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About Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

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.

2506 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:15pm

Cross Street:
Jackson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 346-5288

Website:
http://jacksonfillmoresf.com/

Executive Chef:
Jack Krietzman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Comfort Food (10)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
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Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
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Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great. Second time there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious snapper diavollo

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is delicious! Top notch! The service and staff also top notch! We just moved to the neighborhood and are happy to find such a great place. This is not a criticism, I understand you have limited space, just thought it may help you. The check in area is unattractive and doesn't reflect how wonderful the restaurant is....sorry! Your pricing for the quality of food is very fair....and in San Francisco not easy to find, so thank you! We will be back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic food, great waitstaff. A gem.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Used to frequent this place "back in the day" so was so excited to take my new-to-San Francisco daughter there on Sunday night. Place is as popular as ever apparently because the only reservation we could get was for 5:45. When we arrived, we were seated at the counter which was fine. From then on, the experience went downhill. I can only use the word "badgering" for what the waitperson subjected us to. Not a smile, not a welcome, just wanted to know what wine we wanted. And then, she would not let us just enjoy that glass of wine without constantly pushing us to order. (We were there to "dine" not merely to "eat" and she was having none of it.) A request for details on the specials was met with a perfunctory, brusque recitation of ingredients. And then more badgering. It was apparent from the moment we sat down that the goal was to turn over our table for the next customers. We finally (maybe 20 minutes after arrival?) ordered and the food was good but the experience with our waitperson was so uncomfortable that it frankly ruined our evening. Very disappointing for a place that held wonderful memories for me.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always good food and wine at this neighborhood bistro

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My cousin who lived in the neighborhood recommended Jackson Fillmore about a year ago, and we fell in love with its unpretentious, down home cooking with a neighborhood vibe. We lucked out the first couple times we went, randomly showing up around 5:30 pm and snagging a couple seats at the bar. Then, we went a couple more times and got shut out. Twice. Not to be denied, we tried again last week, but first went onto Open Table and made a reservation. We arrived earlier than expected, and were seated right away. The meal was wonderful, as was the service. We had the fried calamari and roasted portobello as starters, and both were delicious. The portobello is served on a bed of greens, so I had it in lieu of a salad. I love the spaghetti carbonara, and my husband is a big fan of the chicken saltimbocca. The tortellini is good, too, but I keep forgetting it is served as a gratin -- still delicious, but just a heads up since this might not be what you are expecting. We've been too stuffed to have dessert, but the selection looks wonderful. We will be back again -- hopefully, soon!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We’ve been going here for years, but not regularly. Last time I dined here was two years ago and it had been a great experience. Last week I took four friends and was embarrassed. The food was so badly prepared :/ the bathroom was filthy, and the service far below par for SF. I won’t be back until new management comes in which is needed ASAP.

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Top 5 SF favorite.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is my favorite place in SF. The food is always perfect, my group is always pleased, I get nothing but compliments, and it is easy on the wallet. Get the zucchini carpaccio, the fried calamari, the stuffed artichoke, and a couple of entrees to share. Don’t miss dessert or wine. This is one of the best restaurants and the best value in town. I come here two or three times a year. Once on every visit at least.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very good and the service was
Excellent.
The downside was being seated at the table
closest to the door on a chilly night. The door was broken so it did not close
On its own. The door had big signs on it saying "please close door" but
most people ignored it. Fix the door! The restroom was terrible too. For such a successful place they can surely afford a few repairs and upgrades

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Jackson Fillmore provides just the right amount of authentic rustic Italian cuisine to keep you coming back for more. Great sauces and perfectly cooked meats and poultry. Excellent selection of Italian wines, including some surprise. Very casual and open to large parties.
And it is in a great neighborhood with good public transportation.
I will return.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a great meal at Jackson on Filmore, I can criticize anything about this restaurant, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the food is simply great and the price is very reasonable .. its always comfortable to just sit at the bar as well ..

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding in every way. San Francisco staple for authentic Italian cuisine. There menu curates Italy's best dishes coupled with amazing daily specials. A must-visit.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

You cannot say "where is a great place for Italian food in the City?" without bringing up Jackson-Fillmore Trattoria. Great staff, great food, yummy wine, and something to talk about for days. Thank you for, yet again, setting the bar for a great dinner out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We like the food here, we don't like the long wait for our table, even with a reservation made long in advance, and eventually our food which took forever to be served, even on a rather 'slow' Sunday night dinner. The manager and his assistant didn't t seem to care, never checked on our experience which was a special occasion with six family members present. Charged us for two bottles of wine corkage without even changing the glasses from white to red.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very friendly service, made us feel we were family. Delicious fresh food!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Awesome overall experience. Friendly and nice staff.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My husband and I go to Jackson Fillmore Trattoria occasionally as it is near where we live. The food is OK, nothing special. I had a pasta dish that was described as mildly creamy. It had cream, but tasted very dry. I left most of it. My husband had another pasta which he liked, it did
not contain cream. It is convenient so we do sometimes go there, but prefer other restaurants.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have been going here for 20 years but haven’t been there for years. Not much has changed except the greeter and the menu. Oh, and the music which is not needed as there is so much kitchen noise that it competes with that. Not pleasant for a quiet dining experience.
Attitude from waitstaff is basically indifference but competent. I was looking for anything on the menu with marinara sauce and pasta and I could not find it so I went with the gnocchi with truffle oil and a few tomatoes for a rose base. Good but nothing special. Hubby had linguine vongole which he loved. That is his favorite dish. I had a swirl of vanilla, chocolate and pistachio ice cream which was great while he had their house dessert alfresco. All in all somewhat disappointed even though the food was well prepared, just not what I was looking for.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect food, service, everything!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

