Florio
Florio

Florio

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.floriosf.com/
  • Phone: 4157754300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly beginning at 5:30.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, French
  • 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 4157754300x

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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Florio reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (27)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (22)special occasion (21)good for groups (8)notable wine list (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Meh
    DavidSFOVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been several times in the past and sat in the front of the restaurant or at the bar. My most recent visit, we (party of 2...my mother for her birthday) were seated in the back. The particular location was right in the path of where the wait staff goes to fetch food from the kitchen and take dirty plates. I was bumped on at least 10 occasions because the nears table made the pathway too close. The food was fine, but the above soured the experience for me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance
    Peninsulagirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Nice restaurant on Filmore, excellent ambiance but food just OK this time. Had better luck there in the past. Maybe just a fluke!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    They couldn't have been nicer and the food was delicious
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SFeater
    SFeater
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have been to Florio before and have always found their food delicious enough to return. We took our out of town guests there and unfortunately two of our Ahi Tuna confit dishes were overly cooked and returned. Our waiter agreed that it was overly cooked but the chef said that it would be the same if another was prepared. I was not happy with that response. As much as I always enjoy the service we will not be returning because there are many other restaurants in SF to go to.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Promised a lot delivered a little. The best part of the meal was the starters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frenchclass
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Florio is fun with good food and a great ambiance. I always enjoy going there. I especially appreciate that the restaurant was able to take us a little early, as I'd requested in an email. Florio's is the perfect spot for an after-movie dinner; year after year, we keep going back -- gratefully. I would like to note that the portions had gotten smaller (with no price change) since I was there three months ago.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy with my meal, not the noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We loved our meal and enjoyed the neighborhood feel of this restaurant. The decor was charming and the waitstaff attentive. Our only criticism was the noise level. I had to lean close to my guest to be heard. Sadly OpenTable only offers: Quiet, Moderate, Energetic. There should be another option: Uncomfortable. Too often the implication is that if a customer considers it to be "too loud" then they must be "too old". Too many mistakenly confuse LOUD with energetic. Sure, energetic is desirable, but LOUD is not. Sound levels can be measured. "Too loud" is not subjective. There are standards of what is safe for hearing. Please do something about Florio. I would love to come back, but I will definitely hesitate before doing so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything was excellent...from the welcome at the door and the pre-dinner cocktails at the bar to the service and food for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I keep coming back to Florio. From the host/manger to the bartender, server and all the staff you are welcomed and well taken care of. The food never disappoints and each time there is something new to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great here
    24dinner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Never had a bad bite in 8 years. Staff is right there when they can help out. Great spot that we will come back to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tricia
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This little neighborhood gem is a keeper. The gem salad was fabulous . The wine list is well priced and varied and the lemon panna cotta is a little slice of heaven. The server was well versed and friendly . Try the ravioli as it was a real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time at Florio
    CaroljeanVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have been wanting to dine at Florio since it opened its doors many years ago. Last week I finally made it there for dinner with a friend. It was her first time at Florio as well and we both enjoyed out wine and dinner. We will both definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Classics
    louiseknowsVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Duck confit, Roasted Chicken. Pommes Frires, a perfect Hamburger, Country Pate and more goodies...Although our server had the personality of Iceberg Lettuce, we weren't there to socialize with him. The place was jammed and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JGC1VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good food, great charming service, terrific ambiance, lively bar, good mix of people, but extremely noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reliable food, service, ambiance
    PurpleDaffodilVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food here is excellent. It's quality bistro food with a French twist. The chef knows what he's doing, and any of the pates is good when one is on the menu. The service is by career wait staff who are friendly and competent, and the ambiance is classic San Francisco bistro. And with a full bar, what's not to like?! :o)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always terrific!
    NS1972VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We have eaten at Florio a number of times, and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently excellent, the service is great and the overall ambience & atmosphere are welcoming. It is also a very versatile spot, in that we've been there with our kids, with friends, and just my wife and I have had a quiet meal there. The hanger steak frites is a signature dish - highly recommended! - and Florio's constantly changing specials always offer something appealing. Can't say enough about it - two thumbs way up!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever.
    BunsVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food, service and dining experience keeps getting better and better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pinetto
    PinettoVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Excellent as always - delicious, fresh food and great service. I recommend it always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Florio's: A True Neighborhood Gem
    bernsonfood
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We really enjoy going to Florio's. It is one of our favorite Pacific Heights neighborhood restaurants and a good bar as well. It has a cozy, warm bistro atmosphere. There is something for everyone on the menu. Some of our favorites are the roast almonds, the soup of the day(always delicious!), the Mary's roast chicken with french fries, the meatballs and spaghetti on Sundays, and the fish of the day. It always taste fresh and well prepared. But what we enjoy the most are the people who work there - they are friendly, warm and responsive. It feels like family whenever we go there...just what a neighborhood gem should feel like! Now if the prices were just a little lower, we'd be there even more frequently!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but expensive
    YellaVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    A bit expensive for the type of restaurant that it is. Two salads, two entrees, wine carafe, one dessert, tip, over $150. Not sure best value.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hit or miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I've had good meals in the past, but this was not a great experience. The wine prices seem high for what they're offering. Salad clearly needed salt. My main (seafood stew) was pretty good... At my table, we had some fine food and some not so great food including the super overcooked halibut. At this price point, it should be better than just meh ($100 / person all in).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun neighborhood spot
    shilaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have been there many times. On Saturday night I had a party of 5 with me and we got a special room I didn't know existed. The group loved that and we all enjoyed our entrees, etc. I hadn't even really thought about the food as being that special but that evening the burgers, salmon and bouillabaisse were all excellent. Top hit with friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Fillmore Treat
    One2diner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is a little gem on Fillmore, just a short walk from San Francisco's Japantown Center. Housed in a wonderful Victorian and looking like a warm a cheery pub, you're not surprised upon entering that it's pretty much that. Having made a reservation previously, even arriving a few minutes late (7pm) on a Friday night, there was no waiting. There were one or two parties waiting for a table, for the place was quite busy. The food was wonderful, my friend and I both had the salmon, the camembert salad, and gelato (with fennel) for dessert. And the pommes frites were killer. The meal was moderately priced and well worth it. The service was excellent, I could not have been more pleased. A bit crowded and noisy, as expected for a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frenchclass
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Florio's is warm and welcoming. Our group of five was lucky enough to have the small room curtained off from the main dining room so that we could have an easy conversation while eating delicious dishes. The food was well prepared and presented -- a poached egg on asparagus was perfectly cooked, while the roasted asparagus was smoky (in an utterly delicious way) with warm prosciutto underneath it. Our waitress was especially helpful, observant, and accommodating. Our experience at Florio's was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our waiter was excellent! Very accommodating and attentive to my special needs. The hamburger was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "Go To" Place
    Kathy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We always make a point to visit Florio during the Film Festival. They are extremely accommodating for one using a wheelchair. The pasta is amazingly fresh. The seafood stew is wonderful and usually provides me with a meal the next day. Beautiful decor and extremely capable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 596 reviews are from the Florio reviews archive.
  • Geez service and great food.
    KimmyVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Geez service and great food. Love the seafood stew and steak was so tender and delish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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?"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss
    Richard3
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10+ years and still going strong
    JOT2
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still my fav gem in SF
    DreaLee4
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stunning fish, delightful host
    DebS
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under-rated on Fillmore
    JimmydaC
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptionally pleasant experience
    Helen
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Night Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    BUZZLULUVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Excellent food and service - no complaints what so ever. Classic tried and true bistro food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Touchdown
    VinceCourtneyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    Mariah
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious prix fix menu for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Delicious prix fix menu for Valentine's Day. Excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.