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Florio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.floriosf.com
  • Email: foh@floriosf.com
  • Phone: (415) 775-4300
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly beginning at 5:30.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nick Pallone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Florio features a small, curtained private dining room that seats 8 only. The room features two seatings per evening- 6pm and 8:30pm. No special menu required. Please call for details.
    Furthermore, the entire restaurant is available for private events every day and night of the week by prior arrangement. Our intimate but lively atmosphere offers a memorable setting to celebrate any occasion. In addition, our unique combination of relaxed neighborhood location and professional service provides a refreshing alternative to the typical downtown venues for business dinners or special commemorative events. We seat 50-60 persons comfortably at 8 tables of 6-10 each. We are also able to host standing receptions of up to 100. Please visit our website, www.floriosf.com, for details.
  • Private Party Contact: John Castanon (415) 775-4300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Pine & Bush
  • Public Transit: Muni: #22 Fillmore, #1 California, #3 Jackson, #38 Geary
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We suggest parking at the Kabuki-Sundance Theatre garage (entrance on Fillmore St. between Post & Geary), just two and a half blocks south of Florio.
A word from Florio
Florio offers a variety of bistro classics; a "greatest hits" of rustic cafe food- including Steak Frites and pan-roasted air-chilled Chicken.
We feature a market-to-table local fish offering daily (as available).
Simple dishes such as pan roasted King Salmon and house-made Squid Ink Tagliolini round out the comforting menu.
Veal, Pork & Ricotta meatballs are a Sunday favorite with our regulars!
Florio even makes its own gelato and sorbetto en casa!
The menu changes daily to make the most of local, seasonal, organic meat, fish, and produce.
A small but savvy wine list of exceptional Napa producers, Italian specialties, and French vintners competes at the amiable bar with an admirable selection of pastis, select eau de vie and traditional spirits from around the world.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Geez service and great food. Love the seafood stew and steak was so tender and delish"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is a local favorite. If you don't have a reservation get there early. Food is very good. There is a wonderful little alcove for parties of 6-8. We have used it for family bdays."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had another wonderful dinner at Florio on Friday night. They do everything right. The food and the service always tops expectations, and we found ourselves asking, "Why don't we come here more often?""
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is to Pac Heights what Mortimer's was and Swifty's now is to the Upper East Side. You will see a great cross section of the neighborhood in all age categories. Food is solid and frankly better than Mortimer's was in its heyday. The bar scene is vibrant the place glass a great buzz with nothing tacky."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Good location for a dinner before Yoshi's. However, the food was either bland or too acidic. Obviously the chef is following the trend of trying something different, current and eclectic. We noted that most diners were trying to find something on the menu that wasn't there. This place needs an identity. What kind of food are they serving? We will not be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Once again Florio in lower pac heights has proven above and beyhond of why this place is one of my favorites to date of me being a foodie for almost a decade..From the greeting as myself and my guest walk in and being seated,served and so well taken care every time on top of such a great and seasonal menu that is always changing from the produce,meats and amazing new plates to chose from are a reason of why I keep coming back and the others do as well..It is def SF gem not just a neighborhood gem.."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was a delightful evening for my partner's birthday. The host was perfect: accommodating, pleasant, and made us feel like welcome guests. While all of the food that we got was delicious, my halibut was absolutely stunning. It was perhaps the most perfectly piece of fish I've had this side of Portugal. Definitely a great choice for a casual but special occasion."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have eaten at Florio twice in the past month and was compelled to write this review. The overall experience was excellent. Great waitstaff, promptly seated at the time of our reservation, food was excellent. I had the seafood stew and my friend had the cheese burger. Both wonderful. I could not have enjoyed the stew more. They also have a Merry Edwards sav blanc on their wine list that is superb. I highly recommend Floria and plan to go there often. Enjoy! Jim"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Florio provided a wonderful dinner and total experience. The staff was warm and friendly, and they accommodated quickly and easily to our requests. The food was excellent, served courteously and promptly. The staff provided a very warm and comfortable atmosphere, and gave us an especially enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Sunday night is a great night to go to Florio. It has a warm and cozy feel that is perfect for an early supper. We tried the special appetizer, a delicious scallop cooked in bacon fat and topped with bacon and a micro salad. It was excellent. For an entrée we shared the chicken for two and it too was excellent. It was served with roasted carrots and brussel sprout leaves and even the brussel sprouts were good. Excellent wines (like Talbott Chardonnay) are available both by the bottle and the half bottle."