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Oct 10, 2006 07:49 PM

Florio (Fillmore Street) review - short

First time at Florio - we wanted to go to Jackson Fillmore, but it was closed. So we were seated by a friendly maitre'd. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. Our server was nice, but pretty absent, and the food was at best mediocre.

Caesar salad forgettable. The cavatelli were overly sauced with a meaty ragu, and it was a bit too salty. At $16, a failed dish.

The cotecino (ground chicken, into a sausage) laid down over lentils and rapini was the most interesting thing we ordered, but it was still a bit flat. The bread there is good however.

Truchard Merlot at $32 struck me as good value, but unfortunately Florio as a whole did not - th entire meal (wine plus 1 salad, 1 entree, 1 pasta, tax and tip) ran $100, which does not compare favorably with other SF restaurants in that range. Not returning.

(415) 775-4300
1915 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

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  1. The only thing I ever get there is the ricard, steak frites and molten chocolate cake, and I'm never disappointed.

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    1. re: Maya

      I have always enjoyed this restaurant due to the ambiance but would agree that it can be inconsistent. As mentioned above, best to stick with the house salad and steak frites. Even then, better steak frites can be found elsewhere.