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Florio

4.6
1018 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Florio offers a variety of trattoria & 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 Seafood Stew and house-made seasonal Pasta round out the comforting menu.
Veal, Pork & Ricotta meatballs are an everyday favorite with our regulars!

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly beginning at 5:30.
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Phone number
(415) 775-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Choate
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Private party facilities
Florio features a small, curtained private dining room that seats 8 . 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.
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Private party contact
John Castanon: (415) 775-4300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Pine & Bush
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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.
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Public transit
Muni: #22 Fillmore, #1 California, #3 Jackson, #38 Geary
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Special events & promotions
Join us on Valentine's Day for our Special Prix Fixe menu!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Avoid the brunch crowds and have Mother's Day Dinner with us in our lively bistro!
The food and service will please every Mom.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1018 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delightful restaurant. Attentive service; well-prepared, tasty food; pleasant room.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Scallops and steak frites entrees were delicious, but steer clear of the radicchio appetizer (soggy and lacked balance, too bitter).

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My sister was visiting and my apt building water was turned off and made last minute reservation for 8 pm on Sunday at 7:30 pm. Went was seated and because of time or it was Sunday, not many tables were occupied do we felt we could comfortably linger over a leisurely meal. We had fabulous sidecars, shared a pasta, had sea bass and scallops (which upon tasting, wish I had ordered even though my fish was delicious)! And can't recall the wine but it was good and dessert and coffee rounded out the dinner on a high note and best of all, plumbing emergency was over!! I always have a great dinner there and it is a special place as I celebrated my 60th there with family and friends in the private room!
Wish it was open for lunch!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is a wonderful, warm and bistro friendly staff and excellent service. Especially good martinis.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food:
- Tiny 4 bite (really!) salads for $11/12
- Overcooked, dry duck confit
- Undercooked chicken with mushy skin

This used to be a favorite, comfort food spot but it is apparent the kitchen is on autopilot. I hope they can get it together as the room is one of my favorites (and the only reason they got 2 vs 1 star).

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent Italian food. I had the seafood stew and my wife had the bucatini with meat balls. Both excellent. Interesting wine list. We had a lovely Muller-Thurgau from northern Italy that stood up well to the spicy stew and meat balls. The service was friendly, efficient, and unobtrusive. We called before arriving to ask about parking. The very friendly and gracious maitre-d' suggested that we park in the loading zone beside the restaurant's front door. Terrific.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Had the fish stew, it was very bland and did not have a lot of fish. The broth was pretty tasteless it could have used some spice or vegetables. The dish was not worth the money.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a party of 8 at 6:30 and it was a perfect evening. Great menu with lots of food choices for everyone. Fresh complimentary bread was outstanding. Seafood and pastas. All great. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

my wife and I always eat here when visiting SF. great ambiance. great food. great service. Their pan broiled chicken is amazing. so simple yet so good.
can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our waiter was great, young guy with dark hair and glasses, very patient and helpful. We loved our dinner! Seafood stew, roast chicken and steak. Elegant and cozy space.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A neighborhood gem on Fillmore. Cozy, comfortable, good food, good drinks, people watching. Good place for a date or business dinner. A consistently satisfying experience. We go there about once a month. Has become a "go-to" place.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The people who work at Florio are very nice—and take excellent care of us

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food is good :the place a welcome warm well designed ambience : great helpful efficient staff : fresh food : the best fries / exceptional chicken and addictive pasta

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always a great place to dine ! Often, we will eat at the bar and enjoy that as much as the dining room area.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This is a special spot that is a gem in a lively neighborhood and a destination for discrete diners. Excellent traditional cuisine. Friendly welcoming competent staff . Warm environment : small bar : Just Sweet & such a treat !

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always delicious, always consistent. Great food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Florio was delicious! Ambiance is a neighborhood feel. The restaurant was not too loud to enjoy a private conversation. Neighborhood gym!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The restaurant definitely impressed my date and me. The ambiance, design, lighting and decor is warm and artistic, with a combination of woods, earthy tones, metal accents and art everywhere. The food was spiced in a way that made the natural flavors come alive - we tried this muscle/shrip soup dish which had probably the best seasoned shrimp I've ever tasted.

