Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano
Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano

Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gianfrancosnoqualmie.com/
  • Phone: 4258886621
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Dollente
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available for everything from intimate sit-down dinners, to large buffet style parties. Although Gianfranco Ristorante specializes in Italian, cuisine can be tailored to your preference.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Railroad Ave SE & SE River Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking in the front of the restaurant on Railroad Avenue. Private lot in the back of the restaurant.
A word from Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano
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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Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)romantic (18)notable wine list (16)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (14)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Good food
    sirdinealot
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Unfortunately our evening started off on the wrong foot after we made a reservation through "Open Table" and then got to the restaurant and they didn't have us in the books. This was also a very small place and I was under the impression that they were booked for the evening. The staff handeled it very well, they never actually told me that they didn't have my reservation but it was obvious the way they were scrambling to find a place for us. This was especially a bummer since it was my wifes birthday. The food was really good and I will definitely go back and give them another shot, but next time I will call them directly instead of using Open Table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit and it was just as excellent. We made reservations at 6:30PM were seated right away. Started out with the antipasta (1/2) order and it was excellent. My wife and I were served our dinner and they were excellent too. So good in fact, that there was no room for dessert. We plan on our next visit to just order the antipasta (1/2) order and going straight to dessert - maybe. We spent several weeks in Italy several years ago and this restaurant is as good as any restaurant in Rome, Florence, or Tuscany. Please don't go so my wife and I have a great place to dine....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gianfranco
    Annieo2
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always fabulous food. Currently favorite Italian restaurant on East and Westside. Always ask an Italian. where the best are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Reccomend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Fabulous food!! We were celebrating birthdays and anniversary. The owners took care of us personally and we could not have been happier!! There were 6 of us and we had a fabulous evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh ingredients perfect seasoning
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    While staying at Salish Lodge we heard about GuaFranco's and decided to try it. We liked everything we ordered. Great food and friendly atmosphere make us decide to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great expereince
    Diningout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Small but cozy to place to eat in town Snoqualmie. Food was excellent, the atmosphere comfortable and the wait staff attentive.. Definitely recommend it....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food. A local gem.
    casualTourist
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Gianfranco is a small locally owned and run restaurant with wonderful food, and friendly, professional staff. We loved it for our dinner date. Dinner will run about $30/plate including tax & tip, depending on selection and drinks of course.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    BamaZag
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic food & Great service. A hidden gem to which we'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Both the lasagna and other pasta were not very god.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food downtown Snoqualmie
    DDDD
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The area in downtown Snoqualmie is pretty good, old town. This place is very good food. The atmosphere could be better, but still it is top of my Italian local places now along with the spot in downtown Issaquah but that place is very small and hard to get into.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Local Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Gianfranco is a great local dinning experience. Small an intimate setting with great food. The cream pesto sauce over any pasta is a great meal. Save room for desert and try the warm bread pudding with an espresso.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An amazing find!
    Gr8NightsOut
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Big surprise in a small city!Extremely high quality, delicious Italian cuisine -- from the appetizers, through desserts. Excellent, personal service. Old world ambience, but small capacity, so can be difficult to get in. Great value.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find for a small town
    2tired2cook
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The small restaurant was full on a Wednesday town--that speaks volumes to me. It has a great reputation with the locals. Friendly staff, tasty Italian food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodlover61
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    You can always count on a great meal. The food is delicious and the staff is attentive and friendly. We have never ordered a wine and then be told it wasn't available. Their wine list is diverse as well as their evening Specials. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    HollyBear
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I discovered this littler gem about a year ago. Food is wonderful and a step above the rest of the Italian restaurants on the eastside. Owner is simply fun and very accomodating for special needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free
    kathleen
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wait staff was very knowledgeable about ingredients, for those who are concerned with food allergies, etc. There was an extensive gluten free menu. The flourless chocolate cake was mmm-mazing! They also let you taste wines if you are unsure what you want to order, so no worries about spending money on a wine you might not like. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    GrahamC100VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We've never had a bad meal here. The food is fresh and you know when you take your first bite, it's come straight from the pan, or the oven. There's no waiting for it under a heat lamp. Casual atmosphere with big time taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Diner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    2nd time eating there. Nice staff, great food. Rigatoni special was a huge portion and very tasty, meatballs were superb. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is Average/Poor For High Price
    LocalResident
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My wife and I went here on our wedding anniversary! This was our first time in this place (and probably will be the last). We both ordered Veal Marsala. While the bread before diner was very good, the veal and especially the sides were average to poor. The side of vegetables was terrible and I could not even eat them. They were basically uncooked potatoes, raw carrots and other vegetables. I would have thought an Italian place would offer pasta as a side. For the price of the food, the dinner should also include a salad or bowl of soup prior to dinner. Maybe we just went on a bad night. I would not go back unless offered a free dinner to try it again to test the quality of real Italian food. Especially when dinner for two cost $100.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Kyle
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Service was friendly, generous portions and delicious. Got to meet the owners, they're great. I would recommend Gianfranco Ristorante.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    Tortellini
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went to Gianfranco's University District restaurant, Il Paesano, for years in the 90's. Although he has moved back to Italy, the new owners of his Snoqualmie namesake have captured his tastes, flavors and presentation perfectly...as if we he is still here. well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Hostess/Waitress was to loud when speaking to kitchen or those entering the restaurant
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite local restaurant!
    jbull
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We can always count on a delicious meal at Gianfranco's! The staff is always friendly and welcoming. The chef will prepare anything to your liking. A great place for couples and foursomes. We've tried most items on the menu and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 82 reviews are from the Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano reviews archive.
