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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” (52 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
“minestrone” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 TFinn101
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Went here on the basis of TripAdvisor reviews and were fortunate to get a table even though it was very early on a Sunday evening. The food was good and the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank amcintosh12
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went here for dinner based on TripAdvisor reviews and were disappointed. The staff were welcoming and friendly but the food was mediocre at best. My son had spaghetti with olive oil and garlic. The pasta was overcooked and lacking the wonderful delicate and simple...More

Thank lukecsmom
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We decided to try this restaurant based on the excellent reviews. While the service was very friendly and attentive . The food didn't live up to the hype Had the carbonara was not impressed , it was lacking something can't quite put my finger on...More

Thank Wannago3
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went to this restaurant based on reviews. The service was super-friendly, and we were quickly made to feel at home. The food was good--not fantastic, but filling. My veal picata was decidedly lacking in lemon and was heavy with the butter, but my wife's...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I checked out this restaurant on our first night in San Francisco together. We went by previous trip advisor recommendations. We were not disappointed! This little restaurant was fantastic! We shared the house salad which had a wonderful light Italian vinaigrette dressing...More

Thank jensig73
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We enjoyed everything about our visit to Franchino, including the ambiance, our friendly waitress, and the great food and wine. Our waitress was a family member of this family owned restaurant, and her mom, that day, prepared the specialty dish (Pappardelle-Italian Sausage) that my husband...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I think this restaurant has lost its way. They are a family run restaurant and have been doing business for many years. Although the service was friendly enough there was no sense of genuine connection, the contact felt forced and rushed. The food was fine...More

Thank Carol T
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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