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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” (56 reviews)
“tiramisu” (21 reviews)
“pappardelle” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 29 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 19 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
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to San Francisco this is the truly Italian restaurant it does make you feel like you are in Italy the food is excellent the service as well. I had the special of the day farfalle with Italian sausage and it was...More

Thank Luis N
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is such a warm and cozy feeling spot. I recently enjoyed a tasty dinner (Pappardelle with sausage). All of the wait staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A nice and cute place in the middle of San Francisco little italy. Lobster ravioli were really tasty, while the rest in the average. Not the best Italian restaurant outside Italy, but in every case a nice experience.

Thank Fabrizio P
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife is of Italian decent and she is an outstanding cook, and we have been to Italy several times. We both agree that Ristorante Franchino is right out of Tuscany! The staff is outstanding, and the food is as good as anything you’ll find...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited on the last night of our San Francisco trip and were not disappointed. Veal Parmesan was thinly sliced and so, so tender. Rigatoni side was excellent. Wife had chicken Marsala with mixed veggies. Food came out steaming hot, just as we prefer. Salad...More

Thank Boomit75
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
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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