Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and hospitality as always! Been coming here for years with friends for different special events and JF never disappoints!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic Italian experience in SF.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner. Staff is so friendly and food is great!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food in San Francisco. Small place but incredible food and delightful staff.

SB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with our daughter, son-in-law and two year old grandson. Our son-in-law bought dinner - it was absolutely delicious and I hope not too expensive. But the most memorable thing about this restaurant was the friendliness of the entire staff. We were late arriving, but were immediately taken to a corner table, perfect for corralling our toddler. A lovely experience for all of us!

f
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant for a special occasion or no occasion at all. All the staff are welcoming and remember us even if we only eat there infrequently - as we live out of town. The food is excellent! Great taste and good choice. Good wine list as well as dessert menu.

CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing, great to see Jack back in the restaurant!

J
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant. They were very friendly, giving off a very homey and welcoming environment. I’m vegan and they were very accommodating and open to making something off menu for me. Everyone at our table loved their meals. Highly recommend!

n
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The linguine with prawns was very spicy. The waiter non comunicative.
Sorry guys, you have to improve

s
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All great but would be nice to fix up the bathroom someday.

DL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is always excellent, and the staff is always welcoming. The best bruschetta EVER!

PD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfecto! Everything and everyone was great...can’t wait to go again.

SP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner with out of town visitors, it's great to be able to walk to a reliable, friendly restaurant of this caliber. All our dishes were good, including some off-menu favorites that the kitchen always seems happy to whip up. Wine list is reasonably priced and offers plenty of options. Very attentive service. Noise level can get up there, but that's hard to avoid in SF.

BL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jackson Fillmore. A must visit when I'm in San Francisco.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!!

R
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighborhood restaurant which has been in the same spot over 30 years with much of the same staff. Our waiter has been here for 22 years. Great food, interesting variety. Well worth coming and enjoying.
Thanks.
Jerry

J
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. Very attentive and friendly. The food was very good but a bit expensive for the portion size.
Great neighborhood restaurant that has been around forever. Super friendly and welcoming.

E
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went to Jackson and Filmore for the first time in MArch 1989. #0 years since then they are still there. So we made an appointment. The restaurant is very popular and I am very happy to see it. For our taste, it was okay. I think our taste buds get very much more sophisticated since then. It was good to visit the area.

b
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, atmosphere.
Jack’s cooking just gets better each visit.
Don’t miss anything with fra diavolo sauce.
Chicken GOV is superb.
Thank you for long time loyal staff and consistently divine cuisine!

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Main meal was really good. But the service felt very rushed . Kept being asked if we were done with our food (we were only there for 50 minutes), and felt like they wanted us to leave to free up a table. Even got suggestions for desserts that could be done quickly, to be done with our meal sooner. The dessert was also not very good, Zabbione.

R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food wonderful service. If you don’t see your favorite dish just ask and the chef will make it. The chicken Siciliani is to die for

S
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack always has top notch food and service. Can not get enough of the noci chicken and mushrooms. An automatic stop each time we’re in the neighborhood. A 30+ year operation means something is being done right!

DK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Jackson Fillmore is a spectacular neighborhood treasure. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. It is load, and you can't sit and sip your coffee for 3 hours, but if you want great Italian food, there is no better place.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small spot, reservations a must. Food was phenomenal and service was friendly and attentive.

JG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

For some reason - the waiter tried to take some plates too soon, brought the check before even asking if we wanted dessert. Took the edge off the event. The owner did apologize.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were the worst possible customers: made a reservation for three, showed up an hour early with two, sat at the bar, moved to a table when the third showed up when the restaurant was already packed. Nothing but jokes and smiles from the house. The food was all great, exactly what you want from your neighborhood Italian spot. 5/5 would recommend for a fun night out and great wine.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Jack back! We missed him!
Favorite restaurant!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants - simply the best!

K
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by friends and it did not disappoint! From the starter salads to the phenomenal pasta and a delicious bottle of wine, we absolutely loved it!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They had a private event at 8pm and unfortunately seemed at little rushed- food was great though!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father in town.

EH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will always be my go-to Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Cannot go wrong with a single menu item!

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Charming and cozy restaurant with a timeless vibe. Well worth the visit. The food is very good though not out of this world. Service is quick, efficient and friendly.

S
Little Rock
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Jackson Fillmore since say 1992 or 1993 and I come back every time I get to San Francisco. We had Orichette de Elefante, Gnocchi, and stuffed pasta with zucchini carpaccio, fried calamari, and stuffed artichoke. Jack himself was in the house and he recommended the best Italian red we had ever had. Sori Paitin Barbaresco “opens up like a flower” says Jack. This has been My favorite place in SF and it is still the best in my opinion.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good but the ambience even better. A must if you’re in the Pacific heights area !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Muy rica comida italiana. Servicio excelente

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

JF has been perhaps our favorite go to place in SF since it opened in the 80s...it has gutsy delicious creative Italian food and wines unlike anywhere else. The calabrese sausage in the Contadino, misto is better than Molianri's, the snapper fra diavolo and most of the pasta dishes are the best. Also the Carpaccio di Zucchine is superb. Its great value...just be careful some of the Italian wines may be pricey.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty and comfortable! All the service staff were friendly too

E
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was awesome, but we felt rushed. There was little time between ordering and delivery of food. Maybe because it was a Thursday night at 8:30?

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a wedding. Had eaten here before on the advice of family member that lives in the area. We were so excited to return. Excellent wine, fresh tomatoes, delicious pasta and sweet gelato. Our favorite Italian restaurant in SF.