why had i not visited florio
why had i not visited florio more recently as the food, cocktails and service were great? will definitely be a spot for me to hit more often.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Low lighting made for lovely
Low lighting made for lovely ambiance; complemented the food well.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful find. Steak frites
A wonderful find. Steak frites cooked to perfection.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food and service
Very good food and service a lot of noise made conversation a little difficult.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Florio is a staple on Fillmore
Florio is a staple on Fillmore St. The food is consistently good and always a great experience. It's also fun to just sit and eat at the bar.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
*Excellent frites*To-die-for beignets*Fabulous croque monsieur*And exceptionally professional and efficient service.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliable Bistro on Fillmore
A long-time player on Fillmore, Florio delivers good food in a pleasant atmosphere. Tables are close together so when it fills up, conversation can become more problematic. Waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable and not obtrusive, giving us ample time to chat before ordering our meal. My halibut with asparagus tips and cauliflower puree was very nicely done. The gem lettuce salad, however, was disappointing. Undistinguished, underdressed, and the lettuce was old--not worthy of the $10 price. My companions enjoyed the white asparagus appetizer and the rock cod fish of the day. Desserts were tasty too.
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
this place is so dependable.
this place is so dependable. never a bad meal or drink
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
felt like i was in europe. great and friendly waitstaff, the food was fabulous.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a lovely Mother's Day
Was a lovely Mother's Day dinner. We went early and avoided most of the noise. Delicious menu and wonderful home made gelato. Will definitely return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steak frites dissapounting
Overall the evening was nice, with a lively crowd, good service and some good dishes, especially the salmon and duck confit, though all were small portions. Ironically, the dish one expects would be be excellent In a French bistro setting was very disappointing--4 tiny 3" long slices of blood rare steak (medium rare was ordered) accompanied by a flavorless bernaise sauce, a handful of arugula with a non-descript dressing and cold poorly cut fries. Barely okay at any price, but a joke at $31.00. We have been to this restaurant in the past and the found the portions a more adequate size and all dishes to be delicious, especially the steak frites. It would seem something has changed in the kitchen.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good and a San Francisco neighborhood gem. Try the roast chicken.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great French food!
Wonderfully consistently good food...and French :)
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never Disappointed at FLORIO
Last night I took out of town guests; they loved it. They have dined around the country and internationally. I wanted to introduce them to one our hidden gems...not a restaurant full of visitiors.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Very Good
We always look forward to a night at Florio. The food while nothing cutting edge is always consistently very good. We thought the roasted chicken was a winner as always and the papardelle bolognese was equally delicious. NIce crisp butter lettuce salad with a nicely balanced simple vinegarette. The butterscotch pudding didn't hurt either...yummy. Well paced excellent service too. The bar is always hopping.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, as always!
Florio is alway terriffic. The food, the wine and the service never disappoints.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
stumbled on a gem
I picked this place thinking it was the one up the street. It turned out to the perfect place. I was with 4 others, who ran into two people they knew and none of us lived in the neighborhood! We tried 5 different plates (family style) from salads to pasta to seafood to beef and then on to dessert. All was delicious. The atmosphere was friendly and very hometown San Franciscan. I definitely will be going back.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food, service and the
ambience. A great steak or a wonderful grilled fish or tasty pasta this place has it all, check it out
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
a comforting spot; feels like home
Dinner and drinks were very nice. I feel like I am in a pub; warm and delicious.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reservations needed for this small restaurant. Nice small bar and cozy tables/white tablecloths. We did not experience any service delays that were mentioned by other reviewers. We were a party of four who arrived early to have a cocktail at the bar first. We have travelled all over the world and really enjoyed our dinner here. The bartender, host and wait staff all gave us just the right amount of expert attentiveness. Their home-made pasta is the best I've had...they claim their pasta chef is the same as neighboring SPQR. The pasta portion was just the right size..(.I dislike when restaurants gives me twice the amount I would eat especially when traveling and I cant take any home!) The seafood stew and hangar steaks were great too.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great !
A fabulous neighborhood place, even if you don't live in the neighborhood! Great food, good wine list, experienced servers, welcoming atmosphere.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Meal in Fillmore District
Outstanding restaurant with incredible food. European bistro feel, attentive service, perfect pacing of meal. Delightful experience and we will be back with friends soon!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant - staff, food exlnt
Had a nice romantic first time meeting with a new friend, the staff was very accommodative in getting us a quiet table, food was great and the service was wonderful...
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never had a warm welcome
I have never had a warm welcome here and I eat here frequent,y. Nor do they ever respect my request for a window table. Art of the experience or me s being made to feel they are happy to see me and appreciate my business, as well as to occasionally give in to a special request. Also, hey are only restaurant infrequently ine at that never gives to my charity.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Florio is consitently excellent
Great bistro food and excellent service. Florio delivers every time.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Florio has long been one of my favorite restaurants in Pacific Heights. It has the intimate feel of a classic French bistro with the food to match. Whenever I have friends visiting from out of town, I never fail to treat them to a night at Florio to give them the sense of the neighborhood feel unique to that part of town.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice private table foe six, which MUST be reserved in advance. Good variety in menu and the chef delivered on quality and presentation.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Location
From the Host, Bartender and Wait Staff, you don't find better in the neighborhood in SF. Food is FANTASTIC. Try the roast chicken for 2. You won't be disappointed!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Florio, Home away from Home!
