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Ristorante Franchino

347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-982-2157
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (53 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
“minestrone” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whatever fresh pasta the owner made for the day; order it! You will enjoy the meal. Two in our party had the homemade gnocchi, and the other 3 the pappardelle. All delicious. Friendly, warm, Italian restaurant with wonderful service and fabulous food. Twenty-nine years tells...More

Thank SashaAZ2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I were looking for a local, authentic Italian restaurant. After reviewing TripAdvisor, we thought that Ristorante Franchino might be worth a try. Plus, the restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel. What a nice surprise!! The food was wonderful. I ordered...More

Thank Magnolia1950
Reviewed 6 April 2018

While searching for a place to eat with family we came upon this small restaurant. We entered and were greeted and seated for 6. It appears it is run by a mom, daughter and granddaughter. Service was spectacular as was the food. If you like...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We have been to many Italian restaurants on North Beach in SF, but we wanted to try a new one that really screamed authentic Italian food. After searching many sites on which restaurant to choose, Ristorante Franchino came up many times with great reviews. Totally...More

Thank Familyof007
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Some good dishes like pesto chicken. Lobster ravioli nice but tiny portion. Desserts good . Family run restaurant

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Arguably the best Italian restaurant in SF. Small, but warm family run. Like some of the other reviews say, "mom made some specials today" - and she did, and they're great. Lobster and shrimp ravioli was truly the best I've ever had.

Thank snfischer
Reviewed 11 March 2018

When your server says, "My mom made some nice specials for tonight...". I went no further than the pappardelle pasta with chunks of sausage [special]. Delicious! Lady had her usual seafood pasta, also great. Perfect service, complementary starting bruschetta. Great all around.

Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Friends were in town and we wanted to get together for dinner in SF. Something...good. Another friend recommended Franchino in N.Beach. We made a reservation earlier in the week. Showed up on time, and our table was ready! Parking was easy, there are several garages...More

Thank kh57ca
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Its like coming to a friends home for dinner. Food is delicious with service to match. I have been eating here and recommending it for 22 years and have never been disappointed. A wonderful little escape from the tourist craziness of San Francisco.

1  Thank Oksana B
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Based on yelp reviews we were on our way to another restaurant via Uber when Ristorante Franchino caught our attention. We asked the driver to drop us off and we were placed on a seating list which was less than 10 mins. We were treated...More

1  Thank c0415hernandez
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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