Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

4.7
946 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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San Diego
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely coming back.

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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always incredibly superb. My favorite SF neighborhood dining spot

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Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner for six. We go every year and always get the zucchini, artichoke, calamari and whatever the entrees are for the day. I have been coming to Jackson Fillmore since the beginning in the early 80’s. Glad to see they now take reservations and American Express at last. Great place. Great food. Great value.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Italian Trattoria! I’ve never had a bad meal here. The food is fantastic. The wait staff is like family, very personable and attentive. Perfect for every day dining. If a very active, small restaurant is not a factor, it’s great for an Italian food date.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My whole family Loves Jackson Fillmore Trattoria!
The food is superb!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! Best place in the city by far!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service! One of our favorite SF restaurants.

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VC
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food! But the noise level was off the charts! Hard to carry on a conversation with someone sitting right next to you! The restaurant needs to add some noise absorption partitions.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jackson Fillmore.

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Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family & friends - perfect venue, consistently great food and wonderful service

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LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jackson Fillmore is consistently delicious and the wait staff is always warm and welcoming! I've never had a bad meal. Definitely a neighborhood gem!

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MT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place...have been going for years. Food always delicious, feels very authentic Italian, good value, dedicated, smart, and friendly staff, always interesting choices including many off-menu options. Good choices on wine. I treasure that this place is so close to where I live...

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j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for almost 18 years - one of our favorite spots in the city! Food is so yummy!!

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DL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and friendly service as usual!

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DL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Mediocre at best. Used to go years ago, but moved across town and hadn't been in years. Moved back and was very disappointed in food, lack of ambiance, and service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The special bistecca was a surprisingly small cut of meat over bed of arugula. The other special - black cod over angel hair was very salty and the fish was over cooked and rubbery. Everything was just mediocre and bland not overly flavorful and presentation was not particularly pleasing. The best part of our meal was the complimentary bruschetta. Disappointing to say the least which is unfortunate because I have had a few delicious meals here before..

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DL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious and satisfying. Didn't like the bottle of wine we ordered and they took it back no questions asked!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant ! Cozy, fabulous food and wonderful service

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l
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The waiter was rude. Didn’t tell us about the specials. I ordered a non alcoholic beer and it was flat. I asked for another one and he said “it will be the same” the salad and entree came about four minutes apart. The food was good but the waiter spoiled the experience.

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TM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is welcoming, professional, will skillfully guide you through the menu to make sure you'll be happy. My personal favorite is the "ultimate" arugula salad, followed by their version of chicken marsala -- make sure you order some bread to get every last drop of the sauce! A perfect sized neighborhood drop-in.

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SF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wouldn’t miss it Wish I could eat more pasta. DELISH!

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San Francisco
173 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We took our granddaughter here for dinner. We had been here several times before since we live two blocks away from the restaurant and it had always been fine. This time we asked if we could have a half-portion of one of the pasta dishes for our granddaughter and the waiter said absolutely no. Since she is six years old, she cannot eat a giant portion of pasta, and since it is expensive at $18 per plate, we ordered the artichoke for her instead. She loves all food, but the artichoke was inedible - none of us could eat a bite of it. So she ate some of each of our plates of pasta, both of which were good and it all worked out. I guess the restaurant simply does not want children and that is ok. But I thought it was rude of the waiter to dismiss our request in the manner in which he did.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our food!

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CD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Our go-to place!!

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TH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!!! Best Italian food ever! Be sure to be on time. It’s small and they are booked solid.

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Literally the best meal I’ve had in SF in the last year. Can’t believe I haven’t been since its so close to me. Had the halibut special with capellini pasta- it was INCREDIBLE. Also shared the artichoke starter. Even the bruchetta was next level. Will definitely be going back!!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. A local kept secret that serves consistently great food.

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DF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Absolutely horrible. Went last year and it was fabulous. Sat down at 6:10 waiter rushed us to order -slammed entree down during starter. It was 6:39 when I checked my watch because they were pushing to clear our entree plates. Horribly horribly rushed to the point where we all felt mistreated and dissatisfied. And not cheap!!

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this neighborhood gem! The food and service is always consistently excellent.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I have been going to this restaurant since 1992. The food was so small this last time it felt like tapas. There was no pasta in the cereal size bowl, only sauces. Heavy on the garnish, light on the food. It felt like they were running out in the kitchen or something. I am not a big eater at all but their mains are alll appetizer size. It is an a la carte restaurant. The people who run it are very nice but it felt more like a tapas bar than an Italian restaurant. It did taste fine. Lots of cream if you like that.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Food very good. I will not return due to terribly poor attitude of service staff. Too bad great neighbor hood location with haughty staff.

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KL
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very inventive but the service is what blew us away. Amazing team that works together and make it a great experience. Small so make a reservation and get a capacino they are the best!

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AB
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been coming to this place for over 30 years, and it is consistently outstanding! I never come to San Francisco without dining here!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite dining establishments in the City! The food is always exquisite, creative, served hot, with the freshest ingredients… example, after checking to make sure I liked anchovies, I was served rock cod w/ an anchovy, garlic, olive oil & seasonings blend on a light bed of angel hair pasta… absolutely scrumptious! The staff is always prompt, extremely friendly and make your dining experience comfortable, as if you were at home… less the incredible prep, cooking and dishes to do! Do yourself a favor… or someone you love!

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RM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was packed when we got there but got seated quickly at the bar; excellent food, excellent wine. Have to be ready for a wait on the food when it's busy but worth it. Memorable.

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on every level! We celebrated a 50th birthday and had a memorable evening. We will be back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, consistently excellent!

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New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The overall initial experience is a giant curve ball; walk in past the podium you see a long rectangular space 1/3 of which is consumed by a bar top. The chairs and tables are very closely spaced, old and unadorned. As you look to the walls you find on one side boxes and boxes of wine etc fully exposed. So a bit warehouse, roughed up and odd spacing. Well this well spiced ,rustic, Italian comfort food was a pleasant surprise!. We all had different pastas found them flavorful and plentiful. Absolutely will go back as it fills a niche- hearty simple “yummy” pastas.

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BV
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been here twice—very good food. Came at 5:30 and no seats available by 6 pm. Highly recommended.

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