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Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano

4.8
350 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(425) 888-6621
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Dollente
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Railroad Ave SE & SE River Street
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Parking details
Street parking in the front of the restaurant on Railroad Avenue. Private lot in the back of the restaurant.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 350 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We loved the food! The service was great! We will go back there soon.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We have treated ourselves to Gian Franco for our Anniversary and my wife's birthday for the past 3 years. We look forward to it every year and are never disappointed. Such good food and we end up taking home so much because the portions are amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always, we love Gianfranco! Friendly, delicious, knowledgeable and they make your visit feel very special, like you are family. The Don Carlo wine is a favorite of my husbands and he seriously enjoys his glass with his Lasagna. One of these days I will get him to try something else but as he says, he can't imagine anything better. The shank is amazing, one must definitely try it and the Gorgonzola mushrooms, magnificent! thanks for keeping it intimate and special.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Birthday they are a special restaurant love them

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Just like the reviews say the food is delicious and the service is friendly and warm. And with gluten free pasta, pizza and even bread we were delighted

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent Italian food!!! Cozy atmosphere, tasty food!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Nice ambiance.

I'm always surprised though when nicer Italian restaurants don't make their own pasta. They said their gnocchi was made in-house, but nothing else. It seems to me that's why you go out to eat. Something handmade, something special.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What a cute little restaurant and the food was good too.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went out of their way to accommodate someone with special dietary needs and created an amazing dish to go along with everyone else's absolutely delicious meals.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Excellent service and the food I was phenomenal thank you very much

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I visited Gianfranco's for the first time to celebrate our 39th anniversary. We arrived promptly at 4:30 for our reservations and were seated right away. When I first entered the restaurant I was slightly taken aback at how small it was, and there was a table for 6 right at the entrance, between the door and the hostess area. Our table was right next to the curtain that entered the kitchen. Our food was delivered in a fairly reasonable time. We had both ordered the Linguini Contadina and even though it was flavored and seasoned well it could have had more chicken, zuchinni and mushrooms, and the sauce could have been a little thicker. At one point while eating I could smell either prawns or shrimp being cooked in the kitchen. I detest both of those and it somewhat ruined my meal. Prices seemed a little steep with the exception of the appetizer. With that said I was pleasantly surprised that one of our desserts was complimentary due to our anniversary. This was very much appreciate. Overall I will not visit this restaurant again and will not recommend it to friends or family.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My wife and I went for Valentines Day and it was a great choice, food and service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine's day choice. Food was excellent, service quick, great night overall.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time here and it was delicious! Service was great, good wine and they have Cannoli's on the menu! I prefer Cannolli's without chocolate but they were still delicious and made with Ricotta not whip cream which is a huge plus. My only comment is the servings were too large. I ordered Lasagna and probably had enough leftovers for 2-3 additional meals. My partner had a huge portion too! Some may find that as a bonus!

Excellent cozy place and we will certainly return.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Always amazing and perfect!!!! Will be back soon. Chef Joe is the best. Everyone who works there is kind and like family.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We always love dining here! The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a charming, intimate restaurant. The hostess/owner, LeeAnne, is personable, pleasantly gregarious, and remembers your name too. The food is scrumptious, generously portioned, very competitive to any fine Italian restaurant, and such a surprise for a smallish restaurant in homey Snoqualmie. You feel like you must be in a little village in Italy!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Private, small, intimate, wonderful food and wonderful wait staff

