We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ristorante Franchino

347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-982-2157
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (21 reviews)
“pasta” (55 reviews)
“minestrone” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (283)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 250 reviews

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 27 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
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place was absolutely fantastic! My small group ordered apps, and a few different pasta dishes. NOTHING was left! Possibly some of the best I've ever had! And the family/staff were great and very attentive, Thank you so much!!

Thank chad f
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Restaurant is small, quiet, homey, relaxing. Attentive service. Cooking seemed very authentic. Had the veal pizzaiola with roasted vegetables. Nicest meal on my 3-day visit to SF. Entree, glass of wine, tax, and tip came to $42 for one person. Not inexpensive but good value...More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

First trip to San Fran and this place was recommended by friend is a friend. Special was a lobster tortellini and it was amazing. Great good and service. Will definitely go back on next trip.

Thank 520daryllc
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Came across this place doing quick Trip Advisor search and was not disappointed! Pasta special (papardel) was incredibly good. Tiramisu and chocolate cannoli were out of this world. Service outstanding as well.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Wanted to write a quick review here after my second visit to this restaurant. My boyfriend took me here on Valentine's Day and then we came again with our parents for Father's Day. Just...just really nice. I want to come up with a more flamboyant...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Our 2nd experience was just a good as our first. Great food and wonderful service. We will go back again the next time we are in town.

Thank Eric S
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.
Nearby Restaurants
Molinari Delicatessen
681 reviews
.02 km away
Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar
654 reviews
.02 km away
Mo's Grill
293 reviews
.08 km away
Calzone's Restaurant
762 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Little Italy
303 reviews
.15 km away
North Beach
249 reviews
.10 km away
The Beat Museum
96 reviews
.14 km away
The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
26 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ristorante Franchino staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing