“Perbacco” is an Italian word to accentuate positive comments. It can also be an expression of pleasure and surprise, as well as a reference to Bacchus, God of Wine and “good times.” A fitting name for a ristorante so thoroughly steeped in the traditions of Italy, yet with a refreshingly modern feel and attitude. Perbacco introduces urban San Francisco to the full range of flavors found in the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria, with a touch of France by way of Provence.
Chef/Owner Staffan Terje and Owner Umberto Gibin have been sharing their passion for the food and wine of Italy with Americans for nearly three decades. With the opening of Perbacco, Terje and Gibin, culinary stars who rose to prominence at some of California’ s finest Italian restaurants, including Scala’s Bistro, Chianti and Poggio, as well as the esteemed San Francisco dining destinations Fifth Floor and Masa’s, ensure that each guest gets a taste of an authentic Italian dining experience.