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Francoli Gourmet

4.8
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28 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

Please contact the restaurant at 714 288.1077
Extensive Italian wine selection available for take out
Please visit our web site Francoligourmet.com for available menu.

Experience authentic Northern Italian Cuisine in the heart of sunny Southern California at Francoli Gourmet. This classic eatery features classic flavors, prepared with the freshest ingredients. Francoli Gourmet features an onsite specialty store, carrying wines from all 20 regions of Italy as well as liquors. Francoli Gourmet's menu is a gourmet tour of Northern Italy, rich in regional specialties and popular favorites.

We provide also a retail section with Italian Imports such as liqueurs, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, specialty pasta, plus so much more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 28 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.8
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JasmineK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been dining with Francolis for almost a decade their food is always delicious and high quality. The staff is just as great!

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MichelleT
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dining al fresco! Great food, service, and atmosphere. Always love francoli

JB
JenniferB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will dine again.

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vipOCSteph
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and fantastic service! Thank you!

MT
vipMiriamT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Outside patio and extension now is fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great outdoor experience

KD
vipKevinD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and exceptional service due to the current conditions. Outdoor dining was great and the drinks, food, and service were spectacular.

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vipOCfoodiegirl
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It is consistently great food and service. I'm glad that we are now able to book reservations!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francoli was amazing. The Service was great and the pasta was so fresh and very flavorful. I will definitely be back

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MikeS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff gave great service and served delicious food!

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JeriS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant perfect for romantic date night even with the outside patio dining.

JB
JeffB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Outstanding menu. We really liked being outdoors.

JG
JeffG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant prepared some excellent food even though times are challenging. We liked eating outside due to Covid. Could probably use a few heaters in their patio area at night

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BerthaC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner Celebration. Great service, love the staff. Delicious food

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DanielP
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Average Italian food. Reasonable prices.

Sorry we troubled the waiter by being there.

Outside dinning was nice.

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vipOCSteph
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends on the extended patio was perfection!

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vipMiriamT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pasta meals. Great outdoor setup. Would highly recommend

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vipStevenO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Eating outside felt very European- the burrata and the plates of pasta are delicious.

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BreannaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The owner was extremely rude! When voicing that we had been waiting for 40 minutes after the hostess admitted to forgetting that we had checked in with her for our reservation, the owner seats two people that had just shown up without a reservation. He proceeds to hold his hand up to me and say "relax, we'll get you seated." He then tries to seat us at a shared table with another couple at a distance of maybe two feet away from them. That is unacceptable at a time where social distancing is so important. We decided that he must not want our money so we went elsewhere. My husband and I were really bummed about the interaction, the last time we had gone there was to celebrate when we found out I was pregnant with our son. We were going back for our anniversary. So sad that we will never return now.

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KatherineW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was so lovely to eat outside - and have the fabulous food from Francoli Gourmet! Excellent service, and truly a terrific meal!

DB
vipDonB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francoli is an outstanding Italian restaurant and offers outside seating in the Orange Circle. The outside tables were in the shade and was very comfortable and enjoyed our visit with our friends. The food was outstanding and the service was great. I would heartily recommend this restaurant to have a good time and enjoy great Italian dining!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
74 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. This is my favorite restaurant in the circle, and my favorite Italian restaurant in California! Thanks for another amazing dinner.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on the Circle.

JH
JaneH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francoli is the best places to eat in Old Town Orange. The food is always fresh and delicious and the staff are friendly and professional.

EA
vipElizabethA
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francoli is the best Italian restaurant. We are so lucky to have them in the neighborhood

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vipElizabethP
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has loved Francoli for years, since their days in Fashion Island ! We were thrilled when they relocated to Orange. The restaurant is small and sometimes it's hard to get a reservation, but we were lucky to get an outdoor table on June 30th. The cocktails are sublime and the food is authentic Italian! Having been to Italy several times - and grown up in Brooklyn, New York -I know about Italian food! My favorite is the lasagna - the best I have had anywhere in California ! I also enjoy the Spaghetti Bolognese, as well as the Bucatini All 'Amatriciana. My husband and I have enjoyed their wonderful Burrata Con Prosciutto several times among other wonderful appetizers!
The service was perfect and all of the staff wore masks in keeping with the current mandate in CA. Tables were spaced at least 6 feet apart and we felt very safe.
I highly recommend Francoli Gourmet!!

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
313 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been coming here for a couple of years, and their pasta is always fresh and delicious. I’ve dined at the best of the best of Italian restaurants from LA to SF to NYC to Italy, and Francoli is hands down in my top 10. It’s a fairly small family owned casual restaurant nestled just off the roundabout in Old Town Orange. They have seating inside with a nice small bar and they also have outside seating.

Paco, their top waiter is always cordial and attentive.

Thank you!

FAQs

Francoli Gourmet does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Francoli Gourmet also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 288-1077.

Francoli Gourmet is rated 4.8 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.