Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

4.7
1117 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Jackson Fillmore Trattoria is a local favorite for a casual, neighborhood meal. Jack has been cooking up great Roman and Southern Italian food at Jackson Fillmore since 1985. We have a small dining room to accomodate reservations for parties of 3 or more and a dining counter for parties of 2 or those who just drop by. Our wine list is primarily Italian, representing all of the great regions in Italy. Our Bombolotti Sugo de Carne, Carpaccio di Zucchini and Tiramisu are legendary. Check out our website to view samples of the menu and wine list, or for more information about us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent!

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vipYvette
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. JF remains one of our favs!

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GregH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small quaint local restaurant with great service and food. Get there early as it is a popular restaurant. Ask for off menu items and don't forget dessert.

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cdub9494
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have heard so much about Jackson Fillmore so we decided to try it for my son’s birthday. He’s 6’ 5”, my husband 6’ 4”, my daughter and I are 5’ 10”. I will say, it is not really a tall people place.

The food was great. However, the portions were slightly small for the boys. The wine list was extensive - mostly Italian wines.

The staff was very nice and the service was quick. We will go back - but without the kids probably.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Delicious food. Thank you.

JB
JamesB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely neighborhood spot for Italian cuisine with authenticity

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vipAbbysinians
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly excellent Italian food, with some unique and delicious menu options. Unpretentious, lively atmosphere.

KH
vipKinseyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. You have to try the zabaglione—such a unique and delicious dessert.

DH
DineHard
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food in a cozy, unpretentious setting. We had the stuffed Artichoke appetizer, the Insalata Romana, the Spaghetti alla Carbonara, the Bombolotti Sugo de Carne, and the Eggplant Parmesan. Everything was wonderful--the flavors, the textures, the portions. We wanted traditional Italian food, done superbly, and that's what we got. And the service was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. This was my first time at this San Francisco landmark, and I hope to come back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Amazing service and food.

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vipFS0211
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been dining here for years and they’re always so darn good. And the service though on point and great, very friendly and neighborhood like. Since I can’t do pasta, they’re always super kind about doing any of their pastas as risotto. Yay for Jackson Fillmore for being a neighborhood gem for Pacific Heights.

JB
vipJosephB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service. My wife and I put the restaurant on
our favorite list.

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PaulSF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very noisy. Food is okay but not as good as in years past.

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vippl1066
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends night

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vipmltechz
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Jackson Fillmore is in desperate need of a facelift. This used to be a quaint neighborhood venue with great staff interaction, inventive and tasty food and ambience that was great for a first date. Its now just a shell of that. No thought or care has gone into the place for at least a decade. Paint is drab, lighting is dull and sitting at the counter feels like you've just sat down at a greasy spoon diner with knives and random containers strewn in the glass case in front of you. Specials and menu items that are out dont get relayed to you until after you've made up your mind on the menu and then told by your waiter they are out of it. There are no deals to be had here either. Menu prices are steep for basic dishes and wine selections are mid to bottom barrel. Nothing special at all here anymore and thats a shame. I suspect the owner left town and just lets some inexperienced "manager" run the place.

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vipCraigS
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great SF Italian tradition for more than 35 years! Fun and festive in a marvelous location. Food is wonderful and a good wine list. Must see SF spot!

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Bonobos
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

...been coming here for over 30 yrs and it never disappoints

MP
vipMoneyPenny
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have loved this place for years. The perfect neighborhood pasta joining that never disappoints. Bruschetta is always great. Pasta is always fresh and perfectly cooked. Loved our local waiter Julian. We hadn't been for a while and are so happy they are alive and well post SIP.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. The only challenge is when they cook things with chili peppers it can get into the air. Minor but a good FYI if that is something you are sensitive to. Loved the food and they have a great staff.

JM
JoelleM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great neighborhood eatery with great food, and staff! I love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great people!!! A true SF gem

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Still a great place but new team is not as tight with service as the former folks

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MichaelP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine in a warm atmosphere. No hype or gloss, just good people enjoying great food. I wish this was in my neighborhood, but then I would eat out far too often!

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MelanyW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, J_F Trattoria was delicious and fun. Our party of 4 had different dishes and we all agreed after tasting everything that this trattoria continues to delight and be reliably consistent.

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vipDawnR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place!!
We were running a few minutes late so I called to let them know and the hostess kindly moved our reservation 15 minutes. The staff is wonderful and the food is outstanding (as always)!
Do not miss the Carpaccio di Zucchini...you will thank me!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Quality has fallen and so disappointed

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RoseR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about this restaurant. The food is delicious, the staff is wonderful, and the ambiance makes for a great experience. Love, love, love!

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vipeileenmo
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I love this restaurant- but was sadly disappointed by the service on my last visit. The food is good, but service, and being seated in the walkway- literally, when real tables are available is unacceptable. The waiter called in it - never told us about the specials, never checked in once we got our food, and had to flag him down for the check. I hope this was a hiccup- it’s an amazing neighborhood restaurant, but no fun having an absent waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bathrooms needed cleaning and updating overall. Otherwise very good Revice and great experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

This is one of my all time favorite places in SF. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the service. We specifically asked for our fist courses of pasta to come first and then our second courses later, as you would expect in any well established Italian restaurant. The waiter brought all of our courses at once, as if we were in a Chinese restaurant. It was simply too much food at one time. Also, our plates should have been in the table well before the food was served. We also felt rushed. Hopefully things will improve and Jackson Fillmore will once again rise to the top of my list.

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vipAnonymous
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place.
Everyone feels like family!

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BeckyG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Love this place!

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vipLizk22
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal! First time dining here and our waiter was incredible. He suggested everything we got and he didn’t miss a beat. We started with the zucchini carpaccio and mozzarella fritti, followed by the Bombolotti Sugo de Carne, tortellini al forno, contadino misto, and the snapper in a spicy red sauce. For desert we had a tiramisu and both Zabagliones! It was a fantastic feast! We will be back.

KB
KathyB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just as perfect as we had remembered!

KT
vipKevinT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Portobello Arrosto, Tortellini al Forno, Contadino Misto. Fresh and good-sized portions- good value, all shared by 2 people. Chicken in Misto a bit overcooked. Helpful with wine by-the-glass suggestion, timely but somewhat inattentive. Safely spaced indooors.

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MonicaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Very warm and friendly environment. Will definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a joy to be at JF. It s a longtime favorite of mine and I always go back when I’m in town. Thank you Spencer for accommodating the ever changing reservation last night!
And thank you Waldo! So lovely to see you again.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and friendly. Food is delicious. Wine is great. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going 30 years and it’s still the same great Italian

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JoanV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were very disappointed in our experience. Every dish we had was disappointing and as to one of them was inedible. The $17 Artichoke was the worst I ever have had as it was tough and overcooked with an overpowering and poorly distributed stuffing They should remove this item from the menu. The Eggplant Parmesan was basically a pool of sauce hiding and over powering any eggplant that was there. The pasta we had was over cooked and the sauce was more broth than sauce. Never going back and I would not recommend it. There was no ambiance as we were shoe horned into a small table crammed next to the aisle used by the wait staff. We did not complain and ask for any refund as we know that restaurants are struggling to recover..

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Jackson Fillmore Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 1117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.