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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

5
4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Cozy (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
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·Dined on November 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Perfect food, service, everything!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 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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·Dined on October 27, 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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·Dined on October 27, 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 21, 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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·Dined on October 21, 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 20, 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 15, 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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·Dined on October 14, 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 9, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 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 5, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on October 5, 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 October 1, 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 28, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 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 18, 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 16, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was Okay. Nothing to write home about. I had the fettuccine carbonara 3 out of 5. Wine list was so so. I would try numerous other places before I would go back. The service was very good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fun, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Wonderful meal with a good starter and great service! Good wine list as well. They took great care of us for our anniversary!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Love!
Great date place!
We sat at the bar for dessert the first night and came back

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Family farewell

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Consistently great time and time again! Best Calamari on the planet!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Jackson Fillmore is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. I hesitate to say all the good things I feel about it because I'm afraid it will become even more popular and I'll never get a reservation again. But they deserve kudos. The staff are simply wonderful from start to finish - great friendly service, fast & efficient, but it never feels rushed. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed but the quality of service and food is unrivaled. The menu has favorite stand-byes supplemented by a board of daily specials. I've eaten here a couple dozen times and they have been consistently outstanding in every way, every time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My friend ordered linguine and said the sauce tasted burned. I encouraged her to tell the server but she wouldn't. I felt bad that her meal wasn't as fabulous as mine. My meal was great! Pesce soup! Perhaps the servers or cooks should taste the sauce before they serve it?

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This place is a gem every time!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious, unpretentious, comforting Italian dishes. Complimentary bruschetta, however the tomatoes were icy cold. Cozy space, good reputation over the decades with reliable consistency.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was fantastic....sadly, we had a reservation and the only table for us was in the middle of the walkway! It was a celebration dinner for our 40th anniversary and we wanted a little privacy, so we said we wait for a table off to the side. Other tables opened up and they seated people who came in after us, it was over an hour before they finally gave us a table. It felt like they did it purposely since we didn't want the awful table in the middle. Our reservation was at 9p.m. so it wasn't peak dining time. Once we were seated, a few of the employees were very kind in bringing us appetizers, we suspect because they realized how long the waiter with the ponytail made us wait. Other than the wait, everything was delicious!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Restaurant is tired and could use an update. Still good pasta and drinks, but not how we remembered it from last visits.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was excellent - food very good and reasonably priced - nice everyday go to dinner place. If I lived in neighborhood I would eat there often

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Not use to this type of neighborhood gem. Very small and no elegance at all. Just hand made home cooking that was delicious. Very busy place and obviously a hot spot

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Amazing food; welcoming staff. Definitely go again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

They agreed to make a vegetarian pasta carbonara for me, and it was delicious. Tons of wonderful, authentic dishes. Everyone loved what they ordered. Have to go back to try some of their extensive dessert list.

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Ate with a local/regular. Great service and mouth watering descriptions of the food, everything was so tempting. We ordered a wide selection and nothing disappointed.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food, fresh ingredients, wonderful service... a great neighborhood gem. Never disappoints

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was great. Will return for sure.

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