I'm in love! Every course of our four course tasting menu was a HOME RUN!
The meal started with a smoked salmon amuse bouche followed by a stinging nettle and truffle soup that was rich and flavorful. The second course was a lasagna with balsamic reduction sooo yummy. 3rd course was a pork rib over season vegetables. This was literally one of the best ribs I've ever had the meat was sooo juicy and tender and melted off the bone. Finally, dessert was a perfect hot lava cake brushed with 24k gold!! I cannot believe this entire meal was less than $40 per person. This is a fine dining experience without the fine dining price, I can not recommend it highly enough and will definitely be back!
Has become one of my favorite places to bring friends. I have also had very successful work team dinners. Food is always creative and delicious.
Amazing dinner - we really enjoyed the tasting menu and the wines. If you're looking for a delicious meal, just a bit off the beaten path and the ability to actually engage in conversation during your meal, this is an excellent choice!
They have now moved to $39 degustation menu which really is just a three course meal, there’s nothing exploratory in the set three dishes they’re serving. There’s no choice and it’s just three traditional classic Italian dishes. The Latin American Venezuelan aspect is lost unless you ask for it and pay extra on top. A cocktail is $15 and a bottle of water $6 so after you had all this up you very quickly reach $140 for a meal for two with good food but hardly anything to write home about. Service was austere. There are plenty of other places in SF where you can get much warmer service, much more choice, same quality for less than $140. This used to be our favourite but we are not going back anymore.
Excellent food, incredible value
As usual, amazing food, and great service.
I have been here many times and this place never disappoints. Manny and Katerina are always so gracious and welcoming, and the food is always on point. The wine list is packed with delicious and affordable options.
The place is great, except for the noise level. I would not go back.
The tasting menu is fantastic, every course is delicious and creative! This is my second time ordering the tasting menu with only two people. Last time I got it with a group of six people. Both time I felt so satisfied and full with the food . The service there is great too! I would love to go back to try more anytime!
Manny and Katalina are amazing. Great food. Great location. Great options.
A real find! I love to eat, and Francisca's is a perfect place to do it. I took advantage of the $35 price fixe, early bird on Friday. Each dish was better than the last. The entree was curry pulled pork on a bed of vegetables. Melt in your mouth and flavorful. Amazing attention to detail; each of the 4 types of vegetables was prepared differently. Make you reservation today. Enjoy a great meal tomorrow!
Manny puts his soul into the food! The flavors are unique and delicious and the wine pairing take everything to a whole new level! Amazing and memorable every time!
Disappointing: 5:30 Special -- the guests have to be there at exactly 5:30 to get the special ?
We ordered Tasting Menu meal -- 12 courses
1st 3-course -- salad and appetizers -- very good
2nd 3-course -- 3 kinds of raviolis -- very bland taste, not that good
3rd 3-course -- meat & fish -- very good
4th 3-course -- desserts -- average
The food was absolutely amazing. Creative, beautifully presented, and delicious.
All was very good, the only nit pick is that the kitchen does take quite a bit of time to get you your orders as they have a small kitchen.
Love this great restaurant in a cozy corner of the Mission. Fantastic food and service. I am a repeat customer!
Parking was a lot more difficult than last time i was there. We were seated at 6:45 and the noise level was quite low. By 7:30 the place crowded up and conversation became much more difficult for hearing impaired. If you are, as I am, come early. It is wonderful.
Very nice interior, a bit unexpected on a somewhat rundown block... Very well presented food creations with noticeably fresh ingredients. Nice wine selection and friendly service. One of my favorite places i have tried in a while.
Our overall experience was amazing. Food was beyond our expectations. We met the chef who brought one of the dish which made the night more special. Highly recommended and we’ll definitely go back
This is what every neighborhood restaurant should be: a pleasant place, clean, offering fine food which is inventive and reasonably priced, served by knowledgeable wait people.I arrived at 7 pm and the place was nearly empty. By 7:30, people began filtering in, and by 8, the place was jumping. The crowd was young-ish (25-45) and happy. The menu offered a variety of food, some traditional, some reresenting the chef's Spanish/Italian background. Excellent selection of wines, mostly European, at reasonable prices. I wish it was in my neighborhood.
