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About 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.

8150 Railroad Ave. SE #C
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Railroad Ave SE & SE River Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 888-6621

Website:
http://www.gianfrancosnoqualmie.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking in the front of the restaurant on Railroad Avenue. Private lot in the back of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Dollente

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Cozy (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined on October 26, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 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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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a wonderful, cozy little Italian restaurant and we will go back.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We love this place! In fact, it's where I proposed to my wife, so obviously we keep coming back. Highly recommend it, best Italian food within 50 miles!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The place is intimate, perhaps a bit overly so since the space is small and has perhaps a table or two more than the square footage calls for. The wait staff is professional yet warm and engaging. The portions are very large. Unfortunately the food simply isn't very good.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
·Dined on October 1, 2017

RESERVATION BUT NO TABLE:
We had a reservation at 6:00 pm on a Saturday for 4 people. When we arrived at 6:00 we were told our table was being cleared. We waited patiently in the small waiting area. 10 minutes later we were told the party at our table was leaving and our table would be ready shortly, then 5 minutes later we were told the party at our table was not leaving and it was suggested we walk down the street to a wine tasting place and they would call us when our table was ready, which would be soon. 30 minutes later at 6:45 we finally received a call that our table was ready. At this point we decided we had been lied to several times as they didn't have a table "being cleared" or "nearly ready", or "in just a few minutes" and we went to Sips in Issaquah and had a fantastic experience - great service and great food.

We really can't rate the food or value as we didn't get the opportunity to dine .

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

A wonderfully quaint , authentic Italian cuisine using the best ingredients and a friendly atmosphere. The first time was under different ownership, both times were excellent experiences.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Lovely meal but we were seated next to a large party with 3 young children and two of them screamed thru out the meal with no parental correction....and I did expect the restaurant to ask the parents to calm their children. I have 5 grandchildren and they would be taken outside before they were allowed to disturb fellow diners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great little place for a night out. My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a dinner date. Food was excellent, great service and atmosphere. I would definitely go there again.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was amazingly good! Service was excellent! They cater to Celiacs/Gluten-Free which is great because it is an Italian restaurant. LeAnn, the owner, takes every effort to make your dining experience the best. She's wonderful and very special. Make reservations ahead. They are always booked!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

This place is amazing! The service is exceptional. The food is amazing and huge portions. I will continue to come back over and over again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

It was my first time at the restaurant, the food and service were great.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a great experience! We love this place! Excellent food and service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Took friends from out of town here for dinner and it did not dissappoint! The food was delicious, the service fantastic and the wine amazing. Our waiter/owner explained the menu and catered to every special request with the most wonderful attitude. We went back again the same week!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful local restaurant. Food was served quickly, fresh, hot and delicious! Portions are huge so come hungry. Lovely owners. Glad to support this local find!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We traveled from Portland OR to the Salish Lodge to celebrate a memorable 30th Anniversary. Based on their wonderful reviews, we selected Gianfranco for our Anniversary dinner. What an exceptional and exquisite Restaurant! Their menu has many wonderful choices – including our all-time favorite Veal Picatta and so many delectable-sounding pastas that my wife had trouble choosing. Our waiter suggested half-orders of each of their generous portions – a perfect solution! The owner stopped by, asked about our anniversary story, was so personable that we felt like we were eating with family. We traded doggie pictures with our marvelous waiter. Given the diverse menu choices, delectable food, generous portions and friendly atmosphere, our Anniversary dinner at Gianfranco’s turned out to be an all-time “top 5” dining experience. We would drive an hour one way just to eat here at least once a month.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Romantic
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Fantastically authentic Italian food with a nice wine list you don't normally find outside of New York. We loved it!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food and great desserts. We will be back. The wine list is good too.

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·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was absolutely perfect. The Bowtie salmon pasta was probably the best I've ever eaten.

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·Dined on July 8, 2017

We always have a wonderful meal at Gianfranco. The service and food is always excellent.