It was excellent! Tara, the Bar Tender, Brad, and John were excellent hosts. Very easy to meet people at the bar, friendly!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food + Service
Went on a Monday night for anniversary. The maitre d' noted the anniversary upon arrival and made us feel special. He offered us a choice of two outstanding tables and made us feel very welcome. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding. We had the bean salad (delicately dressed served on a base of emulsified egg and lemon that was almost like a yogurt), mussels (classic marinieres sauce that tasted like Nice), and steak frites. The steak was cooked to perfection med rare and the side of fries came in a little cup with aioli on the side. Drinks were a couple of cocktails to start and then paired the dinner with an Argentine Malbec that went well with everything. Overall we had a fantastic experience.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service with great food!
This is one of those gems that are great for date night. Friendly servers that let you take your time and enjoy conversation. Great find!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of seven
Had a terrific evening.
The host was accommodating when we added a 7th to our party.
The food was superb.
The service excellent.
The wine list needs some better mid-range choices.
But, overall, a superb experience.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our "go to" spot
Best neighborhood spot in town. The chicken for two is the best in SF.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent and commendable
Florio has been a neighborhood gem for a long time. It often can get overlooked on Fillmore as we get great restaurants on the street often. They are consistent. The ambiance is warm. The servers are warm, friendly, and accommodating. The food is pleasant, satisfying. You can actually talk to the people at your table. I sometimes forget to think about going and when I do remember, I am always glad my memory kicked in.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite neighborhood restaurant has great atmosphere without being too loud or trendy. Great service, with a Maitre that has gone out of his way to find me a table when I didn't make a reservation. I always enjoy my meals which are consistently delicious and fresh!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb and unusual special
Superb and unusual special dishes on the night we visited. Knowledgeable and fun wait service. We enjoyed the best time.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
French, but not too Frenchy. Yummy cocktails, really good food and excellent service.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the room for groups!
This restaurant has a great private room for groups 6-8 - perfect for small party-intimate food gathering!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, and the service matched. The Sunday meatballs were AMAZING!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filmore Street Gem
My wife and I both love the Filmore St. San Francisco ambience and Florio was a perfect place to experience that feeling . It is warm, friendly, and has a hip feel of old San Francisco . The food was beautifully presented and delicious . The wine list was surprisingly extensive and the cocktails were perfect . Florio was both casual and upscale at the same time . It felt wonderful to be their . We will return soon .
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Acoustics are such that conversation at next table can be heard almost above your own! Noisy!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've dined at Florio several times with friends and have always had a fine experience. It is pleasant, comfortable and friendly. The staff is attentive and warm and I always seem to have a lot of fun. The food is creative and plentiful. I love the fact that nuts and a nosh of some sort is offered when you receive your cocktail. It makes one feel special and appreciated. John and Daniel are terrific hosts and I make it a point to go whenever I'm in town.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The kale salad was delicious. The steak frites were cooked perfectly to medium rare. The side of broccolini was a great compliment to the entree.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite places
Excellent food, nice staff and fun restaurant.
You can't beat this place for terrific well prepared no frills good food.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Florio has become our favorite in a neighborhood filled with great restaurants. The menu changes regularly, the food is always excellent and the folks who work there are very nice. Always get great service whether dining at the bar (our first choice) or a table.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here on a third date. Great atmosphere and pretty romantic. A little loud and definitely recommend reservations.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lady Somerset reports::
Always excellent food specials, this night no exception. The steak frites, always on the menu, was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The salmon with chanterelles was mouth watering. The open face apple pie was delicious, and I do not usually eat dessert. Although we were unavoidable late the maitre'd kept our table, this is the kind of service you can expect from Florio!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Florio is both a neighborhood
Florio is both a neighborhood restaurant and, for us, a destination restaurant. One of our favorite dishes is the spaghetti and meatballs on Sunday night. Even if you order it without the enormous meatball, the pasta and sauce is delicious. Florio also usually has a chicken dish on the menu with seasonal accompaniments. The fall version has butternut squash and onions. If you order the chicken for two it comes with french fries.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Satisfying at Florio
This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. In a town where ingenuity in food is rampant, its so comforting to come to a place that does real, super high quality and simply prepared food that is delicious, and ultimately satisfying. For me it is a menu of extremely well prepared basics, the best of comfort food, in a comfortable cozy atmosphere. Its not the restaurant I go to for my big night out , which on so many levels is a relief! And after many years of going to Florio I have never tired of it. and am quite grateful for its consistency. I highly recommend this restaurant
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time there so rating of 4 is based on my inexperience. The hanger steak was incredible. Service was very fast. Definitely going back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM