Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

4.7
1002 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food. Could have better seating for dates, but other than that, 10/10

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorite places in San Francisco! The burrata and tomato appetizer was amazing as was the artichoke. The tortellini was rich, but left you feeling incredibly satisfied. Would definitely come back here again. Service was great too and the atmosphere in the restaurant really makes you feel like you're in a trattoria in Italy.

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SC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I dined with my 4 friends. We are all in our mid60s and have known each other since elementary school. We were trying to have a fun night out.

From the moment we sat down to the time we left I felt we were being rushed. Because we hadn’t answered quick enough the server whisked away the wine menu. We had to ask for it to be returned. While one person in our party was still eating the appetizer the staff cleared all the plates and hovered until she swallowed so he could take her plate.

At the end of the meal (food was just ok) one person stood up and the staff cleared the entire table (wine still in glasses that were in front of people).

Very disappointing because this restaurant is in my neighborhood and has a good reputation and I’ve eaten there several times. But I think the bloom is off the rose.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly service
Great place all around

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San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot. Been frequenting this restaurant for probably 20 years. The entire experience never disappoints. There are the old reliable favorites along with specials to choose from. Zucchini salad amongst the reliable favorites and the salmon or Capellini special amongst two good choices from this visit.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was VERY disappointing (inedible). My meal (pollo saltimbocca) did not resemble in any way my selection. The chicken was nothing more than a chicken tender beaten to rubber, the prosciutto was in fact burnt Canadian bacon. The chicken was not rolled or breaded or layered and there was no cheese - all the components of a pollo saltimbocca. Nothing else was served with the rubber chicken and it cost $23.75! I have never written a negative review in all the years of going to various SF restaurants, so the fact that I'm doing so now speaks volumes.

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JE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem. Off the charts comfortable, delicious, authentic, unpretentious, accommodating. We had a birthday party with 7 people, and we felt like we were in Italy.

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LE
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there many times for different. Food is always consistently good. We highly recommend the stuffed artichoke with bread crumbs and prosciutto as well as the chicken and sausage plate....yum!!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Homemade style yummy Italian Food

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KB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super nice cozy meal. Love the neighborhood atmosphere. The food was good - simple/comfort.

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JR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not the best time but still good. Would appreciate a vegan option for my daughter.

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AW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great local restaurant with great food. Fish was fresh and well seasoned. Service was beyond great. Had a Chocolate Tartufo for desert. Probably the best I have ever had locally.

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FP
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't beat it! It's like stepping into a fabulous, authentic restaurant in Firenze.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was ok. Portion ok. Service ok. Too over 40 mins to get food and one entree didn’t come until we we were almost done

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LB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and ambience. Got the roasted chicken with the capers and the lemon. It was delicious.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for 30 years. The food is still very good...good wine list, great atmosphere. Like coming home.

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delish, especially the zucchini, Park, toasted almond app they serve. Service was great, will be back soon!

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JB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service. Rely upon Casey’s knowledge of Italian Wines when picking them out to complement your food.

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R
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very casual neighborhood gem. The Italian food was excellent and homemade.
The hostess was a bit kurt and unpleasant; however our waitstaff was great!
A little disappointed that we were there celebrating a college graduation /birthday and paid for own dessert even though it was noted in our Open-table reservation! 🤔😌

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LR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If you know, you know. Get there soon before the techies make it their staple.

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i
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great to be back after 20 plus years- inadvertently made a reservation for 3 instead of 2 and were forced to wait for 45 minutes but it was worth it!!

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feels like a family run business—everyone very nice —fast service, good food—

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants, Great Every Time!

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CC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Friendly and fresh - attentive service and authentic flavors. Reminded me of being in Italy.

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JI
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Jackson Fillmore used to be a lively, vibrant restaurant where the food was meticulously prepared. Unfortunately now it feels tired. A place where there are no surprises.

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G
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this neighborhood Italian restaurant. The service was on point. Highly recommend the Ravioli al Pesto and the Spaghetti alla Carbonara entrees

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OT
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible. Tasted like fast food Italian. There are many options in SF. This restaurant I'd avoid.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I live in the neighborhood, but I had never taken my boyfriend to dinner here. For his birthday, I made a reservation--I highly recommend making one. The food is very traditional Italian. I mean we started with fried mozzarella. It wasn't sticks, it was a plate of mozzarella.
For our main meals, my boyfriend had the spaghetti with cream sauce and prosciutto. I had the eggplant. Both were out of this world. I think my favorite part was the fudge torte. It was absolutely amazing. It is worth whatever splurge of a diet it requires. Or extra heart pills. worth it!

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c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian in San Francisco. The spaghetti carbonara is outstanding. Love the ambiance, staff is very friendly. Highly recommend!!

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b
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still great after all these years!

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LR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Italian food in a cozy, neighborhood restaurant

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always solid and heartwarming

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MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lots of little issues with our meal. First, we arrived on time for our 8:45 reservation but weren't seated until after 9pm. Then we tried to order calamari but they were out. They also have a disappointingly small beer list — just two options. They also strangely had undercharged us for something — I think maybe initially charged us for 2 beers when we had ordered 3 — and awkwardly took the bill back to adjust it up.

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c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Used to be my favorite restaurant in SF. I found the waiter to be pompous. The staff removed our dishes too fast so we couldn't even stop them and we couldn't finish our food. It felt extremely rushed and unrelaxing. We had reservations and were celebrating a 50th birthday.
We could see that they wanted to seat other guests. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone any longer.

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JK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food. The zucchini appetizer is Devine. Tortellini is rich comfort goodness.

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E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

refreshing option for san franciscans -- jackson fillmore focuses on making great food, rather than building an instagrammable experience. this hole-in-the-wall neighborhood joint offers delicious italian fare at a reasonable price point. DO NOT leave without ordering at least one slice of their tiramisu -- it is heavenly!

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m
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great evening there, never disappoints. Will visit again next time we’re in the city

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SV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the warm welcome we received until the check was paid, our service could not have been better. The waiter was knowledgeable about the menu items, and had no problem with us bringing our own wine and opening and graciously pouring it for us. The food was delicious. I love this place.

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