2d time there and we drive from
The east bay. Small and personable. Amazing service with many extraordinary dishes

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My new neighborhood favorite....I know it already!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Incredibly poor experience. Arrived 15 min past our reservation. ( although 2 in our party were on time and ordered a drink until we arrived.) Our server, who turned out to be the manager had a very negative attitude from the start. Within 10 minuets of our arrival we were ordering and he refused our request for a chicken dish because he said it takes 35 min to prepare and we could not have the table that long.
Service was rushed and very rude. It made for a very unpleasant dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have frequented this wonderful neighborhood restaurant for many years now - perhaps 8-10 times with big groups or just two of us. It's a go-to for our family dinners. And let me be clear, we will go back - but it won't be because of the wonderful service we have typically received over the years, it will be for the simple, but delicious, Italian cuisine.

The food on this latest visit was as good as any other visit. What was wrong here was the service. We were pushed out the door from the moment we arrived. Our main courses literally came down on top of our appetizer plates. When we finished our main courses there were open tables in the restaurant, with no new patrons waiting. When I asked why we were so rushed, we didn't get an apology, rather we were told that this is a small restaurant and that this is the way it is.

To ownership: No matter how long your restaurant is open, there is no excuse for rushed and unpleasant service. And we all know that simply saying: "We apologize for the experience, please come back and see us again so we can make it up to you" is usually all that is needed to correct a situation. Please take this to heart and try not to let it happen again. The experience is what brings people back again and again - good food can be found everywhere in San Francisco.

Thank you - we hope to have a much better experience next time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A friend recommended that my fiancé and I come to Jackson Filmore for dinner. This was our first time to San Francisco and we were looking for great restaurants to have a few date nights on our vacation. The staff was very friendly and accommodating! Their menu options were great, and as a vegetarian, I was able to find a few different options. I would highly recommend! The calamari appetizer was delicious and served differently than I have ever seen before!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Neighborhood - maybe the best Italian I've had in the city, and it seems like the prices are still in the 90's. Excellent food, Great value and casual yet vibrant ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Not a huge fan of this spot. I was going in with high hopes considering it has great reviews, but was a little dissapointed. The staff was very nice but the food wasn’t that great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We walked in early on a Friday night. There was one other party in the restaurant. We had a reservation and were told we could have one of the two 2-tops. Another party walked in and they sat them right next to us. The waiter then came over to that party first and took their drink order. A busser brought us water and then shortly after that, the waiter came over and asked us if we were ready to order our food. I had to ask him to explain one of the 6 or 7 specials they had on a chalkboard that were in Italian. He just translated the name written on the board to English. No attempt was made to describe the dish. We were never asked if we wanted anything to drink.

I ordered a chicken dish and the husband ordered eggplant Parmesan. My husband asked to order a side of spaghetti or linguine, and was told by the waiter that he could have penne because the penne was cooked. We asked for clarification. Did he mean we couldn’t have spaghetti or linguine even though you have it in the restaurant? “yes” was the answer. The chicken was chewy, and eggplant was nothing special. Overall, service was curt and food was nothing special. Go to Parma or Roma Antica down the hill for Italian in this same price range and much better service. Oh, and on our way out we saw someone sitting at another table with a side of spaghetti in front of them. So strange.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One improvement would be to serve good bread. I did ask for it and got a few thin slices--no oil no butter. Small thing but in a simple Italian restaurant, bread should be plentiful and good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious! I haven't been here in years and the food is still good. Busy, busy, busy. I adore the complementary bruschetta before the meal comes.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fabulous place and find. The food was amazing. Love the small neighborhood feel. I'll be back

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Jackson Filmore is simply the best place to eat in SF. The owners and staff are amazing and the food is delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful, lively trattoria. We arrived a little early for our reservation after attending a
play at ACT, the host offered us a counter seat which we immediately agreed. The counter waiter presented us with an amazingly fresh brochette with the freshest tomatoes and basil
I've tasted all season. I had a gnocchi dish with a creamy tomato white sauce, the gnocchi was
tender and very tasty. My date had a meat ravioli with a traditional red sauce. That was a great selection as well. Our knowledge of Italian wines, are a little limited so the counter waiter let
us try a couple prior to our selection of a Piedmonte vineyard Italian wine. Great place, I would go back
again!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Jackson Fillmore is a very fun and welcoming place to be. Our server was very nice and walk us through different dishes and even provide some great recommendations. The place is welcoming and food is authentic. Quality of the dishes are also really good. We had a seafood dish and they are super fresh and proportion between seafood and pasta is just perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Excellent Italian food.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Honestly dont know if they had a bad night but came here with my bf on Sunday night and food was extremely average. They ran out of items on the menu. My linguine was extremely plain. It had no flavor. And my bf's pasta sauce was very watery. Disappointing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very noisy with several tables of screaming children. Feels crowded. Food was good, but not as good as last time I was there.

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