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Jackson Fillmore Trattoria
Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jacksonfillmoresf.com
  • Phone: (415) 346-5288
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jack Krietzman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Jackson Fillmore Trattoria
Jackson Fillmore Trattoria is a local favorite for a relaxed, neighborhood meal. Jack has been cooking up great Roman and Southern Italian food at Jackson Fillmore since 1985. We have a small, intimate dining room with a dining counter for those who drop by. Our wine list is primarily Italian, representing all of the great regions in Italy. Our Tortellini al Forno and Tiramisu are legendary. We have a sister restaurant in Marin County, Cucina Restaurant & Wine Bar in San Anselmo. Check out our website to view samples of the menu and wine list, or for more information about us.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "You can always count on Jackson Fillmore to be an amazing , delicious fun place to eat. My go-to for special occasions or just a impromtu family get together. Casey and Kelly always make us feel so welcome and take great care of us. And of course the food and wine are the best! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Surprised to only learn of this restaurant recently after having lived here in SF for 30 years. It was good and our group of 11 enjoyed ourselves. Noise level was very very high, so it was hard to have a conversation without having to shout out loud. Food was good and did not disappoint; yet nothing stood out as a "must have". Their price point was average - not cheap; not terribly expensive either. If you are on a budget, you can probably find similar food for less. The place is small and everyone was sitting very closely together."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I use to dine here 15 years ago, and then haven't till recently. Have gone a handful of times this past year, and every visit has been excellent. Love the neighborhood feel and service is always warm. All guests are welcomed warmly and feel like a part of the big JF family. Can't go wrong starting with the zucchini carpaccio, and the salad verdure is spot on. Carbonara is excellent. Highly recommend it, just don't expect a quiet intimate tetatet."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was salty otherwise tasteless, noise level unbearable. Service slow. The vegetable salad had lots of cheap olive oil and and no acid and it was bland."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything about the experience. The food was delicious and we look forward to going back to try some different dishes. A great find."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Complimentary bruschetta was very good. Appetizer, stuffed artichoke was great, as was the tortellini. One of the specials, yellowfin tuna, was overdone however. It wasn't bad but it wxcept for the center it was white and chewy. Good meal overall. Should have stuck to the main menu."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food is amazing and the vibe us wonderful - love this place!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I have been going to Jackson Fillmore for 25 years or more. Love the food. I can always bring friends or family, and it never disappoints!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Jackson Fillmore is the standard by which I judge all restaurants. It blends the perfect amount of casualness, civility, good service, incredible food and hospitality that one hopes for with any special night out. It's our "go-to" spot for out of town guests."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Absolute gem in Pac Heights... Regular staff know the menu inside and out and can always help with a great wine pairing. Nothing but love for this place!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were 1st time dinners at the Trattoria, and the food was wonderful! Neighborhood vibe. The waiter's recommended the Salmon Piccata, not on menu, excellent! Calamari with garlic aioli, excellent! My husband asked for a bigger wine glass to simple the wine, and the other waiter said "it will not make any difference"!! Rude, not the right thing to say to someone who knows wines. We had a 5:30pm reservation, as it fills quickly! We would return to try other menu favorites! Heidi Casale"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We came with some friends after a concert at the church across the street, so we knew it would be busy - and it was. The staff were very helpful in describing the specials and other dishes, and we all enjoyed our meals and wine very much. Some dishes arrived out of order (one salad was very late, and the complimentary bruschetta came after the other salads), which was confusing, although we wrote it off to the very busy house. We'll be back, with or without friends, because the food is so good, prices appropriate, and it's a good experience all around. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I havde been a regular at Jackson Fillmore since their opening nearly 30 years ago and at the end of the day, when you're looking for a truly great, authentic trattoria one is hard pressed to find anything better in this town or any other around the world. Every appetizer and entree is delicious and ultimately satiating. Portions are generous and served piping hot. They DO get very busy and sometimes the staff has issues keeping that cup of coffee refilled but otherwise service quite good. I always recommend this place. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "There are lots of Italian restaurants in San Francisco, and I love several of them. But then Jackson-Fillmore opened, and I go and try one thing after another, and each is better than any of the other Italian restaurants do that item! This is a great gourmet restaurant with a very creative chief."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "It's been 20 years since I ate at Jackson Fillmore and the food is still as good if not better than before. The use of fresh herbs was a real plus. The portobello mushroom appetizer and verdure salad were delicious. Had the snapper and asked for a green veggie (not on the menu) but they created asparagus in garlic and olive oil. Fabulous! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Amazing Resturant that I visit in San Francisco. Need reservations so open table connection was great. Up in the hills off of the tourist scene it is a wonderful meal and atmosphere. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We popped in on a Thursday night (thanks to OpenTable) to find a lovely, intimate space filled with great food and a lively yet relaxed atmosphere. Our party consisted of my 80-something mother-in-law, my middle-aged sister-in-law and myself, and my teenaged daughter. We all found menu items that tempted. Portion sizes were perfect. We found no fault in the appetizers, the salad, the main courses (mostly pasta, but one fish), and the dessert. I look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I was looking forward for good food in a nice restaurant environment but was very disappointed. The food was definitely over priced for the food quality. The restaurant was very cramped with no space in between the tables. So basically you can hear all your neighbor's conversations.....it was just too noisy for my taste."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "For me, when I go to a restaurant, it is all about the food. Jackson Filmore Trattoria certainly satisfies that criteria. The food is excellent at a reasonable price; however, you have to ready to put up with tables placed closely, and high noise level."