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Located in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach (Little Italy), you won't find a more authentic Italian dining experience than Ristorante Franchino. Franchino and his wife Giuseppina have created a cozy and friendly atmosphere where you will feel like you are guests in their home. After Franchino lures you in with his charming singing, enjoy service exclusively from his family. House specialties include pappardelle with sausage, risotto with fresh seafood, or veal parmigiana. Make sure to save room for fresh and homemade dessert.

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In 1976, newlyweds Franchino and Giuseppina Nozzolino began a new adventure in the city of San Francisco. Both growing up in the small Italian town of Sarno near the Amalfi Coast, they inherited a passion and expertise for Italian cuisine. Starting with next to nothing, they each found employment in San Francisco's food industry. Franchino worked as a dishwasher and later as a cook for San Francisco's historic Little Joe's, while Giuseppina worked for American Poultry Company.

In 1989, the Nozzolino's opened the doors of Ristorante Franchino in the heart of North Beach (Little Italy). Italian restaurants line the street of Columbus Avenue, but Franchino has distinguished his restaurant from the others by not only its exceptional menu, but by his animated singing. For 25 years, the couple has been building a warm and inviting restaurant with only the help of their family. Customers feel like they are dining in the family's kitchen with the attentive and friendly service from Franchino and Giuseppina themselves and their daughters. Come join Franchino and Giuseppina for a memorable Italian dining experience!


Ristorante Franchino
347 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
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