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a great family owned place. The owner/chef does a great job with the menu and the servers are very friendly and efficient. Save room for the tiramisu.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Absolutely excellent! The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They pour a generous glass of wine and the meal servings will not make you leave the place hungry. The meals we had were very, very good. They have the BEST spumoni too! This was our second visit, and it definitely will not be our last.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, service and all the employees are so friendly. Great value for the price.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We had high hopes for this restaurant. At any good Italian restaurant, the bread is an instrumental part of the meal. The bread here was cold and stale. We later heard from a friend that she hasn't returned for this exact reason. In addition, the Chicken Gorgonzola wasn't even a full breast--it was cut length-wise, and there was a lot of gristle on it. The prices were outrageous for what you received in return, which was nothing more than poor quality American Italian food.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We waited 30 min for a table with a reservation because it is a small restaurant and the couple would not leave. However the manager came over, gave us free wine and appetizer and apologized for everything. She was very friendly and it was not her fault. After learning it was my birthday she gave us a couple of free desserts. Everything was delicious and would go again. Just need to make sure I get dropped off while the husband parks since it’s first come first serve with reservations.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Carissa our server was fabulous and the food was really good. Plan in advance as
this is a very small restaurant with a great following. I will definitely return

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

The chef knows what he’s doing since it’s hard to find GOOD Italian restaurants! The entire staff are very friendly and helpful. This place is a real find!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We love Gianfranco's Restaurant. The food is always amazing, and the service is too! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great Italian food and terrific service. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant was outstanding but your review page does not work!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Was a great restaurant with some wonderful comfort food. The waitress forgot to bring me some pepper and parmesan cheese, but it was also NYE so I know she was probably very busy. Will definitely come back again tho. Great food!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been dining at Gianfranco for several years. We have never been disappointed. Food is always fabulous, great wine, great service. We will continue to make this one of our faborites.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was bad, food was just ok. Over all feeling if resturants was very craped8.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was delicious, and the service was spectacular! HUGE servings as well!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We were there with friends. It was our first visit, so we didn't really know what to expect. The ambiance was wonderful, as well as their hospitality. On top of that, the wait staff was quick and friendly. The food was served in a timely manner and was delicious. They even did a meat substitution in one of the pasta dishes. Dessert and coffee was wonderful, as well as the wine selection. We will return for sure.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We always love coming here! The food and service is incredible!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is an outstanding establishment, warm, friendly, enjoyable and did i forget to mention that the food is incredible!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Best Restaurant in the Snoqualmie/North Bend area.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

IT WAS, IS, AND REMAINS A TREASURE. The owners are a family and it feels like your their guest in their home somewhere in Southern Italy. The food is excellent, not perfect just like home, delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Everyone bends over to make sure you get a great experience. Prices are moderate and for what is delivered a great value. They greet me with a hug and leave me with a kiss. It doesn't get any better than this. Nick Stellino take a lesson here.

photos: Spaghetti Frutti di Mare. Theirs is tomato based seafood with scallops, shrimp, muscles, clams, halibut and salmon in spicy Italian red sauce. Excellent

Crab Stuffed Ravioli With Shrimp. Delicious basil cream sauce very light with delicate crab and a touch of shrimp to blend. Outstanding and light.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

We went to celebrate our anniversary and LOVED our total experience. We were greeted warmly like the last time we had been there was the week before, not two years ago. We were seated at the second-to-the-last table toward the back which made for easy conversation. Our waiter was great. He was able to help us with our decisions since everything sounded so good. Our dinners came in a good amount of time...and my, oh my - they are not shy on portions! My husband had the pork shank with polenta and I had the chicken special with sun-dried tomatoes and capers. They were both blow-our-minds delicious. The cheesy scalloped potatoes on my plate were the very best potatoes I have ever had! (Did I detect a bit of truffle there?) The only ding is that I wish their wine selection was a bit more well-rounded. It’s a little shy, particularly, on US Chardonnay. Just my opinion. We actually thought about extending our stay so we could go back another time, but it didn’t work out. Can’t wait for next time!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our first time here and we will be back. The service was warm and welcoming. We split each course. Appetizer: portabello with gorgonzola sauce, primi: cheese tortellini with a creamy tomato based sauce with bacon, zucchini and other good stuff, secondi: stuffed pork rolls with bacon etc. in a white wine sauce. Each of the courses came out freshly prepared and hot - such a rare thing any more. Each was flavorful and generous in portion. For dessert we had the bread pudding - absolutely fabulous. Along with a great bottle of wine this was a very satisfying experience and dinner.

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