Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano

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521 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano is a family owned Italian restaurant, located a mile east of Snoqualmie Falls on Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie, Washington. Chef owned and run, Gianfranco Ristorante specializes in Southern Italian cuisine and uses seasonal, local flavors to create delicious meals. In addition, Gianfranco offers gluten free pasta and pizza dough for those with food allergies. Our extensive wine list includes a large selection of Italian wines as well as a variety of domestic selections. Beer and mixed drinks are also available.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always fabulous and it’s always comfortable and welcoming.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambiance and small town charm.

MS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I've lived here on the East Side for 11 years now. I've seen Gianfranco many times and have wanted to eat there for a long time. I've heard god things about it but always that it's a little pricey. The price wasn't that bad. I had the stuffed pork and my wife had the Halibut special, both were good but not great. There were some good deals on wine, you could go relatively inexpensive to some pretty nice wines. In all I feel the value is good.

I didn't feel the service was all that great though. Again, it was adequate. The place is small. I'm not sure how many servers were on but it appeared to me that there was one server, one server assistant and one busser. It was pretty busy and so our server had just enough time to greet us, take our order and be gone. It seemed to me that we had more contact with the assistant than with our server. Again not bed we were served but there really wasn't any warmth to the whole ambiance. I just think I may need to go back and try some of the more basic dishes, maybe I'll have better luck?

BT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. I have had something different each time I have went here and have not found a meal I didn't like.

b
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for night out. Food quality is outstanding, cooked as ordered. Unless you are a big eater
pasta portions leave enough for another meal at home. They make a great martini if that is your pleasure.
Any thing you order is great. You will enjoy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love Gianfranco and this was our second visit. The service is good and the food is over the top great! Be prepared to take half of it home as the portions are quite large. Will definitely be back. Reservations are highly recommended.

N
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restored my faith in legit Italian food found locally.

B
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love eating here! Get anything with the gorgonzola sauce!

JL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Servers take the time to connect with you on what you want

AR
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come here on occasion for our anniversary, and have always enjoyed ourselves. The staff are extremely friendly and the food is delicious! I highly recommend.

RD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to go for dinner. Great food, really nice and friendly atmosphere. I take family and friends whenever I can.

VB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband had the smoked salmon pasta which was very good. Portions are large and we had for lunch the next day. I had the streak which was cooked to perfection.
Also, personal service is great.
We have eaten here before and will definitely go back.

H
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent in taste and portion size. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Service was very prompt. It's a very small restaurant but but that just makes it feel very cozy and special.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service. Food was superb. Definitely one of our go to date nite spots!

b
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent quality food. The meatballs were the best I had. The sausage could have been more flavorful, but it was still fine.
Quantity of food way too much, it given the higher prices, it makes a good value. Enough food to,take home for next day.
Service delightful.

D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday dinner and it was fabulous from start to finish! They even gave us a GIANT bread pudding dessert that was to die for. We will be back!

K
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The Halibut dinner is amazing!

VC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Always a great experience. The owners go out of their way to make the customer feel like family.

YC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group had pre-race pasta dinner there and we all enjoyed very much of the food. Will definitely recommended this place.

VS
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If it was 10 times c bigger it would not be the same so just stay as it is & keep packing. them in. Best Italian in the area.

w
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If i could put more than five stars i would’ve. Amazing food and service for being packed.

l
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

This is a solid place. We actually drove out from Seattle on the strength of the recommendations; sorry to say we're disappointed. The ambience is nice - it's a small, cozy restaurant and the decor is relaxing. The food was a mixed bag, though. My veal came drenched in oil/butter - what you'd expect from Olive Garden type cooking. It wasn't inedible, but it was fatty and tough, and generally of substantially lower quality than top Italian restaurants in Seattle/Eastside. My wife's fish dish was solid but unspectacular - paired with an odd red sauce that masked the flavor of the fish and its freshness. However, our kids' pasta and the desserts were excellent. Lastly, the service was just OK - often time we asked twice for things and generally felt ignored. While this wasn't a terrible dining experience, it wasn't a great one, particular for the $$$$ we paid.

TP
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a very enjoyable evening when having a night away with someone special....

DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant on the eastside! The food quality is incredible and the staff make you feel welcome and right at home. This is an intimate setting with limited seating so make reservations in advance because it is a popular spot and for good reason! We feel so lucky to have this wonderful restaurant right in our neighborhood.

L
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the best restaurant on the east side. Great people. Great food. Make sure to make a reservation. It’s a small place but that’s adds to the ambiance!!

MH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! We went here for a pre-marathon dinner after reading some reviews and we weren’t disappointed. We shared the Halibut and Gnocchi, and both were delicious. Gnocchi was cooked perfectly! Desserts all looked amazing but you shouldn’t miss out on their magnificent Tiramisu. It’s also large enough to share. We hope to be back on our next visit. Highly recommend this quaint little restaurant.

PM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was made to order and delicious, what a great find on our recent vacation to Seattle and Snoqualmie.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exceptional, the wait staff very friendly and attentive and the prices were very good. AND the wine was wonderful as well. We will come back and also pass the word to friends and family.

TA
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I was there with 5 other people. I think they liked their food, mine was mediocre.
Is was supposed to be beef tortellini with proscutto in cream sauce. Mine was very dry and not really flavorful with very little sauce. I would not recommend.
Also the 14 year old in the party ordered a pizza of which he said was marginal, not a great pizza. Skip that menu item.
The seafood items (clams) seemed to be good.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made reservations glad we did. Packed on Monday evening. We will all go back.

B
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, exceptional service. Made from scratch, best Italian food!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was spectacular! Service was above our expectations and we felt entirely welcome (in spite of adding two extra people to our reservation).

L
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were introduced to this restaurant by our daughter and son-in-law one year ago. Since then we have been back 5 times. 4 of those visits were to celebrate special occasions and to introduce these friends to your amazing restaurant. We have enjoyed each visit. And look forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in the valley. We love everything about this intimate little dining spot!

v
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gianfranco Ristorante is located in the small community of Snoqualmie. We enjoyed our dinner at this local Italian eatery. The staff were friendly and helpful. They took care to help us slow our dinner down as we didn't want to rush our evening. The food was well prepared and most plentiful. Each of us brought home a box for the next day. Another time we might not order quite so many antipasti!.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing and you can taste that everything is made fresh daily and with great care!

The service is friendly and helpful. This is so good, it is very popular so make a reservation to make sure you get a table.

C
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way! Vegetables sooo fresh and service excellent

PJ
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have already told several folks about our experience at Gianfranco. This is a do not miss. The food was the best Italian food we have ever had the pleasure to eat. Bring your appetite because the portions are large. This quaint place is very busy so be sure to make a reservation. You won’t be disappointed.

BG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and portions were outstanding. We took home boxes but enjoyed the meal again the next day! The tiramisu was among the best we had ever had.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place we always have been impressed with the whole package!