Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano

4.8
446 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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Seattle
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to this restaurant, which was recommended by friends. The three of us all ordered pasta dishes and shared a bruschetta appetizer. The bruschetta was fabulous and the pasta dishes even better. My wife and I both had the gnocchi with langostino, which was without a doubt the best either of us had ever eaten! I might recommend sharing this entree because it is quite rich and the portions of the pasta dishes very generous. This is a small, quaint restaurant that was quiet even with a full house. I suggest making reservations. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant and trying new entrees!

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Washington hands down. I love this place so much.

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PR
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Some minor non-food related short comings but as far as the food goes Gianfranco is excellent. That was consensus among our group of 6 experienced diners.

I am looking forward to going back.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 5 year wedding anniversary dinner here. We could not of had a better experience. The service, the food and the atmosphere were perfect! Definitely going back!!

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HH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Gianfranco Ristorante is one of the culinary treasures of the Snoqualmie Valley. The quality has never wavered through ownership changes. It's a wonderful place for a romantic dinner, casual meal, or an event celebration. Looking forward to many more great meal memories!

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent, quiet enough for good dinner conversation.

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DJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and great food

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CH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love this place. It’s not just the gorgeous food, but the friendliness of the staff and the intimacy of the whole experience.

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LB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We picked our favorite restaurant for our Valentine’s Day dinner. Gianfranco’s never disappoints. The food was excellent as always, the service attentive, and the entire experience was exactly what we’ve come to expect. Although the food is a little pricey, it is well worth it for an exceptional date with you Valentine - even if you’ve been married for more than 40 years.

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places; and they can do true gluten free. I find this little place quite charming and romantic!

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and friendly, attentive staff.

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w
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we had a wonderful time. will be back soon. Loved the ambience.
the only problem for us is that its a 40 minute drive.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a family favorite! Wonderful food & friendly staff.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant online and decided to give it a try. My wife is Italian so she know authentic Italian food and this place live up to expectations.

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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Very large food portions. Food arrived piping hot - right off the stove. Quality ingredients. Accommodating of food allergies/sensitivities

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A romantic spot with delicious food and warm inviting atmosphere. You can tell this restaurant is run with love.

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LB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have never been disappointed at Gianfranco. The food is a little pricey, but so worth it to always have excellent food perfectly prepared. Definitely my go-to Italian restaurant!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
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 8, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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 22, 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 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, quaint atmosphere, nice people!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 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 16, 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 14, 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 12, 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 10, 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 6, 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 27, 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 25, 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 19, 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 17, 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 15, 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
77 reviews
Dined on October 14, 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 12, 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 12, 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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