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and service - no complaints what so ever. Classic tried and true bistro food"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I have been here a million times over the years and I just love it! The staff is always so amazing, attentive, friendly, knowledgable and just fantastic! If you have not been it is a MUST!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "One of San Francisco's most satisfactory dining experiences, year in and year out."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I have been to this numerous times over the years, always having a great food experience. This time, we arrived at opening, so first ones seated. Ordered burrata with prosciutto. the prosciutto was so thick you could not chew it. After being served the salad, we waited at least 30 minutes for entrée, at which point we advised our waiter that we had a movie deadline. Thefilet of sole in lemon, butter sauce, was not floured, so it was dry, extremely lemony, and no sauce, just lemon juice. That said, we were also 10 minutes late for the movie. I though 90 minutes at the beginning of service would have been more than sufficient. I was very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The Fillmore/Pac. Heights: Now, it seems there are more than ever. Spouse flew in from Las Vegas for 24 hours this weekend, and I wanted her to enjoy her special dinner. I resevered at Spruce on Sacramento weeks ago, only to learn that they had a mandatory $140.00/pp price fix with an $85.00 wine pairing. That's about $500.00 and, if I'm doin that it's gonna be at French Laundry or Gary Danko, which brings me to this...FLORIO, WOW! Our bartender was slammed but you wouldn't be able to tell if you didn't have a little industry background. He was most attentive, & offered my spouse tastes of some of he wine offerings. We could tell the other guests were experiencing the same. The Mary's Chicken, & Brocollini were done to perfection!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delicious prix fix menu for Valentine's Day. Excellent dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Florio for Valentine's Day and loved their fixed menu. The food was superb and our waiter (as well as all the other staff) were incredibly polite and friendly. The only problem was that our entrees seemed to get lost, and we had to wait a bit longer than everyone else."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food and service was great plus the electricity in the atmosphere!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I was very excited to try this place. I live near by and had people coming into town so I thought - Perfect! I made a reservation for Saturday at 8:30p. We were on Fillmore already but it was raining so I tried calling to move up our reservation. After no answer we decided to try our luck and just go around 8PM to see if by chance a table was available. The Host immediately cut me off. He was so rude in front of other patrons and my guests. He acted as if I was putting him out by being there. It wasn't until he saw my last name and asked if I was part of a local affluent family that his tone changed. Really? You should be nice to everyone regardless of their last name. Food was good although it was hard to enjoy anything after that."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "While the food is very good ( tasty, fresh, well presented, regular items and specials ), the service here makes all the difference and why I go here again and again. The host, the bartender, the waiters are all seasoned professionals, friendly and genuine, attentive but not inserting themselves into your experience. I've lived in SF over 20 years and while there is no shortage of good food, there is a chronic shortage of good service. Florio delivers every time."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Fabulous food, but the service is what made this restaurant perfect. Our server had a great sense of humor and made the whole dinning experience fun!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Terrific evening, Food and service both top notch.,"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Like to go see a 4 PM movie and then dine at Florio. Like the cozy warmth of the restaurant and bar."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We've been going to Florio for years. You can ALWAYS count on a lovely meal, similar to some of our favorite places in France and Italy - but unlike in Europe - at Florio - all the staff are so friendly, efficient and overall terrific - they are sure to put you in a great mood. The room is generous but cozy with open kitchen. I can choose from a generous plate of pasta or their wonderful roast chicken, with well priced wines at a leisurely dinner with my husband - or a delightful composed endive salad paired with a shrimp appetizer with an ice cold Bombay Sapphire straight up with a twist with a friend at a post-work catch up. They always not only accommodate - but anticipate - with a big smile. We always leave smiling ourselves."