They could add a few more new items to the menu or specials at times.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 3, 2017

Good Italian food made with creativity
Value for the money

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on July 3, 2017

We have been many times to this restaurant. It never disappoints us. Love the Halibut dish!!!! My husband loves the veal dishes!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on June 22, 2017

Had a nice quiet Italian meal with my wife. The gnocchi with langostinos was rich, I took the rest home. Even better next day. Simple restaurant, very good food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on June 20, 2017

As good as always. Probably now our favorite restaurant despite the one hour drive to get to it. Great food, large portions, excellent wines at reasonable prices!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere, homey feel, intimate but friendly. Great food and large quantity for the price. Very friendly and attentive wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on June 15, 2017

Very fine dining with ample amount to take some home. We enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on May 20, 2017

One person in our party is vegan and gluten free. The kitchen has a great selection of options that they offered to make our food fit our needs. The flavoring of the foods was outstanding, and the small, quiet eating tables were well laid out and contributed to a slower paced, relaxing meal. Upon request, they provided us with gluten free toasted French bread for dipping in the olive and garlic oils. We are going back with another couple in two days time. We have become fast fans of GinaFranco!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Vegan, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on May 13, 2017

Gianfrancos came highly recommended by some locals here in Snoqualmie. We came to OpenTable to make a reservation and while doing so, 7:30 was snagged from me. Since it received such high praise we went for the next available time, 8:00. With a kiddo, I was hesitant because 8:00 is late for her dinner. We got there at 8:00 and the place was packed to the brim and bustling. It smelled amazing. We were pretty hungry after a long day of heavy activity and ready to sit down and relax. The gentleman asked for our reservation info, looked it up & came back and apologized, as our table wasn't ready. He took our number and recommended the wine bar down the street, in the meantime. We were bummed, but understood. Another half hour goes by and we decide that we are probably going to have to head elsewhere if our table isn't ready. So we walk back and are greeted by a lovely lady at the front. I explain my frustration and she completely gets it. She explained theirs and I got it. They are a small family business and they pride themselves on everyone leaving happy. Totally understood. She had us seated within seconds and came to take our appetizer order right away. Our calamari came out to us (literally) in a matter of minutes. It was authentic and AMAZING. THE BEST. We proceeded to place our order and MY WORD. The wait and frustration melted away with the excellent service and even better food. We ordered the Raviolo con Funghi, and the Crab & Lobster Ravioli. I must say, I will probably crave the Ravioli con Funghi for the rest of my days. Lucky for us, we are only a few hours south out of Portland. When it came time to receive the bill, we were completely shocked and beyond pleased that they went out of their way to make things right (which they honestly did not have to do, as we were happy with the experience and food once we were able to tame our hangry tummies) and gifted us our drinks & appetizer. Beyond generous. We will be back & thank you for your generosity.

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·Dined on May 13, 2017

When we got to the restaurant we had to wait for our reservation. But they were so quick to respond and offer to bring us complimentary appetizers. All of the food was fabulous, and huge! I cannot say more good things about this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on May 13, 2017

1st time here after reading others reviews. Food was great! We'll be back.

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·Dined on April 29, 2017

Best Italian restaurant this side of the mountains. This is a family run, top notch, great menu options - and delicious food. Its hard to go out when we cook at home so well, but there is never any hesitation when it comes to going out to Gianfranco's . They also do a very extensive and very satisfying Gluten Free options as well - a real treat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on April 28, 2017

Everything was great and very flavorful. Not like those places that offer spaghetti and it ends up tasting really bland. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a more authentic Italian restaurant. Only con was that the bread wasn't warmed. Other than that it was perfect. That wouldn't make me vote it less than a 5 star though.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great authentic Italian good, friendly staff. Small-town ambience and vibe.

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·Dined on April 15, 2017

Be sure to make reservations as this place seems to be booked every evening! Excellent Italian menu and our waitress encouraged us to customize our meals! Was able to enjoy gluten free bread prepared especially for me! 5 stars!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on April 9, 2017

Always a favorite for local Italian food. Wonderful food, good wine and great service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on April 8, 2017

We love going there. Super friendly, huge portions, food is great and good selection. Can't ask for more.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on April 8, 2017

Wife Birthday

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·Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent food. Severs very friendly. Will be back soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on April 4, 2017

This is our very favorite of all restaurants. Love the food. Love the owners. Just a great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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