347 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9413337.798522 -122.407500
Sun.-Thu. 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Northeast, North Beach
highly not recommended – 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 friends to this restuarant. It was a nightmare! We all had a terrible experiences at this restuarant. I will never go there again.
Editorial Review – Enjoy a serenade from the owner of this North Beach restaurant serving traditional Italian dishes, plus Italian and Californian wines.
It was a special occasion!!! – 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 years!! How absolutely delightful!!
We didn't tell them it was our first wedding anniversary but we will keep going there year after year because they made it so wonderful for us!! THANK YOU!
The Best in North Beach – 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 establishment. Franchino will personally greet you, sing Italian Opera for you, & even dance with you. Franchino and his dishes will keep you coming back -- like me!
Satisfaction guaranteed – 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 co-workers from out of state. Franchino is usually waiting outside to invite you in. You won't be disappointed. Parking is available around the corner at the Police Station garage.
Ultimate Italian dining experience – 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!
The Best Italian in SF – 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!
Good Food! Good Times! – 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 faboulous. Fresh, tasty and truly (coming from a first generation Italian-American) authentic.
Fun, good food - careful about the wine – 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 they appear to really love that people know their place well enough to ask for it. One caveat: Every time I've been there, the wine was a little to a lot off - I'd recommend paying the corkage to bring your own if you really want to enjoy wine with dinner.
if you really like bruchetta... – 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 pretty good, but there are many other places in North Beach that I would recommend before this one.
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