My girlfriend and I were visiting San Francisco for the week and saw that Francisca’s had some great reviews. We decided to stop in and had a great experience. The food is fabulous. We ordered the plantain lasagna to share and it was delicious! Really flavorful and a perfect size to share. I had the kobe steak with yuca gnocchi and I loved it. It was some of the most tender steak I have ever had and would highly recommend it. My girlfriend was not so crazy about her chicken and truffle sausage arepa, but she is pretty picky. I thought it was good, but both the other dishes were better. All in all, it was a great dining experience by a fantastic chef! Would highly recommend
My friend and I had the BEST dining experience!! Manny and Katerina couldn't have been nicer, and the food is over the top!! We had the mussels with purple potatoes, cod with veggies, and steak with incredible sides. Manny was kind enough to send a dessert platter over, with 2 glasses of wine for us!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Thanks guys.
Really creative and delicious food. Owner chef and wife interact with diners in a way that adds to an already great dining experience.
Yum yum yum! Owners Manny and Katerina, chef and maitre d’, respectively, easily accommodated our large family gathering. Lovely ambiance, nice wine list, attentive service and delicious food. Our risotto was buttery, spicy heaven, and the fresh salad was large enough for a main course.
The service was warm, attentive, & knowledgeable. The food was interestingly innovative. The sorrel soup was outstanding.
Francisca's is an upscale and delicious hidden gem! We took advantage of their four course happy hour deal, along with a reasonably priced wine pairing. The courses were filling, beautifully plated, and tasty-- the standout dish was a homemade pasta with lobster and uni. During our meal the chef stopped by our table to explain where the ingredients were sourced from.
Great place. The taste is something special. My favorite place in SF.
This place is a hidden treasure. Each course has heart and soul. They are perfect combination of texture, flavor & colors... especially the flavor, has a brighter note than traditional Italian dishes, rich and refreshing at the same time.
Parking was surprisingly easy. Food was quite good and interesting. Staff was pleasant, quick and efficient.
I had dinner there with my siblings and our mother. We were welcomed by the chef/owner who told us about the menu, answered questions, took our order, described our food as it was served and ensured our evening was perfect. We all loved it!
The food here is fantastic!! Usually we would not return due to the sound level, but we'll definitely make this the exception. It's loud tho, concrete floors and no sound absorption. The owner and his wife make the extra effort to make your experience the best it can be. Oh, and did I mention the food is fantastic......
Fantastic food! Very attentive service! Highly recommend!
The new space is nice and modern but so noisy that I found it uncomfortable. The service was friendly and attentive. Food was good but a few things were a little off. Spaghettini carbonara was a generous portion but sticky and had way too much pepper. The black bass was cooked nicely and was delicious but the turnips didn't really complement the fish. I thought the venison carpaccio was the best part of our meal. Not sure I'll return due to the noise level.
Great food and nice service. They are always friendly and know good food
My second visit and as good as ever. Attentive service and wonderful options
Nice new restaurant. Service was very good. The menubia innovative. Fresh catch of the day fish was delicious. The crab soup was delicious. Experience can be enriched further. Ambience is ok lot is open space in the restaurant but sometimes the openness causes noise to rise due to less absorption.
Loved spending the evening with Chef Manny and Katerina. The food and wine were world class. The evening was perfectly paced and relaxed. The anticipatory service was a delight. We were sharing two first courses and they creatively split the dishes and gave us our own individual plates with both apps on it. It was very thoughtful. Entrees were amazing and paired well with some unique, yet stellar wine choices!
We will continue to return. We just loved the genuine care , the experience and culinary offerings. We do recommend this to our all friends, as it is a true gem!
Outstanding meal. Outstanding service. Best pasta dish (Carbonara) I’ve had in a long, long time, and the deserts will blow you away at the finish! Highly recommend!
Everything is always so good.