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Ristorante Franchino

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-982-2157
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small Italian restaurant and wasn't overly that busy. Food was delicious and staff were friendly. Defiantly try it if you're in town.

Thank Ashley S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Excellent food and such a fun place. Felt like a special neighborhood spot in North Beach. Fettucini Franchino - amazing!!! And the special with wide fresh noodles, italian sausage and marinara and tons of parmesan cheese. Family run and they are delightful.

Thank Susan T
Reno, NV
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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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146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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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
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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