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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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347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 14 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 12 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Franchino's is a small, casual Italian restaurant that is family run. Grandma greeted us and waited on us most of our meal and was over the top accomodating and friendly. Pasta of the day is fresh - just made.... my Pappardelle with salmon and a...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went on a Wednesday night at about 6:00 PM and were able to get seated right away. It is a very small restaurant, only 12 tables, so we were happy to not have a long wait. This was by far the best food we...More

Thank 298shawnw
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Small family owned restaurant that is run by mom and her daughters. The pasta and pesto sauce are both homemade and tastes GREAT! The meat lasagna is also AMAZING. Visiting with mom (owner) was priceless. Super nice lady who cooks like a dream.

Thank 2B-The-Traveler
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Not only a special trip to San Francisco but one of the best dining experiences that we have ever experienced. Recommended by locals this small but extremely friendly home style Italian restorante met all our expectations. Al Carbonaro was as I remembered from Sicily so...More

Thank mrj03
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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Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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