Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano

4.7
429 reviews
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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.
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Gianfranco. They make you feel like you are part of the family when you dine there. Excellent food, atmosphere, and the small establishment makes for excellent memories!

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CK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love it here! Our special occasion go-to and whenever friends visit, we insist on taking them to our favorite Italian restaurant! The service is the best around, the portions are huge, the food is always excellent...every meal here has been a real treat!!!

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MR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and friendly service. We love this place for its authentic and fresh made Italian cuisine

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last day of the year. Gianfranco’s never disappoints, it’s always deliciously awesome and warm.

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TA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This was the second time I have gone to Gianfranco on New Year's eve. Nice spot in quiet Snoqualmie away from the crowds of the city.
The food is good but not great, the pizza was marginal and the selection poor. The food portions are huge, way too much to eat so you will have a take out. I do not see that as a plus. Prices are typical for this kind of restaurant - $100 for two people including a bottle of wine.
Will I go back again? Probably not.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

*Everything* we ordered was delicious... from the delectable calamari appetizer... right on thru to the tremendous tiramisu!

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, good variety and quality, feels authentic. Family owned and operated, cozy but a bit loud when full of enthused diners. Still had cheery feel despite noise. We've been dining here for years, quality reliable and consistent, always good. Kitchen is flexible for special requests and vegetarians. Nice wine list, location and parking easy. Tiramisu served in huge portions, nice but needed more booze. Servers do not rush diners, even when they stay too long (so sorry). Overall, very good, highly recommended.

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M
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, quaint atmosphere, nice people!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, generous portions, accommodating menu items, pleasant staff, very nice experience all around.

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M
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always so surprised about how great this restaurant is. The portions are great, the food is amazing, service if phenomenal. Truly a gem in Snoqualmie. For those who are gluten free, there are definite options.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of very favorite places. So accommodating for your dietary needs. The owner/staff make you feel right at home!

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great couple's special on Monday thru Wednesday. Great food and service.

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CJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fun dinner with excellent service and food. But you have to have a reservation to get in the restaurant. Walking-in is difficult to get a table.

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b
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love giofranco they smoke their own salmon and they have amazing Cesar salads and pasta and meat dishes!! Make sure to get a reservation seating fills up fast

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DJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

They are exceeding friendly and accomodating as far and altering the menu to meet your wants or needs.
Pus, the waitresses are very untuned to why you are there and offered a FREE FULL SIZE DESSERT of your choice on your birthday!

Challenging that their tables that accommodate more than 4 people are right inside the front door which makes you feel crowded and chilly (when people come and go) There is only room for two people to comfortably hang-out and wait to be seated and on a chilly night the wind can really rip through the valley.

Also the light above the waiters prep station at the front of the restaurant shone through the glass cabinet into my eyes the whole night. They really could use a larger vestibule and dinning area.

Bu this is worth it for the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff!

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R
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulouso!! Great family owned, neighborhood restaurant, intimate and special. Unobtrusive and expert service. Quality Italian food. Will definitely return. Reservations recommended!

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b
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Love the staff.

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JD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Greatest service! Thank you! We love this wonderful place!

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JV
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great feed
Huge portions
Friendly staff
What more can I say?
NEVER disappointed here!!

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KO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this gem a few years ago. The food and service is outstanding. The staff was especially attentive on this visit as we were celebrating our anniversary. I would highly recommend Gianfranco!!

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F
Seattle
76 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had high hopes for this restaurant because of the great ratings, both on Open Table and Yelp. This was our monthly anniversary dinner and decided to try this restaurant because of the ratings. The day before our reservation, we asked a friend if he wanted to join us and he said yes. I modified our Open Table reservation to be for 3 people and it was confirmed. But when we got to the restaurant, they didn't have a table that could fit 3 people, so we had to wait quite a while. The restaurant was full. So it really is popular as this was a mid-week dinner. We ordered 3 dishes that we've had other restaurants and found the food to be okay, but not as tasty. So we won't be coming back since we like 2 other Italian restaurants much better, and both are priced about the same.

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LZ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gianfranco is a lovely small Italian restaurant at a great location - right downtown historic Snoqualmie. Expect a big dish, split it (which is fun) or expect to take home. While the service was attentive don't expect them to dote on you. Dessert was large but delicious as well. It is a small establishment so best to make reservations.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places. The owners are the chef and hostess and are wonderful people. You always feel like you get special attention when you dine there!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The staff was very friendly and provided great service. The food however was heavily laden with garlic, and more garlic does not equal Italian cooking.

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k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been there in a while, sorry we missed out. Will definitely be back soon!

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DM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly and courteous staff. Very flexible on customizing individual orders to customer’s special tastes.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and Service far exceeded our expectations. We loved it when Chef Joe came to our table to see how everything was going. We will definitely be back soon.

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When it's a family run restaurant, the whole experience seems better...food was wonderful, our server engaging as were all other staff members...felt like home

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MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and variety of food. Absolutely loved our experience at Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano!

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J
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Gianfranco and we would go more frequently but do not live close by.

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LV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE IT!!! Will return again and again and again!! Have recommended it to many friends and family. They love it too!!

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LL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicky was great and food was excellent, the Halibut with pasta was over the top

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GB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service. The only qualm I had was the light at the table where they prep the food was very bright if you sat behind it.

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FB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here every chance we get, worth the 40 minute drive, our waist lines appreciate that it is not more convenient, we'd be in trouble!

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JS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, portions were very good and the taste of every dish was out of this world. Reasonable corkage fees, and they even added a free desert to help us celebrate our anniversary. One of my favorites. You won't go home hungry.

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M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Great food, great service!!

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BF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and helpful staff coupled with truly outstanding food.

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M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been to Gianfranco many times and this was not my favorite due to these reasons; very loud party next to us so it was hard to hear, they were very busy and short on wait staff so the service was just ok. I ordered the clams linguine which was overflowing in clams which was great, but the pasta lacked flavor. The others in our party enjoyed their pork shanks and halibut. We will be back and hope for a better overall experience.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went here for the first time for our 16th wedding anniversary. The ambiance was cozy and charming, and every table was full. The staff was particularly attentive and friendly. The bread that was brought to us was a bit dried out, but the dipping oil was good. My wife got the shrimp ravioli and I was able to get chicken marsala, even though not on the menu. Both were quite tasty and portions were just right. For dessert, we go the tiramisu and cannoli, I would pass next time on the cannoli, but the tiramisu was awesome. We really enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back!

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RL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was not our first time at Gianfranco. The service was a bit slow. Food was excellent as usual.

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