The atmosphere is happening on a Friday night. We had a table inside from the door (away from the bar) along the wall. The noise level was high enough that I had to lean in forward many times over the evening to hear what my date was saying. I think the tables were positioned too closely together and felt like we were practically shoulder to shoulder with other diners and nearly sharing our conversation. If the restaurant were to remove a table and just spread those out a little more it would actually make it a bit more intimate.

Overall, great experience!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

My fries were cold. Good besides that.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very NYC in style with its jammed boutique table setting and hustle and bustle of the servers! If you want t to feel like you are in s hot spot off Filmore ...this is it!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The chicken was delectable! Florio has been my neighborhood favorite for years and it's always a delight!!!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Over priced for average food

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The most miserable dinning experience in recent memory. The place was cramped and noisy. We were sat next to a group of rowdy and vulgar businessmen. We can hardly hear ourselves the entire meal. The food was average at best. The roasted carrots with my chicken was completely undercooked. Portion for salad was so tiny it was laughable. $30 Seafood stew was bland and came with mostly mussels sprinkle with a couple of scallops and shrimps. My friend’s $36 steak was underwhelming at best. The best thing about the whole meal was the cheesecake tartlet. It was soft and creamy on top of cherry or cranberry sauce. But by that time I couldn’t wait to finish and leave. This wasn’t my first time being there but the experience made me regret picking it for my birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

While I listed everyday dining, it’s also a place to go for special occasions or a date. It takes me to a bistro I used to frequent when I worked in Paris, but it also feels like home. Great service. Great food. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Neighborhood gem

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu was wonderful, our reservation was a bit late at night so by the time we got seated and started eating the tables around us cleared out and it was pretty private. It was absolutely wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a fabulous night here. Great cocktails, great food, and the service was perfect. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food, good service but too much noise.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Frisee salad w grapefruit left a lot to be desired. 'Famous' roast chicken skin was completely black as were the carrots that came with it. I expect a higher standard for the price point.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service! Great food!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

A New York feeling with a great vibe, good food, good professional service,
and good drinks. One of the best spots for something fun and stylish with
a casual but nicely dressed folks.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

It was great. I love Florio. It’s a great neighborhood place

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Very enjoyable meal. Friendly staff. Good food. Good service. We have been going there for 18 years. It is better than ever.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice atmosphere, however, the food was rather generic and a bit sub par.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely comfortable ambiance ; the meal was enjoyable. Started with a salad described as radicchio with quinoa; however, it should’ve been described as quinoa with traces Radicchio . I enjoyed it but felt being described as the salad was misleading.

Main course of duck confit with white beans was fabulous. The duck was crispy and moist not greasy at all and the white beans added a comforting complement to the duck. Would have loved a cheese course to finish the meal but alas the restaurant does not offer. Note to restaurant, why not? With all the great she’s available in San Francisco and the French bistro styling of the restaurant seems like a natural to have on the menu.

With all the wonderfulness the restaurant offers in food and ambience, it was unfortunate I thought that the service did not measure up. Maybe the waiter was overworked but he was very inattentive, and I had to wave to him to gain his attention to attend to us several times during the meal.

All in all an enjoyable occurrence and I will go back to Florio with the hope that the service picks up.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

My wife and I had a great meal and time once again at Florio! We started at the bar and had a couple fantastic cocktails. We moved to our table and had one of the best dinners in the many times we've been up to San Francisco. My wife ordered the Pappardelle with braised beef cheek sugo, marsala, manchego and I ordered the Pan Roasted Chicken. Both dishes were to die for!

Thanks again Florio for making our anniversary dinner amazing!!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was outstanding. Reservation mix-up but host handled it seamlessly. One of our favorite neighborhood haunts.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice spot, great food. We liked our server. Great date night.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Gloppy soup, peculiar and miserly beet salad, dry over-cooked ungenerous portion of hanger steak served in unsightly chunks for $38 was shockingly overpriced. Good frites though....

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Such a warm intimate space : friendly great service and good fresh caring cuisine . Nice vibes

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