About Terzo

3011 Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Terzo (which means third in Italian) offers a daily changing menu of about 15 small plates and 5 large plates. Its “pan-Mediterranean” fare is under the care of Executive Chef Mark Gordon. The wine list offers over 80 options of European and Californian wines chosen to pair with the food.

A high table sits between the bar and dining room and offers communal style seating for up to 10 diners. Additional walk-in seating is available on 3 high tops in the front window. Espresso leather banquets line the dining room. A more intimate back dining room can be booked for private parties of up to 18.

Inspired by the wine bars and cafes of Sicily, Rome, Seville & Madrid, wines are stored along the walls of the dining room. An original fireplace was refurbished and is lit when the weather is chilly out. Stylish lighting creates a chic atmosphere.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 5:30pm

Cross Street:
Union Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 441-3200

Website:
http://www.terzosf.com/

Parking Details:
We NO longer offer onsite valet parking.

Street parking is available, Closest garages w/in 4 blocks: Lombard Street Garage at 2055 Lombard @ Webster. Evening parking is $1 per hour. Another close garage is Union & Buchanan.


Public Transit:
22 Filmore & 45 Stockton

Executive Chef:
Mark Gordon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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Private Dining

The private room in the back of the restaurant can be closed off from main dining room. Offers a wall of wine, 2 skylights and a window overlooks a small urban garden. Seats up to 18 (max). Terzo can also be rented out on a case by case basis and can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Terzo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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notable wine list (19)
good for groups (18)
hot spot (11)
vibrant bar scene (9)
late-night find (8)
kid-friendly (5)
great for outdoor dining (2)
great for lunch (1)
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food5
ambience5
service4

Overall, amazing. Very pleased with the ...

Dined on April 25, 2016

Overall, amazing. Very pleased with the experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome experience

Dined on April 20, 2016

Excellent food; with a Mediterranean flair. Great date spot! The waiter was under the impression that our food took long, which wasn't the case, and brought us a free dish. Awesome service and awesome experience overall.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service2

No helpful input from wait staff.

Dined on April 19, 2016

No helpful input from wait staff.

food5
ambience5
service5

An all-time favorite in SF. Best done as ...

Dined on April 18, 2016

An all-time favorite in SF. Best done as family style/shared. Hummus is to die for. I have had the meatball at just about every notable place in SF and Terzo ranks tops. The pasta of the day is always good. Add a few seasonal dishes and you are in your way.

food5
ambience5
service5

I just love this place. Been twice can' ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

I just love this place. Been twice can't wait to go back :) Great lighting , food & music :)

food5
ambience5
service5

It is a wonderful feeling to be greeted ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

It is a wonderful feeling to be greeted as warmly as we were after being away for almost a year and to be remembered by Ron and our server( whose name I ,embarrassingly, cannot recall), both longtime "members" of the Terzo family. Terzo is always on our must-do list when we get to SF.

food5
ambience4
service5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Meatballs ...

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

Great neighborhood restaurant. Meatballs and chicken speidini are favorites. Tried the boudin for the first time, it was delicious!

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Highly Recommend!

Dined on April 3, 2016

Warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly and professional staff. And delicious food!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Lovely experience

vip
Dined on April 1, 2016

My partner and I had a lovely meal here. The food was outstanding and the service was prompt and friendly. The hummus is a must. The only downside was that we were seated between two large parties that were very loud.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

fantastic food

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

fantastic food esp the hummus, fried onions, gnocchi and ravioli. great flavors. fun for sharing. lots of wine options for under $60. good value for a san fran resto. pretty location too. except it's cold by the windows.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service3
value3

Yum!

vip
Dined on March 14, 2016

Neither my friend nor I had eaten here before but decided to try it at the recommendation of my coworker. We shared 4 dishes and both really enjoyed all of them. We also got the flourless chocolate cake which was good, but not nearly as good as the small plates and entree we ordered. The skirt steak was delicious! I will be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food!

Dined on March 2, 2016

Great food!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food!!

vip
Dined on February 29, 2016

Great food, great service, nice ambiance, menu changes weekly, fresh seasonal ingredients, What more can you ask for?

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Terzo dinner

Dined on February 23, 2016

The food was fantastic, the service was impeccable and it was a truly wonderful evening for our group of 4. Highly recommend this cute place. Great lighting, atmosphere and menu!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Excellent food, subpar service

Dined on February 20, 2016

The food and wine selection was on par. The service was not the best. The waitress seemed rushed and would leave the table before we could even get a word out.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Hidden Gem

Dined on February 19, 2016

This is a local, neighborhood restaurant that would be a shame to miss. It features small plates which are wonderful because you get to sample the entire menu. Make your way there. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food, exceptional service.

Dined on February 14, 2016

Tried it for the first time and am now kicking myself for not coming here sooner. Highly recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food

Dined on February 14, 2016

I came here with my fiance who I just proposed to that day. It was a great place to have a nice romantic dinner. Food was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Four small plates, well prepared, well seved.

Dined on February 6, 2016

Small plates were perfect for a pre-theater meal. It's fun to share tastes of each dish, so a small group would be fun too. Good service and fun. We liked the mozzarella and chicken piedini and we'll be back to try some other dishes.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

fantastic food energy one of my favorite ...

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

fantastic food energy one of my favorite places so sad no longer have valet parking that is a big miss

food5
ambience5
service5

Every dish was amazing! Always a great m ...

Dined on January 31, 2016

Every dish was amazing! Always a great meal here.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

After many times, we never tire of the food!

vip
Dined on January 29, 2016

Great food, attention to detail, excellent service, as always

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

always dependable

vip
Dined on January 25, 2016

This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants where we take out-of-town guests because we can depend on them to deliver a pleasurable dining experience. The food is the most important aspect of any of our dining adventures, the service comes close behind, and ambiance and noise level are also important. Our guests, real foodies, loved the entire evening, and so did we, of course.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service2
value5

Great food, not great service

vip
Dined on January 23, 2016

We had made a reservation for 8 p.m. and weren't seated till 8:30 p.m. I find it incredibly frustrating when you make a reservation and aren't seated within 15 minutes (you should really be seated on time but I can understand slight delays). The hostess failed to let us know that we could sit at the bar while we waited, sat several other parties ahead of us who arrived after us, and once we were seated, we noticed there were several 2-person tables cleared, set and ready for patrons. Once we were seated, everything was great. Our waitress was attentive and the food was excellent. If it weren't for our unfortunate first 30 minutes, this might be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. My partner mentioned that he'd like to bring his parents the next time they are in town but they'd be outraged to endure a similar wait (with a reservation) so we likely won't take friends or family when we're aiming to have a seamless dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Always a pleasant experience

Dined on January 18, 2016

This was our third visit to Terzo and it met our expectations. We were in San Francisco for business and try to visit this restaurant when we are in town. The small plates make it easy to try different tastes and share. Ambiance is great.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of the city"s nighbirhood gems!!

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

Mark and his staff always give 110%! The food is always outstanding as well as the service! This is one of my SF go to places for a great dinner and comfortable settings. Hummus is great meatballs and polenta always a big hit. Menu changes regularly. This last dinner we had the pork shoulder and risotto w/black truffle in addition to feta and date salad and some of the menu regular items. We normally order a few plates at a time so we don't over order. Don't pass up the desserts! Outstanding!! Enjoy!!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

fourth time here. Disappointing

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

Our server seemed rushed when taking our order even though we had 5:30 reservations. Spent much more time with the out of town guests at the table next to ours. Obsequious is the word I would use to describe. When asked about one entree, server was brusque and not very descriptive. Consequently, when my chicken skewers arrived, they were overly spicy for my palate. Previous visits were much more enjoyable.

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Excellent service per usual. Outstanding ...

Dined on January 16, 2016

Excellent service per usual. Outstanding starters. Selected entree was a bit heavy on the salt. Desserts perfect.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Enjoyable all around

Dined on January 1, 2016

The food and service were good, even on a busy night. We enjoyed the quieter table by the window although the music was louder than necessary. The menu is imaginative with interesting wines to try. It is definitely a place to visit again.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great place for dinner! Friendly staff a ...

Dined on December 28, 2015

Great place for dinner! Friendly staff and delicious drinks.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food!

vip
Dined on December 27, 2015

excellent food with great service and a weekly changing menu makes impossible not to return on a regular basis!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience4
service3

We had a positive- memorable experience ...

Dined on November 24, 2015

We had a positive- memorable experience at Terzo. Our waiter covered the entire restaurant which may account for our food taking a little bit longer then desirable, but well worth the wait. Everyone cleaned their plates!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service2

Great food, but small portions for the price

Dined on November 20, 2015

Food was fantastic. Very flavorful Mediterranean fare. The portions were just small for the price, which was disappointing. I had the chicken entree for $22 and I just got one small drumstick/leg of chicken and small amount of orzo. Same with the sides-if you are going to charge $15 for a side, it should be enough for 2. Service was friendly, but so slow. We were at dinner for almost 3 hrs waiting for our food and the bill.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience4
service3

A nice eveing

vip
Dined on November 19, 2015

This is a great neighborhood spot, one we've been to several times and will dine at again. The only complaint is that they do not offer valet parking, even though they're answering machine message stated they do on the day we called.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious, laid-back but always enjoyable spot

vip
Dined on November 19, 2015

I love Terzo! I couldn't believe that I'd never been in when my fiance and I had dinner there a couple of months ago. I've now been three times since, and I absolutely love everything I eat every time! I have gone a couple of times with girlfriends, and we always try a lot of dishes and share everything. It's a great way to sample a lot of the menu. I've yet to be disappointed by anything. The servers are so friendly, and I'd come here every day if I could. I have to say - this is maybe my favorite restaurant in SF. Can't recommend it enough!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4

Excellent...all dishes really special... ...

vip
Dined on November 8, 2015

Excellent...all dishes really special....good pacing by server....will repeat....

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

One of our favorites in San Francisco

Dined on November 8, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice with my daughter and we love it. Originally, I chose it primarily because of its location just off of Union St., but we loved the small plates, found it so warm and comfortable with excellent service we would happily go far out of our way and chose this again over another because we had such a good experience the both times. The only thing that was slightly bothersome is that when it gets really busy the European style seating can lend to a lot of noise and make it slightly difficult to hear but it also makes for a vibrant vibe. I like that it is clearly a neighborhood favorite even though we are not from the neighborhood. We were surrounded by lots of people who knew each other from the area and were busy catching up with each other. Our menu favorites are the hummus with pita which comes warm with herbs, the pork meatballs with polenta and the Greek chicken. Will definitely go again!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4

Wish I lived where I could go to Terzo a ...

Dined on November 7, 2015

Wish I lived where I could go to Terzo at least once a week. Fun energy from the moment you walk in. Servers are the best, want to make sure your food and experience is exactly what you wanted. Food fresh clean tasty something for everyone. No need to go if your pompous because the vibe is great food with great service more of a collective community. Thank you!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service3

Fix Acoustics Please!

Dined on November 6, 2015

The food is comforting and good, the wine list excellent, and the ambiance relaxing - if it weren't for the noise level. I've been 4-5 times now, and each time you must yell to be heard and won't catch much of the conversation happening at your table. The result is a stressful, awkward evening. We've gone back because it's two blocks from our house and serves late, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend who wants to talk to their dinner companions.

Tags: late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Put the Fab in FABULOUS

Dined on November 1, 2015

Our waiter was outstanding, very friendly, explained the meals perfectly and food was delivered in a timely manor. The food was unbelievable good so fresh and marage of ingredience perfect Wine OMG great selection fair price points Can handle a large table just a diamond in the rough

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list

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