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Ristorante Franchino

347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-982-2157
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I checked out this restaurant on our first night in San Francisco together. We went by previous trip advisor recommendations. We were not disappointed! This little restaurant was fantastic! We shared the house salad which had a wonderful light Italian vinaigrette dressing...More

Thank jensig73
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed everything about our visit to Franchino, including the ambiance, our friendly waitress, and the great food and wine. Our waitress was a family member of this family owned restaurant, and her mom, that day, prepared the specialty dish (Pappardelle-Italian Sausage) that my husband...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this restaurant has lost its way. They are a family run restaurant and have been doing business for many years. Although the service was friendly enough there was no sense of genuine connection, the contact felt forced and rushed. The food was fine...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 14 September 2017

6 years ago, my wife and I honeymooned in San Francisco. On that trip, we got off a bus in Little Italy and just happened upon Franchino. It was an unbelievable meal, and the family that run the place were incredible. Ever since then, we...More

Thank Bob67215
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Walked here after returning from our Alcatraz tour. The caprese salad was a great starter. For the main course we had the lasagna and chicken piccata. Both were excellent but the piccata was amazing! We often order meals and then split them half and half...More

Thank COJOWisconsin
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Small place with great food! My wife is Italian and cooks some of the best dishes ever she learned to make from her Sicilian mother. That being said, we're from Chicago and it's still really hard to find good Italian. We chose this place based...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Intimate family run Italian restaurant, with warm service and incredible food prepared by grandma herself. There are lots of places to eat in this district, but this one is TOPS! I cannot say enough about Franchinos!

Thank unirhere
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was in a group of 10, and we were treated warmly and attentively throughout the evening. All the servers were friendly and helpful, and Mama Franchino was the subject of photos by nearly every table of visitors. Their homemade pasta is the best, and...More

Thank Tacopete5
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner at the recommendation of a co-worker and we were not disappointed. The owner's wife waited on us and she was so friendly and helpful as well as the rest of the staff who were clearly also family....More

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant and so glad we did!! Best food, service and warmth we have found on our tour around the USA. Homemade pasta and seafood pasta were spot on!

Thank Clo30IOW
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2157
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