We have been to many Italian restaurants on North Beach in SF, but we wanted to try a new one that really screamed authentic Italian food. After searching many sites on which restaurant to choose, Ristorante Franchino came up many times with great reviews. Totally hands down 100% agree with the great reviews. Every plate on the menu I can guarantee you it will be great! We were a party of 8, which they accommodated since it is a very tight/small restaurant. Family owned and their service was amazing. You will be wasting your time, if you are at North Beach and choose any other restaurant. This one will not disappoint.