  • Wonderful gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had dinner on Mother's day at Gianfranco's on our way back from a hike in North Bend. It was the perfect end to a remarkable day. The restaurant is intimate in nature and this led to wonderfully attentive wait staff and just a great experience. Our food portions were quite large and made for best-ever leftovers the next day. As an added bonus, they were gluten-free friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    excellent food, great service, only negative, and this is only if you can't get in is the limited size
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snoqualmie Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by our visit. We heard the food was good and it was. We were promptly greeted and seated and offered water and drink orders taken soon after. Basics out of the way. Wait staff was courteous, contientious, and pleasant to talk to. Enjoy your visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Local Gem!
    Debster
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    When we have a special event to celebrate, or just don't want to cook - Gianfranco is a top choice. Amazing authentic Italian food, (and I know authentic, as my step-grandmother was from Italy). The service is always warm, thoughtful and gentle. They go out of their way to make my granddaughter welcome. Great family restaurant. The portions are outrageous, but we always take the left-overs home for lunch the next day. One of our favorites. My son was too stuffed for a free dessert, (celebrating his birthday) so they boxed up the cheesecake for him to take home.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    HollyBear
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I have dined in this restaurant probably 4-5 times. Reservations are best, as this restaurant tends to get full, with wait times up to 45 min. Servers are friendsly, food is wonderful, and prices are affordable. When I go, I tend to split a meal as portions are healthy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eccellente!
    adnd
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    My Wife and I are from the East coast and have lived in the Seattle area for 10 plus years. We've been searching for an Italian restaurant that served good, traditional home-made like Italian food. Our search ended when we celebrated my wife’s birthday at Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano. Both of our dinners were delicious and the portions were very generous, the next day our lunch was delicious too! We couldn't be happier that we finally found the Italian restaurant we've been searching for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Find
    luv2eat
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Everything was outstanding about this quaint little restuarant. The food was amazing! Portion sizes are great for going family style or take the leftovers home in a doggie bag for another fabulous meal the next day. This is the type of family owned business that you love to see succeed. I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant
    BobCat
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great find for us. It is in the town of Snoqualmie - so not too far away for the east-siders. VERY small restaurant (seats 35-40) so reservations are a must. Food is all Italian but many choices to be had. We had a meat dish and seafood pasta. The portions were large and the prices for the quality and taste were very reasonable. Highly recommend this place and will be back again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like home...
    Chris
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Gianfranco's not only delivers wonderful food, but an atmosphere that has a family warmth. The staff is friendly, jovial and knowledgeable with food & wine pairings. The restaurant is quaint with an ambience that provides a wonderful romantic evening. My wife and I can not wait to return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food!
    s3125
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Excellent food! Inspired dishes! Friendly, attentive and quick service! I was completely surprised with the quality and taste of the dishes we ordered. The best bruschetta, pasta dish, garlic bread and desert I have had! The tiramisu desert was really good. The warm bread pudding was fantastic! The portions are huge! The quality excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Amazing place!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    What a little gem! Food was excellent with huge portions! The owners are incredibly friendly and personable and made our night that much more special! Can't wait to return and try another savory dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    HappyDinner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place is a great find! Small with few tables, reservations are encouraged. The food is fantastic and the service was prompt. Fantastic wine list. This is a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service was outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food and service was outstanding! We would absolutely go back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, problems with space
    CJTM
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    When our party of 6 ate at Gianfranco's the food was excellent and the service was great. However space was a problem. There is only 1 table in the restaurant large enough to seat 6. When we arrived there was a family still eating at the table we had reserved 2 days earlier. There is no waiting area in this tiny restaurant, so we were forced to pretty much stand in the isle between tables while they finished up. The table is right next to the door, so each time someone came in we were greeted with a rush of cold air and whatever discussion about seating the people had, and people waiting next to our table. This restaurant needs space. An entry/waiting area separate from the dining area, and room for parties of more than 4.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    If you like really good Italian food then this is the place for you! We had an excellent meal. Cesaer salad was fresh and yummy, the halibut was excellent, the manicotti was saucy and cheesy and the chicken with sauce and cheese was great. The kids split some tortellini with alfredo and were thrilled. We also enjoyed the bruschetta!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant ever!
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This has to be my new favorite restaurant of all time! It was amazing service, the food was the best ever. Just an overall great experience. I would highly recommend this place for dinner for 2 to a family night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special!
    Bobtahoe
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We took a party of four to celebrate my Fathers birthday, we were quickly seated. The wait staff was great, not standing over you but always available. The food is delicious, you will be sharing your plate with other's so you don't miss out on any of the incredible flavors! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.