchen at 10:30am. Chef Miguel will show…

  • Join us for one of our favorite Sundays of the year at CUESA’s annual Summer Celebration on June 12. barbacco, along with other top restaurants, bars and wineries, will gather…

  • To celebrate Negroni Week, June 6-12, Perbacco will be serving their popular Negroni Caramel Corn with gin-spiced sea salt and four special cocktails. Chef Staffan uses the classic Negroni cocktail to enhance…

  • Join us for Mother’s Day! Perbacco and barbacco will open for a special Sunday service on May 8 from 4pm – 9pm to celebrate the most important women in our…

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