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Ristorante Franchino

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347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-982-2157
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Reno, NV
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delish--and then some. The restaurant seats about 40 patrons maximum. We reserved for 20 on a busy Friday night, and they accepted, graciously. No contracts, no credit card guarantee, nothing other than a kind ask--please arrive with your full party, on time. Our group of 20 arrived on time and were seated promptly. This is a small, family run business,... More 

Thank wpack99
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food served by a wonderful family. It's so nice to have the owners come out and speak to you while you're eating. The food was really good, yet simple. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Chris H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Came across this place on my last night in San Francisco. Nice family run restaurant, food and atmosphere were great. The best meal I had in san Francisco.

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Thank godfreyyerfdog
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This was simply amazing. My wife and I have had Italian food from my Italian side of the family over the years and this place is just incredible. It's a wonderful family operation and the food is made with the best flavor and with a lot of care. These people know Italian food and they care about how it tastes... More 

Thank RazorCrab
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I have been to Franchino's one time with my friend and ex-wife. The restaurant is small and cozy and family owned. Franchino and his wife and their daughter work at the restaurant. I remember Franchino's wife telling me everything is always fresh since they don't overstock products due to the size of the restaurant. We started off with the Scamorza... More 

Thank Brooklynexpat65
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

In visiting the North Beach area we asked our Big Bus guide Stacy, for an Italian restaurant recommendation. She unhesitatingly said "Feanchino". After our walking tour we went back and had a delightful dinner, great wine and super service, just what we were looking for on our last night in San Fran - at least for this trip.

Thank Julia H
Bonita Springs, Florida
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We dined at Bottega in the Napa valley three nights before, so my review may be clouded by apples to oranges. Franchino is a lovely, family restaurant. The service is warm and welcoming. My husband's veal was so tender that it could be cut with a fork. This restaurant does a nice job with restaurant staples and is very welcoming.... More 

Thank Hawkeyewriter
S Windsor
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

First night in San Francisco we looked at reviews for restaurants and saw Franchino had good ratings. We went early and good thing we did. It is a small restaurant and the food is really good. People quickly filled in the restaurant and were lining up outside. The pasta was fresh and the sauces tasty. All homemade! We were all... More 

Thank BMurf
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an amazing restaurant. Small and homey. The mom cooks and the daughters wait the tables. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly and the food is to die for. If you are looking for a place that makes you feel like you are coming home, this is the perfect place.

Thank Linda B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Didn't wait for a table at 7.30 for two on a Saturday! But others after us waited 10-15 mins! Good change of clientele but still good Seville. Food and advise about it was very good and also about choice of wines. Slightly expensive but comparable to others in the Italian quarter. Tiramisu was light, white and a good experience to... More 

Thank Diane H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2157

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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