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This is a gem of a place; small and intimate with a nice bar and wonderful food. Love the specials and you have to try to the chicken--their specialty. I would try everything on the menu if I could. A nice wine list too--glass or bottle. The bar is also fun. I was alone the last time I was there and the people and bartender were all very friendly. Go early for shopping on Fillmore before dinner. A great combination."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Celebrating a friend's birthday. Food was delicious. Wine recommendation was right on. Had a blast and would totally recommend this to anyone near Filmore."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Once again I had another great experience in a whole with Florio.The food was excellent and the staff is great.Will always be my go to in SF"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in Pacific Heights. Food is excellent and wine list is really good too. Food is family style French and Italian cooking."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Restaurant is one of our favorites. John, the maitre d, is always very accommodating and was able to get us in earlier than our reservation and we were given a choice of tables. Doug, the owner, is often there to welcome his diners. Food is always delicious and we often see friends there which adds to the energy."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food at Floio was beautifully presented, fresh and perfectly deliciously prepared . The servers were not only attentive but extended a warmth that made us feel welcome to the family . The scene is lively yet intimate . I can't wait to go go back!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Food was good not great. Service was not good. A knife that needed replacing because it got knocked to the floor never materialized in spite of a request to our bus boy. Since this is a European style restaurant I was anticipating European style service but was disappointed here too. The seafood stew was thin ($27). The crab ravioli were served but there were only 3 of them. In spite of also ordering first courses we left hungry. The Vietnamese sandwich restaurant Bun Mee down the street is where we headed where we got excellent food and service (grilled lemongrass pork is perfection). Wish we had gone Vietnamese instead."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant for treating friends and family to special meal. The atmosphere is very friendly and I like the dark and cozy dinning room. The service is excellent and the food is always very good. I highly recommend this little gem to anyone looking for a quality dinning experience that isn't going to break the bank!!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We've been coming here for over 10 years. Its our annual holiday shopping tradition to go to SF and eat at Florio. The meals and service always make our holiday bright! I wish we had more restaurants as consistently tasty and friendly as Florio."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I have been to this place a few times and have always had a good dining experience. This time I ordered the special black cod with celeriac and roasted treviso. My partner got the crab, shrimp, ricotta ravioli. His looked beautiful and reportedly was delicious. Mine looked very unpleasant, just a dark mass of something on the plate and taste-wise was almost bitter. I kept looking at my friend's dish and wishing I had ordered that. I could not eat even half but took home the rest anyway but had to throw it out after a couple more bites at home. Sorry this is not a winning dish and I wouldn't recommend it. That being said, other items on the menu are fine. And the service is excellent."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "To start the Cosmopolitan was one of the smallest I've seen and the bartender was not very generous with my Scotch either. Thye Cosmo tasted good but very light on the alcohol. The food was very good but $24 for three ravioli is a little pricey I think. had the seafood soup and liked it but the mussels and clams must have just finished stage three of the Atkins Diet. They were about the size of a lima bean. Overall I left hungry with a feeling I paid too much for too little"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I love this restaurant. Since it's in my neighborhood, I usually just have a drink at the bar and maybe a quick bite. But the times I have eaten here they have gone out of their way to be accommodating. Great service, great food, in a really cozy atmoshphere."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Hangar steak / frites perfection! Nice selection of wines, also on tap. Only negative is seating is so close together that it is difficult to get in / out and feel like you're having dinner with people on either side of you."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Have been there as two and ate at the bar. Now back with five and I enjoyed it just as much in the small dinning room. I saw many couples, a few four tops, another birthday celebration (4 adults) and our party of 5. (Cocktails, wine and a fine birthday party too) dinner. Bread is outstanding. Meals were not fancy, simply cooked with fresh perfection. Service was also wonderful - to the point, friendly, quick. Small neighborhood, San Francisco cozy gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We ALWAYS enjoy eating here. Every time the food, the service and the atmosphere is great. I know why they have been in business so long. We will keep coming back!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We did not have wine and had small plates and a hamburger and got out for $35 Service was great . Seems to be a neighborhood place . We did this after movie@ Kabuki."
    Dined on 11/29/2013