Jackson Fillmore Trattoria
Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

  • 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.
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Jackson Fillmore Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (16)hot spot (12)romantic (10)special occasion (9)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • The food was too salty which
    JohnATLfoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    The food was too salty which robbed the entre (Tortellini al Forno) of its natural flavors and ingredients.
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  • One of the best neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    One of the best neighborhood joints in a town famous for its neighborhood joints. Don't miss the bleu cheese-struffed figs & arugula primi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was disappointed. I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    I was disappointed. I had heard that this was a great place to dine. I was very surprised upon my arrival to see that it lacked ambiance. It felt more like an Italian diner than a nice Italian restaurant. It was dingy, a little dirty and the restroom situation was strange. You have to walk through the kitchen to get to the restrooms. The food was not nearly as good as I thought it would be either. I won't return.
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  • Not good for small children,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    Not good for small children, no high chairs or booster seats available.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay Italian food. Basics.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    Okay Italian food. Basics. Service is decent. Basically, there are lots of Italian restaurants in SF many of whom are better and some of whom are a lot better. I guess it's okay for a neighborhood restaurant, but I live in St. Francis Wood and went there on the recommendation of a friend. I would not make the trip again.
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  • It was hopin' on a Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2008
    It was hopin' on a Sunday evening... hot, great tasting food, delicious Italian wine, full of people really enjoying themselves, and all with a great soundtrack that included Dramarama's "Anything." These are the places that make SF special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had an 8:00pm reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Had an 8:00pm reservation thru Open Table and we were not seated until 8:45. It did not seem that they honored the reservations and seemed to just take everyone in the order they arrived, makes me wonder why we used OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'd heard great things about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    I'd heard great things about this place and was very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. We had friends coming in to town and chose this for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a classic nighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    Just a classic nighborhood trattoria with quality food and a loyal clientle. You would be hard pressed to find better casual italian food, this true to its root, and for a better price.bvg
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The host was surly. Several
    dkgold
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    The host was surly. Several 6-8 person groups were so loud, could not hear our table partners. Much yelling by arriving guests coming in the door!! I don't think I will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All five of us had wonderful
    Dudleytut
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    All five of us had wonderful meals...we'll be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite neighbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    One of our favorite neighbor restaurants in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. Consistently good food and great service make you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good and it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Food was very good and it's fun, but it was so crowded we were constantly pulling ourselves away from other customers. Thanks for asking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    The food was great and the service was good, too. I will be coming back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very disappointed. we had
    APFarm
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    very disappointed. we had been many years before and the food was excellent. this time the salads were totally overdressed and the gnocchi were completely raw. the waiter was super nice but didn't seem to notice that we didn't eat any of our food or wonder why. we felt too bad to say anything though.
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  • Food was good as usual for
    OpenTable Diner Since 1999
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Food was good as usual for this neighborhood place, but the service was not. We arrived having made a reservation for two, and the host said that they did not take reservations for two and that they had no table for us. He then left us to ask *him* if we could sit at the bar - even though there was clearly a table for three open. Lamb sugo and gnocchi were great! I'm sorry I won't be able to go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered the most expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We ordered the most expensive red wine by the glass. They served it to us in a very small white wine glass. We asked for a red wine glass, the ones we saw lined up behind the bar, and they refused. Not only did they refuse, they had the gaul to say- We reserve those glasses for people who order fine wine that needs to breathe and so we do not have enough for people who order cheap wine. By the time we left, ALL of the red wine glasses were still setting behind the bar, unused. While the food was tasty, it was no more so than many of the other fine restaurants in our hood that do use red wine glasses. I would never go there again, and I would encourage anyone who enjoys a good "glass" or two of red wine with their meal not to either.
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  • delicious Italian fare including
    SouthMeetsWestVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    delicious Italian fare including Italian wines at very reasonable prices; hadn't been here in years and we're glad we tried it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, it was a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    As always, it was a great dining experience! I would definitely recommend.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The attitude at the door and
    KimmieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    The attitude at the door and with the waiter made this an easy place not to return to. With four sunny tables upfront and one in the window, the rude host walked us to the rear of the restaurant by the kitchen. We asked to be moved upfront and he could not have been ruder. From there on the service boardered on rude. There is far better Italian food at places like Bacco. Why drive across town to be treated poorly. Someone should tell the host and waiter they are in the hospitality business!
