Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

4.7
963 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 963 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
SV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

yes but very noisy not for hearing aid waering people
not on tuesday s

Report
Helpful
MR
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great appetizers!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service

Report
Helpful
MW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful neighborhood gem - we are regulars and appreciate that this place has been here for such a long time, is always busy (booking needed) because the food and service are excellent, and everyone in the neighborhood is grateful to have an affordable place to dine at on Fillmore St.

Report
Helpful
RB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent... atmosphere was the perfect back in time experience of a neighborhood restaurant. Service was fast. All-in-all Superb... will always be a come-back place when I visit SF.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So authentic. So good.

Report
Helpful
K
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a great choice for all of us. There’s enough variety on the menu to please all tastes.

Report
Helpful
PN
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service, an excellent arugula salad and eggplant parma. This is a wonderful restaurant and I'm so glad they now take reservations.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Server struggled to get
Our wine order right on two occasions

Maybe it was the noise level.
Or maybe it was the the two of us dining had
Vastly different wine preference

Report
Helpful
OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place- so homey and every dish is DELICIOUS. Favorite neighborhood spot

Report
Helpful
RR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood Italian. Their Marinara sauce is heavenly.

Report
Helpful
RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great time there. One of those neighborhood spots that you hope will never go away!

Report
Helpful
T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Wish we knew they only had beer and wine and no bar there

Report
Helpful
p
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food prepared in the traditional way. Lots of choices, with a willingness to adjust as needed (e.g. making vegetarian, etc). Is noisy but not sharp sounds, so more like traditional Trattoria sound level.
Good wine options and Italian sodas.
We have gone a few times with a vegetarian, and she was always happy. Baked eggplant is excellent, as well as plenty of pasta choices. Salad can be made without salami bits.

Report
Helpful
AB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven’t been for a few years but it was just as I remembered it. Delicious!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely coming back.

Report
Helpful
k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place with delicious food.

Report
Helpful
D
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always incredibly superb. My favorite SF neighborhood dining spot

Report
Helpful
S
Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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.

Report
Helpful
MM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
VC
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 8, 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.

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jackson Fillmore.

Report
Helpful
OT
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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!

Report
Helpful
MT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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...

Report
Helpful
j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 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!!

Report
Helpful
DL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and friendly service as usual!

Report
Helpful
l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 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..

Report
Helpful
DL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 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.

Report
Helpful
DL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant ! Cozy, fabulous food and wonderful service

Report
Helpful
l
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 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.

Report
Helpful
TM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 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.

Report
Helpful
SF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
A
San Francisco
175 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our food!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
25