Francoli Gourmet

4.8
85 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
OUTDOOR SEATING ONLY
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 85 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, service was great at lunch time, able to eat and relax, but still get back to work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, great food . Service was excellent. Waiter perfect. Outside dinning was Fabulous, keeping me warm with hot coffee ☕. Thank you Poco our waiter, making me feel that little bit of Italian in the circle of orange. Please visit

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vipsusies
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Francoli! Service and food, top of the line

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wonderful place!

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vipnantucketdiner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & attentive service. Felt very welcomed and enjoyed Hosting bday lunch for a dear friend. We felt safe & were socially distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Salad - very wilted.
Clams - tasteless and few of them.
House wine - wonderful.
Friend’s filet tacos - delicious
Waitress terrific

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helenavery
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their weekly specials are always wonderful. Cocktail preparation is great and inventive. I love eating outside, even though that is the only choice right now!

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vipRomantic
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francoli’s is the best!

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vipJ5467
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best and authentic Italian restaurants in Southern California. They also have a location in the Piedmont region in Italy as well. Try Fancoli Gourmet, they won’t disappoint and you will definitely enjoy. Truly outstanding!

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IrvineSoccerPlayer
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great other than the untrained hostess telling us at the moment we were seated that they needed the table back by 6:15. I felt it was an idiotic statement to make when seating a couple on a Saturday night. Other than that stupidity it was really good.

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helenavery
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a weekend so a lot more crowded. It's more pleasant during the week when there are empty tables. But the food and service were still up to their high standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around experience! The food never disappoints!

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helenavery
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was off the charts great! Service as always was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and Quick service

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for a casual place with really great food, and we found it. The bucatini was perfect. We will definitely be back.

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francoli Gourmet never disappoints! Their entire staff is there to serve you in every way possible. They're kind and nice when they greet you and wait on you. The food is amazing. I had some of the best salmon I've ever had in my life last week and I'm now afraid I'll never try anything else there!

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AWHITE
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We had a reservation and they were accmodating as to the seat that we wanted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal and drinks at Francoli’s! Service was excellent too! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious food!

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SilvinaD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great. This is a good place for a date. Not too pricey, yet still nice. The server was friendly.

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dons
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service and food...also if you like top shelf Italian wines in OC you have found the best selection this side of Tuscany...once you go you will be back...Alberto and team are da best...don suggs

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vipEveM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience. Service was a bit slow but great overall. Food and wine excellent as always. Love the new added on outdoor tables.

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vipOCBob
Sydney / NSW
85 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were a party of three, two newbies. We all enjoyed our Pasta Entrees. The Mushroom Polenta appetizer was not as Creamy as in the past and the Mushroom sauce topping lacked it's usual great flavor??

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David
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and so was the service!
We will return soon

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GasconyKid
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Friendly, courteous and available servers; seating was good, quiet and comfortable, with pleasant views. Food was served hot and fresh, but portions were small, and even basic pasta items were quite expensive. Menu had extensive selection, representing a wider than average array of Northern Italian dishes. Good experience, but way overpriced. There are a few other Italian eateries in the immediate vicinity, and I would recommend considering diminish there instead.

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helenavery
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fresh fish, pasta, Italian wine. Interesting specials are available each week.

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CheriB
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Casual dining in the street is very European and goes well with the Italian feel. Covid, and a mask, of course puts a damper on everything... but the food and service makes up for it all in the end. Love this restaurant!

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Jrod
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great service especially during covid. Drinks were weak and we said something and they replaced them for us. Food wasn’t the best. Service was great.

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TKPAVONE9
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We love this place ! Always a great meal and great service !

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Pantz
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great, authentic Italian food, served with a smile. The menu is is good and the food that comes out of the kitchen is even better.

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vipericu
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice selection of menu items. But the food was excessively salty for Northern Italian fare, the whole family was drinking water to quench our thirst all night and the next morning. In addition, the risotto in my dish was still hard and not fully cooked. Didn’t mention anything during the meal because I didn’t want to ruin a rare night out during COVID. But I think the kitchen could either use more help or take on fewer orders to control the quality better

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MichelleM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our reservation was at 5:15 because all other time slots were full. It was outdoor seating. We were in the corner on the patio under the roof so there wasn’t much wind and it was pretty warm. But the food was delicious! The carbonara really hit the spot! Service was great and they would frequently use Italian phrases, which I found very charming. The location is right on the square so it was great for people watching. I would definitely go back, but probably after sunset.

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CoachTom
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place continues to be amazing. Outdoor seating is fine. Service remains top shelf and food is incredible.

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helenavery
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood specials are always great. And you can’t beat the wine specials for value. Love eating outside on a pedestrian only street.

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vipChrisH3040
Orange County
189 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside at a very safe distance from other customers. We LOVED the al fresco experience! It felt like we were dining in Italy. The service was super special! We really enjoyed our server. Paco recommended some amazing dishes-the ragu con cinghale and the osso buco were amazing. He heard our "happy birthday" toast and at the end of our meal he brought out some amazing tiramisu. Love this gem in the circle of Orange!

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DonnaN
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well executed Northern Italian specialties at a moderate price. Really tried to made the ambiance pleasant even though we're still having to dine outdoors and it was a hot night!

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vipKevinD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service, absolutely love this place.

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining on closed street space; ate 8pm so was pretty quiet.
Service was quick, friendly and informative as always.

Food - filet medallions and pasta dish- was delicious.

Son had pasta dish for $16 which was delicious; our steaks were higher price at $28 but well worth it.

Dessert: fresh coconut sorbet was great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to the pandemic, all seating is outside. They’ve still managed to keep things clean and deliver a good meal. The servers were friendly and prompt. I will definitely be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Francoli. The outdoor seating is wonderful since they closed down the street. Like eating in an Italian plaza!

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 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.