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  • I love Jackson Fillmore and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    I love Jackson Fillmore and have been coming here since I moved to San Francisco over 3 years ago. However, as it's gotten more popular, it's been getting more difficult to enjoy my dinners there... lately, I have been seated at tables near the front of the restaurant, and the people who are standing aroiund waiting for tables are practically on top of me while I eat! Also, there is one particular waiter who is very unpleasant. I don't know his name, but he's waited on my party several times and he's always border-line rude. In fact, during my most recent visit, I brought my parents and mother-in-law with me, and they were very upset by his behavior. I was a little embarassed that I had brought them to Jackson Fillmore.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids, babies, adults, all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    Kids, babies, adults, all screaming. Small place without room to move. Maitre'd seemed uninterested in the fact that we wanted to dine in his restaurant, as if we weren't good enough as 30-something single women who earn high salaries. Would they prefer all the screaming kids and aging neighborhood couples? Fine. They brought a piece of nice and fresh bruschetta for each of us which was tasty. We ordered a caponata appetizer which was extremely bland and clearly not prepared fresh, since it came so fast, almost before we even ordered it. My friend's pasta was alright, my baked shrimp was much better. Not memorable. People probably go nuts over this place because they are too lazy to go down the Fillmore St. hill for better food.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The eggplant salad was yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    The eggplant salad was yummy but way over priced. It was a $9 side salad with a bit of roasted eggplant and mozzarella cheese.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood gem! Close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Great neighborhood gem! Close tables. Overhead orders, which led me to believe there were a lot of regulars. Saw former Chronical writer and current Examiner Ken Garcia. Staff was open to ordering an item that wasn't on that night's menu. Counter seating available.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there as soon as they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We were there as soon as they opened the doors. We walked in and just stood there while the three people who milled around ignored us, cleaerly not ready for business. When I suggested that maybe we could just sit down, we received a surly reply. The waiter was also surly until he became apologetic for forgetting something, which he blamed on the kitchen and then brought the wrong thing. Food was decent but not good enough to put up with that kind of treatment.
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  • Enjoyed eating at Jackson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Enjoyed eating at Jackson Fillmore for the first time! In fact, it was the first time for my other two friends (one from out of town). We were squeezed sitting around a table for two and later on turned around and saw the same size table with four! The food was delicious; however, my tortellini was a bit rich, but still very tasty. I'd like to go back and try the non-pasta courses. The servers were kind and friendly, but seemed a bit more anxious to get our order vs explaining the dishes. We asked for bread and they said they had some coming, but did not take the time to tell us it was their specialty crostini; or even to ask if we dined there before. Overall, we made a great choice and I was quite pleased it was easy to use OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as good as i remember.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    not as good as i remember. nothing was really outstanding. the music was weird - more appropriate for the cleaning crew.
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  • Food was excellent, particularly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    Food was excellent, particularly the gnocci with crimini mushrooms and truffle oil. Don't forget to try the homemade tiramisu for dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great little restaurant
    MaxFliDDHVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    This is a great little restaurant with outstanding food. It is a little noisy, but somehow that is part of its charm, as it brings you closer to your dinner companion(s).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is and always has been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    This is and always has been my favorite Italian restaurant in SF. I used to live a block away and go by myself once a week. Now I live outside of walking distance and still go once monthly or so. It's the most under-rated Italina restaurant in San Francisco. Great food, good wine list and a cool location with solid ambiance. The place is amazing - and is downright affordable compared to the tourist prices you'll find in North Beach for worse food! Jackson Fillmore ROCKS. Cole Feinberg
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tables too crowded together...noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Tables too crowded together...noise level is deafening....my chicken was overcooked and dry...we were still eating our salads and they just plopped the food down..no room on the table to keep my salad...so I had to hold my plate and eat it... I will NOT go back any time soon...if ever again. Rude service Poor food quality Terrible Seating Beyond Noisy
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is truly a neighborhead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    This is truly a neighborhead gem. The complimentary bruschetta is amazing! The menu is solid and reasonable.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've dined there several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    I've dined there several times in the past. Judging by the several dishes at our table, I thought the food level has gone down. I'll give it another chance, hope for a better result.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An unusually warm evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    An unusually warm evening caused patrons to arrive late and take their time dining. Thus we had to wait about 20-30 minutes for our table. But the hostess was very nice and served us up some wine while we waited. Hands down the best chicken parmesan I have ever had - and it wasn't even on the menu. The wait staff and kitchen were incredible and customized our meal for us. I definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable and casual dining experience with excellent food!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Never-before-seen, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Never-before-seen, delicious combinations found in the appetizers! And that's saying something for SF.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced considering simplicity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Overpriced considering simplicity of dishes. Great food, just seemed like it came out to be a few more dollars then it felt worth.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A great institution with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    A great institution with a very loyal following. Wonderful Italian in a cozy venue.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Excellent food, great service, friendly neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this is one of my favorits.
    LoriSFVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    this is one of my favorits. the food is excellent and very rich so i only come every 6 wks to keep healthier eating habit. but when one wants solid good italian, one s/ really make an effort to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate