Franchino

★★★★★
  • 347 Columbus Ave

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Cross street: at Vallejo

    Map & Directions
  • 415-982-2157

About Franchino

Hours
Sun.-Thu. 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m.

Food

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I am appalled by the treatment that non-whites get at Franchino...but hey...its a family run restaurant and if he's a Racist...so be it...He will not get my business as well and I will tell my "white" friends not to come here as

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I am appalled by the treatment that non-whites get at Franchino...but hey...its a family run restaurant and if he's a Racist...so be it...He will not get my business as well and I will tell my "white" friends not to come here as

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Visited on a whim and after reading reviews - after living in Italy for the past 4 years, looking and finding a authentic GOOD restaurant has been proving difficult...until the other evening! A family run establishment offers GREAT

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Visited on a whim and after reading reviews - after living in Italy for the past 4 years, looking and finding a authentic GOOD restaurant has been proving difficult...until the other evening! A family run establishment offers GREAT

Pros: Best Italian on the West Coast!!

Cons: Nothing!

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I came there with friend (we're Asian and the only non-white at that time) & Franchino pretended as if we're not there.\r
When we're in line, he came & didn't even talk to us, instead he greeted the people standing behind us.\r
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He

3
★★★★★

I came there with friend (we're Asian and the only non-white at that time) & Franchino pretended as if we're not there.\r
When we're in line, he came & didn't even talk to us, instead he greeted the people standing behind us.\r
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If you really love her man, you take her here. I come from a fully Sicilian family that has a wine and olive oil co-op out in Castelvetrano, and going to Francino's is just like having my relatives like Pino and Phillipo back in town for

3
★★★★★

If you really love her man, you take her here. I come from a fully Sicilian family that has a wine and olive oil co-op out in Castelvetrano, and going to Francino's is just like having my relatives like Pino and Phillipo back in town for

Pros: Food, atmosphere, people, music, food, romantic, classy, food. Oh yeah the, food is good too.

Cons: Get ready to pop anywhere from $40 - $100 a head. Smaller groups are better.

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I worked all day and was just ready to go home and go to bed. My boyfriend insisted to take me out to this family owned Italian Restaurant for my birthday (He made reservations). So I got ready and as we were leaving I busted my knee on

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I worked all day and was just ready to go home and go to bed. My boyfriend insisted to take me out to this family owned Italian Restaurant for my birthday (He made reservations). So I got ready and as we were leaving I busted my knee on

Pros: Owners, food

Cons: Seating

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This great mom and pop restaurant has delicious food! All of the recipes are family secrets and they taste great. The prices range from about $13-20 for entrees. I definitely recommend

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★★★★★

This great mom and pop restaurant has delicious food! All of the recipes are family secrets and they taste great. The prices range from about $13-20 for entrees. I definitely recommend

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Like many of these reviewers Franchino caught us on the street looking at menus & told us to come in promising the best Italian food. He did not disappoint. I had the best gnocci & my fiane said the lasagna was the best he's ever had.

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Like many of these reviewers Franchino caught us on the street looking at menus & told us to come in promising the best Italian food. He did not disappoint. I had the best gnocci & my fiane said the lasagna was the best he's ever had.

Pros: service, food quality, atmosphere, owner!

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My mom and I were looking for a place to eat in North Beach and Franchino asked us to join him for dinner. It was the best Italian food I've ever had in my life. I had the seafood risotto and my mom had the same but with pasta.

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My mom and I were looking for a place to eat in North Beach and Franchino asked us to join him for dinner. It was the best Italian food I've ever had in my life. I had the seafood risotto and my mom had the same but with pasta.

Pros: Inexpensive, excellent quality, tastes fabulous, fun atmosphere

Cons: wine

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This place is a family affair - Franchino hawks diners in from the street and oversees the kitchen, mom waits tables and keeps an eye on Franchino (Little Frankie). Their daughter helps out a few nights a week. We started dining here when

3
★★★★★

This place is a family affair - Franchino hawks diners in from the street and oversees the kitchen, mom waits tables and keeps an eye on Franchino (Little Frankie). Their daughter helps out a few nights a week. We started dining here when

Pros: Great pasta, antipasto, service

Cons: Wine list needs imrpovement - only the most ordinary wines are sold.

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I believe Franchino's to be quite possibly one of the most worthwhile restaurants in San Francisco. This restaurant is family owned and operated, the food is always incredible, and the service is wonderful. You can always count on family

3
★★★★★

I believe Franchino's to be quite possibly one of the most worthwhile restaurants in San Francisco. This restaurant is family owned and operated, the food is always incredible, and the service is wonderful. You can always count on family

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

Cons: none!

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We frequent Franchino's often. We even filled it with our family and friends for our wedding rehearsal dinner with a party of 25! It's a family run resturant, the owner who's name is the inspiration of the restaurant's name greets you at

3
★★★★★

We frequent Franchino's often. We even filled it with our family and friends for our wedding rehearsal dinner with a party of 25! It's a family run resturant, the owner who's name is the inspiration of the restaurant's name greets you at

Pros: Food, Friendly, Feels like Home

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The waiter and waitress (which are the owner) they presented a lousy customer service.
The good reviews can be deceitful. I highly not recommend this restuarant. People there are very rude and mean. I was so embrassed that I took my

3
★★★★★

The waiter and waitress (which are the owner) they presented a lousy customer service.
The good reviews can be deceitful. I highly not recommend this restuarant. People there are very rude and mean. I was so embrassed that I took my

Cons: bad customer service, not professional , not friendly at all

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What a wonderful wonderful place to be. It is like steping into Italy. We let Franchino pick the wine, we got pampered with homecoking and we left laughing.

It was our first visit but we were treated like we had been going there for

3
★★★★★

What a wonderful wonderful place to be. It is like steping into Italy. We let Franchino pick the wine, we got pampered with homecoking and we left laughing.

It was our first visit but we were treated like we had been going there for

Pros: Franchino, Wonderful Atmosphere, Home cooking

Cons: Smallish servings

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It's not a trendy, see-and-be-seen kind of place like many of the restaurants in the area. It's a comfortable, I'm-here-to-enjoy-the-food kind of place. And not to mention the service, which is impeccable from this family run

3
★★★★★

It's not a trendy, see-and-be-seen kind of place like many of the restaurants in the area. It's a comfortable, I'm-here-to-enjoy-the-food kind of place. And not to mention the service, which is impeccable from this family run

Pros: Dishes, Service, Franchino

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We don't dine at any other Italian restaurant. I've taken my family here since they first began. Franchino, his wondeful wife and family have made this place a local as well as national favorite. I've recommended it to friends, family and

3
★★★★★

We don't dine at any other Italian restaurant. I've taken my family here since they first began. Franchino, his wondeful wife and family have made this place a local as well as national favorite. I've recommended it to friends, family and

Pros: Food, Wine

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For Italian food and hospitality at its best, go to Ristorante Franchino. Food is heavenly, service is outstanding, and the price is just right. It was a great dining experience!

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For Italian food and hospitality at its best, go to Ristorante Franchino. Food is heavenly, service is outstanding, and the price is just right. It was a great dining experience!

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Franchino and Josephine produce the best Italian food in North Beach. With the entire family running the show, the service and attention to detail is wonderful. If you are lucky, Franchino will dim the lights and sing the night away!

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Franchino and Josephine produce the best Italian food in North Beach. With the entire family running the show, the service and attention to detail is wonderful. If you are lucky, Franchino will dim the lights and sing the night away!

Pros: Owners, Food, Value

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The greatest thing about this restaurant (BESIDES THE INCREDIBLE FOOD!) is the incredible staff. What wonderful people! It's a small family owned place that makes you feel like you're at home too. Did I mention the food? Absolutely

3
★★★★★

The greatest thing about this restaurant (BESIDES THE INCREDIBLE FOOD!) is the incredible staff. What wonderful people! It's a small family owned place that makes you feel like you're at home too. Did I mention the food? Absolutely

Pros: staff, enviroment

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The key to this place is the ambiance. Most nights, the owner gets a little (or a lot) tipsy and begins to sing. The staff are all his family and they're really nice people. Order the antipasti (not on the menu) as its really good and

3
★★★★★

The key to this place is the ambiance. Most nights, the owner gets a little (or a lot) tipsy and begins to sing. The staff are all his family and they're really nice people. Order the antipasti (not on the menu) as its really good and

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We went to this restaurant based on the Citysearch rating. The bruchetta was really yummy, as was the Caesar salad, but the entree that my husband was bullied into ordering by the waiter was very mediocre. I had the cioppino, which was

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We went to this restaurant based on the Citysearch rating. The bruchetta was really yummy, as was the Caesar salad, but the entree that my husband was bullied into ordering by the waiter was very mediocre. I had the cioppino, which was

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Great Food, Great Place, Great People! It was the best night out we've had in a long time! Josephine and Franchino were awesome! Grazie Mille!!

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Great Food, Great Place, Great People! It was the best night out we've had in a long time! Josephine and Franchino were awesome! Grazie Mille!!

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Skip the glitzi tourist traps. This is the best place for an enjoyable Italian meal in North Beach. I was impressed with the family style service and oustanding cuisine at a great price. Definately number one on my list of restaurants

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★★★★★

Skip the glitzi tourist traps. This is the best place for an enjoyable Italian meal in North Beach. I was impressed with the family style service and oustanding cuisine at a great price. Definately number one on my list of restaurants

Pros: Tasty, Great Service, Inexpensive

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I just ate there last night (Oct.3rd). My boyfriend and I were looking for somewhere to eat in NorthBeach about 10:30pm and walked by this restaurant. We asked if they were still serving and they said WHY NOT! Knowing that it was

3
★★★★★

I just ate there last night (Oct.3rd). My boyfriend and I were looking for somewhere to eat in NorthBeach about 10:30pm and walked by this restaurant. We asked if they were still serving and they said WHY NOT! Knowing that it was

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very very good food, cute family operated, has been around for many years must be doing something right.......

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very very good food, cute family operated, has been around for many years must be doing something right.......

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This was the best Italian food I've had in a long time. The Gnochi was absolutely the BEST ever! The atmosphere was amazing. We we seranaded by the owner's good friend (who happened to be dining that night) and I think she's going to be

3
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This was the best Italian food I've had in a long time. The Gnochi was absolutely the BEST ever! The atmosphere was amazing. We we seranaded by the owner's good friend (who happened to be dining that night) and I think she's going to be

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Enjoy a serenade from the owner of this North Beach restaurant serving traditional Italian dishes, plus Italian and Californian wines.

 

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