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“Amazing!”

Ristorante Franchino
Ranked #42 of 6,311 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, Japanese
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Reviewed April 4, 2018

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.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank Familyof007
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Some good dishes like pesto chicken. Lobster ravioli nice but tiny portion. Desserts good . Family run restaurant

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Morgan2010
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Reviewed January 28, 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 nearby. A short walk took us from the garage to their doorway.

It’s a relatively small space, but we had plenty of room at our table. Lately I’ve been to places that squeezed us in. This was comfortable.

I believe they have been here for 29 yrs... according to our waitress. We got to meet Mom...

We all tried a different entry. My Fettucine al Salmone was excellent. Great sauce, wonderful pasta and the Salmon was so tender. We had started with some Bruchetta, which was very nice.

Everyone enjoyed their dinner.

Was a lovely evening. Don’t hesitate to pick Franchino for your Italian dinner in North Beach.

Service was excellent. Family run, means family attention.

Enjoy

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank kh57ca
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