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We ate here at the end of a busy long weekend - on Sunday evening - and had a 5:30 reservation for 6 people. We unexpectedly picked up 3 more folks and they were able to accommodate our growing group splendidly! The food is excellent and the ambience is intimate and cozy and very family friendly!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The fish was superb as was the warm Zabaglione. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a fun place. It's crowded, a little noisy but pulsing with the vibrancy of The City. The food was simply outstanding. Every dish we tried was delicious: fired mozzarella, Sicilian chicken, spaghetti carbonara, affagado...just the best. And the waiter was a kick. Great night out."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A limited number of tables, plus bar seating. Great spot for locals who want a consistently very good meal at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We love to bring out of town friends here whenever we're up in San Francisco. The food is great and it has a neighborhood feel. Loved the various pasta dishes we had. My husband had the chicken Siciliana which was very flavorful. We all shared the asparagus salad - also very good."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We are new to the neighborhood and are on a quest to find great local restaurants with delicious food, casual atmosphere, friendly knowledgable staff . We found it here and we will be coming back again and again and bringing our friends. Great find!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. The grill tiger prawns linguine is soooo good. Love it. Tortilini with proscutto and mushroom is the best. We go here once a week."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food - loved the chicken Siciliana and the spaghetti carbonara were both excellent and the beet and bur rata were delicious. But the noise level is deafening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "You would never understand why this restauarant has such a following of locals based on the street view. Once you are inside it becomes apparent as the place is small, warm and inviting. We loved the antipasti plate which we shared. My wife had a delicious pasta dish and I had the Red Snapper which was terribly over sauced. Nevertheless, we will be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "...including many trips to Italy. Absolutely lovely flavors and presentation, creative dishes, mouth watering. We received our food (table of 7) almost before we ordered! Appetizers were amazing, as were the main dishes. The table went completely silent once the food arrived - always a good sign. Definitely will return to this hidden gem."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Love love love this Italian food. The servcies are the best and the staff are so friendly. I love the tiger prawns garlic olive anchovy."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great friendly neighborhood trattoria that reminds me of wonderful Italian dinners at similar restaurants in Bologna! The food and wine are consistently excellent as is the service from arrival to departure. One of our favorites!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I've come to expect the comfort and familiarity of "our" neighborhood gem, but the quality and "zip" of Jackson Fillmore classic dishes always energize. On this occasion we had a large group, including two New Yorkers who know great good - all of us were blown away by the burata fungi and spicy red sauce dishes. Of course, the zucchini carpaccio always surprises first timers with its nutty freshness and flavor explosion - WHAM!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I was introduced to Jackson Fillmoreany years ago and have been going there for years. One thing that I can say about this place is that it is incredibly consistent from visit to visit. The food is outstanding. Everything I have ever had there has been delicious. My favorite item is not even on the menu, and that is Chicken GOV. It's garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar and it is just wonderful."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Consistently fresh delicious food, great for the family."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "After our entree came, we were virtually alone for the rest of the evening...the waiter did not come by again until it was time for dessert. We poured our own wine refills, no bread replenishment. When my entree arrived, the pasta was not quite al dente. When I mentioned it to the waiter, he offered to redo. I asked if he had a microwave, and he said no. I then said never mind. At that point, he walked away without saying a word. The food was good. A very extensive wine list, though not too many moderately-priced bottles. I would suggest bringing your own wine and paying a corkage fee. Parking is just OK in that part of town, but we were lucky."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Hadn't been here in many years and it used to be one of our favorite spots before we moved out to the 'burbs. Even better now! Delicious food, great wine rec from our waiter. Just a very pleasurable experience from beginning to end. I certainly will not wait so long to go back next time."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My daughter turned 12 and this is her favorite restaurant in SF. We were not disappointed. Once again the food was amazing and the service was really good for as busy as this place is. They had no problem designing dishes specially for us that were not even on the menu! Love this place!!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "When in doubt we go to Jackson Fillmore. Great Italian specialties, and salmon on beans and salad. Good combinations I wish I could remember to try at home, finished with affigato and coffee. Just tell them what you like in a wine, and they make great recommendations."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "No complaints about the food or service; they were both very good. My problem involved our "reservation." We arrived at 6:33 PM for our 6:30 PM reservation. It was obvious that no table had been reserved for us as they were all occupied, so we had to wait about 10-15 minutes for somebody to leave before we were seated. In other words, our "reservation" was meaningless and we were treated as walk-ins. Why accept reservations if you don't intend to honor them? If I were Open Table I would consider dropping this establishment. For what it's worth, there was a "Reserved" sign at one seat on the bar, so these guys must understand the concept of "Reserved.""
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I had made 9pm reservations for a Fri night for myself and one of my best girlfriends. We arrived and it was so busy we could barely get into the restaurant. Within a minute or two I was able to tell the host that we had a reservation and we were somehow seated at our table within 5 minutes. This place was packed the entire time and it was probably THE BEST Italian food I've had outside of Italy. My friend and I shared the Insalata Romano which was delicious and then I had the Gnocchi Gamberi and my friend had the Tortellini al Forno. Both dishes were quite rich but OH SO GOOD and worth it. I really liked how the restaurant brought a piece of bruschetta to the table to start. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013